Fitch Affirms Consumers Funding LLC

NEW YORK--()--Fitch Ratings affirms the Consumers Funding LLC Series 2001-1 U.S. utility tariff bond transaction as follows:

--Class A-6 at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable.

KEY RATING DRIVERS:
The transaction is performing within expectations, with levels of outstanding principal amounts in-line with their targeted amortization schedules. The true-up mechanism is performing as expected, providing adequate credit support for the transaction.

RATING SENSITIVITY:
As part of Fitch's initial rating sensitivity, Fitch conducted a break the bond case which provides an alternative means by which to measure the potential effects of rapid, significant declines in power consumption while capping the residential securitization charges at 20% of the total customer bill. This analysis determines the maximum level of forecasted energy decline that would cause a default in required payments on the securitizations or cause the tariff charges to exceed 20% of the total residual customer bill. Despite this severe decline in consumption, due to the true-up mechanisms, the tariff charges are able to pay all debt service by the legal final maturity date.

For further detail on the rating sensitivity analysis for Utility Tariff Bonds, please refer to Fitch's criteria titled 'Rating Criteria for U.S. Utility Tariff Bonds' available at www.fitchratings.com.

Individual Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms reports are available for all structured finance transactions initially rated on or after Sept. 26, 2011 at www.fitchratings.com.

Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:
--'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria' May 24, 2013;
--'Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions' April 17, 2012;
--'Rating Criteria for U.S. Utility Tariff Bonds' Dec. 18, 2013.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:
Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria
http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=708661
Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions
http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=676496
Rating Criteria for U.S. Utility Tariff Bonds
http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=726322

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Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst:
Eugene Kushnir, +1-212-908-0830
Associate Director
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
Chicago, IL 60602
or
Committee Chairperson:
Du Trieu, +1-312-368-2091
Senior Director
or
Media Relations:
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sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst:
Eugene Kushnir, +1-212-908-0830
Associate Director
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
Chicago, IL 60602
or
Committee Chairperson:
Du Trieu, +1-312-368-2091
Senior Director
or
Media Relations:
Sandro Scenga, +1-212-908-0278
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com