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Calpine Corporation - Power Plants and SWOT Analysis, 2014 Update

Summary

The report contains a detailed description of the power generation company’s business operations, history, corporate strategy, and business structure. This report contains a detailed SWOT analysis, information on key employees (executives), and major products and services.

Scope

- Major Power Plants (assets) - summarized and detailed information about the power plants (assets).
- Operational Metrics (capacity, generation, revenue, sales, number of consumers).
- Business description - A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy - GlobalData’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT analysis - A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history - Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services - A list of major products, services and brands
- Key employees - A list of the key executives and personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Executive biographies - A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Financial deals - Coverage of key financial deals from 2006 onwards, depending upon information availability
- Important locations and subsidiaries - A list of key locations and subsidiaries of the company, including contact details.

* Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company.

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Table Of Contents

Calpine Corporation - Power Plants and SWOT Analysis, 2014 Update
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 7
Company Snapshot 9
Key Information 9
Company Overview 9
SWOT Snapshot 9
Operational Metrics 10
Calpine Corporation, Operational Metrics, By Capacity 10
Calpine Corporation, Operational Metrics, By Generation 10
Calpine Corporation, Solar PV Parks 11
Calpine Corporation, Solar PV Parks, United States 11
Calpine Corporation, Geothermal Power Plants 12
Calpine Corporation, Geothermal Power Plants, United States 12
Calpine Corporation, Thermal Power Plants 13
Calpine Corporation, Thermal Power Plants, Canada 13
Calpine Corporation, Thermal Power Plants, United States 13
Business Description 17
Business Overview 17
North segment 17
Overview 17
Production 17
Financials 17
Southeast segment 17
Overview 17
Production 17
Financials 17
Texas segment 18
Overview 18
Production 18
Financials 18
West segment 18
Overview 18
Production 18
Financials 18
Major Products and Services 19
History 20
SWOT Analysis 24
Overview 24
Calpine Corporation Strengths 24
Strong Technology Base 24
Strong Asset Base 24
Dominant Market Position 25
Calpine Corporation Weaknesses 25
Dependence on Major Customers 25
Operational Inefficiency 25
Calpine Corporation Opportunities 25
Expansions 25
Positive Outlook for Electricity Demand: the US 25
Strategic Acquisitions 26
Calpine Corporation Threats 26
Fluctuations in Demand 26
Government Regulations 26
Dependence on TandD Facilities: Third Parties 26
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Key Employees 30
Key Employee Biographies 31
Company Statement 33
Locations And Subsidiaries 35
Head Office 35
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 35
Financial Deals Landscape 37
Calpine Corporation, Deals Summary 37
Calpine Corporation, Power, Deal Details 39
Debt Offering 39
Calpine Raises USD1.25 Billion in Public Offering of 5.375% Notes Due 2023 39
Calpine Raises USD1.55 Billion in Public Offering of 5.75% Notes Due 2025 41
Calpine Completes Private Placement Of 6% Notes Due 2022 For US$750 Million 43
Calpine Completes Private Placement Of 5.875% Notes Due 2024 For US$490 Million 44
Calpine Completes Private Placement Of 7.875% Senior Secured Notes Due 2023 For US$1,200 Million 45
Calpine completes 7.5% Senior Secured Notes Offering For US$2 Billion 46
Calpine Completes Private Placement Of 7.875% Senior Secured Notes Due 2020 For US$1.1 Billion 47
Calpine Completes Private Placement Of 8% Senior Secured Notes Due 2019 For US$400 Million 48
Calpine Completes 7.25% Senior Secured Notes Offering For US$1.2 Billion 49
Calpine Completes Private Placement Of 8% Senior Secured Notes Offering For US$1,000 Million 50
Calpine Generating Issues First Priority Secured Floating Rate Notes For US$235 Million 51
Asset Transactions 52
Calpine Sells Partially Completed Power Plant To CER Generation 52
Constellation Energy Acquires Hillabee Energy Center From Calpine 53
FirstEnergy Generation Acquires Natural Gas Combined Cycle Plant From Calpine 54
Asset Finance 55
LS Power Completes Acquisition of Six CCGT Power Plants in US From Calpine For USD1.5 Billion 55
Calpine Completes Project Financing Of US$425 Million For Acquisition Of Guadalupe Gas Fired Power Plant From MinnTex Power Holdings For US$625 Million 56
Wisconsin Power Acquires Riverside Energy Center From Calpine For US$400 Million 58
Calpine Sells Broad River Energy Project To Broad River For US$427 Million In South Carolina, US 59
Calpine Acquires Bosque Combined Cycle Power Plant From Bosque Power For US$432 Million 60
GE Energy And Calpine Complete Project Financing Of US$845 Million Russell City Energy Center In California, US 61
Calpine Sells 25% Undivided Interest In Freestone Energy Center For US$215 Million To Rayburn Country Electric 64
Xcel Energy Completes Bond Financing Of US$400 Million For The Acquisition Of Two Energy Centers From Calpine Corporation 66
Calpine Completes Project Financing Of US$1,400 Million For The Acquisition Of Conectiv Energy Fleet From Pepco Holdings 68
FirstEnergy Solution Acquries Natural Gas Fired Power Plant For US$254 Million From Calpine Corporation 70
Calpine Corporation Completes Project Financing Of US$156 Million For CCGT Deer Park Energy Center, U.S. 71
CER Generation Acquires Hillabee Energy Centre For US$155 Million From Calpine Corporation, U.S. 73
Calpine Corporation Completes Project Financing Of US$90 Million For Blue Spruce Energy Center, U.S. 74
FirstEnergy Corporation Acquires Natural Gas Combined Cycle Generation Plant For US$254 Million From Calpine Corporation, U.S. 75
Recent Developments 76
Calpine Corporation - Recent Developments 76
Nov 18, 2010: EPA Grants Federal Air Permit For Calpine's 600MW Russell City Energy Center In Hayward, US 76
Sep 26, 2007: Calpine Receives Approval From CEC To Construct Russell City Energy Center 77
Aug 01, 2014: Calpine Reports Strong Second Quarter Results and Reaffirms 2014 77
Jul 08, 2014: Calpine Announces Inaugural Senior Unsecured Notes Offering 78
May 01, 2014: Calpine Reports Record First Quarter Results 78
Feb 13, 2014: Calpine Reports Strong Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results, Raises 2014 Guidance 82
Dec 31, 2013: Calpine to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results on February 13, 2014 82
Nov 07, 2013: Calpine Reports Strong Third Quarter 2013 Results, Provides 2014 Guidance, Announces $1 Billion Multi-Year Share Repurchase Authorization 83
Oct 02, 2013: Calpine to Announce Third Quarter 2013 Results and Provide 2014 Guidance on November 7, 2013 83
Jul 25, 2013: Calpine Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results, Reaffirms 2013 Adjusted Free Cash Flow Per Share Guidance, Tightens 2013 Adjusted EBITDA 83
May 02, 2013: Calpine Reports Revenue Of $1.2 Billion In Q1 2013 85
Feb 13, 2013: Calpine Reports Revenue Of $5.5 Billion In 2012 85
Nov 06, 2012: Calpine Reports Revenue Of $2 Billion In Q3 2012 86
Jul 27, 2012: Calpine Reports Revenue Of $879m In Q2 2012 87
Apr 27, 2012: Calpine Reports Revenue Of $1.2 Billion In Q1 2012 88
Feb 10, 2012: Calpine Reports Revenue Of $6.8 Billion In 2011 88
Oct 28, 2011: Calpine Reports Revenue Of $2.2 Billion In Q3 2011 89
Jul 29, 2011: Calpine Reports Operating Revenues Of $1.6 Billion In Q2 2011 89
Apr 29, 2011: Calpine Reports Q1 2011 Results 90
Feb 18, 2011: Calpine Reports Total Operating Revenues Of $6.5 Billion In 2010 91
Oct 29, 2010: Calpine Reports Net Income Of $237 Million In Q3 2010 92
Jul 30, 2010: Calpine Reports Q2 2010 Results 94
May 05, 2010: Calpine Reports Operating Revenues Of $1.5 Billion In Q1 2010 94
Feb 25, 2010: Calpine Reports Net Income Of $145 Million In 2009 95
Oct 30, 2009: Calpine Reports Net Income Of $237 Million In Q3 2009 96
Jul 31, 2009: Calpine Reports Operating Revenues Of $1.47 Billion In Q2 2009 98
May 08, 2009: Calpine Reports Net Income Of $31 Million In Q1 2009 99
Feb 27, 2009: Calpine Reports 2008 Results 100
Nov 07, 2008: Calpine Reports 3Q 2008 Results 102
Aug 11, 2008: Calpine Reports 2Q 2008 Results 103
Jul 28, 2008: Calpine To Declares 2Q 2008 Results 105
May 12, 2008: Calpine Declares Q1 2008 Results 105
Feb 29, 2008: Calpine Declares 2007 Results 106
Nov 06, 2007: Calpine Reports Q3 2007 Results 107
Aug 07, 2007: Calpine Reports Q2 2007 Results 108
May 08, 2007: Calpine Reports Q1 2007 Results 109
Mar 19, 2007: Calpine Reports 2006 Results 111
May 21, 2014: Calpine Advances Succession Plans with Promotions of Senior Leaders 111
Nov 07, 2013: Thad Hill to Succeed Jack Fusco as Calpine's CEO in May 2014 When Fusco Becomes Executive Chairman 111
Sep 20, 2013: Calpine Supports the EPA's New Source Performance Standard 112
Aug 13, 2013: Two New Calpine Power Plants Begin Commercial Operations in California 113
May 03, 2013: CCFC Enters into $1.2 Billion Term Loan Facility 113
Feb 12, 2013: Calpine Names Ken Robinson Vice President and Chief Risk Officer 114
Dec 14, 2012: Calpine Receives Approval For Site Use Permit Extension For Davies Estate Geothermal Drilling Site 114
Nov 07, 2012: Calpine Provides Update On Power Production In Q3 2012 114
Jul 17, 2012: EPA Fines Sutter Energy Center $13,500 Following Illegal Arsenic Release 115
Apr 17, 2012: Dover Planning Commission Approves Calpine's Proposal To Construct Natural Gas-fired Power Project 115
Mar 23, 2012: Calpine's Carville Energy Center Contract Receives Regulatory Approval From Louisiana PSC 115
Mar 22, 2012: CPUC Approves Resolution Regarding Sutter Energy Center 115
Feb 03, 2012: Calpine Warns Of Negative Consequences If Environmental Restrictions On Emergency Diesel Generators Are Eased For DR Resources 115
Nov 08, 2011: Calpine Receives Approval From Sonoma County Board Of Supervisors To Build Two New Geothermal Power Plants At Geysers, US 116
Oct 12, 2011: Calpine And GE Energy Financial Services Celebrate Construction Of Russell City Energy Center 116
Jun 27, 2011: Calpine, GE Complete $844.5m Power Plant Financing For Russell City Energy Center 117
Jun 14, 2011: Calpine Announces Dedication Of York Energy Center In Pennsylvania 118
Mar 03, 2011: Calpine Commences Commercial Operations At York Energy Center In Pennsylvania 118
Jan 05, 2011: Calpine Appoints William E. Oberndorf As Board Of Director 118
Nov 30, 2010: Calpine Appoints Stephen J. Muscato As Senior Vice President Of Commercial Operations 119
Nov 08, 2010: Calpine Appoints Thad Hill As COO 119
Sep 13, 2010: California ISO Announces Closure Of Calpine's 724MW Pastoria Gas-Fuelled Power Facility 119
May 19, 2010: Calpine's 530MW Sutter Gas-Fired Power Plant Returns To Operations 119
Feb 04, 2010: Calpine Obtains Permit From BAAQMD To Build Gas-Fired Power Plant With Federal Limit On Greenhouse Gas Emissions 119
Dec 23, 2009: GE Delays Restart Of Inland Empire Natural Gas-Fired Plant Until Q2 2010 120
Dec 02, 2009: Calpine Shuts 525 MW Sutter Plant For Maintenance 121
Aug 24, 2009: Calpine's 530MW Sutter Gas-Fired Power Plant Shut 121
Aug 19, 2009: Calpine Appoints Todd Thornton As VP Of Finance And Treasurer 121
Jun 30, 2009: Calpine's Pastoria Gas-Fired Power Plant Resumes Full Operations 121
Jun 29, 2009: Calpine Cuts Pastoria Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant Output By 515MW 122
Jun 01, 2009: Calpine Recommences Its 530 MW Sutter Natural Gas Power Plant On June 1, 2009 122
May 26, 2009: Calpine Closes Its 811 MW Delta Gas-Fired Power Plant In California 122
May 11, 2009: Calpine Announces Decrease Of Output At 811 MW Delta Gas-Fired Power Plant In California 122
Apr 20, 2009: Calpine Restarts Operation Of Its 546 MW Metcalf Gas-Fired Power Station 123
Apr 13, 2009: Calpine Announces Unplanned Outage At Metcalf Natural Gas Power Plant In California 123
Apr 13, 2009: Calpine Resumes Operation Of Sutter 530 MW Gas-Fired Power Station In California 123
Apr 01, 2009: Calpine Increases Output At 724 MW Gas-Fired Power Station In California 123
Mar 05, 2009: Calpine Receives Greenhouse Gas Reduction Recognition From EPA 123
Feb 18, 2009: Calpine Appoints New Board Member 124
Jan 08, 2009: Calpine Appoints SVP And CAO 124
Dec 18, 2008: Calpine Appoints CFO And EVP 124
Oct 17, 2008: Mitsui And Calpine Announces Commercial Operation Of Greenfield 125
Sep 02, 2008: Calpine Appoints EVP And CCO 125
Aug 29, 2008: Calpine Appoints Interim Corporate Controller And Principal Accounting Officer 125
Aug 12, 2008: Calpine Appoints Executive Vice President, CLO 126
Aug 11, 2008: Calpine Appoints President And CEO 126
Jul 14, 2008: Calpine Promotes Walker To Vice President, Finance And Investor Relations 126
Jun 27, 2008: Calpine Spends $409,000 On Lobbying In Q1 2008 127
Jun 04, 2008: Calpine Appoints Interim CFO 127
May 22, 2008: Calpine Director Resigns 127
May 02, 2008: Calpine Appoints Interim COO 127
Mar 18, 2008: Calpine SVP And CAO To Resign 128
Feb 29, 2008: Calpine CEO And Director To Leave 128
Dec 13, 2007: Calpine Appoints President, Power Operations 128
Dec 12, 2007: Calpine Restructures Power Sales Agreement With CDWR 129
Sep 20, 2007: Calpine Announces Promotion 129
Jun 19, 2007: Calpine Appoints SVP, Structuring And Analytics 129
Jun 14, 2007: Calpine Announces Promotion 129
Jun 13, 2007: Calpine Appoints EVP And CRO 129
May 16, 2007: Calpine Appoints Vice President, External Communications 129
May 04, 2007: Calpine Completes $377 Million Power Plant Financing 130
Mar 08, 2007: Calpine Appoints SVP, Origination And Marketing 130
Sep 26, 2012: Calpine Wins Contract To Supply Power To PSO 130
May 07, 2012: Calpine To Purchase Resource Adequacy From Sutter Energy Center 131
Mar 05, 2012: Calpine To Supply Power To WFEC From Oneta Energy Center 131
Jun 02, 2011: Vogt Power Receives Contract From CCMCI To Supply HRSGs To LECEF 131
Apr 05, 2011: GE To Install ZLD Waste Water Recycling Technology To RCEC 131
Sep 10, 2010: Calpine Signs Agreement With BPA To Balance Wind And Natural Gas-Fired Power Generation 132
May 26, 2010: Calpine Signs Seven-Year, 200MW PPA With SPS 132
Jan 11, 2010: Calpine Enters Into New Contract To Provide LADWP Wind Integration Services 132
Oct 30, 2009: PGandE To Buy Additional Geothermal Power From Calpine's Subsidiary 133
Apr 16, 2009: Calpine, GE Energy Financial Services Obtain California Public Utilities Commission's Authorization Of Modified Power Purchase Agreement For Gas Plant 133
Aug 28, 2008: Calpine Signs Three Year PPA With TVA To Sell 500 MW Of Electric Power 133
Feb 15, 2008: PGandE Seeks Approval From Calpine For Geothermal Power Deal 134
Jan 22, 2008: Calpine Signs Contract With Georgia Group Of Electric Cooperatives 134
May 04, 2007: Calpine Signs Ten Year Agreement With SDGandE 134
Appendix 135
Report Scope 135
GlobalData Coverage 135
Benchmarking 135
GlobalData's Methodology 135
Secondary Research 135
Primary Research 135
Contact Us 136
Disclaimer 136

List of Tables
Calpine Corporation, Key Facts 9
Calpine Corporation, Operational Metrics, Capacity 10
Calpine Corporation, Operational Metrics, Generation 10
Calpine Corporation, Solar PV Parks, United States 11
Calpine Corporation, Geothermal Power Plants, United States 12
Calpine Corporation, Thermal Power Plants, Canada 13
Calpine Corporation, Thermal Power Plants, United States 13
Major Products and Services 19
Calpine Corporation, SWOT Analysis 24
Calpine Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 27
Calpine Corporation, Annual Ratios 27
Calpine Corporation, Interim Ratios 29
Calpine Corporation, Key Employees 30
Calpine Corporation, Other Locations 35
Calpine Corporation, Subsidiaries 35
Calpine Corporation, Deals Summary 37
Calpine Raises USD1.25 Billion in Public Offering of 5.375% Notes Due 2023 39
Calpine Raises USD1.55 Billion in Public Offering of 5.75% Notes Due 2025 41
Calpine Completes Private Placement Of 6% Notes Due 2022 For US$750 Million 43
Calpine Completes Private Placement Of 5.875% Notes Due 2024 For US$490 Million 44
Calpine Completes Private Placement Of 7.875% Senior Secured Notes Due 2023 For US$1,200 Million 45
Calpine completes 7.5% Senior Secured Notes Offering For US$2 Billion 46
Calpine Completes Private Placement Of 7.875% Senior Secured Notes Due 2020 For US$1.1 Billion 47
Calpine Completes Private Placement Of 8% Senior Secured Notes Due 2019 For US$400 Million 48
Calpine Completes 7.25% Senior Secured Notes Offering For US$1.2 Billion 49
Calpine Completes Private Placement Of 8% Senior Secured Notes Offering For US$1,000 Million 50
Calpine Generating Issues First Priority Secured Floating Rate Notes For US$235 Million 51
Calpine Sells Partially Completed Power Plant To CER Generation 52
Constellation Energy Acquires Hillabee Energy Center From Calpine 53
FirstEnergy Generation Acquires Natural Gas Combined Cycle Plant From Calpine 54
LS Power Completes Acquisition of Six CCGT Power Plants in US From Calpine For USD1.5 Billion 55
Calpine Completes Project Financing Of US$425 Million For Acquisition Of Guadalupe Gas Fired Power Plant From MinnTex Power Holdings For US$625 Million 56
Wisconsin Power Acquires Riverside Energy Center From Calpine For US$400 Million 58
Calpine Sells Broad River Energy Project To Broad River For US$427 Million In South Carolina, US 59
Calpine Acquires Bosque Combined Cycle Power Plant From Bosque Power For US$432 Million 60
GE Energy And Calpine Complete Project Financing Of US$845 Million Russell City Energy Center In California, US 61
Calpine Sells 25% Undivided Interest In Freestone Energy Center For US$215 Million To Rayburn Country Electric 64
Xcel Energy Completes Bond Financing Of US$400 Million For The Acquisition Of Two Energy Centers From Calpine Corporation 66
Calpine Completes Project Financing Of US$1,400 Million For The Acquisition Of Conectiv Energy Fleet From Pepco Holdings 68
FirstEnergy Solution Acquries Natural Gas Fired Power Plant For US$254 Million From Calpine Corporation 70
Calpine Corporation Completes Project Financing Of US$156 Million For CCGT Deer Park Energy Center, U.S. 71
CER Generation Acquires Hillabee Energy Centre For US$155 Million From Calpine Corporation, U.S. 73
Calpine Corporation Completes Project Financing Of US$90 Million For Blue Spruce Energy Center, U.S. 74
FirstEnergy Corporation Acquires Natural Gas Combined Cycle Generation Plant For US$254 Million From Calpine Corporation, U.S. 75

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