For the third time since August 2007, Lodi Electric Utility's debt has received an upgrade in its bond grading from Fitch Rating. Lodi Utility received an A- rating, up from BBB+. Lodi Electric Utility was rated A- from July 1999 to October 2002 before it received a series of downgrades during the state's energy crisis.
The financial industry grades bonds on a letter scale with A ratings at the top and B and C grades lower. Standard & Poor's and Moody's have also recently given the utility an A rating.