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PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GROUP INCORPORATED (PEG)
Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated operates as the utility holding company for Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), PSEG Power LLC (PSEG Power), and PSEG Energy Holdings LLC (Energy Holdings). PSE&G engages in the transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy and gas service to commercial, residential, and industrial customers in New Jersey. It also offers appliance services and repairs to its customers. As of December 31, 2004, PSE&G provided services to approximately 2.1 million electric customers and approximately 1.7 million gas customers. PSEG Power operates as a multiregional, independent wholesale energy supply company primarily in the northeast United States. It integrates its generating asset operations with its wholesale energy, fuel supply, energy trading, and marketing and risk management functions. PSEG Power's generation portfolio comprised approximately 14,607 MW of installed capacity, as of the above date. Energy Holdings, through its subsidiaries, operates as a power producer and distributor that owns and operates electric generation and distribution facilities primarily in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. It also invests in energy-related financial transactions and manages a portfolio of assets, including leveraged leases, operating leases, leveraged buyout funds, limited partnerships, and marketable securities. Public Service Enterprise Group was formed in 1985 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.
Mirant Corporation produces and sells electricity in the United States and the Caribbean. It also trades and markets energy in the United States. The company's commercial operations primarily consist of procuring fuel, dispatching electricity, hedging the production and sale of electricity by its generating facilities, fuel oil management, and providing logistical support for the operation of its facilities. Its customers include independent system operators, utilities, municipal systems, aggregators, electric cooperative utilities, producers, generators, marketers, and large industrial customers. As of June 22, 2007, Mirant owned or leased approximately 11,350 megawatts of electric generating capacity. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
COMMERCE ENERGY GROUP INC (EGR)
Commerce Energy Group, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides retail electric power to residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey. It also provides energy-related consulting services and technologies to utilities, generators, pipelines, wholesale merchants, and investment banks. As of July 31, 2004, the company served approximately 102,000 customers. Commerce Energy Group was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Costa Mesa, California.
Exelon Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an electric utility company. It has three segments: Energy Delivery, Generation, and Enterprises. The company's energy delivery segment engages principally in the purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, industrial, and wholesale customers in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania counties. Its Generation segment consists of the owned and contracted for electric generating facilities and energy marketing operations of Exelon Generation Company, LLC; a 50% interest in Sithe Energies, Inc.; and a retail sales business of Exelon Energy Company. Exelon's Enterprise segment engages in the design, installation, and servicing of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning facilities for commercial and industrial customers throughout the midwest. It provides energy-related services, including performance contracting and energy management systems. In addition, it offers retail electric and gas services in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other areas in the midwest and northeast United States; district cooling and related services to offices and other buildings in the central business district of Chicago and in other cities in North America; local and long-distance, point-to-point voice and data communications, internet access, and enhanced data services for businesses and institutions in eastern Pennsylvania. As of August 10, 2004, Exelon distributed electricity to approximately 5.1 million customers in northern Illinois and Pennsylvania; and gas to approximately 460,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
ENERGY EAST CORPORATION (EAS)
Energy East Corporation, a holding company, operates as an energy services company in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. The company's energy operations primarily consist of regulated electricity transmission, distribution, and generation operations in upstate New York and Maine, as well as regulated natural gas transportation, storage, and distribution operations in upstate New York, Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts. As of December 31, 2004, it served approximately 1.8 million electricity customers and 900,000 natural gas customers. Energy East also operates a nonutility generating company, a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulated liquefied natural gas peaking plant, retail energy marketing companies, a natural gas delivery company, a propane air delivery company, and an energy services company. It has a strategic alliance with BP Energy Company for natural gas supply, transportation, and storage services. Energy East is based in New Gloucester, Maine.
Unitil Corporation, a public utility holding company, engages in the retail distribution of electricity in the southeastern seacoast and capital city areas of New Hampshire. It also distributes electricity and natural gas in the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts. As of December 31, 2004, the company served approximately 97,500 electric customers and 15,000 natural gas customers. Unitil Corporation, through its subsidiaries, Usource, Inc. and Usource L.L.C., provides energy brokering and advisory services to commercial and industrial customers in the northeastern United States. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Hampton, New Hampshire.
Northeast Utilities, through its subsidiaries, engages in the retail and wholesale marketing of electricity and natural gas, as well as in the provision of energy-related services to government, industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities in the northeast United States. The company provides retail electric supply in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Maine, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. It also manages, operates, maintains, and supports electric power generating equipment, facilities, and associated transmission and distribution equipment, as well as provides turnkey management and operation services to owners of electric generation facilities. The company provides consulting services to its customers, including due diligence reviews, environmental regulatory compliance, permitting services, and laboratory analyses. It also maintains and services fossil and hydroelectric facilities, and provides high-voltage electrical contracting services. Northeast Utilities is based in Springfield, Massachusetts.
PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO (PCG)
PG&E Corporation, a holding company, engages in the generation, procurement, and transmission of electricity, as well as procurement, transportation, and storage of natural gas in the United States. The company served approximately 4.9 million electricity distribution customers and approximately 4.1 million natural gas distribution customers, as of December 31, 2004. It also owned 18,610 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines, as of the above date. In addition, the company owns and operates an integrated natural gas transportation, storage, and distribution system, as well as three underground natural gas storage fields in California. PG&E Corporation was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC (HOLDING CO) (CNP)
Centerpoint Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy delivery company in the United States. It operates through Electric Transmission and Distribution (ETD), Natural Gas Distribution (NGD), and Pipelines and Gathering segments. The ETD segment provides transmission and distribution of electricity from power plants to substations, one substation to another, and to retail electric customers in Houston/Galveston metropolitan area. Its operations include construction and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution facilities, metering services, outage response services, and call center operations. This segment's customers include municipalities, electric cooperatives, other distribution companies, and retail electric providers. As of December 31, 2004, it owned 26,669 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 3,612 circuit miles of overhead transmission lines; 15,244 circuit miles of underground distribution lines and 18.8 circuit miles of underground transmission lines; and 225 substations. The NGD segment engages in intrastate natural gas sales to, and natural gas transportation for, residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. As of the above date, it owned and operated approximately 210 miles of intrastate pipeline in Louisiana and Texas. The Pipelines and Gathering segment operates interstate natural gas pipelines that provide natural gas transportation, storage, and pipeline services, as well as gas gathering facilities. It also provides operating and technical services, and remote data monitoring and communication services. As of December 31, 2004, it owned and operated approximately 8,200 miles of gas transmission lines primarily located in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Westar Energy, Inc. engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Kansas. The company provides electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina, Hutchinson, and Wichita. It generated 5844 Megawatts of electricity and owned approximately 6100 miles of transmission lines, 23,600 miles of overhead distribution lines, and 3,300 miles of underground distribution lines, as of June 30, 2005. Westar Energy served approximately 659,000 customers, as of the above date. It also supplies electric energy at wholesale to the electric distribution systems of 54 cities in Kansas and 4 electric co-operatives that serve rural areas of Kansas. In addition, the company engages in energy marketing, and purchase and sale of wholesale electricity. Westar Energy was incorporated in 1924 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.
CMS ENERGY CORPORATION (CMS)
CMS Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, Consumers Energy Company and CMS Enterprises Company, operates energy businesses in the United States and in selected markets worldwide. The company primarily operates in three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment generates and distributes electricity in the state of Michigan. The Gas Utility segment purchases transports, stores, and distributes natural gas. The Enterprises segment invests, acquires, develops, constructs, manages, and operates nonutility power generation plants and natural gas facilities in the United States and internationally. It also provides gas, oil, and electric marketing services to energy users. The company provides natural gas and electricity to approximately 6 million residential consumers. It also serves automotive, metal, chemical, food products, and various other industries. CMS Energy was formed in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.
Ameren Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in rate-regulated electric generation, transmission, and distribution; rate-regulated natural gas distribution; and nonrate-regulated electric generation businesses in Missouri and Illinois. The company also engages in the short- and long-term marketing of power, procurement of fuel, management of commodity risks, and provision of other shared services. As of May 12, 2005, it provided energy services to approximately 2.3 million electric customers and approximately 900,000 natural gas customers in Illinois and Missouri. Ameren was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
ALLETE, Inc. engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and marketing of electrical power for retail and wholesale customers in the upper midwest of the United States. The company's Regulated Utility segment provides retail and wholesale rate regulated electric, water, and gas services in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Its Minnesota Power division provides regulated utility electric service in a 26,000 square mile service territory in northeastern Minnesota. It provided regulated utility electric service to approximately 136,000 retail customers; and wholesale electric service to 16 municipalities, as of December 31, 2004. The company's wholly owned subsidiary, Superior Water, Light and Power Company, provides regulated utility electric, natural gas, and water service in northwestern Wisconsin. It had approximately 14,000 electric customers, 12,000 natural gas customers, and 10,000 water customers, as of the above date. ALLETE's Nonregulated Energy Operations segment includes nonregulated generation consisting primarily of generation from Taconite Harbor in northern Minnesota, and its coal mining activities in North Dakota. In addition, the company engages in the real estate and telecommunications businesses; and invests in emerging technologies related to the electric utility industry. ALLETE was incorporated in 1906 and is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota.
MGE Energy, Inc., through its subsidiary, Madison Gas and Electric Company, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity, as well as in the distribution of natural gas in the United States. As of August 19, 2005, it distributed electricity to approximately 134,000 customers in the Dane County; and natural gas to approximately 133,000 customers in 7 south-central and western Wisconsin counties. The company, through other subsidiaries, also engages in nonregulated energy operations, such as constructing and owning electric generating capacities. It offers its services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. MGE Energy is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.
SIERRA PACIFIC RESOURCES (SRP)
Sierra Pacific Resources (SPR) operates as the holding company for Nevada Power Company (NPC) and Sierra Pacific Power Company (SPPC). The company, through NPC, engages in the distribution, transmission, generation, and sale of electric energy in Clark County in southern Nevada. NPC provided electricity to approximately 738,000 customers in the communities of Las Vegas, north Las Vegas, Henderson, Searchlight, Laughlin, and adjoining areas, including Nellis air force base, as of December 31, 2004. NPC also provides services to the Department of Energy's Nevada test site in Nye County. SPPC provided electricity to approximately 342,600 customers in an approximately 50,000 square mile service area in western, central, and northeastern Nevada, including the cities of Reno, Sparks, Carson, and Elko; and a portion of eastern California, including the Lake Tahoe area, as of December 31, 2004. SPPC also distributed natural gas in Nevada to approximately 134,800 customers in an area of approximately 600 square miles in Reno/Sparks and environs, as of the above date. In addition, the company, through a partnership, operates an interstate natural gas pipeline from Malin, Oregon to Reno, Nevada. Sierra Pacific Resources is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.
VECTREN CORPORATION (VVC)
Vectren Corporation operates as an energy and applied technology holding company in the United States. It has two groups, Utility and Nonregulated. The Utility group consists of the operations of the gas utility services, electric utility services, and other operations that provide information technology and other support services. Gas utility services include natural gas distribution and transportation services to residential, commercial, industrial, and other customers in Indiana and west central Ohio. As of December 31, 2004, the Utility group supplied natural gas service to 980,000 customers. Its electricity utility services comprise electric generation, transmission, and distribution services primarily to southwestern Indiana. The Utility group supplied electric service to 135,098 customers, as of the above date. The principal industries served in this group include automotive assembly, parts and accessories, feed, flour and grain processing, metal castings, aluminum products, appliance manufacturing, polycarbonate resin and plastic products, gypsum products, and electrical equipment. The Nonregulated group comprises four business areas: energy marketing and services, coal mining, utility infrastructure services, and broadband. The energy marketing and services area provides natural gas and fuel supply management services to municipalities, utilities, industrial operations, schools, and healthcare institutions. Coal mining area engages in the mining and sale of coal. Utility infrastructure services area provide underground construction and repair of utility infrastructure services to gas, water, and telecommunications companies, as well as facilities locating and meter reading services. Broadband area provides broadband services, such as cable television, Internet, and local and long distance phone services primarily to the greater Evansville, Indiana area. Vectren Corporation was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana.
UGI Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution and marketing of energy products and related services. The company operates in five segments: AmeriGas Propane, International Propane, Gas Utility, Electric Utility, and Energy Services. The AmeriGas Propane segment distributes propane; sells, installs, and services heating systems; and installs and services propane fuel systems for motor vehicles. This segment serves residential, commercial, agricultural, motor fuel, wholesale, and industrial users in the United States and Canada. The International Propane segment distributes liquid petroleum gas (LPG) for space heating, cooking, water heating, process heat, and transportation; and wholesales LPG. It also provides logistic, storage, and other services to third-party LPG distributors. This segment serves residential, commercial, agricultural, and motor fuel customers in Europe. The Gas Utility segment distributes natural gas in eastern and southeastern Pennsylvania counties through gas mains to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The Electric Utility segment supplies electric service in portions of Luzerne and Wyoming Counties in northeastern Pennsylvania through transmission and distribution lines and transmission substations to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The Energy Services segment sells natural gas directly to commercial and industrial customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia through transportation systems; fuel oil, electricity, and LPG to commercial and industrial customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland; and propane. It also generates electricity. The company also provides heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and electrical contracting services to residential, commercial, industrial, and new construction markets. UGI was founded in 1882 and is based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
WISCONSIN ENERGY CORPORATION (WEC)
Wisconsin Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides electric and natural gas service to customers in Wisconsin and Michigan. It operates in two segments, Utility Energy and Nonutility Energy. The Utility Energy segment serves approximately 1,081,400 electric customers in Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan; approximately 437,800 gas customers in Wisconsin; and approximately 460 steam customers in metro Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It also serves water customers in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Nonutility Energy segment designs, permits, builds, and owns power plants in Wisconsin Energy's electric utility service areas. It also involves in the development and marketing of renewable energy and recycling technologies. In addition, the company develops and invests in real estate. The company was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
ALLIANT ENERGY CORPORATION (LNT)
Alliant Energy Corporation operates as the holding company for Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) and Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL). The company engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy; and the purchase, distribution, transportation, and sale of natural gas in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. It also provides steam services in Iowa; water service in Winnebago County, Illinois; and various other energy-related products and services, including construction management services for wind farms. The company owns a portfolio of electric generating facilities with various fuel mixes, including coal, nuclear, natural gas, and renewable resources. As of April 25, 2005, Alliant Energy served approximately three million customers. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC (ED)
Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison), a holding company, engages in the energy business in the United States. The company, through Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., provides electric service to approximately 3.2 million customers and gas service to approximately 1 million customers in New York City and Westchester County. The company also provides steam service in parts of Manhattan. Con Edison, through Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc., provides electric service to approximately 0.3 million customers in southeastern New York and adjacent areas of northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania and gas service to approximately 0.1 million customers in southeastern New York and adjacent areas of eastern Pennsylvania. Consolidated Edison was founded in 1884 and is based in New York City.
CH ENERGY GROUP INC (CHG)
CH Energy Group, Inc. operates as the holding company of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation (Central Hudson) and Central Hudson Enterprises Corporation (CHEC). Central Hudson purchases, sells at wholesale, and distributes electricity and natural gas in portions of New York State. It also generates a portion of its electricity requirements. Its customers include manufacturing industries, research firms, farms, governmental agencies, public and private institutions, resorts, and wholesale and retail trade operations. As of December 31, 2004, Central Hudson's natural gas system consisted of 161 miles of transmission pipelines and 1,068 miles of distribution pipelines. CHEC engages in the business of marketing electricity, natural gas, petroleum products, and related services to retail and wholesale customers; conducting energy audits; and providing services, including the design, financing, installation, and maintenance of energy conservation measures and generation systems for private businesses, institutions, and government entities in the United States. The company was founded in 1926 and is based in Poughkeepsie, New York.
SCANA Corporation engages in the generation and sale of electricity, as well as in the purchase, sale, and transportation of natural gas to wholesale and retail customers in South and North Carolina, and Georgia. The company also engages in other energy-related businesses, holds investments in telecommunications companies, and provides fiber optic communications. Its electric service area extends into 24 counties covering approximately 15,000 square miles. The company owns liquefied natural gas liquefaction and storage facilities. SCANA transports natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. It owns and operates approximately 500 mile fiber optic telecommunications network and data center facilities, and provides Ethernet services, as well as engages in tower site construction, management, and rental services. The company also provides homeowners with service contracts on their home appliances, and heating and air conditioning units. SCANA Corporation was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina.
WPS RESOURCES CORPORATIO (TEG)
Integrys Energy Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a regulated electric and natural gas utility company in the United States and Canada. It purchases, generates, and distributes electric power; and purchases and distributes natural gas. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydro, and fuel oil resources. It offers electric services to various customers, including municipal utilities, electric cooperatives, energy marketers, other investor-owned utilities, and municipal joint action agencies. Integrys Energy Group also engages in natural gas distribution operations in Michigan and Minnesota. In addition, the company offers retail and wholesale products, primarily natural gas and electric power, in nonregulated energy markets. As of December 31, 2006, it served approximately 480,989 regulated electric customers and 684,148 regulated natural gas customers. The company was founded in 1883. It was formerly known as WPS Resources Corporation and changed its name to Integrys Energy Group in February 2007. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois.
DPL, Inc. operates as a regional electric energy and utility company. The company provides electricity to approximately 500,000 retail customers in west central Ohio. It operates merchant peaking generation facilities. The company sells retail electric energy under contract to governmental, industrial, and commercial customers. It primarily serves automotive, food processing, paper, plastic manufacturing, and defense industries. As of December 31, 2004, DPL owned and operated approximately 4,400 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 2800 megawatts were coal fired units and 1,600 megawatts were natural gas fired peak units. The company was organized in 1985 and is based in Dayton, Ohio.
Aquila, Inc. operates as an electricity and natural gas distribution utility in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Domestic Utilities and Merchant Services. The Domestic Utilities segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 452,646 customers in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri. It also distributes natural gas to approximately 910,116 customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska. The Merchant Services segment owns gas-fired merchant power plants, as well as operates energy trading business. The company was formed as Missouri Public Service Company in 1917 and changed its name to UtiliCorp United, Inc. in 1985. Further, it changed its name to Aquila, Inc. in 2002. Aquila is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY (NI)
NiSource, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides natural gas, electricity, and other products and services to customers located within a corridor that runs from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. It operates in four segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Transmission and Storage Operations, Electric Operations, and Other Operations. The Gas Distribution Operations segment provides natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, and Maryland. It also distributes natural gas to customers in northern Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. The Gas Transmission and Storage Operations segment owns and operates interstate pipelines and underground natural gas storage systems with a capacity of storing approximately 646 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The Electric Operations segment generates and distributes electricity to northern part of Indiana, as well as engages in wholesale and wheeling transactions. The Other Operations segment offers energy-related services, including gas marketing, power trading, and ventures focused on distributed power generation technologies, including a cogeneration facility, fuel cells, and storage systems. It also engages in real estate and other businesses. The company was founded in 1912. It was formerly known as NIPSCO Industries, Inc. and changed its name to NiSource, Inc. in 1999. NiSource is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana.
FLORIDA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMPANY (FPU)
Florida Public Utilities Company (FPU) engages in the purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in Florida. It also involves in the purchase, transmission, distribution, sale, and transportation of natural gas. FPU sells natural gas and electricity to approximately 80,000 customers in central, northeast, northwest, and southern Florida. The company, through its subsidiary, Flo-Gas Corporation, sells propane gas to approximately 12,000 customers throughout the state of Florida. As of December 31, 2004, it owned 22 miles of electric transmission lines located in northeast Florida; 1,067 miles of electric distribution lines located in northeast and northwest Florida; and distributed gas through 1,481 miles of gas main located in central and south Florida. The company was incorporated in 1924 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Avista Corporation engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of energy, as well as other energy-related businesses. It operates in four segments: Avista Utilities, Energy Marketing and Resource Management, Avista Advantage, and Other. The Avista Utilities segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity; and distributes natural gas, as well as purchases and sells electric capacity and energy. The Energy Marketing and Resource Management segment engages in the electricity and natural gas marketing, trading, and resource management business, as well as has 49% interest in a 270 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle combustion turbine plant in northern Idaho. The Avista Advantage segment provides utility bill processing, payment, and information services to multisite customers in North America. This segment primarily offers consolidated billing, resource accounting, energy analysis, and load profiling services. The Other segment involves in advanced manufacturing and development that performs custom sheet metal manufacturing of electronic enclosures, parts, and systems for the computer, telecom, and medical industries. It also provides fabrication and turnkey assembly for arcade games, kiosks, store fixtures, and displays. Avista distributes energy primarily to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1889. It was formerly known as Washington Water Power Co. and changed its name to Avista Corporation in 1999. Avista is headquartered in Spokane, Washington.
PNM RESOURCES INC (HOLDING CO.) (PNM)
PNM Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy and energy-related businesses. It primarily engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, sale, and marketing of electricity. The company also transmits, distributes, and sells natural gas in the state of New Mexico. It distributes electricity for retail electric customers in New Mexico, as well as for third parties. The company's gas services include distribution of natural gas to both sales-service customers and transportation-service customers. In addition, the company provides energy and technology-related services. As of June 6, 2005, PNM Resources served approximately 1.2 million customers, including 725,000 electric customers in Texas and New Mexico and 471,000 natural gas customers in New Mexico. The company is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
NORTHWESTERN CORPORATION (NWEC)
NorthWestern Corporation, doing business as NorthWestern Energy, provides electricity and natural gas in the upper midwestern and northwestern regions of the United States. Its regulated electric utility business consists of integrated generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. NorthWestern Energy's regulated natural gas utility operations purchase, transport, distribute, and store natural gas for commercial and residential customers. The company serves approximately 617,000 customers in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska, as of December 31, 2004. The company was founded in 1923 as NorthWestern Public Service and changed its name to NorthWestern Corporation in 1998. NorthWestern Corporation is headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.