Industry & Services >> Analyst Interviews >> September 19, 2011

Utilities Regulation Fuels Increased Capital Expenditures – Ali Agha – Suntrust Robinson Humphrey

Ali Agha is a Managing Director in the equity research department of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey covering the power/utilities sector. Mr. Agha has covered this sector since 1991. Before joining the firm in 2009, he held senior positions at several other firms including Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette; Banc of America Securities LLC; Burnham Securities Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities. Mr. Agha was named a "Best On The Street" Analyst by The Wall Street Journal in 1999, 2000, 2005 and 2011, and Forbes/StarMine "Best Equity Analyst" in 2005. Mr. Agha earned a B.A., magna cum laude, in economics from Harvard University. Profile
TWST: What's the hot issue in the power/utilities space at this point, or is there a hot issue?

Mr. Agha: Yes, one issue is the new environmental regulations coming from the EPA, Environmental