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Utilities have long been an area of the investing universe that attracts certain investors. As a general rule there is less volatility in the utilities sector and the dividend payout from certain utilities can be very respectable. There are also times in the economic cycle when utilities are viewed as a type of safe haven when everything else in the investing world seems to be engulfed by a high level of uncertainty.

Here is a little info on each of the sub-industries within this category to help you find trade setups or potential investments in areas that interest you. A list of publicly traded utilities stocks can be found by scrolling down or you can access a list of the companies in each group through the industry links on this page.

Electrical Utilities: These companies provide electricity service to customers throughout the United States. Due to the large number of companies, this category has been divided into large-cap electrical utilities and mid and small-cap electrical utilities. Some of the larger companies based on market capitalization are:

American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP)

Edison International (EIX)

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE)

Southern Company (The) (SO)

Electric and Gas Utilities: These companies provide electric service and distribute natural gas to customers as well. Similar to electrical utilities the category has been divided into two sections: large-cap and mid and small-cap. In the large-cap section some of the largest publicly traded utilities in the world can be located including Dominion Resources and Duke Energy. Examples of some of the larger companies include:

Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED)

Dominion Resources, Inc. (D)

DTE Energy Company (DTE)

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)

Exelon Corporation (EXC)

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PCG)

PPL Corporation (PPL)

Sempra Energy (SRE)

Foreign Utilities: There are numerous foreign utilities that have decided to list on U.S. exchanges through American Depositary Shares (ADSs) in addition to the exchange in their country. The majority of these utilities are electrical utilities and many of them are located in South America.

Natural Gas Distributors: These companies provide natural gas service to customers across the country. It is very common for these companies to have natural gas infrastructure assets as well. Unlike many of the other utility categories that are not currently as many large-cap companies. Examples of companies in this section include.

AGL Resources, Inc. (GAS)

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Water Utilities: There are not as many publicly traded water utilities for investors to choose from as the other utility categories. What choices there are tend to be on average more geographically diverse when compared to electric utilities or natural gas distributors. For example, American Water Works (AWK) has a wide geographical reach across the country that is hard to find amongst the other utilities regardless of size. Examples of companies in this section include:

American Water Works (AWK)

Aqua America, Inc. (WTR)

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U.S. Exchanges

Allete, Inc. (ALE) (Electric utilities: service provided in Minnesota and Wisconsin)

Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT) (Diversified utilities: services provided in the Midwest Region)

Ameren Corporation (AEE) (Diversified utilities: services provided in the Midwest Region)

American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) (Electric utilities: service provided in the Southeast and Midwest regions)

American States Water Company (AWR) (Water utilities: services provided in California)

American Water Works (AWK) (Water utility services provided in multiple regions)

Aqua America, Inc. (WTR) (Water utilities: service provided in Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia)

Artesian Resources Corporation (ATRNA) (Water utilities: services provided in Delaware)

Atlantic Power Corporation (AT) (Electricity provided to utilities and large commercial companies)

Atlantica Yield Plc (ABY) (United Kingdom: utilities)

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) (Natural Gas: services provided in Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia)

Avangrid, Inc. (AGR) (Diversified utilities: operations in approximately 25 states)

Avista Corporation (AVA) (Diversified utilities: services provided in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington)

Black Hills Corporation (BKH) (Diversified utilities: services provided in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain Regions)

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (BIP) (Electric utilities: owns utilities, transport, energy and communications infrastructure assets)

Cadiz, Inc. (CDZI) (Owns property with water resources)

California Water Service Group Holding (CWT) (Water utilities: services provided in California, Hawaii, New Mexico and Washington)

Calpine Corporation (CPN) (Electric utilities: natural gas-fired and renewable geothermal power plants)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) (Diversified utilities: services provided in the Midwest and Southeast Regions)

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (CPK) (Diversified utilities: services provided in Florida and Ohio; natural gas, electric and propane)

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) (Diversified utilities: services provided in Michigan)

Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS (CIG) (Brazil: electric utilities)

Companhia de Saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo (SBS) (Brazil: Water utilities)

Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ELP) (Brazil: Electric utilities)

Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (CTWS) (Water utilities: services provided in Connecticut and Maine)

Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED) (Diversified utilities: services provided in New York)

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (CWCO) (Seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plants and accompanying water distribution systems)

CPFL Energia S.A. (CPL) (Brazil: Electric utilities)

Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc. (DGAS) (Natural gas: services provided in Kentucky)

Dominion Resources, Inc. (D) (Diversified utilities: services provided in multiple regions)

DTE Energy Company (DTE) (Diversified utilities: services provided in Michigan)

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) (Diversified utilities: services provided in multiple regions)

Dynegy Inc. (DYN) (Electric utilities: service provided in the Midwest, Northeast and West Coast Regions)

Ellomay Capital Ltd. (ELLO) (Israel – Electric)

Edison International (EIX) (Electric utilities: service provided in California)

El Paso Electric Company (EE) (Electric utilities: service provided in Texas and New Mexico)

Empire District Electric Company (The) (EDE) (Diversified utilities: services provided in the Midwest Region)

Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (EDN) (Argentina: electric utilities)

Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A. (EOC) (Chile: electric utilities)

Enersis Americas S.A. (ENIA) (Chile: Electric utilities)

Enersis Chile (ENIC) (Chile: Electric utilities)

Entergy Corporation (ETR) (Electric utilities: service provided in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas)

Eversource Energy (ES) (Diversified utilities: services provided in the Northeast Region)

Exelon Corporation (EXC) (Diversified utilities: services provided in multiple regions)

FirstEnergy Corporation (FE) (Electric utilities: service provided in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions)

Fortis, Inc. (FTS) (Canada, electric and gas utilities)

FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCEL) (Fuel cell power plants)

Gas Natural Inc. (EGAS) (Natural gas: services provided in Kentucky, Maine, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania)

Genie Energy Ltd. (GNE) (Diversified utilities: services provided in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Regions)

Great Plains Energy Inc. (GXP) (Electric utilities: service provided in Kansas and Missouri)

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HE) (Electric utilities: service provided in Hawaii and owns American Savings Bank)

Huaneng Power International, Inc. (HNP) (China: electric utilities)

IDACORP, Inc. (IDA) (Electric utilities: service provided in Idaho and Oregon)

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP) (South Korea: electric utilities)

MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) (Diversified utilities: utilities and oil & gas)

MGE Energy Inc. (MGEE) (Diversified utilities: services provided in Wisconsin)

Middlesex Water Company (MSEX) (Water utilities: services provided in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania)

National Grid Transco, Plc. (NGG) (United Kingdom: electric and natural gas utilities)

National Fuel Gas Company (NFG) (Natural Gas: services provided in New York and Pennsylvania)

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) (Electric utilities: service provided in Florida; also operates commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin)

New Jersey Resources Corporation (NJR) (Natural Gas: services provided in New Jersey)

NiSource, Inc. (NI) (Diversified utilities: services provided in Multiple Regions)

Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN) (Natural gas: services provided in Oregon and Washington)

NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) (Diversified utilities: services provided in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska)

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) (Electric utilities: generates this power from solar, wind, fossil and nuclear sources)

NRG Yield, Inc. (NYLD) (Electric utilities: subsidiary of NRG Energy)

OGE Energy Corporation (OGE) (Electric utilities: service provided in Arkansas and Oklahoma)

ONE Gas, Inc. (OGS) (Natural Gas: services provided in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas)

Otter Tail Corporation (OTTR) (Electric utilities: service provided in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota; Diversified Manufacturing)

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PCG) (Diversified utilities: services provided in California)

Pampa Energia S.A. (PAM) (Argentina: electric utilities)

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (PNW) (Electric utilities: service provided in Arizona)

PNM Resources, Inc. (Holding Co.) (PNM) (Electric utilities: service provided in New Mexico and Texas)

Portland General Electric Company (POR) (Electric utilities: service provided in Oregon)

PPL Corporation (PPL) (Diversified utilities: services provided in Kentucky and Pennsylvania)

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG) (Diversified utilities: services provided in New Jersey)

Pure Cycle Corporation (PCYO) (Designs, constructs, operates and maintains water and wastewater systems)

RGC Resources Inc. (RGCO) (Natural gas: services provided in Virginia)

Scana Corporation (SCG) (Diversified utilities: services provided in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina)

Sempra Energy (SRE) (Diversified utilities: services provided in multiple regions; natural gas midstream assets)

SJW Corporation (SJW) (Water utilities: services provided in California and Texas)

Southern Company (The) (SO) (Electric utilities: service provided in the Southeast region; nuclear units)

South Jersey Industries, Inc. (SJI) (Natural Gas: services provided in New Jersey)

Southwest Gas Corporation (SWX) (Natural Gas: services provided in Arizona, California and Nevada)

Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE) (Diversified utilities: services provided in Multiple Regions)

Spire Inc. (SR) (Natural gas service to customers in Alabama and Missouri)

The AES Corporation (AES) (Electric utilities: service provided in multiple regions)

The York Water Company (YORW) (Water utilities: services provided in Pennsylvania)

TransCanada Corporation (TRP) (Canada, diversified activities: pipelines, storage facilities and power generation)

TransAlta Corporation (TAC) (Canada: electric utilities)

UGI Corporation (UGI) (Diversified utilities: propane and utilities)

UNITIL Corporation (UTL) (Diversified utilities: services provided in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts

U.S. Geothermal Inc. (HTM) (Geothermal power)

Vectren Corporation (VVC) (Diversified utilities: services provided in Indiana and Ohio)

WEC Energy Group (WEC) (Diversified utilities: services provided in Wisconsin and Michigan)

Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) (Electric utilities: service provided in Kansas)

WGL Holdings Inc. (WGL) (Natural gas distribution and midstream assets)

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) (Diversified utilities: services provided in the Midwest and Western regions)