Analysts expect Consolidated Edison’s (ED) dividends to rise 3% for the next couple of years. This rate is indeed a tad lower than the industry as a whole, as dividends are expected to rise 4%–6% among utilities at large. However, investors can likely expect relatively low risk and dividend stability with Consolidated Edison.
NextEra Energy (NEE) and Dominion Resources (D) are two strong names that offer relatively high dividend growth. Both are expected to offer a dividend growth rate of near 10% in the next few years. NextEra Energy yields much lower at 3% than Consolidated Edison.