Under Water: Utility Debt of Municipalities
- Key Takeaway Stats of Water & Sewer Governmental Enterprises by Debt Outstanding:
- New York City is at the top of the ten largest water and sewer municipal government enterprises based on the total amount of long and short term debt outstanding at $30.9 billion at the close of its FY 2015. In second place, the Houston Combined Utility System showed outstanding debt of $6.7 billion.
- The median end of year debt outstanding for 1398 water and sewer utilities tracked by Merritt Research Services was only $42.1 million.
State-Level Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards
Through our Utilities page, MuniNet Guide provides municipality information resources for utility agencies, regulators, policymakers, providers, and consumers, on such topics as electricity, natural gas, renewable energy, supply water, stormwater, generation, transmission and distribution, data analytics, regulations, costs, and more.
American Gas Association (AGA)
Founded in 1918, the AGA represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the U.S.
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Established in 1881, the AWWA is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water.
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) – Utility Infrastructure Division
Formerly known as the Municipal and Utilities Division, provides management and market services to contractors engaged in utility construction.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects.
FERC – Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) / Independent System Operators (ISO)
Administers and provides access to the transmission grid on a regional basis throughout North America (including Canada).
National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA)
Organization of public agencies whose function is the protection of lives, property and economic activity from the adverse impacts of storm and flood waters.
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
Not-for-profit international regulatory authority whose mission is to assure the reliability of the bulk power system in North America.
U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE)
Ensures security and prosperity by addressing energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
USDOE – Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (OE)
Provides national leadership and develop new technologies to ensure that the Nation’s energy delivery system is secure, resilient and reliable.
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information for sound policymaking, efficient markets and public understanding.