Fitch Affirms Entergy Texas Restoration Funding, LLC

NEW YORK--()--Fitch Ratings has affirmed two outstanding classes of Entergy Texas Restoration Funding, LLC at 'AAAsf.' A full list of rating actions follows at the end of this release.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

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

RATING SENSITIVITIES

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'.

DUE DILIGENCE USAGE

No third party due diligence was provided or reviewed in relation to this rating action.

Fitch has affirmed the following ratings:

--Class A-2 at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;

--Class A-3 at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable.

Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com.

Applicable Criteria

Counterparty Criteria for Structured Finance and Covered Bonds (pub. 14 May 2014)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=744158

Criteria for Servicing Continuity Risk in Structured Finance (pub. 17 Dec 2015)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=875586

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria (pub. 06 Jul 2015)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=867952

Rating Criteria for U.S. Utility Tariff Bonds (pub. 21 Dec 2015)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=875393

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst
Cole MacKenzie
Analyst
+1-212-908-0830
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Committee Chairperson
Kevin Corrigan
Senior Director
+1-212-908-9156
or
Media Relations
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sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com

Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst
Cole MacKenzie
Analyst
+1-212-908-0830
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Committee Chairperson
Kevin Corrigan
Senior Director
+1-212-908-9156
or
Media Relations
Sandro Scenga, +1 212-908-0278
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com