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									                                  PacifiCorp - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

      Reference Code: GDPE3767SA                                                                                         Publication Date: APR 2011

      825 NE Multnomah                          Phone           +1 503 8135000                             Revenue           4,432 (million USD)
       Portland, OR                             Fax                                                        Net Profit        NA
       97232                                    Website         www.pacificorp.com                         Employees         6,447
       United States                            Exchange                                                   Industry          Power Energy

      Company Overview
       PacifiCorp is engaged in generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. The company is a subsidiary of MidAmerican
       Energy Holdings Company (MEHC). PacifiCorp generates electricity through 78 coals, natural gas, hydroelectric, geothermal and
       wind based power plants with a total power generating capacity of 10,623MW. PacifiCorp transmits and distributes electricity over
       16,200 miles of transmission lines. It is also involved in buying and selling of electricity with public and private utilities, energy
       marketing companies and incorporated municipalities on a wholesale basis. PacifiCorp has three business units, namely, Pacific
       Power, Rocky Mountain Power and PacifiCorp Energy.

      Key Executives                                             SWOT Analysis
               Name                          Title                PacifiCorp, SWOT Analysis
      Gregory E. Abel             Chairman                        Strengths                                 Weaknesses

      R. Patrick Reiten           Director
                                                                  Customer Satisfaction Index                Legal Proceedings
      Micheal G. Dunn             Director
      Douglas L. Anderson         Director                        Strong Operational Performance             Dependence on Wholesale Markets
      Brent E. Gale               Director
      Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary
      Research, GlobalData
                                                                  Opportunities                             Threats

                                                                  Focus on Renewable Energy                  Volatility in Electricity Prices
      Key Competitors
      Exelon Corporation                                          Increasing Demand for Electricity          Stringent Regulations
                                                                  and Natural Gas
      Bonneville Power Administration
      Integrys Energy Group, Inc.
      Portland General Electric Company                           Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData
      Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary
      Research, GlobalData




      Recent Developments
      Mar 24, 2011:                          LIHI Certifies PacifiCorp's North Umpqua Hydroelectric Project In Oregon
      Mar 16, 2011:                          Idaho PUC Seeks Approval Of Agreement With Jefferson County Biogas Project
      Mar 02, 2011:                          Idaho PUC Seeks Comments On PacifiCorp's Application For Sales Agreements With Five Wind
                                             Projects In Bingham County
      Feb 25, 2011:                          Idaho PUC Outlines Process For Small Wind, Solar Case
      Feb 14, 2011:                          PacifiCorp Awards Contract To EC Source To Build Mona-Oquirrh Transmission Line In Utah,
                                             US
      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData




PacifiCorp - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review                                                                                         Reference Code: GDPE3767SA

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      Table of Contents
      Table of Contents........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
      List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
      Section 1 - About the Company ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
      PacifiCorp - Key Facts ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
      PacifiCorp - Key Employees .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
      PacifiCorp - Key Employee Biographies ........................................................................................................................................................................ 7
      PacifiCorp - Major Products and Services ..................................................................................................................................................................... 8
      PacifiCorp - Key Operational Summary ......................................................................................................................................................................... 9
            PacifiCorp, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2009................................................................................................... 9
            PacifiCorp, Share of Installed Capacity by Region (Power Generation), 2009 ..................................................................................................... 10
      PacifiCorp - History ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
      PacifiCorp - Company Statement................................................................................................................................................................................. 12
      PacifiCorp - Locations And Subsidiaries ...................................................................................................................................................................... 15
            Head Office............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 15
            Other Locations & Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................................. 15
      Section 2 – Company Analysis .................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
      PacifiCorp - Business Description................................................................................................................................................................................ 16
      PacifiCorp - Corporate Strategy ................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
      PacifiCorp - SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 18
            SWOT Analysis - Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
            PacifiCorp - Strengths............................................................................................................................................................................................ 18
                  Strength - Customer Satisfaction Index .......................................................................................................................................................... 18
                  Strength - Strong Operational Performance.................................................................................................................................................... 18
                  Strength - Sufficient Mining Resources........................................................................................................................................................... 18
                  Strength - Broad Portfolio of Generating Assets ............................................................................................................................................. 18
            PacifiCorp - Weaknesses ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
                  Weakness - Legal Proceedings ...................................................................................................................................................................... 19
                  Weakness - Dependence on Wholesale Markets ........................................................................................................................................... 19
                  Weakness - Debt Obligations.......................................................................................................................................................................... 19
            PacifiCorp - Opportunities...................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
                  Opportunity - Focus on Renewable Energy .................................................................................................................................................... 19
                  Opportunity - Increasing Demand for Electricity and Natural Gas .................................................................................................................. 19
                  Opportunity - Improving Generation Capacity................................................................................................................................................. 20
            PacifiCorp - Threats............................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
                  Threat - Volatility in Electricity Prices .............................................................................................................................................................. 20
                  Threat - Stringent Regulations ........................................................................................................................................................................ 20
                  Threat - Commodity Pricing Risk .................................................................................................................................................................... 20
      PacifiCorp - Key Competitors ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
      Section 3 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances ..................................................................................................................................... 22
            PacifiCorp, Power, Deals By Year, 2005 to YTD 2011.......................................................................................................................................... 22
            PacifiCorp, Power, Deals By Type, 2005 to YTD 2011 ......................................................................................................................................... 23
      PacifiCorp, Recent Deals Summary............................................................................................................................................................................. 24
      Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments............................................................................................................................................................ 25
                  Mar 24, 2011: LIHI Certifies PacifiCorp's North Umpqua Hydroelectric Project In Oregon ............................................................................ 25
                  Mar 16, 2011: Idaho PUC Seeks Approval Of Agreement With Jefferson County Biogas Project ................................................................. 25
                  Mar 02, 2011: Idaho PUC Seeks Comments On PacifiCorp's Application For Sales Agreements With Five Wind Projects In Bingham
                  County ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 25
                  Feb 25, 2011: Idaho PUC Outlines Process For Small Wind, Solar C
								
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