Form 10-Q
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED March 31, 2011

OR

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM          TO         

 

Commission
File Number

  

Registrants, State of Incorporation,

Address, and Telephone Number

  

I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.

001-09120    PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GROUP INCORPORATED    22-2625848
   (A New Jersey Corporation)   
   80 Park Plaza, P.O. Box 1171   
   Newark, New Jersey 07101-1171   
   973 430-7000   
   http://www.pseg.com   
001-34232    PSEG POWER LLC    22-3663480
   (A Delaware Limited Liability Company)   
   80 Park Plaza—T25   
   Newark, New Jersey 07102-4194   
   973 430-7000   
   http://www.pseg.com   
001-00973    PUBLIC SERVICE ELECTRIC AND GAS COMPANY    22-1212800
   (A New Jersey Corporation)   
   80 Park Plaza, P.O. Box 570   
   Newark, New Jersey 07101-0570   
   973 430-7000   
   http://www.pseg.com   

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants (1) have filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrants were required to file such reports), and (2) have been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants have submitted electronically and posted on their corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrants were required to submit and post such files).

 

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated    Yes x      No ¨
PSEG Power LLC    Yes ¨      No ¨
Public Service Electric and Gas Company    Yes ¨      No ¨

Indicate by check mark whether each registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated

  Large accelerated filer x     Accelerated filer ¨      Non-accelerated filer ¨   Smaller reporting company ¨

PSEG Power LLC

  Large accelerated filer ¨     Accelerated filer ¨      Non-accelerated filer x   Smaller reporting company ¨

Public Service Electric and Gas Company

  Large accelerated filer ¨     Accelerated filer ¨      Non-accelerated filer x   Smaller reporting company ¨

Indicate by check mark whether any of the registrants is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x

As of April 15, 2011, Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated had outstanding 505,904,733 shares of its sole class of Common Stock, without par value.

As of April 15, 2011, Public Service Electric and Gas Company had issued and outstanding 132,450,344 shares of Common Stock, without nominal or par value, all of which were privately held, beneficially and of record by Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated.

PSEG Power LLC and Public Service Electric and Gas Company are wholly owned subsidiaries of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated and meet the conditions set forth in General Instruction H(1) (a) and (b) of Form 10-Q. Each is filing its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q with the reduced disclosure format authorized by General Instruction H.

 

 

 


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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  

Item 1.

 

Financial Statements

  
 

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated

     1   
 

PSEG Power LLC

     5   
 

Public Service Electric and Gas Company

     8   
 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

     12   
 

Note 1. Organization and Basis of Presentation

     12   
 

Note 2. Recent Accounting Standards

     13   
 

Note 3. Variable Interest Entities

     13   
 

Note 4. Discontinued Operations and Dispositions

     13   
 

Note 5. Financing Receivables

     15   
 

Note 6. Available-for-Sale Securities

     17   
 

Note 7. Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits (OPEB)

     20   
 

Note 8. Commitments and Contingent Liabilities

     21   
 

Note 9. Changes in Capitalization

     32   
 

Note 10. Financial Risk Management Activities

     32   
 

Note 11. Fair Value Measurements

     37   
 

Note 12. Other Income and Deductions

     43   
 

Note 13. Income Taxes

     43   
 

Note 14. Comprehensive Income, Net of Tax

     45   
 

Note 15. Earnings Per Share (EPS)

     46   
 

Note 16. Financial Information by Business Segments

     47   
 

Note 17. Related-Party Transactions

     48   
 

Note 18. Guarantees of Debt

     50   

Item 2.

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     52   
 

Overview of 2011 and Future Outlook

     52   
 

Results of Operations

     55   
 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

     61   
 

Capital Requirements

     64   
 

Accounting Matters

     64   

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     64   

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

     65   

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

  

Item 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

     66   

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

     67   

Item 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     67   

Item 5.

 

Other Information

     67   

Item 6.

 

Exhibits

     74   
 

Signatures

     75   

 

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain of the matters discussed in this report constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such statements are based on management’s beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. When used herein, the words “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “believe,” “expect,” “plan,” “should,” “hypothetical,” “potential,” “forecast,” “project,” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ are often presented with the forward-looking statements themselves. Other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in any forward-looking statements made by us herein are discussed in Item 1. Financial Statements—Note 8. Commitments and Contingent Liabilities, Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and other factors discussed in filings we make with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These factors include, but are not limited to:

 

 

adverse changes in energy industry law, policies and regulation, including market structures and a potential shift away from competitive markets toward subsidized market mechanisms, transmission planning and cost allocation rules, including rules regarding how transmission is planned and who is permitted to build transmission going forward, and reliability standards,

 

 

any inability of our transmission and distribution businesses to obtain adequate and timely rate relief and regulatory approvals from federal and state regulators,

 

 

changes in federal and state environmental regulations that could increase our costs or limit operations of our generating units,

 

 

changes in nuclear regulation and/or general developments in the nuclear power industry, including various impacts from any accidents or incidents experienced at our facilities or by others in the industry, that could limit operations of our nuclear generating units,

 

 

actions or activities at one of our nuclear units located on a multi-unit site that might adversely affect our ability to continue to operate that unit or other units located at the same site,

 

 

any inability to balance our energy obligations, available supply and trading risks,

 

 

any deterioration in our credit quality or the credit quality of our counterparties,

 

 

availability of capital and credit at commercially reasonable terms and conditions and our ability to meet cash needs,

 

 

any inability to realize anticipated tax benefits or retain tax credits,

 

 

changes in the cost of, or interruption in the supply of, fuel and other commodities necessary to the operation of our generating units,

 

 

delays in receipt of necessary permits and approvals for our construction and development activities,

 

 

delays or unforeseen cost escalations in our construction and development activities,

 

 

adverse changes in the demand for or price of the capacity and energy that we sell into wholesale electricity markets,

 

 

increase in competition in energy markets in which we compete,

 

 

challenges associated with retention of a qualified workforce,

 

 

adverse performance of our decommissioning and defined benefit plan trust fund investments and changes in discount rates and funding requirements, and

 

 

changes in technology and customer usage patterns.

Additional information concerning these factors is set forth in Part II under Item 1A. Risk Factors.

All of the forward-looking statements made in this report are qualified by these cautionary statements and we cannot assure you that the results or developments anticipated by management will be realized, or even if realized, will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, us or our business prospects, financial condition or results of operations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements in making any investment decision. Forward-looking statements made in this report only apply as of the date of this report. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements from time to time, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if internal estimates change, unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws.

The forward-looking statements contained in this report are intended to qualify for the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

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PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GROUP INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Millions

(Unaudited)

 

     For The Three Months
Ended March 31,
 
    

2011

   

2010

 

OPERATING REVENUES

   $ 3,354      $ 3,573   

OPERATING EXPENSES

    

Energy Costs

     1,563        1,688   

Operation and Maintenance

     651        670   

Depreciation and Amortization

     241        227   

Taxes Other Than Income Taxes

     43        42   
                

Total Operating Expenses

     2,498        2,627   
                

OPERATING INCOME

     856        946   

Income from Equity Method Investments

     3        3   

Other Income

     76        43   

Other Deductions

     (13     (16

Other-Than-Temporary Impairments

     (4     (1

Interest Expense

     (127     (116
                

INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

     791        859   

Income Tax (Expense) Benefit

     (329     (361
                

INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

     462        498   

Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations, including Gain on Disposal, net of tax (expense) benefit of ($36) and $5, for the periods ended 2011 and 2010, respectively

     64        (7
                

NET INCOME

   $ 526      $ 491   
                
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING (THOUSANDS):     

BASIC

     505,979        505,950   
                

DILUTED

     507,132        507,147   
                

EARNINGS PER SHARE:

    

BASIC

    

INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

   $ 0.91      $ 0.99   
                

NET INCOME

   $ 1.04      $ 0.97   
                

DILUTED

    

INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

   $ 0.91      $ 0.99   
                

NET INCOME

   $ 1.04      $ 0.97   
                
DIVIDENDS PAID PER SHARE OF COMMON STOCK    $ 0.3425      $ 0.3425   
                

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GROUP INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

Millions

(Unaudited)

 

     March 31,     December 31,  
    

2011

   

2010

 

ASSETS

    

CURRENT ASSETS

    

Cash and Cash Equivalents

   $ 900      $ 280   

Accounts Receivable, net of allowances of $65 and $68 in 2011 and 2010, respectively

     1,419        1,387   

Tax Receivable

     248        689   

Unbilled Revenues

     296        400   

Fuel

     376        666   

Materials and Supplies, net

     365        359   

Prepayments

     102        204   

Derivative Contracts

     174        182   

Assets of Discontinued Operations

     293        564   

Deferred Income Taxes

     80        43   

Regulatory Assets

     100        155   

Other

     113        122   
                

Total Current Assets

     4,466        5,051   
                

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

     23,698        23,272   

Less: Accumulated Depreciation and Amortization

     (7,050     (6,882
                

Net Property, Plant and Equipment

     16,648        16,390   
                

NONCURRENT ASSETS

    

Regulatory Assets

     3,590        3,736   

Regulatory Assets of Variable Interest Entities (VIEs)

     1,080        1,128   

Long-Term Investments

     1,630        1,623   

Nuclear Decommissioning Trust (NDT) Funds

     1,366        1,363   

Other Special Funds

     164        160   

Goodwill

     16        16   

Other Intangibles

     135        136   

Derivative Contracts

     50        79   

Restricted Cash of VIEs

     21        21   

Other

     204        206   
                

Total Noncurrent Assets

     8,256        8,468   
                

TOTAL ASSETS

   $ 29,370      $ 29,909   
                

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GROUP INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

Millions

(Unaudited)

 

     March 31,     December 31,  
    

2011

   

2010

 
LIABILITIES AND CAPITALIZATION     

CURRENT LIABILITIES

    

Long-Term Debt Due Within One Year

   $ 981      $ 915   

Securitization Debt of VIEs Due Within One Year

     209        206   

Commercial Paper and Loans

     21        64   

Accounts Payable

     1,067        1,176   

Derivative Contracts

     64        103   

Accrued Interest

     153        108   

Accrued Taxes

     102        49   

Clean Energy Program

     211        195   

Obligation to Return Cash Collateral

     106        104   

Regulatory Liabilities

     166        174   

Liabilities of Discontinued Operations

     45        72   

Other

     358        319   
                

Total Current Liabilities

     3,483        3,485   
                

NONCURRENT LIABILITIES

    

Deferred Income Taxes and Investment Tax Credits (ITC)

     5,000        5,129   

Regulatory Liabilities

     265        285   

Regulatory Liabilities of VIEs

     9        8   

Asset Retirement Obligations

     467        461   

Other Postretirement Benefit (OPEB) Costs

     956        967   

Accrued Pension Costs

     373        788   

Clean Energy Program

     174        235   

Environmental Costs

     659        669   

Derivative Contracts

     25        22   

Long-Term Accrued Taxes

     221        248   

Other

     82        152   
                

Total Noncurrent Liabilities

     8,231        8,964   
                

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (See Note 8)

    

CAPITALIZATION

    

LONG-TERM DEBT

    

Long-Term Debt

     6,762        6,834   

Securitization Debt of VIEs

     890        939   

Project Level, Non-Recourse Debt

     45        46   
                

Total Long-Term Debt

     7,697        7,819   
                

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Common Stock, no par, authorized 1,000,000,000 shares; issued, 2011 and 2010—533,556,660 shares

     4,813        4,807   

Treasury Stock, at cost, 2011—27,651,927 shares; 2010—27,582,437 shares

     (597     (593

Retained Earnings

     5,928        5,575   

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

     (187     (156
                

Total Common Stockholders’ Equity

     9,957        9,633   

Noncontrolling Interest

     2        8   
                

Total Stockholders’ Equity

     9,959        9,641   
                

Total Capitalization

     17,656        17,460   
                

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITALIZATION

   $ 29,370      $ 29,909   
                

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GROUP INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Millions

(Unaudited)

 

     For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
    

2011

   

2010

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

    

Net Income

   $ 526      $ 491   

Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

    

Gain on Disposal of Discontinued Operations

     (81     0   

Depreciation and Amortization

     245        232   

Amortization of Nuclear Fuel

     39        34   

Provision for Deferred Income Taxes (Other than Leases) and ITC

     (152     41   

Non-Cash Employee Benefit Plan Costs

     53        78   

Leveraged Lease Income, Adjusted for Rents Received and Deferred Taxes

     (11     (114

Net Realized and Unrealized (Gains) Losses on Energy Contracts and Other Derivatives

     8        (112

Over (Under) Recovery of Electric Energy Costs (BGS and NTC) and Gas Costs

     31        8   

Over (Under) Recovery of Societal Benefits Charge (SBC)

     23        30   

Cost of Removal

     (13     (19

Net Realized (Gains) Losses and (Income) Expense from NDT Funds

     (60     (24

Net Change in Tax Receivable

     441        0   

Net Change in Certain Current Assets and Liabilities

     455        727   

Employee Benefit Plan Funding and Related Payments

     (446     (276

Other

     (16     (24
                

Net Cash Provided By (Used In) Operating Activities

     1,042        1,072   
                

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

    

Additions to Property, Plant and Equipment

     (497     (427

Proceeds from Sale of Discontinued Operations

     351        0   

Proceeds from the Sale of Capital Leases and Investments

     0        106   

Proceeds from Sales of Available-for-Sale Securities

     315        181   

Investments in Available-for-Sale Securities

     (331     (189

Other

     7        11   
                

Net Cash Provided By (Used In) Investing Activities

     (155     (318
                

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

    

Net Change in Commercial Paper and Loans

     (43     (530

Issuance of Long-Term Debt

     0        344   

Redemption of Long-Term Debt

     0        (300

Repayment of Non-Recourse Debt

     (1     (1

Redemption of Securitization Debt

     (46     (44

Cash Dividends Paid on Common Stock

     (173     (173

Redemption of Preferred Securities

     0        (80

Other

     (4     (8
                

Net Cash Provided By (Used In) Financing Activities

     (267     (792
                

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

     620        (38

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period

     280        350   
                

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

   $ 900      $ 312   
                

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information:

    

Income Taxes Paid (Received)

   $ 8      $ 24   

Interest Paid, Net of Amounts Capitalized

   $ 85      $ 79   

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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PSEG POWER LLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Millions

(Unaudited)

 

     For The Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
    

2011

   

2010

 

OPERATING REVENUES

   $ 1,967      $ 2,196   

OPERATING EXPENSES

    

Energy Costs

     1,135        1,251   

Operation and Maintenance

     277        251   

Depreciation and Amortization

     54        43   
                

Total Operating Expenses

     1,466        1,545   
                

OPERATING INCOME

     501        651   

Other Income

     70        39   

Other Deductions

     (12     (14

Other-Than-Temporary Impairments

     (2     (1

Interest Expense

     (51     (40
                

INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

     506        635   

Income Tax (Expense) Benefit

     (208     (264
                

INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

     298        371   

Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations, including Gain on Disposal, net of tax (expense) benefit of ($36) and $5 for the periods ended 2011 and 2010, respectively

     64        (7
                

EARNINGS AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GROUP INCORPORATED

   $ 362      $ 364   
                

See disclosures regarding PSEG Power LLC included in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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PSEG POWER LLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

Millions

(Unaudited)

 

    March 31,     December 31,  
   

2011

   

2010

 

ASSETS

   

CURRENT ASSETS

   

Cash and Cash Equivalents

  $ 10      $ 11   

Accounts Receivable

    424        511   

Accounts Receivable—Affiliated Companies, net

    250        782   

Short-Term Loan to Affiliate

    1,324        398   

Fuel

    376        666   

Materials and Supplies, net

    271        269   

Derivative Contracts

    156        163   

Prepayments

    54        80   

Assets of Discontinued Operations

    293        564   
               

Total Current Assets

    3,158        3,444   
               

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

    8,763        8,643   

Less: Accumulated Depreciation and Amortization

    (2,394     (2,301
               

Net Property, Plant and Equipment

    6,369        6,342   
               

NONCURRENT ASSETS

   

Nuclear Decommissioning Trust (NDT) Funds

    1,366        1,363   

Goodwill

    16        16   

Other Intangibles

    136        130   

Other Special Funds

    32        32   

Derivative Contracts

    32        42   

Long-Term Accrued Taxes

    16        16   

Other

    67        67   
               

Total Noncurrent Assets

    1,665        1,666   
               

TOTAL ASSETS

  $ 11,192      $ 11,452   
               

LIABILITIES AND MEMBER’S EQUITY

   

CURRENT LIABILITIES

   

Long-Term Debt Due Within One Year

  $ 716      $ 650   

Accounts Payable

    601        643   

Derivative Contracts

    53        91   

Deferred Income Taxes

    35        64   

Accrued Interest

    83        40   

Liabilities of Discontinued Operations

    45        72   

Other

    78        91   
               

Total Current Liabilities

    1,611        1,651   
               

NONCURRENT LIABILITIES

   

Deferred Income Taxes and Investment Tax Credits (ITC)

    1,018        1,146   

Asset Retirement Obligations

    245        242   

Other Postretirement Benefit (OPEB) Costs

    154        151   

Derivative Contracts

    25        22   

Accrued Pension Costs

    129        253   

Environmental Costs

    51        51   

Other

    38        104   
               

Total Noncurrent Liabilities

    1,660        1,969   
               

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (See Note 8)

   

LONG-TERM DEBT

   

Total Long-Term Debt

    2,740        2,805   
               

MEMBER’S EQUITY

   

Contributed Capital

    2,028        2,028   

Basis Adjustment

    (986     (986

Retained Earnings

    4,267        4,080   

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

    (128     (95
               

Total Member’s Equity

    5,181        5,027   
               

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND MEMBER’S EQUITY

  $ 11,192      $ 11,452   
               

See disclosures regarding PSEG Power LLC included in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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PSEG POWER LLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Millions

(Unaudited)

 

     For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
    

2011

   

2010

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

    

Net Income

   $ 362      $ 364   

Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

    

Gain on Disposal of Discontinued Operations

     (81     0   

Depreciation and Amortization

     58        48   

Amortization of Nuclear Fuel

     39        34   

Provision for Deferred Income Taxes and ITC

     (139     38   

Net Realized and Unrealized (Gains) Losses on Energy Contracts and Other Derivatives

     8        (112

Non-Cash Employee Benefit Plan Costs

     13        17   

Net Realized (Gains) Losses and (Income) Expense from NDT Funds

     (60     (24

Net Change in Certain Current Assets and Liabilities:

    

Fuel, Materials and Supplies

     286        315   

Margin Deposit

     (23     54   

Accounts Receivable

     145        (21

Accounts Payable

     (126     5   

Accounts Receivable/Payable-Affiliated Companies, net

     500        295   

Accrued Interest Payable

     43        37   

Other Current Assets and Liabilities

     15        (29

Employee Benefit Plan Funding and Related Payments

     (124     (78

Other

     (13     5   
                

Net Cash Provided By (Used In) Operating Activities

     903        948   
                

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

    

Additions to Property, Plant and Equipment

     (155     (174

Proceeds from Sale of Discontinued Operations

     351        0   

Proceeds from Sales of Available-for-Sale Securities

     315        181   

Investments in Available-for-Sale Securities

     (331     (189

Short-Term Loan—Affiliated Company, net

     (926     (509

Other

     17        17   
                

Net Cash Provided By (Used In) Investing Activities

     (729     (674
                

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

    

Issuance of Recourse Long-Term Debt

     0        44   

Cash Dividend Paid

     (175     (175

Short-Term Loan—Affiliated Company, net

     0        (194
                

Net Cash Provided By (Used In) Financing Activities

     (175     (325
                

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

     (1     (51

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period

     11        64   
                

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

   $ 10      $ 13   
                
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information:     

Income Taxes Paid (Received)

   $ 9      $ 40   

Interest Paid, Net of Amounts Capitalized

   $ 10      $ 13   

See disclosures regarding PSEG Power LLC included in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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PUBLIC SERVICE ELECTRIC AND GAS COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Millions

(Unaudited)

 

     For The Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
    

2011

   

2010

 

OPERATING REVENUES

   $ 2,306      $ 2,444   
OPERATING EXPENSES     

Energy Costs

     1,366        1,540   

Operation and Maintenance

     368        414   

Depreciation and Amortization

     179        177   

Taxes Other Than Income Taxes

     43        42   
                

Total Operating Expenses

     1,956        2,173   
                
OPERATING INCOME      350        271   

Other Income

     5        5   

Other Deductions

     (1     (1

Other-Than-Temporary Impairments

     (1     0   

Interest Expense

     (79     (77
                

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

     274        198   

Income Tax (Expense) Benefit

     (111     (80
                

NET INCOME

     163        118   

Preferred Stock Dividends

     0        (1
                

EARNINGS AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GROUP INCORPORATED

   $ 163      $ 117   
                

See disclosures regarding Public Service Electric and Gas Company included in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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PUBLIC SERVICE ELECTRIC AND GAS COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

Millions

(Unaudited)

 

     March 31,     December 31,  
    

2011

   

2010

 

ASSETS

    

CURRENT ASSETS

    

Cash and Cash Equivalents

   $ 28      $ 245   

Accounts Receivable, net of allowances of $65 in 2011 and $67 in 2010, respectively

     983        832   

Unbilled Revenues

     296        400   

Materials and Supplies

     93        90   

Prepayments

     38        117   

Regulatory Assets

     100        155   

Other

     30        19   
                

Total Current Assets

     1,568        1,858   
                
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT      14,363        14,068   

Less: Accumulated Depreciation and Amortization

     (4,393     (4,326
                

Net Property, Plant and Equipment

     9,970        9,742   
                

NONCURRENT ASSETS

    

Regulatory Assets

     3,590        3,736   

Regulatory Assets of VIEs

     1,080        1,128   

Long-Term Investments

     240        230   

Other Special Funds

     54        54   

Derivative Contracts

     6        17   

Restricted Cash of VIEs

     21        21   

Other

     87        87   
                

Total Noncurrent Assets

     5,078        5,273   
                

TOTAL ASSETS

   $ 16,616      $ 16,873   
                

See disclosures regarding Public Service Electric and Gas Company included in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

Millions

(Unaudited)

 

     March 31,      December 31,  
    

2011

    

2010

 

LIABILITIES AND CAPITALIZATION

     

CURRENT LIABILITIES

     

Long-Term Debt Due Within One Year

   $ 264       $ 264   

Securitization Debt of VIEs Due Within One Year

     209         206   

Commercial Paper and Loans

     21         0   

Accounts Payable

     358         406   

Accounts Payable—Affiliated Companies, net

     19         85   

Accrued Interest

     67         65   

Clean Energy Program

     211         195   

Derivative Contracts

     11         12   

Deferred Income Taxes

     14         19   

Obligation to Return Cash Collateral

     106         104   

Regulatory Liabilities

     166         174   

Other

     316         229   
                 

Total Current Liabilities

     1,762         1,759   
                 

NONCURRENT LIABILITIES

     

Deferred Income Taxes and ITC

     3,134         3,127   

Other Postretirement Benefit (OPEB) Costs

     755         770   

Accrued Pension Costs

     128         377   

Regulatory Liabilities

     265         285   

Regulatory Liabilities of VIEs

     9         8   

Clean Energy Program

     174         235   

Environmental Costs

     608         617   

Asset Retirement Obligations

     218         216   

Long-Term Accrued Taxes

     44         74   

Other

     21         23   
                 

Total Noncurrent Liabilities

     5,356         5,732   
                 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (See Note 8)

     

CAPITALIZATION

     

LONG-TERM DEBT

     

Long-Term Debt

     4,020         4,019   

Securitization Debt of VIEs

     890         939   
                 

Total Long-Term Debt

     4,910         4,958   
                 

STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY

     

Common Stock; 150,000,000 shares authorized; issued and outstanding, 2011 and 2010—132,450,344 shares

     892         892   

Contributed Capital

     420         420   

Basis Adjustment

     986         986   

Retained Earnings

     2,289         2,126   

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income

     1         0   
                 

Total Stockholder’s Equity

     4,588         4,424   
                 

Total Capitalization

     9,498         9,382   
                 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITALIZATION

   $ 16,616       $ 16,873   
                 

See disclosures regarding Public Service Electric and Gas Company included in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Millions

(Unaudited)

 

     For The Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
    

2011

   

2010

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

    

Net Income

   $ 163      $ 118   

Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

    

Depreciation and Amortization

     179        177   

Provision for Deferred Income Taxes and ITC

     (8     4   

Non-Cash Employee Benefit Plan Costs

     35        54   

Cost of Removal

     (13     (19

Market Transition Charge (MTC) Refund

     (15     0   

Over (Under) Recovery of Electric Energy Costs (BGS and NTC) and Gas Costs

     31        8   

Over (Under) Recovery of SBC

     23        30   

Net Changes in Certain Current Assets and Liabilities:

    

Accounts Receivable and Unbilled Revenues

     (47     (98

Materials and Supplies

     (3     (10

Prepayments

     79        65   

Accounts Receivable/Payable-Affiliated Companies, net

     (33     (77

Other Current Assets and Liabilities

     40        94   

Employee Benefit Plan Funding and Related Payments

     (276     (168

Other

     2        (18
                

Net Cash Provided By (Used In) Operating Activities

     157        160   
                

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

    

Additions to Property, Plant and Equipment

     (339     (217

Solar Loan Investments

     (10     (6

Other

     0        (2
                

Net Cash Provided By (Used In) Investing Activities

     (349     (225
                

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

    

Net Change in Short-Term Debt

     21        0   

Issuance of Long-Term Debt

     0        300   

Redemption of Long-Term Debt

     0        (300

Redemption of Securitization Debt

     (46     (44

Redemption of Preferred Securities

     0        (80

Deferred Issuance Costs

     0        (4

Cash Dividend on Preferred Stock

     0        (1
                

Net Cash Provided By (Used In) Financing Activities

     (25     (129
                

Net Increase (Decrease) In Cash and Cash Equivalents

     (217     (194

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period

     245        240   
                

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

   $ 28      $ 46   
                

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information:

    

Income Taxes Paid (Received)

   $ 0      $ (3

Interest Paid, Net of Amounts Capitalized

   $ 74      $ 66   

See disclosures regarding Public Service Electric and Gas Company included in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

This combined Form 10-Q is separately filed by Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG), PSEG Power LLC (Power) and Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G). Information relating to any individual company is filed by such company on its own behalf. Power and PSE&G each is only responsible for information about itself and its subsidiaries.

Note 1. Organization and Basis of Presentation

Organization

PSEG is a holding company with a diversified business mix within the energy industry. Its operations are primarily in the Northeastern and Mid Atlantic United States and in other select markets. PSEG’s four principal direct wholly owned subsidiaries are:

 

 

Power—which is a multi-regional, wholesale energy supply company that integrates its generating asset operations and gas supply commitments with its wholesale energy, fuel supply, energy trading and marketing and risk management functions through three principal direct wholly owned subsidiaries. Power’s subsidiaries are subject to regulation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the states in which they operate.

 

 

PSE&G—which is an operating public utility engaged principally in the transmission of electricity and distribution of electricity and natural gas in certain areas of New Jersey. PSE&G is subject to regulation by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and FERC. Pursuant to applicable BPU orders, PSE&G is also investing in the development of solar generation projects and energy efficiency programs within its service territory.

 

 

PSEG Energy Holdings L.L.C. (Energy Holdings)—which has invested in leveraged leases and owns and operates primarily domestic projects engaged in the generation of energy through its direct wholly owned subsidiaries. Certain Energy Holdings’ subsidiaries are subject to regulation by FERC and the states in which they operate. Energy Holdings is also investing in solar generation projects and exploring opportunities for other investments in renewable generation.

 

 

PSEG Services Corporation (Services)—which provides management and administrative and general services to PSEG and its subsidiaries.

Basis of Presentation

The respective financial statements included herein have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) applicable to Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Certain information and note disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. These Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Notes) should be read in conjunction with, and update and supplement matters discussed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010.

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial information furnished herein reflects all adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary to fairly state the results for the interim periods presented. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. The year-end Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets were derived from the audited Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010.

In January 2011, Power reached an agreement to sell its two generating facilities located in Texas. As a result, amounts related to these plants have been reclassified as Discontinued Operations in the financial statements. See Note 4. Discontinued Operations and Dispositions for additional information.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

 

Note 2. Recent Accounting Standards

New Standard Adopted during 2011

Revenue Arrangements with Multiple Deliverables

 

 

amends existing guidance for identifying separate deliverables in a revenue-generating transaction where multiple deliverables exist,

 

 

establishes a selling price hierarchy, such as, “vendor-specific objective evidence,” “third-party evidence” and “estimated selling price” for determining the selling price of a deliverable, and

 

 

provides guidance for allocating and recognizing revenue based on separate deliverables.

We adopted this standard, prospectively effective January 1, 2011, for new and significantly modified revenue arrangements. Upon adoption, there was no material impact on our financial statements and we do not anticipate any changes to the pattern or general timing of revenue recognition for our significant units of account in future periods.

Note 3. Variable Interest Entities (VIEs)

Variable Interest Entities for which PSE&G is the Primary Beneficiary

PSE&G is the primary beneficiary and consolidates two marginally capitalized VIEs, PSE&G Transition Funding LLC (Transition Funding) and PSE&G Transition Funding II LLC (Transition Funding II), which were created for the purpose of issuing transition bonds and purchasing bond transitional property of PSE&G, which is pledged as collateral to the trustee. PSE&G acts as the servicer for these entities to collect securitization transition charges authorized by the BPU. These funds are remitted to Transition Funding and Transition Funding II and are used for interest and principal payments on the transition bonds and related costs.

The assets and liabilities of these VIEs are presented separately on the face of the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets of PSEG and PSE&G because the Transition Funding and Transition Funding II assets are restricted and can only be used to settle the obligations of Transition Funding and Transition Funding II, respectively. The Transition Funding and Transition Funding II creditors do not have any recourse to the general credit of PSE&G in the event the transition charges are not sufficient to cover the bond principal and interest payments of Transition Funding and Transition Funding II, respectively.

PSE&G’s maximum exposure to loss is equal to its equity investment in these VIEs which was $16 million as of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010. The risk of actual loss to PSE&G is considered remote. PSE&G did not provide any financial support to Transition Funding and Transition Funding II during the first quarter of 2011 or in 2010. Further, PSE&G does not have any contractual commitments or obligations to provide financial support to Transition Funding and Transition Funding II.

Note 4. Discontinued Operations and Dispositions

Discontinued Operations

Power

In January 2011, Power reached agreements to sell its two 1,000 MW combined-cycle generating facilities located in Texas. The plants are being sold in two separate transactions aggregating approximately $687 million. The sale of the Guadalupe facility closed in March 2011 for proceeds of $351 million, resulting in an after-tax gain of $53 million. The sale of the Odessa facility is expected to be closed in the second quarter of 2011.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

 

PSEG Texas’ operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2011 and 2010, which were reclassified to Discontinued Operations, are summarized below:

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
    

2011

    

2010

 
     Millions  

Operating Revenues

   $ 63       $ 107   
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes    $ 18       $ (12

Net Income (Loss)

   $ 11       $ (7

The carrying amounts of PSEG Texas’ assets and liabilities as of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 are summarized in the following table:

 

     As of
March 31,
     As of
December 31,
 
    

2011

    

2010

 
     Millions  

Current Assets

   $ 12       $ 28   
Noncurrent Assets      281         536   
                 

Total Assets of Discontinued Operations

   $ 293       $ 564   
                 
Current Liabilities    $ 11       $ 28   

Noncurrent Liabilities

     34         44   
                 

Total Liabilities of Discontinued Operations

   $ 45       $ 72   
                 

Dispositions

Leveraged Leases

During the first quarter of 2010, Energy Holdings sold its interest in two leveraged leases, including one international lease for which the IRS has indicated its intention to disallow certain tax deductions taken in prior years.

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
    

2010

 
     Millions  

Proceeds from Sales

   $ 106   

Gain on Sales, after-tax

   $ 8   

Proceeds from the sales of the international leases were used to reduce the tax exposure related to these lease investments. For additional information see Note 8. Commitments and Contingent Liabilities.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

 

Note 5. Financing Receivables

PSE&G

PSE&G sponsors a solar loan program designed to help finance the installation of solar power systems throughout our electric service area. The loans are generally paid back with Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECS) generated from the installed solar electric systems. The following table reflects the outstanding short and long-term loans by class of customer, none of which would be considered “non-performing.”

 

Credit Risk Profile Based on Payment Activity    As of      As of  
     March 31,      December 31,  

Consumer Loans

  

2011

    

2010

 
     Millions  

Performing

     

Commercial/Industrial

   $ 71       $ 62   

Residential

     5         4   
                 
   $ 76       $ 66   
                 

Energy Holdings

Energy Holdings has investments in domestic energy and real estate assets subject to leveraged lease accounting. A leveraged lease is typically comprised of an investment by an equity investor and debt provided by a third party debt investor. The debt is recourse only to the assets subject to lease and is not included on PSEG’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. As an equity investor, Energy Holdings’ investments in the leases are comprised of the total expected lease receivables by Energy Holdings on its equity investments over the lease terms plus the estimated residual values at end of lease term, and are reduced for any income on the leases not yet earned. This amount is included in Long-Term Investments on PSEG’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The more rapid depreciation of the leased property for tax purposes creates tax cash flow that will be repaid to the taxing authority in later periods. As such, the liability for such taxes due is recorded in Deferred Taxes on PSEG’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The table below shows Energy Holdings’ gross and net lease investment as of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively.

 

     As of
March 31,
    As of
December 31,
 
     

2011

   

2010

 
     Millions  

Lease receivables (net of non-recourse debt)

   $ 893      $ 896   

Estimated residual value of leased assets

     891        905   
                
     1,784        1,801   

Unearned and deferred income

     (534     (546
                

Gross investments in leases

     1,250        1,255   

Deferred tax liabilities

     (896     (899
                

Net investments in leases

   $ 354      $ 356   
                

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

 

The corresponding receivables associated with the lease portfolio are reflected below, net of non-recourse debt. The ratings in the table represent the ratings of the entities providing payment assurance to Energy Holdings. “Not Rated” counterparties relate to investments in leases of commercial real estate properties.

 

     Lease Receivables, Net of
Non-Recourse Debt
 
     As of
March 31,
     As of
December 31,
 

Counterparties’ Credit Rating (S&P)

  

2011

    

2010

 
     Millions  

AAA - AA

   $ 21       $ 21   

A

     110         112   

BBB - BB

     316         316   

B

     300         430   

CC

     129         0   

Not Rated

     17         17   
                 
   $ 893       $ 896   
                 

The “B” and “CC” ratings above represent lease receivables underlying coal, gas and oil fired assets in Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania. As of March 31, 2011, the gross investment in the leases of such assets, net of non-recourse debt, was $816 million ($144 million, net of deferred taxes). A more detailed description of such assets under lease is as follows:

 

Asset

 

Location

 

Gross
Investment
(Millions)

   

%
Owned

   

Total
(MW)

   

Fuel
Type

 

Counterparty

Powerton Station Units 5 and 6

  IL   $ 135        64%        1,538      Coal   Edison Mission Energy

Joliet Station Units 7 and 8

  IL   $ 84        64%        1,044      Coal   Edison Mission Energy

Danskammer Station Units 3 and 4

  NY   $ 71        100%        370      Coal   Dynegy

Roseton Station Units 1 and 2

  NY   $ 199        100%        1,200      Gas/Oil   Dynegy

Keystone Station Units 1 and 2

  PA   $ 110        17%        1,711      Coal   GenOn REMA Services LLC

Conemaugh Station Units 1 and 2

  PA   $ 111        17%        1,711      Coal   GenOn REMA Services LLC

Shawville Station Units 1, 2, 3 and 4

  PA   $ 106        100%        603      Coal   GenOn REMA Services LLC

The credit exposure to the lessors is partially mitigated through various credit enhancement mechanisms within the lease transactions. These credit enhancement features vary from lease to lease. Some of the leasing transactions include covenants that restrict the flow of dividends from the lessee to its parent, over-collateralization of the lessee with non-leased assets, historical and forward cash flow coverage tests that prohibit discretionary capital expenditures and dividend payments to the parent/lessee if stated minimum coverage ratios are not met and similar cash flow restrictions if ratings are not maintained at stated levels. These covenants are designed to maintain cash reserves in the transaction entity for the benefit of the non-recourse lenders and the lessor/equity participants in the event of a market downturn or degradation in operating performance of the leased assets. In the event of a default in any of the lease transactions, Energy Holdings would exercise its rights and attempt to seek recovery of its investment. The results of such efforts may not be known for a period of time. A bankruptcy of a lessee and failure to recover adequate value could lead to a foreclosure of the lease. If foreclosures were to occur, Energy Holdings could potentially record a pre-tax write-off up to its gross investment in these facilities and also be required to pay significant cash tax liabilities.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

 

The counterparty with the “CC” credit rating noted above is Dynegy Inc (Dynegy). In March 2011, S&P downgraded Dynegy from “B” to “CC” following Dynegy’s issuance of its annual report. In that report, Dynegy’s independent auditors noted in their opinion on the financial statements that there was substantial doubt about Dynegy’s ability to continue as a going concern.

Although all payments of equity rent, debt service and other fees are current, no assurances can be given that all payments in accordance with the lease contracts will continue. Factors which may impact future lease cash flow include, but are not limited to, new environmental legislation regarding air quality and other discharges in the process of generating electricity, market prices for fuel and electricity, overall financial condition of lease counterparties, and the quality and condition of assets under lease.

Note 6. Available-for-Sale Securities

Nuclear Decommissioning Trust (NDT) Funds

Power maintains an external master nuclear decommissioning trust to fund its share of decommissioning for its five nuclear facilities upon termination of operation. The trust contains two separate funds: a qualified fund and a non-qualified fund. Section 468A of the Internal Revenue Code limits the amount of money that can be contributed into a qualified fund. The trust funds are managed by third party investment advisors who operate under investment guidelines developed by Power.

Power classifies investments in the NDT funds as available-for-sale. The following tables show the fair values and gross unrealized gains and losses for the securities held in the NDT funds:

 

     As of March 31, 2011  
    

Cost

    

Gross

Unrealized

Gains

    

Gross

Unrealized

Losses

   

Estimated

Fair
Value

 
     Millions  
Equity Securities    $ 504       $ 198       $ (3   $ 699   
                                  

Debt Securities

          

Government Obligations

     294         6         (4     296   

Other Debt Securities

     254         9         (2     261   
                                  
Total Debt Securities      548         15         (6     557   
Other Securities      110         0         0        110   
                                  
Total Available-for-Sale Securities    $ 1,162       $ 213       $ (9   $ 1,366   
                                  

 

     As of December 31, 2010  
    

Cost

    

Gross

Unrealized

Gains

    

Gross

Unrealized

Losses

   

Estimated

Fair
Value

 
     Millions  

Equity Securities

   $ 525       $ 213       $ (3   $ 735   
                                  

Debt Securities

          

Government Obligations

     301         6         (4     303   

Other Debt Securities

     247         10         (2     255   
                                  

Total Debt Securities

     548         16         (6     558   

Other Securities

     70         0         0        70   
                                  

Total Available-for-Sale Securities

   $ 1,143       $ 229       $ (9   $ 1,363   
                                  

 

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The following table shows the value of securities in the NDT funds that have been in an unrealized loss position for less than and greater than 12 months:

 

    As of March 31, 2011     As of December 31, 2010  
    Less Than 12
Months
    Greater Than  12
Months
    Less Than 12
Months
    Greater Than  12
Months
 
   

Fair

Value

   

Gross

Unrealized

Losses

   

Fair

Value

   

Gross

Unrealized

Losses

   

Fair

Value

   

Gross

Unrealized

Losses

   

Fair

Value

   

Gross

Unrealized

Losses

 
    Millions  

Equity Securities (A)

  $ 43      $ (3   $ 0      $ 0      $ 55      $ (3   $ 0      $ 0   
                                                               

Debt Securities

               

Government Obligations (B)

    117        (4     2        0        106        (4     1        0   

Other Debt Securities (C)

    73        (1     5        (1     65        (1     8        (1
                                                               

Total Debt Securities

    190        (5     7        (1     171        (5     9        (1
                                                               

Total Available-for-Sale Securities

  $ 233      $ (8   $ 7      $ (1   $ 226      $ (8   $ 9      $ (1
                                                               

 

(A) Equity Securities—Investments in marketable equity securities within the NDT funds are primarily investments in common stocks within a broad range of industries and sectors. The unrealized losses are distributed over one hundred companies with limited impairment durations and a severity that is generally less than fifteen percent of cost. Power does not consider these securities to be other-than-temporarily impaired as of March 31, 2011.

 

(B) Debt Securities (Government)—Unrealized losses on Power’s NDT investments in U.S. Treasury obligations and Federal Agency mortgage-backed securities were caused by interest rate changes. Since these investments are guaranteed by the U.S. government or an agency of the U.S. government, it is not expected that these securities will settle for less than their amortized cost basis, since Power does not intend to sell nor will it be more-likely-than-not required to sell. Power does not consider these securities to be other-than-temporarily impaired as of March 31, 2011.

 

(C) Debt Securities (Corporate)—Power’s investments in corporate bonds are primarily with investment grade securities. It is not expected that these securities would settle for less than their amortized cost. Since Power does not intend to sell these securities nor will it be more-likely-than-not required to sell, Power does not consider these debt securities to be other-than-temporarily impaired as of March 31, 2011.

The proceeds from the sales of and the net realized gains on securities in the NDT Funds were:

 

    

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 
    

2011

   

2010

 
     Millions  

Proceeds from Sales

   $ 315      $ 181   
                

Net Realized Gains (Losses):

    

Gross Realized Gains

   $ 59      $ 28   

Gross Realized Losses

     (7     (12
                

Net Realized Gains (Losses)

   $ 52      $ 16   
                

 

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Net realized gains disclosed in the above table were recognized in Other Income and Other Deductions in PSEG’s and Power’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. Net unrealized gains of $102 million (after-tax) were recognized in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (OCI) on Power’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2011. The available-for-sale debt securities held as of March 31, 2011 had the following maturities:

 

Time Frame

  

Fair Value

 
     Millions  

Less than one year

   $ 25   

1 - 5 years

     100   

6 - 10 years

     143   

11 - 15 years

     40   

16 - 20 years

     9   

Over 20 years

     240   
        
   $ 557   
        

The cost of these securities was determined on the basis of specific identification.

Power periodically assesses individual securities whose fair value is less than amortized cost to determine whether the investments are considered to be other-than-temporarily impaired. For equity securities, management considers the ability and intent to hold for a reasonable time to permit recovery in addition to the severity and duration of the loss. For fixed income securities, management considers its intent to sell or requirement to sell a security prior to expected recovery. In those cases where a sale is expected, any impairment would be recorded through earnings. For fixed income securities where there is no intent to sell or likely requirement to sell, management evaluates whether credit loss is a component of the impairment. If so, that portion is recorded through earnings while the noncredit loss component is recorded through OCI. In 2011, other-than-temporary impairments of $1 million were recognized on securities in the NDT funds. Any subsequent recoveries in the value of these securities are recognized in OCI unless the securities are sold, in which case, any gain is recognized in income. The assessment of fair market value compared to cost is applied on a weighted average basis taking into account various purchase dates and initial cost detail of the securities.

Rabbi Trusts

PSEG maintains certain unfunded nonqualified benefit plans to provide supplemental retirement and deferred compensation benefits to certain key employees. Certain assets related to these plans have been set aside in grantor trusts commonly known as “Rabbi Trusts.”

PSEG classifies investments in the Rabbi Trusts as available-for-sale. The following tables show the fair values, gross unrealized gains and losses and amortized cost basis for the securities held in the Rabbi Trusts.

 

     As of March 31, 2011  
    

Cost

    

Gross

Unrealized

Gains

    

Gross

Unrealized

Losses

    

Estimated

Fair
Value

 
     Millions  

Equity Securities

   $ 16       $ 4       $ 0       $ 20   

Debt Securities

     144         0         0         144   
                                   

Total PSEG Available-for-Sale Securities

   $ 160       $ 4       $ 0       $ 164   
                                   

 

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     As of December 31, 2010  
    

Cost

    

Gross

Unrealized

Gains

    

Gross

Unrealized

Losses

    

Estimated

Fair
Value

 
     Millions   

Equity Securities

   $ 16       $ 2       $ 0       $ 18   

Debt Securities

     142         0         0         142   
                                   

Total PSEG Available-for-Sale Securities

   $ 158       $ 2       $ 0       $ 160   
                                   

The Rabbi Trusts are invested in commingled indexed mutual funds, in which the shares have the characteristics of equity securities. Due to the commingled nature of these funds, PSEG does not have the ability to hold these securities until expected recovery. As a result, any declines in fair market value below cost are recorded as a charge to earnings. For the three months ended March 31, 2011 and 2010, proceeds from sales, realized gains and realized losses related to the Rabbi Trusts were immaterial. For the three months ended March 31, 2011, other-than-temporary impairments of $3 million were recognized on the bond portfolio of the Rabbi Trusts.

The cost of these securities was determined on the basis of specific identification.

The estimated fair value of the Rabbi Trusts related to PSEG, Power and PSE&G are detailed as follows:

 

     

As of
March 31,

2011

    

As of
December 31,

2010

 
     Millions  

Power

   $ 32       $ 32   

PSE&G

     54         54   

Other

     78         74   
                 

Total PSEG Available-for-Sale Securities

   $   164       $   160   
                 

Note 7. Pension and OPEB

PSEG sponsors several qualified and nonqualified pension plans and OPEB plans covering PSEG’s and its participating affiliates’ current and former employees who meet certain eligibility criteria. The following table provides the components of net periodic benefit costs relating to all qualified and nonqualified pension and OPEB plans on an aggregate basis. OPEB costs are presented net of the federal subsidy expected for prescription drugs under the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. New federal health care legislation enacted in March 2010 eliminates the tax deductibility of retiree health care costs beginning in 2013, to the extent of federal subsidies received by plan sponsors that provide retiree prescription drug benefits equivalent to Medicare Part D coverage. See Note 13. Income Taxes for additional information.

 

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Pension and OPEB costs for PSEG are detailed as follows:

 

    

Pension Benefits

Three Months
Ended

March 31,

   

OPEB

Three Months
Ended

March 31,

 
    

2011

   

2010

   

2011

   

2010

 
     Millions  

Components of Net Periodic
Benefit Costs:

        

Service Cost

   $ 24      $ 22      $ 4      $ 4   

Interest Cost

     58        58        15        18   

Expected Return on Plan Assets

     (81     (67     (4     (4

Amortization of Net

        

Transition Obligation

     0        0        2        7   

Prior Service Cost

     0        0        (3     3   

Actuarial Loss

     30        30        3        2   
                                

Net Periodic Benefit Cost

   $ 31      $ 43      $ 17      $ 30   

Effect of Regulatory Asset

     0        0        5        5   
                                

Total Benefit Costs, Including Effect of Regulatory Asset

   $   31      $   43      $   22      $   35   
                                

Pension and OPEB costs for Power, PSE&G and PSEG’s other subsidiaries are detailed as follows:

 

    

Pension

Three Months Ended

March 31,

     OPEB
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
    

2011

    

2010

    

2011

    

2010

 
     Millions  

Power

   $ 10       $ 13       $ 3       $ 4   

PSE&G

     17         24         18         30   

Other

     4         6         1         1   
                                   

Total Benefit Costs

   $ 31       $ 43       $ 22       $ 35   
                                   

During the three months ended March 31, 2011, PSEG contributed its entire planned contributions for the year 2011 of $415 million and $11 million into its pension and postretirement healthcare plans, respectively.

Note 8. Commitments and Contingent Liabilities

Guaranteed Obligations

Power’s activities primarily involve the purchase and sale of energy and related products under transportation, physical, financial and forward contracts at fixed and variable prices. These transactions are with numerous counterparties and brokers that may require cash, cash-related instruments or guarantees.

Power has unconditionally guaranteed payments to counterparties by its subsidiaries in commodity-related transactions in order to

 

 

support current exposure, interest and other costs on sums due and payable in the ordinary course of business, and

 

 

obtain credit.

 

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Under these agreements, guarantees cover lines of credit between entities and are often reciprocal in nature. The exposure between counterparties can move in either direction.

In order for Power to incur a liability for the face value of the outstanding guarantees, its subsidiaries would have to

 

 

fully utilize the credit granted to them by every counterparty to whom Power has provided a guarantee, and

 

 

all of the related contracts would have to be “out-of-the-money” (if the contracts are terminated, Power would owe money to the counterparties).

Power believes the probability of this result is unlikely. For this reason, Power believes that the current exposure at any point in time is a more meaningful representation of the potential liability under these guarantees. This current exposure consists of the net of accounts receivable and accounts payable and the forward value on open positions, less any collateral posted.

Power is subject to

 

 

counterparty collateral calls related to commodity contracts, and

 

 

certain creditworthiness standards as guarantor under performance guarantees of its subsidiaries.

Changes in commodity prices can have a material impact on collateral requirements under such contracts, which are posted and received primarily in the form of cash and letters of credit. Power also routinely enters into futures and options transactions for electricity and natural gas as part of its operations. These futures contracts usually require a cash margin deposit with brokers, which can change based on market movement and in accordance with exchange rules.

The face value of outstanding guarantees, current exposure and margin positions as of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 are shown below:

 

    

As of
March 31,

2011

   

As of
December 31,

2010

 
     Millions  

Face Value of Outstanding Guarantees

   $ 1,998      $ 1,936   

Exposure under Current Guarantees

   $ 297      $ 330   

Letters of Credit Margin Posted

   $ 199      $ 137   

Letters of Credit Margin Received

   $ 64      $ 109   

Cash Deposited and Received

    

Counterparty Cash Margin Deposited

   $ 0      $ 0   

Counterparty Cash Margin Received

   $ (4   $ (2

Net Broker Balance Received

   $ (3   $ (28

In the event Power were to lose its investment grade rating:

    

Additional Collateral that could be Required

   $ 772      $ 828   

Liquidity Available under PSEG’s and Power’s Credit Facilities to Post Collateral

   $ 2,752      $ 2,750   

Additional Amounts Posted

    

Other Letters of Credit

   $ 98      $ 98   

Power nets receivables and payables with the corresponding net energy contract balances. See Note 10. Financial Risk Management Activities for further discussion. The remaining balance of net cash (received) deposited is primarily included in Accounts Payable.

 

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In the event of a deterioration of Power’s credit rating to below investment grade, which would represent a two level downgrade from its current ratings, many of these agreements allow the counterparty to demand further performance assurance. See table above.

In addition to amounts for outstanding guarantees, current exposure and margin positions, Power had posted letters of credit to support various other non-energy contractual and environmental obligations. See table above.

Environmental Matters

Passaic River

Historic operations by PSEG companies and the operations of hundreds of other companies along the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers are alleged by Federal and State agencies to have discharged substantial contamination into the Passaic River/Newark Bay Complex.

Federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that an eight-mile stretch of the Passaic River in the area of Newark, New Jersey is a “facility” within the meaning of that term under CERCLA. The EPA has determined the need to perform a study of the entire 17-mile tidal reach of the lower Passaic River.

PSE&G and certain of its predecessors conducted operations at properties in this area on or adjacent to the Passaic River. The properties included one operating electric generating station (Essex Site), which was transferred to Power, one former generating station and four former manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites. When the Essex Site was transferred from PSE&G to Power, PSE&G obtained releases and indemnities for liabilities arising out of the former Essex generating station and Power assumed any environmental liabilities.

The EPA believes that hazardous substances were released from the Essex Site and one of PSE&G’s former MGP locations (Harrison Site). In 2006, the EPA notified the potentially responsible parties (PRPs) that the cost of its study would greatly exceed the original estimated cost of $20 million. 73 PRPs, including Power and PSE&G, agreed to assume responsibility for the study and to divide the associated costs according to a mutually agreed upon formula. The PRP group, currently 69 members, is presently executing the study. Approximately five percent of the study costs are attributable to PSE&G’s former MGP sites and approximately one percent to Power’s generating stations. Power has provided notice to insurers concerning this potential claim.

In 2007, the EPA released a draft “Focused Feasibility Study” that proposed six options to address the contamination cleanup of the lower eight miles of the Passaic River. The estimated costs for the proposed remedy range from $1.3 billion to $3.7 billion. The work contemplated by the study is not subject to the cost sharing agreement discussed above. A revised focused feasibility study may be released as early as the second quarter of 2011.

In June 2008, an agreement was announced between the EPA and two PRPs for removal of a portion of the contaminated sediment in the Passaic River at an estimated cost of $80 million. The two PRPs have reserved their rights to seek contribution for the removal costs from the other PRPs, including Power and PSE&G.

New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (Spill Act)

In 2005, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) filed suit against a PRP and its related companies in the New Jersey Superior Court seeking damages and reimbursement for costs expended by the State of New Jersey to address the effects of the PRP’s discharge of hazardous substances into both the Passaic River and the balance of the Newark Bay Complex. Power and PSE&G are alleged to have owned, operated or contributed hazardous substances to a total of 11 sites or facilities that impacted these water bodies. In February 2009, third party complaints were filed against some 320 third party defendants, including Power and PSE&G, claiming that each of the third party defendants is responsible for its proportionate share

 

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of the clean-up costs for the hazardous substances they allegedly discharged into the Passaic River and the Newark Bay Complex. The third party complaints seek statutory contribution and contribution under the Spill Act to recover past and future removal costs and damages. Power and PSE&G filed answers to the complaint in June 2010. A special master for discovery has been appointed by the court. Power and PSE&G believe they have good and valid defenses to the allegations contained in the third party complaints and will vigorously assert those defenses.

Natural Resource Damage Claims

In 2003, the NJDEP directed PSEG, PSE&G and 56 other PRPs to arrange for a natural resource damage assessment and interim compensatory restoration of natural resource injuries along the lower Passaic River and its tributaries pursuant to the Spill Act. The NJDEP alleged that hazardous substances had been discharged from the Essex Site and the Harrison Site. The NJDEP estimated the cost of interim natural resource injury restoration activities along the lower Passaic River at approximately $950 million. In 2007, agencies of the United States Department of Commerce and the United States Department of the Interior sent letters to PSE&G and other PRPs inviting participation in an assessment of injuries to natural resources that the agencies intended to perform. In 2008, PSEG and a number of other PRPs agreed to share certain immaterial costs the trustees have incurred and will incur going forward, and to work with the trustees to explore whether some or all of the trustees’ claims can be resolved in a cooperative fashion. That effort is continuing.

Newark Bay Study Area

The EPA has established the Newark Bay Study Area, which it defines as Newark Bay and portions of the Hackensack River, the Arthur Kill and the Kill Van Kull. In August 2006, the EPA sent PSEG and 11 other entities notices that it considered each of the entities to be a PRP with respect to contamination in the Study Area. The notice letter requested that the PRPs fund an EPA-approved study in the Newark Bay Study Area and encouraged the PRPs to contact Occidental Chemical Corporation (OCC) to discuss participating in the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study that OCC was conducting. The notice stated the EPA’s belief that hazardous substances were released from sites owned by PSEG companies and located on the Hackensack River, including two operating electric generating stations (Hudson and Kearny sites) and one former MGP site. PSEG is participating in and partially funding this study. Notices to fund the next phase of the study have been received but it is uncertain at this time whether the PSEG companies will consent to fund the next phase.

PSEG, Power and PSE&G cannot predict what further actions, if any, or the costs or the timing thereof, may be required with respect to the Passaic River, the NJDEP Litigation, the Newark Bay Study Area or with respect to natural resource damages claims; however, such costs could be material.

MGP Remediation Program

PSE&G is working with the NJDEP to assess, investigate and remediate environmental conditions at PSE&G’s former MGP sites. To date, 38 sites requiring some level of remedial action have been identified. The NJDEP has also announced initiatives to accelerate the investigation and subsequent remediation of the riverbeds underlying surface water bodies that have been impacted by hazardous substances from adjoining sites. In 2005, the NJDEP initiated a program on the Delaware River aimed at identifying the ten most significant sites for cleanup. One of the sites identified was PSE&G’s former Camden Coke facility.

During the third quarter of 2010, PSE&G updated the estimated cost to remediate all MGP sites to completion and determined that the cost to completion could range between $668 million and $774 million from September 30, 2010 through 2021. Since no amount within the range was considered to be most likely, PSE&G reflected a liability of $668 million on its Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2010. Since September 30, 2010, PSE&G had $10 million of expenditures, reducing the liability to $658 million as of March 31, 2011. Of this amount, $59 million was recorded in Other Current Liabilities and $599 million was reflected as Environmental Costs in Noncurrent Liabilities. PSE&G has recorded a $658 million Regulatory Asset with respect to these costs.

 

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Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)/New Source Review (NSR)

The PSD/NSR regulations, promulgated under the Clean Air Act, require major sources of certain air pollutants to obtain permits, install pollution control technology and obtain offsets, in some circumstances, when those sources undergo a “major modification,” as defined in the regulations. The federal government may order companies that are not in compliance with the PSD/NSR regulations to install the best available control technology at the affected plants and to pay monetary penalties ranging from $25,000 to $37,500 per day for each violation, depending upon when the alleged violation occurred.

In November 2006, Power reached an agreement with the EPA and the NJDEP to achieve emissions reductions targets at certain of Power’s generating stations. Under this agreement, Power was required to undertake a number of technology projects, plant modifications and operating procedure changes at the Hudson and Mercer facilities designed to meet targeted reductions in emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx), particulate matter and mercury. Power completed the construction of all plant modifications by the end of 2010 at a cost of $1.3 billion. Performance testing to validate the agreed-upon emission reductions is ongoing.

In January 2009, the EPA issued a notice of violation to Power and the other owners of the Keystone coal fired plant in Pennsylvania, alleging, among other things, that various capital improvement projects were completed at the plant which are considered modifications (or major modifications) causing significant net emission increases of PSD/NSR air pollutants, beginning in 1985 for Keystone Unit 1 and in 1984 for Keystone Unit 2. The notice of violation states that none of these modifications underwent PSD/NSR permitting process prior to being put into service, which the EPA alleges was required under the Clean Air Act. The notice of violation states that the EPA may issue an order requiring compliance with the relevant Clean Air Act provisions and may seek injunctive relief and/or civil penalties. Power owns approximately 23% of the plant. Power cannot predict the outcome of this matter.

Hazardous Air Pollutants Regulation

In accordance with a court ruling, the EPA proposed a Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) regulation in March 2011 which is expected to be finalized by November 2011. This regulation includes reduction of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants pursuant to the Clean Air Act. Until the final rule is adopted, the impact cannot be determined; however, if the rule is adopted as proposed, Power believes the back end technology environmental controls recently installed at its Hudson and Mercer coal facilities should meet the rule’s requirements. At Power’s Connecticut and some of the other New Jersey facilities, some additional controls could be necessary, pending engineering evaluation. The impact to Power’s jointly owned coal fired generating facilities in Pennsylvania is under evaluation.

New Jersey regulations required coal fired electric generating units to meet certain emissions limits or reduce mercury emissions by approximately 90% by December 15, 2007. Companies that are parties to multi-pollutant reduction agreements, such as Power, have been permitted to postpone such reductions on half of their coal fired electric generating capacity until December 15, 2012.

With its newly installed controls in New Jersey, Power is expected to achieve the required mercury reductions that are part of Power’s multi-pollutant reduction agreement that resolved issues arising out of the PSD/NSR air pollution control programs discussed above.

In 2007, Pennsylvania finalized its “state-specific” requirements to reduce mercury emissions from coal fired electric generating units. In 2009, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania struck down the state rule, indicating that the rule violated Pennsylvania law because it was inconsistent with the Clean Air Act. This decision was affirmed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

NOx Regulation

In April 2009, the NJDEP finalized revisions to NOx emission control regulations that impose new NOx emission reduction requirements and limits for New Jersey fossil fuel fired electric generating units. The rule

 

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has a significant impact on Power’s generation fleet, as it imposes NOx emissions limits that will require significant capital investment for controls or the retirement of up to 102 combustion turbines (approximately 2,000 MW) and five older New Jersey steam electric generating units (approximately 800 MW) by April 30, 2015.

Power has been working with the NJDEP throughout the development of this rulemaking to minimize financial impact and to provide for transitional lead time to address the retirement of electric generating units. Power cannot predict the financial impact resulting from compliance with this rulemaking.

Under current Connecticut regulations, Power’s Bridgeport and New Haven facilities have been utilizing Discrete Emission Reduction Credits (DERCs) to comply with certain NOx emission limitations that were incorporated into the facilities’ operating permits. On April 30, 2010, Power negotiated new agreements with the State of Connecticut extending the continued use of DERCs for certain emission units and equipment until May 31, 2014.

New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA)

Potential environmental liabilities related to the alleged discharge of hazardous substances at certain generating stations have been identified. In the second quarter of 1999, in anticipation of the transfer of PSE&G’s generation-related assets to Power, a study was conducted pursuant to ISRA, which applied to the sale of certain assets. Power had a $50 million liability related to these obligations, which was included in Environmental Costs on Power’s and PSEG’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010.

Clean Water Act Permit Renewals

Pursuant to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA), New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) permits expire within five years of their effective date. In order to renew these permits, but allow a plant to continue to operate, an owner or operator must file a permit application no later than six months prior to expiration of the permit. Power has filed or will be filing applications for permits in a variety of states.

One of the most significant NJPDES permits governing cooling water intake structures at Power is for Salem. In 2001, the NJDEP issued a renewed NJPDES permit for Salem, expiring in July 2006, allowing for the continued operation of Salem with its existing cooling water intake system. In February 2006, Power filed with the NJDEP a renewal application allowing Salem to continue operating under its existing NJPDES permit until a new permit is issued. Power prepared its renewal application in accordance with the FWPCA Section 316(b) and the 316(b) rules published in 2004. Those rules did not mandate the use of cooling towers at large existing generating plants. Rather, the rules provided alternatives for compliance with 316(b), including the use of restoration efforts to mitigate for the potential effects of cooling water intake structures, as well as the use of site-specific analysis to determine the best technology available for minimizing adverse impact based upon a cost-benefit test. Power has used restoration and/or a site-specific cost-benefit test in applications filed to renew the permits at its once-through cooled plants, including Salem, Hudson and Mercer.

As a result of several challenges to the 2004 316(b) rule by certain northeast states, environmentalists and industry groups, the rule has been suspended and has been returned to the EPA to be consistent with a January 2007 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decision, as modified by an April 2009 United States Supreme Court decision. In sum, the Second Circuit issued a decision that remanded major portions of the regulations and determined that Section 316(b) of the FWPCA does not support the use of restoration and the site-specific cost-benefit test. In April 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Second Circuit’s opinion concerning the cost-benefit test, concluding that the EPA could rely upon cost-benefit analysis in setting the national performance standards and in providing for cost-benefit variances from those standards as part of the Phase II regulations.

In late 2010, the EPA entered into a settlement agreement with environmental groups that established a schedule to develop a new 316(b) rule. On April 20, 2011, the EPA published the proposed rule and comments

 

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are due 90 days thereafter. The proposed rule would establish certain standards for existing cooling water intake structures with a design flow of more than 2 million gallons per day. If the rule were to be adopted as proposed, the majority of Power’s electric generating facilities would be affected as they employ once-through cooling utilizing tidal river and tidal waters. Power is reviewing the proposed rule and assessing the potential impact on its generating facilities. Power is unable to predict the outcome of this proposed rulemaking, the final form that the proposed regulations may take and the effect, if any, that they may have on its future capital requirements, financial condition or results of operations which could be material.

The results of further proceedings on this matter could have a material impact on Power’s ability to renew permits at its larger once-through cooled plants, including Salem, Hudson, Mercer, Bridgeport and possibly Sewaren and New Haven, without making significant upgrades to existing intake structures and cooling systems. The costs of those upgrades to one or more of Power’s once-through cooled plants could be material, and would require economic review to determine whether to continue operations at these facilities. For example, in Power’s application to renew its Salem permit, filed with the NJDEP in February 2006, the estimated costs for adding cooling towers for Salem were approximately $1 billion, of which Power’s share would have been approximately $575 million. These cost estimates have not been updated. Currently, potential costs associated with any closed cycle cooling requirements are not included in Power’s forecasted capital expenditures.

In addition to the EPA rulemaking, several states, including California and New York, have begun setting policies that may require closed cycle cooling. It is unknown how these policies will ultimately impact the EPA’s rulemaking.

In January 2010, the NJDEP issued a draft NJPDES permit to another company which would require the installation of closed cycle cooling at that company’s nuclear generating station located in New Jersey. In December 2010, NJDEP and that company entered into an Administrative Consent Order (ACO) which would require the company to cease operations at the nuclear generating station no later than 2019. In the ACO, the NJDEP agreed that closed cycle cooling is not the best technology available for that facility and agreed to issue a new draft NJPDES permit for that facility without a requirement for construction of cooling towers or other closed cycle cooling facilities. The new draft NJPDES permit will be issued in substitution for the draft NJPDES permit issued in January 2010. We cannot predict at this time the final outcome of the NJDEP decision and the impact, if any, such a decision would have on any of Power’s once-through cooled generating stations.

Stormwater

In October 2008, the NJDEP notified Power that it must apply for an individual stormwater discharge permit for its Hudson generating station. Hudson stores its coal in an open air pile and, as a result, it is exposed to precipitation. Discharge of stormwater from Hudson has been regulated pursuant to a Basic Industrial Stormwater General Permit, authorization of which has been previously approved by the NJDEP. The NJDEP has determined that Hudson is no longer eligible to utilize this general permit.

In December 2010, the NJDEP issued a draft renewal NJPDES permit to Power which, among other things, proposed conditions regarding stormwater runoff from the Hudson coal pile. The NJDEP authorized a new discharge of stormwater runoff without further requirement to construct technologies preventing the discharge of stormwater to surface water or groundwater. The draft permit is subject to public comment. It is unclear when the NJDEP will issue a final NJPDES permit. To the extent the NJDEP reverses course and requires elimination of the exposure of coal to stormwater, or requires new technologies to prevent the discharge of stormwater to surface or groundwater, those costs could be material.

New Generation and Development

Nuclear

Power has approved the expenditure of approximately $192 million for a steam path retrofit and related upgrades at its co-owned Peach Bottom Units 2 and 3. Completion of these upgrades is expected to result in an

 

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increase of Power’s share of nominal capacity by approximately 32 MW (14 MW at Unit 3 in 2011 and 18 MW at Unit 2 in 2012). Total expenditures through March 31, 2011 were $57 million and are expected to continue through 2012.

Power has begun expenditures in pursuit of additional output through an extended power uprate of the Peach Bottom nuclear units. The uprate is expected to be in service in 2015 for Unit 2 and 2016 for Unit 3. Power’s share of the increased capacity is expected to be approximately 133 MW with an anticipated cost of approximately $400 million. Total expenditures through March 31, 2011 were $22 million and are expected to continue through 2016.

Connecticut

Power has been selected by the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control in a regulatory process to build 130 MW of gas fired peaking capacity. Final approval has been received and construction is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2011. The project is expected to be in service by June 2012. Power estimates the cost of these generating units to be $130 million to $140 million. Total capitalized expenditures through March 31, 2011 were $60 million, which are included in Property, Plant and Equipment on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets of PSEG and Power.

PJM Interconnection L.L.C. (PJM)

Power plans to construct gas fired peaking facilities at its Kearny site. Capacity in the amount of 178 MW was bid into and cleared the PJM Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) base residual capacity auction for the 2012-2013 period. Final approval has been received and construction is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2011. The project is expected to be in service by June 2012. In addition, capacity in the amount of 89 MW was bid into and cleared the PJM RPM base residual capacity auction for the 2013-2014 period. Final approval has been received, and the project is expected to be in service by June 2012. Power estimates the cost of these generating units to be $250 million to $300 million. Total capitalized expenditures through March 31, 2011 were $64 million which are included in Property, Plant and Equipment on Power’s and PSEG’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

PSE&G—Solar

As part of the BPU-approved Solar 4 All Program, PSE&G is installing up to 40 MW of solar generation on existing utility poles within its service territory. PSE&G has entered into an agreement to purchase solar units for this program. PSE&G’s commitments under this agreement are contingent upon, among other things, the availability of suitable utility poles for installation of the units. Approximately 18 MW have been installed as of March 31, 2011. PSE&G’s cumulative investments for these solar units were approximately $130 million, with additional purchases to be made on a quarterly basis during the remaining two-year term of the purchase agreement.

Another aspect of the Solar 4 All program is the installation of another 40 MW of solar systems on land and buildings owned by PSE&G and third parties. Through March 31, 2011, 19 MW representing 13 projects were placed into service with an investment of approximately $100 million.

Basic Generation Service (BGS) and Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS)

PSE&G obtains its electric supply requirements for customers who do not purchase electric supply from third party suppliers through the annual New Jersey BGS auctions. Pursuant to applicable BPU rules, PSE&G enters into the Supplier Master Agreement (SMA) with the winners of these BGS auctions following the BPU’s approval of the auction results. PSE&G has entered into contracts with Power, as well as with other winning BGS suppliers, to purchase BGS for PSE&G’s load requirements. The winners of the auction (including Power) are responsible for fulfilling all the requirements of a PJM Load Serving Entity including the provision of capacity, energy, ancillary services, transmission and any other services required by PJM. BGS suppliers assume all volume risk and customer migration risk and must satisfy New Jersey’s renewable portfolio standards.

 

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Power seeks to mitigate volatility in its results by contracting in advance for the sale of most of its anticipated electric output as well as its anticipated fuel needs. As part of its objective, Power has entered into contracts to directly supply PSE&G and other New Jersey electric distribution companies (EDCs) with a portion of their respective BGS requirements through the New Jersey BGS auction process, described above. In addition to the BGS-related contracts, Power also enters into firm supply contracts with EDCs, as well as other firm sales and commitments.

PSE&G has contracted for its anticipated BGS-Fixed Price eligible load, as follows:

 

     Auction Year  
    

2008

    

2009

    

2010

    

2011

 

36-Month Terms Ending

     May 2011         May 2012         May 2013         May 2014 (A) 

Load (MW)

     2,800         2,900         2,800         2,800   

$ per kWh

     0.11150         0.10372         0.09577         0.09430   

 

(A) Prices set in the 2011 BGS auction will become effective on June 1, 2011 when the 2008 BGS auction agreements expire.

PSE&G has a full requirements contract with Power to meet the gas supply requirements of PSE&G’s gas customers. The contract extends through March 31, 2012, and year-to-year thereafter. Power has entered into hedges for a portion of these anticipated BGSS obligations, as permitted by the BPU. The BPU permits PSE&G to recover the cost of gas hedging up to 115 billion cubic feet or 80% of its residential gas supply annual requirements through the BGSS tariff. For additional information, see Note 17. Related-Party Transactions. Current plans call for Power to hedge on behalf of PSE&G approximately 70 billion cubic feet or 50% of its residential gas supply annual requirements.

Minimum Fuel Purchase Requirements

Power has various long-term fuel purchase commitments for coal and oil to support its fossil generation stations and for supply of nuclear fuel for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear generating stations and for firm transportation and storage capacity for natural gas.

Power’s various multi-year contracts for firm transportation and storage capacity for natural gas are primarily used to meet its gas supply obligations to PSE&G. These purchase obligations are consistent with Power’s strategy to enter into contracts for its fuel supply in comparable volumes to its sales contracts.

Power’s strategy is to maintain certain levels of uranium in inventory and to make periodic purchases to support such levels. As such, the commitments referred to below may include estimated quantities to be purchased that deviate from contractual nominal quantities. Power’s nuclear fuel commitments cover approximately 100% of its estimated uranium, enrichment and fabrication requirements through 2012 and a portion for 2013, 2014 and 2015 at Salem, Hope Creek and Peach Bottom.

As of March 31, 2011, the total minimum purchase requirements included in these commitments were as follows:

 

Fuel Type

  

Commitments
through 2015
Power’s Share

 
     Millions   

Nuclear Fuel

  

Uranium

   $ 414   

Enrichment

   $ 351   

Fabrication

   $ 128   

Natural Gas

   $ 803   

Coal

   $ 1,196   

 

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Included in the $1,196 million commitment for coal is $723 million related to a certain coal contract under which Power can cancel contractual deliveries at minimal cost. In 2011, Power has not cancelled any coal shipments.

Regulatory Proceedings

Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act (Competition Act)

In April 2007, PSE&G and Transition Funding were served with a purported class action complaint (Complaint) in New Jersey Superior Court challenging the constitutional validity of certain stranded cost recovery provisions of the Competition Act, seeking injunctive relief against continued collection from PSE&G’s electric customers of the Transition Bond Charge (TBC) of Transition Funding, as well as recovery of TBC amounts previously collected. Under New Jersey law, the Competition Act, enacted in 1999, is presumed constitutional.

In July 2007, the plaintiff filed an amended Complaint to also seek injunctive relief from continued collection of related taxes as well as recovery of such taxes previously collected. In July 2007, PSE&G filed a motion to dismiss the amended Complaint, which was granted in October 2007. In November 2007, the plaintiff filed a notice of appeal with the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court. In February 2009, the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed the decision of the lower court dismissing the case. In May 2009, the New Jersey Supreme Court denied a request from the plaintiff to review the Appellate Division’s decision.

In July 2007, the same plaintiff also filed a petition with the BPU requesting review and adjustment to PSE&G’s recovery of the same stranded cost charges. In September 2007, PSE&G filed a motion with the BPU to dismiss the petition. In June 2010, the BPU granted PSE&G’s motion to dismiss. In April 2011, the BPU issued a written order memorializing this decision. The petitioner had previously stated that it would appeal the BPU’s written order to the New Jersey Appellate Division and has until June 6, 2011 to do so.

New Jersey Clean Energy Program

In 2008, the BPU approved funding requirements for each New Jersey utility applicable to its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency programs for the years 2009 to 2012. The aggregate funding amount is $1.2 billion for all years. PSE&G’s share is $705 million. PSE&G has recorded a discounted liability of $385 million as of March 31, 2011. Of this amount, $211 million was recorded as a current liability and $174 million as a noncurrent liability. The liability has been recorded with an offsetting Regulatory Asset, since the costs associated with this program are expected to be recovered from PSE&G ratepayers through the societal benefits charge.

Long-Term Capacity Agreement Pilot Program (LCAPP)

In January 2011, New Jersey enacted the LCAPP Act directing the BPU to conduct a process to procure and subsidize up to 2,000 megawatts of baseload or mid-merit electric power generation. In March 2011 the BPU issued a written order approving a form of agreement and selecting three generators to build a total of approximately 1,949 MWs of new combined-cycle generating facilities located in New Jersey. Each of the New Jersey EDCs, including PSE&G, executed standard offer capacity agreements (SOCA) with each of the three selected generators in compliance with the BPU’s directive, but did so under protest preserving its legal rights. The SOCA requires that the generator bid in and clear the PJM RPM base residual auction in each year of the SOCA term. The SOCA provides for the EDCs to make capacity payments to, or receive capacity payments from, the generators as calculated based on the difference between the RPM clearing price for each year of the term and the price bid and accepted for that generator in the BPU process. The LCAPP Act and the BPU order provide that, once the SOCAs are executed and approved by the BPU, they will be irrevocable and the EDCs will be entitled to full rate recovery of the prudently incurred costs. On April 27, 2011, the BPU approved the executed contracts and also announced that it will convene a proceeding to consider whether current mechanisms are adequate to incent needed generation construction in New Jersey.

 

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Leveraged Lease Investments

The IRS has issued reports with respect to its audits of PSEG’s consolidated federal corporate income tax returns for tax years 1997 through 2003, which disallowed all deductions associated with certain lease transactions. The IRS reports also proposed a 20% penalty for substantial understatement of tax liability. PSEG has filed protests of these findings with the Office of Appeals of the IRS.

PSEG believes its tax position related to these transactions was proper based on applicable statutes, regulations and case law in effect at the time that the deductions were taken. There are several pending tax cases involving other taxpayers with similar leveraged lease investments. To date, six cases have been decided at the trial court level, four of which were decided in favor of the government. The appeals of two of these decisions were affirmed, both in favor of the government. The fifth case involves a jury verdict that was challenged by both parties on inconsistency grounds but was later settled by the parties. One case, involving an investment in an energy transaction by a utility, was decided in favor of the taxpayer.

In order to reduce the cash tax exposure related to these leases, Energy Holdings pursued opportunities to terminate international leases with lessees that were willing to meet certain economic thresholds. As of December 31, 2010, Energy Holdings had terminated all of these leasing transactions and reduced the related cash tax exposure by $1.1 billion. PSEG has completely eliminated its gross investment in such transactions.

Cash Impact

As of March 31, 2011, an aggregate of approximately $263 million would become currently payable if PSEG conceded all deductions taken through that date. PSEG has deposited $320 million with the IRS to defray potential interest costs associated with this disputed tax liability, eliminating its cash exposure completely. In the event PSEG is successful in defense of its position, the deposit is fully refundable with interest. Penalties of $150 million would also become payable if the IRS successfully asserted and litigated a case against PSEG. PSEG has not established a reserve for penalties because it believes it has strong defenses to the assertion of penalties under applicable law. Interest and penalty exposure will grow at an average rate of $2 million per quarter during 2011. If the IRS is successful in a litigated case consistent with the positions it has taken in the generic settlement offer recently proposed, an additional $20 million to $40 million of tax would be due for tax positions through March 31, 2011.

Unless this matter is resolved with the IRS, PSEG currently anticipates that it may be required to pay between $110 million and $300 million in tax, interest and penalties for the tax years 1997-2000 during 2011 and subsequently commence litigation to recover those amounts. It is possible that an additional payment of between $220 million and $540 million could be required during 2011 for tax years 2001-2003 followed by further litigation to recover those amounts. The amounts that may be required to litigate differ from the potential net cash exposure noted above, as the former amounts include all potential deficiencies for only contested tax years 1997 through 2003. These litigation amounts also include penalties which are not included in the computation of potential net cash exposure as PSEG believes it has strong defenses. These amounts also exclude an offset for taxes paid on lease terminations, which is netted in the potential net cash exposure as PSEG would be entitled to a refund of such amounts under a loss scenario. Any potential claims PSEG would make to recover such amounts would include the deposit noted above.

Earnings Impact

PSEG’s current reserve position represents its view of the earnings impact that could result from a settlement related to these transactions, although a total loss, consistent with the broad settlement offer proposed by the IRS, would result in an additional earnings charge of $120 million to $140 million.

 

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Note 9. Changes in Capitalization

The following capital transactions occurred in the first three months of 2011:

Power

 

 

paid a cash dividend of $175 million to PSEG in March.

PSE&G

 

 

paid $46 million of Transition Funding’s securitization debt.

Energy Holdings

 

 

paid $1 million of nonrecourse project debt.

In addition, Power paid its $606 million of 7.75% Senior Notes at maturity in April 2011.

Note 10. Financial Risk Management Activities

The operations of PSEG, Power and PSE&G are exposed to market risks from changes in commodity prices, interest rates and equity prices that could affect their results of operations and financial condition. Exposure to these risks is managed through normal operating and financing activities and, when appropriate, through hedging transactions. Hedging transactions use derivative instruments to create a relationship in which changes to the value of the assets, liabilities or anticipated transactions exposed to market risks are expected to be offset by changes in the value of these derivative instruments.

Commodity Prices

The availability and price of energy commodities are subject to fluctuations due to weather, environmental policies, changes in supply and demand, state and federal regulatory policies, market conditions, transmission availability and other events. Power uses physical and financial transactions in the wholesale energy markets to mitigate the effects of adverse movements in fuel and electricity prices. Derivative contracts that do not qualify for hedge accounting or normal purchases/normal sales treatment are marked to market (MTM) with changes in fair value recorded in the income statement. The fair value for the majority of these contracts is obtained from quoted market sources. Modeling techniques using assumptions reflective of current market rates, yield curves and forward prices are used to interpolate certain prices when no quoted market exists.

Cash Flow Hedges

Power uses forward sale and purchase contracts, swaps, futures and firm transmission right (FTR) contracts to hedge

 

 

forecasted energy sales from its generation stations and the related load obligations and

 

 

the price of fuel to meet its fuel purchase requirements.

These derivative transactions are designated and effective as cash flow hedges. As of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, the fair value and the impact on Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) associated with these hedges was as follows:

 

     

As of
March 31,

2011

    

As of
December 31,

2010

 
     Millions   

Fair Value of Cash Flow Hedges

   $ 152       $ 196   

Impact on Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) (after tax)

   $ 82       $ 114   

 

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The expiration date of the longest-dated cash flow hedge at Power is in 2012. Power’s after-tax unrealized gains on these derivatives that are expected to be reclassified to earnings during the next 12 months and thereafter, are $81 million and $1 million, respectively. There was no material ineffectiveness associated with these hedges as of March 31, 2011.

Trading Derivatives

In general, the main purpose of Power’s wholesale marketing operation is to optimize the value of the output of the generating facilities via various products and services available in the markets we serve. Power does engage in trading of electricity and energy-related products where such transactions are not associated with the output or fuel purchase requirements of our facilities. This trading consists mostly of energy supply contracts where we secure sales commitments with the intent to supply the energy services from purchases in the market rather than from our owned generation. Such trading activities are marked to market through the income statement and represent less than one percent of gross margin (revenues less energy costs) on an annual basis.

Other Derivatives

Power enters into other contracts that are derivatives, but do not qualify for cash flow hedge accounting. Most of these contracts are used for fuel purchases for generation requirements and for electricity purchases for contractual sales obligations. Changes in fair market value of these contracts are recorded in earnings. The fair value of these contracts as of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 was $2 million and $(4) million, respectively.

Interest Rates

PSEG, Power and PSE&G are subject to the risk of fluctuating interest rates in the normal course of business. Exposure to this risk is managed by targeting a balanced debt maturity profile which limits refinancing in any given period or interest rate environment. In addition, we have used a mix of fixed and floating rate debt, interest rate swaps and interest rate lock agreements.

Fair Value Hedges

PSEG enters into fair value hedges to convert fixed-rate debt into variable-rate debt. Since 2009, PSEG has entered into eight interest rate swaps totaling $1.150 billion. These swaps convert $300 million of Power’s $600 million of 6.95% Senior Notes due June 2012, Power’s $250 million of 5% Senior Notes due April 2014, Power’s $300 million of 5.5% Senior Notes due 2015 and $300 million of Power’s $303 million of 5.32% Senior Notes due September 2016 into variable-rate debt. These interest rate swaps are designated and effective as fair value hedges. The fair value changes of the interest rate swaps are fully offset by the changes in the fair value of the underlying debt. As of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, the fair value of all the underlying hedges was $30 million and $39 million, respectively.

Cash Flow Hedges

PSEG, Power and Energy Holdings use interest rate swaps and other derivatives, which are designated and effective as cash flow hedges, to manage their exposure to the variability of cash flows, primarily related to variable-rate debt instruments. As of March 31, 2011, there was no hedge ineffectiveness associated with these hedges. The total fair value of these interest rate derivatives was immaterial as of each of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010. The Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss (after tax) related to interest rate derivatives designated as cash flow hedges was $3 million as of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010.

 

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Fair Values of Derivative Instruments

The following are the fair values of derivative instruments on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets:

 

     As of March 31, 2011  
    Power     PSE&G     PSEG     Consolidated  
    Cash Flow
Hedges
    Non Hedges     Netting
(A)
    Total
Power
    Non Hedges     Fair Value
Hedges
    Total
Derivatives
 

Balance Sheet Location

 

Energy-
Related
Contracts

   

Energy-
Related
Contracts

       

Energy-
Related
Contracts

   

Interest
Rate
Swaps

   
    Millions   

Derivative Contracts

             

Current Assets

  $ 156      $ 348      $ (348   $ 156      $ 0      $ 18      $ 174   

Noncurrent Assets

    6        64        (38     32        6        12        50   
                                                       

Total Mark-to-Market Derivative Assets

  $ 162      $ 412      $ (386   $ 188      $ 6      $ 30      $ 224   
                                                       

Derivative Contracts

             

Current Liabilities

  $ (7   $ (386   $ 340      $ (53   $ (11   $ 0      $ (64

Noncurrent Liabilities

    (3     (60     38        (25     0        0        (25
                                                       

Total Mark-to-Market Derivative (Liabilities)

  $ (10   $ (446   $ 378      $ (78   $ (11   $ 0      $ (89
                                                       

Total Net Mark-to-Market Derivative Assets (Liabilities)

  $ 152      $ (34   $ (8   $ 110      $ (5   $ 30      $ 135   
                                                       

 

     As of December 31, 2010  
    Power     PSE&G     PSEG     Consolidated  
    Cash Flow
Hedges
    Non Hedges     Netting
(A)
    Total
Power
    Non Hedges     Fair Value
Hedges
    Total
Derivatives
 

Balance Sheet Location

 

Energy-
Related
Contracts

   

Energy-
Related
Contracts

       

Energy-
Related
Contracts

   

Interest
Rate
Swaps

   
    Millions   

Derivative Contracts

             

Current Assets

  $ 204      $ 403      $ (444   $ 163      $ 0      $ 19      $ 182   

Noncurrent Assets

    3        80        (41     42        17        20        79   
                                                       

Total Mark-to-Market Derivative Assets

  $ 207      $ 483      $ (485   $ 205      $ 17      $ 39      $ 261   
                                                       

Derivative Contracts

             

Current Liabilities

  $ (11   $ (454   $ 374      $ (91   $ (12   $ 0      $ (103

Noncurrent Liabilities

    0        (72     50        (22     0        0        (22
                                                       

Total Mark-to-Market Derivative (Liabilities)

  $ (11   $ (526   $ 424      $ (113   $ (12   $ 0      $ (125
                                                       

Total Net Mark-to-Market Derivative Assets (Liabilities)

  $ 196      $ (43   $ (61   $ 92      $ 5      $ 39      $ 136   
                                                       

 

(A)

Represents the netting of fair value balances with the same counterparty and the application of collateral. As of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, net cash collateral received of $8 million and

 

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$61 million, respectively, was netted against the corresponding net derivative contract positions. Of the $8 million as of March 31, 2011, cash collateral of $(18) million and $(2) million were netted against current assets and noncurrent assets, respectively, and cash collateral of $10 million and $2 million were netted against current liabilities and noncurrent liabilities, respectively. Of the $61 million as of December 31, 2010, cash collateral of $(132) million and $(3) million were netted against current assets and noncurrent assets, respectively, and cash collateral of $62 million and $12 million were netted against current liabilities and noncurrent liabilities, respectively.

The aggregate fair value of energy-related contracts in a liability position as of March 31, 2011 that contain triggers for additional collateral was $261 million. This potential additional collateral is included in the $772 million discussed in Note 8. Commitments and Contingent Liabilities.

The following shows the effect on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and on Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (AOCI) of derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges for the three months ended March 31, 2011 and 2010:

 

Derivatives in

Cash Flow Hedging

Relationships

   Amount of
Pre-Tax

Gain (Loss)
Recognized
in AOCI on
Derivatives

(Effective
Portion)
    Location
of Pre-Tax Gain
(Loss) Reclassified
from AOCI into
Income
     Amount of
Pre-Tax Gain
(Loss)
Reclassified
from AOCI
into Income
(Effective
Portion)
    Location
of Pre-Tax Gain
(Loss) Recognized

in Income on
Derivatives
(Ineffective

Portion)
     Amount of
Pre-Tax Gain
(Loss)
Recognized in
Income on
Derivatives
(Ineffective
Portion)
 
   Three  Months
Ended

March 31,
           Three Months
Ended
March 31,
           Three Months
Ended
March 31,
 
   2011      2010            2011      2010            2011     2010  
     Millions   
PSEG and Power                     

Energy-Related Contracts

   $ 13       $ 208        Operating Revenues       $ 66       $ 76        Operating Revenues       $ (2   $ (2

Energy-Related Contracts

     2         (2     Energy Costs         3         (1        0        0   
                                                        
Total PSEG    $ 15       $ 206         $ 69       $ 75         $ (2   $ (2
                                                        

The following reconciles the Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income for derivative activity included in the Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss of PSEG on a pre-tax and after-tax basis:

 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income

   Pre-Tax     After-Tax  
     Millions  

Balance as of December 31, 2010

   $ 188      $ 111   

Gain Recognized in AOCI (Effective Portion)

     15        9   

Less: Gain Reclassified into Income (Effective Portion)

     (69     (41
                

Balance as of March 31, 2011

   $ 134      $ 79   
                

 

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(UNAUDITED)

 

The following shows the effect on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations of derivative instruments not designated as hedging instruments or as normal purchases and sales for the three months ended March 31, 2011 and 2010:

 

Derivatives Not Designated as Hedges

   Location of Pre-Tax
Gain (Loss)

Recognized in
Income
on Derivatives
     Pre-Tax Gain (Loss)
Recognized in

Income on
Derivatives
 
           

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 
           

    2011    

   

    2010    

 
PSEG and Power           Millions  

Energy-Related Contracts

     Operating Revenues       $ (42   $ 87   

Energy-Related Contracts

     Energy Costs         3        (10
                   

Total PSEG and Power

      $ (39   $ 77   
                   

Power’s derivative contracts reflected in the preceding tables include contracts to hedge the purchase and sale of electricity and the purchase of fuel. Not all of these contracts qualify for hedge accounting. Most of these contracts are marked to market. The tables above do not include contracts for which Power has elected the normal purchase/normal sales exemption, such as its BGS contracts and certain other energy supply contracts that it has with other utilities and companies with retail load. In addition, PSEG has interest rate swaps designated as fair value hedges. The effect of these hedges was to reduce interest expense by approximately $6 million for each of the three month periods ended March 31, 2011 and 2010.

The following reflects the gross volume, on an absolute value basis, of derivatives as of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010:

 

Type

  

Notional

    

Total

    

PSEG

    

Power

    

PSE&G

 
     Millions  

As of March 31, 2011

              

Natural Gas

     Dth         979         0         715         264   

Electricity

     MWh         170         0         170         0   

FTRs

     MWh         12         0         12         0   

Interest Rate Swaps

     US Dollars         1,150         1,150         0         0   

As of December 31, 2010

              

Natural Gas

     Dth         704         0         424         280   

Electricity

     MWh         154         0         154         0   

Capacity

     MW days         1         0         1         0   

FTRs

     MWh         23         0         23         0   

Interest Rate Swaps

     US Dollars         1,150         1,150         0         0   

Credit Risk

Credit risk relates to the risk of loss that we would incur as a result of non-performance by counterparties pursuant to the terms of their contractual obligations. We have established credit policies that we believe significantly minimize credit risk. These policies include an evaluation of potential counterparties’ financial condition (including credit rating), collateral requirements under certain circumstances and the use of standardized agreements, which allow for the netting of positive and negative exposures associated with a single counterparty.

In the event of non-performance or non-payment by a major counterparty, there may be a material adverse impact on Power’s financial condition, results of operations or net cash flows. As of March 31, 2011, 95% of the credit exposure (MTM plus net receivables and payables, less cash collateral) for Power’s operations was with investment grade counterparties.

 

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(UNAUDITED)

 

The following table provides information on Power’s credit risk from others, net of collateral, as of March 31, 2011. Credit exposure is defined as any positive results of netting accounts receivable/accounts payable and the forward value of open positions. It further delineates that exposure by the credit rating of the counterparties and provides guidance on the concentration of credit risk to individual counterparties and an indication of the quality of the company’s credit risk by credit rating of the counterparties.

 

Rating

 

Current
Exposure

   

Securities
held as
Collateral

   

Net
Exposure

   

Number of
Counterparties >10%

   

Net Exposure of
Counterparties >10%

 
    Millions           Millions  

Investment Grade— External Rating

  $ 908      $ 45      $ 905                2      $ 572 (A) 

Non-Investment Grade— External Rating

    46        0        46        0        0   

Investment Grade— No External Rating

    9        0        9        0        0   

Non-Investment Grade— No External Rating

    7        0        7        0        0   
                                       

Total

  $ 970      $ 45      $ 967        2      $ 572   
                                       

 

(A)

Includes net exposure of $432 million with PSE&G. The remaining net exposure of $140 million is with a nonaffiliated power purchaser which is a regulated investment grade counterparty.

The net exposure listed above, in some cases, will not be the difference between the current exposure and the collateral held. A counterparty may have posted more cash collateral than the outstanding exposure, in which case there would be no exposure. When letters of credit have been posted as collateral, the exposure amount is not reduced, but the exposure amount is transferred to the rating of the issuing bank. As of March 31, 2011, Power had 208 active counterparties.

Note 11. Fair Value Measurements

Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Accounting guidance for fair value measurement emphasizes that fair value is a market-based measurement, not an entity-specific measurement, and establishes a fair value hierarchy that distinguishes between assumptions based on market data obtained from independent sources and those based on an entity’s own assumptions. The hierarchy prioritizes the inputs to fair value measurement into three levels:

Level 1—measurements utilize quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that PSEG, Power and PSE&G have the ability to access. These consist primarily of listed equity securities.

Level 2—measurements include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, and other observable inputs such as interest rates and yield curves that are observable at commonly quoted intervals. These consist primarily of non-exchange traded derivatives such as forward contracts or options and most fixed income securities.

Level 3—measurements use unobservable inputs for assets or liabilities, based on the best information available and might include an entity’s own data and assumptions. In some valuations, the inputs used may fall into different levels of the hierarchy. In these cases, the financial instrument’s level within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. These consist mainly of various FTRs, certain full requirements contracts and other longer term capacity and transportation contracts.

 

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(UNAUDITED)

 

The following tables present information about PSEG’s, Power’s and PSE&G’s respective assets and (liabilities) measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, including the fair value measurements and the levels of inputs used in determining those fair values. Amounts shown for PSEG include the amounts shown for Power and PSE&G.

 

    

Recurring Fair Value Measurements as of March 31, 2011

 
           Cash
Collateral
    Quoted Market
Prices of
Identical Assets
     Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
   

Significant

Unobservable

Inputs

 

Description

  

Total

   

Netting(E)

   

(Level 1)

    

(Level 2)

   

(Level 3)

 
     Millions  

PSEG

           

Assets:

           

Derivative Contracts:

           

Energy-Related Contracts (A)

   $ 194      $ (20   $ 0       $ 185      $ 29   

Interest Rate Swaps (B)

   $ 30      $ 0      $ 0       $ 30      $ 0   

NDT Funds: (C)

           

Equity Securities

   $ 699      $ 0      $ 699       $ 0      $ 0   

Debt Securities-Govt Obligations

   $ 296      $ 0      $ 0       $ 296      $ 0   

Debt Securities-Other

   $ 261      $ 0      $ 0       $ 261      $ 0   

Other Securities

   $ 110      $ 0      $ 5       $ 105      $ 0   

Rabbi Trusts—Mutual Funds (C)

   $ 164      $ 0      $ 20       $ 144      $ 0   

Other Long-Term Investments (D)

   $ 3      $ 0      $ 3       $ 0      $ 0   

Liabilities:

           

Derivative Contracts:

           

Energy-Related Contracts (A)

   $ (89   $ 12      $ 0       $ (74   $ (27

Power

           

Assets:

           

Derivative Contracts:

           

Energy-Related Contracts (A)

   $ 188      $ (20   $ 0       $ 185      $ 23   

NDT Funds: (C)

           

Equity Securities

   $ 699      $ 0      $ 699       $ 0      $ 0   

Debt Securities-Govt Obligations

   $ 296      $ 0      $ 0       $ 296      $ 0   

Debt Securities-Other

   $ 261      $ 0      $ 0       $ 261      $ 0   

Other Securities

   $ 110      $ 0      $ 5       $ 105      $ 0   

Rabbi Trusts—Mutual Funds (C)

   $ 32      $ 0      $ 4       $ 28      $ 0   

Liabilities:

           

Derivative Contracts:

           

Energy-Related Contracts (A)

   $ (78   $ 12      $ 0       $ (74   $ (16

PSE&G

           

Assets:

           

Derivative Contracts:

           

Energy-Related Contracts (A)

   $ 6      $ 0      $ 0       $ 0      $ 6   

Rabbi Trusts—Mutual Funds (C)

   $ 54      $ 0      $ 7       $ 47      $ 0   

Liabilities:

           

Energy-Related Contracts (A)

   $ (11   $ 0      $ 0       $ 0      $ (11

 

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Recurring Fair Value Measurements as of December 31, 2010

 
           Cash
Collateral
    Quoted Market
Prices of
Identical Assets
     Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
   

Significant

Unobservable

Inputs

 

Description

  

Total

   

Netting(E)

   

(Level 1)

    

(Level 2)

   

(Level 3)

 
     Millions  

PSEG

           

Assets:

           

Derivative Contracts:

           

Energy-Related Contracts (A)

   $ 222      $ (135   $ 0       $ 228      $ 129   

Interest Rate Swaps (B)

   $ 39      $ 0      $ 0       $ 39      $ 0   

NDT Funds: (C)

           

Equity Securities

   $ 735      $ 0      $ 735       $ 0      $ 0   

Debt Securities-Govt Obligations

   $ 303      $ 0      $ 0       $ 303      $ 0   

Debt Securities-Other

   $ 255      $ 0      $ 0       $ 255      $ 0   

Other Securities

   $ 70      $ 0      $ 0       $ 62      $ 8   

Rabbi Trusts—Mutual Funds (C)

   $ 160      $ 0      $ 18       $ 142      $ 0   

Other Long-Term Investments (D)

   $ 2      $ 0      $ 2       $ 0      $ 0   

Liabilities:

           

Derivative Contracts:

           

Energy-Related Contracts (A)

   $ (125   $ 74      $ 0       $ (117   $ (82

Power

           

Assets:

           

Derivative Contracts:

           

Energy-Related Contracts (A)

   $ 205      $ (135   $ 0       $ 228      $ 112   

NDT Funds: (C)

           

Equity Securities

   $ 735      $ 0      $ 735       $ 0      $ 0   

Debt Securities-Govt Obligations

   $ 303      $ 0      $ 0       $ 303      $ 0   

Debt Securities-Other

   $ 255      $ 0      $ 0       $ 255      $ 0   

Other Securities

   $ 70      $ 0      $ 0       $ 62      $ 8   

Rabbi Trusts—Mutual Funds (C)

   $ 32      $ 0      $ 4       $ 28      $ 0   

Liabilities:

           

Derivative Contracts:

           

Energy-Related Contracts (A)

   $ (113   $ 74      $ 0       $ (117   $ (70

PSE&G

           

Assets:

           

Derivative Contracts:

           

Energy-Related Contracts (A)

   $ 17      $ 0      $ 0       $ 0      $ 17   

Rabbi Trusts—Mutual Funds (C)

   $ 54      $ 0      $ 6       $ 48      $ 0   

Liabilities:

           

Energy-Related Contracts (A)

   $ (12   $ 0      $ 0       $ 0      $ (12

 

(A) Level 2—Fair values for energy-related contracts are obtained primarily using a market-based approach. Most derivative contracts (forward purchase or sale contracts and swaps) are valued using the average midpoint from multiple broker or dealer quotes or auction prices. Prices used in the valuation process are also corroborated independently by management to determine that values are based on actual transaction data or, in the absence of transactions, bid and offers for the day. Examples may include certain exchange and non-exchange traded capacity and electricity contracts and natural gas physical or swap contracts based on market prices, basis adjustments and other premiums where adjustments and premiums are not considered significant to the overall inputs.

 

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Level 3—For energy-related contracts, which include more complex agreements where limited observable inputs or pricing information is available, modeling techniques are employed using assumptions reflective of contractual terms, current market rates, forward price curves, discount rates and risk factors, as applicable. For certain energy-related option contracts where daily settled option prices are not observable, a traditional Black-Scholes valuation methodology is used which incorporates an internally developed volatility curve that is considered a significant unobservable input. Fair values of other energy contracts may be based on broker quotes that we cannot corroborate with actual market transaction data. We considered the creditworthiness of our counterparties in the valuation of our energy-related contracts and the impacts are immaterial.

 

(B) Interest rate swaps are valued using quoted prices on commonly quoted intervals, which are interpolated for periods different than the quoted intervals, as inputs to a market valuation model. Market inputs can generally be verified and model selection does not involve significant management judgment.

 

(C) Power’s NDT funds maintain investments in various equity and fixed income securities classified as “available for sale.” These securities are valued using quoted market prices, broker or dealer quotations or alternative pricing sources with reasonable levels of price transparency. All fair value measurements for the fund securities are provided by the trustees of these funds. Investments in marketable equity securities within the NDT funds are primarily investments in common stocks across a broad range of industries and sectors. Most equity securities are priced utilizing the principal market close price or in some cases midpoint, bid or ask price (primarily Level 1).

Power’s NDT investments in fixed income securities are primarily with investment grade corporate bonds and U.S. Treasury obligations or Federal Agency mortgage-backed securities with a wide range of maturities. Fixed income securities are priced using an evaluated pricing methodology that reflects observable market information such as the most recent exchange price or quoted bid for similar securities (primarily Level 2). Short-term investments and certain commingled temporary investments are valued using observable market prices or market parameters such as time-to-maturity, coupon rate, quality rating and current yield (primarily