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Great Plains Energy Incorporated - 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.

Reasons to buy

- Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research purposes. Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and major products and services are incorporated in the profile to assist in various business decisions (M&A and JV).
- Identify potential customers and suppliers with this report’s analysis of the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services and business strategy.
- Understand and respond to competitors’ business structure and strategies with GlobalData’s detailed SWOT analysis. In this, the company’s core strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats are analyzed, providing an up to date objective view of the company.

Table Of Contents

Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Power Plants and SWOT Analysis, 2014 Update
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 5
Company Snapshot 6
Key Information 6
Company Overview 6
SWOT Snapshot 6
Operational Metrics 7
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Operational Metrics, By Capacity 7
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Operational Metrics, By Transmission 7
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Operational Metrics, By Distribution 7
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Operational Metrics, By Customers 7
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Operational Metrics, By Segmental Information 7
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Operational Metrics, By Sales 8
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Wind Farms 9
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Wind Farms, United States 9
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Thermal Power Plants 10
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Thermal Power Plants, United States 10
Business Description 12
Business Overview 12
Major Products and Services 13
History 14
SWOT Analysis 16
Overview 16
Great Plains Energy Incorporated Strengths 16
Strong Customer Base 16
Power Purchase Agreements 16
Vertically Integrated Structure 16
Great Plains Energy Incorporated Weaknesses 17
Increasing Receivables 17
Great Plains Energy Incorporated Opportunities 17
Partnership with American Electric Power 17
Escalating Demand for Electricity: US 17
Strategic Investments 17
Great Plains Energy Incorporated Threats 18
Environmental Regulations 18
Highly Competitive Industry 18
Transmission Network Safety 18
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 19
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 19
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 21
Key Employees 22
Key Employee Biographies 24
Company Statement 25
Locations And Subsidiaries 27
Head Office 27
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 27
Financial Deals Landscape 28
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Deals Summary 28
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Power, Deal Details 29
Equity Offering 29
Great Plains Energy Completes Public Offering Of US$161 Million 29
Great Plains Energy Completes Public Offering Of US$287.5 Million 31
Debt Offering 33
Great Plains Energy Completes Public Offering Of 2.75% Senior Notes Due 2013 For US$250 Million 33
Kansas City Power Completes Public Offering Of 7.15% Mortgage Bonds Series 2009A Due 2019 For US$400 Million 35
Kansas City Power and Light Completes Public Offering Of Series 2008 EIRR Bonds Due 2038 For US$23.4 Million 36
Kansas City Completes Debt Offering Of 4.9% Bonds For US$23.4 Million 37
Kansas City Completes Debt Offering Of 6.375% Unsecured Senior Notes For US$350 Million 38
Kansas City Power and Light Completes Public Offering Of 6.375% Senior Notes Due 2018 For US$350 Million 39
Asset Transactions 41
Kansas City Power and Light Receives Approval To Sell Power Transmission Line To City of Independence For US$0.3 Million 41
Asset Finance 42
Great Plains Energy Invests US$1,250 Million For Iatan 2 Power Plant 42
Acquisition 43
Great Plains Energy Completes Acquisition Of Aquila 43
Direct Energy Acquires Strategic Energy From Great Plains Energy 45
Recent Developments 47
Great Plains Energy Incorporated - Recent Developments 47
Aug 07, 2014: Great Plains Energy Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 47
Aug 05, 2014: Great Plains Energy Incorporated Declares Dividends of $0.23 48
May 08, 2014: Great Plains Energy Reports First Quarter 2014 Results 48
May 06, 2014: Great Plains Energy Incorporated Declares Dividends 49
Feb 26, 2014: Great Plains Energy Reports Full-Year and Fourth Quarter Results for 2013 49
Feb 11, 2014: Great Plains Energy Declares Dividends 50
Nov 07, 2013: Great Plains Energy Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results 50
Nov 05, 2013: Great Plains Energy Incorporated Declares Dividends 52
Oct 18, 2013: Great Plains Energy Announces Schedule for Third Quarter 2013 Earnings 52
Aug 08, 2013: Great Plains Energy Incorporated : Great Plains Energy Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results 53
Aug 06, 2013: Great Plains Energy Incorporated Declares Dividends 55
May 09, 2013: Great Plains Energy Reports Revenue Of $542.2m In Q1 2013 55
Feb 28, 2013: Great Plains Energy Reports Revenue Of $2.3 Billion In 2012 57
Nov 08, 2012: Great Plains Energy Reports Revenue Of $746.2m In Q3 2012 57
Aug 08, 2012: Great Plains Energy Reports Revenue of $603.6m In Q2 2012 59
May 03, 2012: Great Plains Energy Reports Revenue Of $479.7m In Q1 2012 59
Feb 27, 2012: Great Plains Energy Reports Revenue Of $2.3 Billion In 2011 60
Nov 03, 2011: Great Plains Energy Reports Revenues Of $773.7m In Q3 2011 60
May 03, 2011: Great Plains Energy Reports Q1 2011 Results 60
Feb 24, 2011: Great Plains Energy Reports 2010 Results 61
Oct 28, 2010: Great Plains Energy Reports Net Earnings Of $131.6 Million For Q3 2010 61
Aug 05, 2010: Great Plains Energy Reports Net Income Of $64.4 Million In Q2 2010 62
Oct 29, 2009: Great Plains Energy Reports Net Income Of $79.2 Million In Q3 2009 63
Aug 05, 2009: Great Plains Energy Reports $33.8 Million Net Income In Q2 2009 64
May 11, 2009: Great Plains Energy Reports Net Income Of $21.7 Million In Q1 2009 66
Feb 10, 2009: Great Plains Energy Reports 2008 Results 67
Feb 10, 2009: Great Plains Energy Declares Quarterly Dividends 69
Nov 05, 2008: Great Plains Energy Reports 3Q 2008 Results 69
Oct 28, 2008: GPRE Declares Quarterly Dividend 71
Aug 06, 2008: Great Plains Energy Reports 2Q 2008 Results 71
Aug 05, 2008: Great Plains Energy Declares Quarterly Dividends 72
May 07, 2008: Great Plains Energy Reports 1Q 2008 Results 72
May 05, 2008: Great Plains Energy Declares Quarterly Dividends 74
Feb 06, 2008: Great Plains Declares Q4 2007 Results 74
Oct 30, 2007: Great Plains Declares Quarterly Dividend 75
Oct 30, 2007: Great Plains Declares Q3 2007 Results 75
Aug 01, 2007: Great Plains Declares Quarterly Dividend 76
Aug 01, 2007: Great Plains Declares Q2 2007 Results 76
May 02, 2007: Great Plains Declares Q1 2007 Results 78
May 01, 2007: Great Plains Declares Quarterly Dividend 79
Feb 07, 2007: Great Plains Declares Q4 2006 Results 80
Feb 06, 2007: Great Plains Declares Quarterly Dividend 81
Aug 11, 2014: Great Plains Energy Announces New Board Member and Executive Appointments 81
May 15, 2013: Great Plains Energy Increases Output Of Wolf Creek 1 Nuclear Power Reactor To 80% Of Capacity 82
May 14, 2013: Great Plains Energy Increases Output Of Wolf Creek 1 Nuclear Power Reactor 82
May 07, 2013: Great Plains Energy Shuts Down Unit 1 At Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant 82
Apr 17, 2013: Great Plains Energy Increases Output Of Unit 1 At Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant 82
Feb 04, 2013: Great Plains Energy Shuts Unit 1 At Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant 83
May 17, 2012: Great Plains Energy And KCPandL Announce Management Changes 83
Feb 21, 2012: Great Plains Energy And KCPandL Announce Resignation Of Michael Chesser As CEO 84
Aug 04, 2011: Great Plains Energy Appoints Terry Bassham To Board 84
May 05, 2011: Great Plains Energy Appoints Thomas Hyde As Board Of Director 84
Nov 03, 2010: Great Plains Energy And KCPandL Announce Management Changes 85
May 06, 2010: Great Plains Energy Announces Management Changes 85
Nov 24, 2009: Wolf Creek Nuclear's 1,166 MW Wolf Creek Reactor Increases Up To 95% Power 86
Jul 30, 2009: Great Plains Energy Appoints John J. Sherman To Board 86
Dec 08, 2008: Great Plains Energy Appoints New Board Member 87
Aug 06, 2008: Great Plains Energy Announces Senior Management Appointments 87
Jul 02, 2014: EDF Renewable Energy Signs Power Purchase Agreement with Great Plains Energy for 150-MW Slate Creek 87
Sep 22, 2008: enXco Renews Agreement With KCPL For 100.5 MW Wind Project In Kansas 88
Appendix 89
Report Scope 89
GlobalData Coverage 89
Benchmarking 89
GlobalData's Methodology 89
Secondary Research 89
Primary Research 89
Contact Us 90
Disclaimer 90

List of Tables
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Key Facts 6
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Operational Metrics, Capacity 7
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Operational Metrics, Transmission 7
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Operational Metrics, Distribution 7
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Operational Metrics, Customers 7
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Operational Metrics, Segmental Information 7
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Operational Metrics, Sales 8
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Wind Farms, United States 9
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Thermal Power Plants, United States 10
Major Products and Services 13
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, SWOT Analysis 16
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Ratios based on current share price 19
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Annual Ratios 19
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Interim Ratios 21
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Key Employees 22
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Subsidiaries 27
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Deals Summary 28
Great Plains Energy Completes Public Offering Of US$161 Million 29
Great Plains Energy Completes Public Offering Of US$287.5 Million 31
Great Plains Energy Completes Public Offering Of 2.75% Senior Notes Due 2013 For US$250 Million 33
Kansas City Power Completes Public Offering Of 7.15% Mortgage Bonds Series 2009A Due 2019 For US$400 Million 35
Kansas City Power and Light Completes Public Offering Of Series 2008 EIRR Bonds Due 2038 For US$23.4 Million 36
Kansas City Completes Debt Offering Of 4.9% Bonds For US$23.4 Million 37
Kansas City Completes Debt Offering Of 6.375% Unsecured Senior Notes For US$350 Million 38
Kansas City Power and Light Completes Public Offering Of 6.375% Senior Notes Due 2018 For US$350 Million 39
Kansas City Power and Light Receives Approval To Sell Power Transmission Line To City of Independence For US$0.3 Million 41
Great Plains Energy Invests US$1,250 Million For Iatan 2 Power Plant 42
Great Plains Energy Completes Acquisition Of Aquila 43
Direct Energy Acquires Strategic Energy From Great Plains Energy 45

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