First Wind Holdings Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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        Reference Code: GDAE4813SA                                                                                           Publication Date: MAR 2012

          179 Lincoln Street, Suite 500                      Phone             +1 617 9602888                   Revenue         NA
          Boston, MA                                         Fax               +1 617 9602889                   Net Profit      NA
          02111                                              Website           www.firstwind.com                Employees       200 (Estimated)
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry        Alternative Energy

       Company Overview
       First Wind Holdings Inc. (First Wind), formerly known as UPC Wind, is an independent wind power project developer. It focuses
       on the development, financing construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale wind projects in the United States. The
       company maintains wind projects in the Northeast, the West coast of the US and in Hawaii, with the capacity to generate up to
       735 megawatts(MW) of power, and projects under construction with the capacity to generate up to an additional 210 MW. First
       Wind is headquartered in in Boston, Massachusetts, the US.


       The company focuses on strengthening its project portfolio.
       Key Executives                                                             SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                Title                     First Wind Holdings Inc., SWOT Analysis
         Jim Mogg                          Chairman                                Strengths                            Weaknesses
         Pat Wood, III                     Director
                                                                                   Vertically Integrated Business       Lack of Diversification
         Paul J. Gaynor                    Chief Executive Officer                 Model
                                                                                                                 Depends Heavily on Few
         Michael Alvarez                   Chief Financial Officer
                                                                                   Presence in Favorable Markets Suppliers
         Kurt Adams                        Executive Vice President                in the US
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData
                                                                                   Opportunities                        Threats
        Key Competitors                                                            Growing Environmental                Expiration of Production Tax
         PerfectPower, Inc.                                                        Concerns                             Credits
         Navitas Energy, Inc.                                                      Stimulus for Renewable Energy Intense Competition
         Iberdrola Renewables, Inc.
         Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
                                                                                  Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData
        American Shoreline, Inc.
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData


       Recent Developments

       Mar 20, 2012                  First Wind Completes $236m Financing Of Kawailoa Wind Project In Hawaii
       Feb 24, 2012                  First Wind Starts Construction of 69 MW Kawailoa Wind Project In Hawaii, US
       Feb 21, 2012                  First Wind Commemorates Completion Of 35 MW Steel Winds II Expansion In US
       Feb 17, 2012                  First Wind To Shortly Begin Construction On 69 MW Kawailoa Wind Project In Hawaii
       Feb 15, 2012                  First Wind's Sheffield Wind Project Construction Had No Adverse Impact On Nearby Streams: Vermont
                                     ANR
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       First Wind Holdings Inc. - Key Facts .................................................................................................................................................. 4
       First Wind Holdings Inc. - Key Employees.......................................................................................................................................... 5
       First Wind Holdings Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ....................................................................................................................... 6
       First Wind Holdings Inc. - Major Products and Services ..................................................................................................................... 7
       First Wind Holdings Inc. - History ....................................................................................................................................................... 8
       First Wind Holdings Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................... 10
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 10
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 12
       First Wind Holdings Inc. - Business Description ............................................................................................................................... 12
       First Wind Holdings Inc. - Corporate Strategy .................................................................................................................................. 13
       First Wind Holdings Inc. - SWOT Analysis ....................................................................................................................................... 14
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 14
          First Wind Holdings Inc. - Strengths.............................................................................................................................................. 14
             Strength - Vertically Integrated Business Model........................................................................................................................ 14
             Strength - Presence in Favorable Markets in the US ................................................................................................................ 14
             Strength - Strong Project Portfolio............................................................................................................................................. 14
          First Wind Holdings Inc. - Weaknesses ........................................................................................................................................ 14
             Weakness - Lack of Diversification ........................................................................................................................................... 14
             Weakness - Depends Heavily on Few Suppliers....................................................................................................................... 15
          First Wind Holdings Inc. - Opportunities........................................................................................................................................ 15
             Opportunity - Growing Environmental Concerns ....................................................................................................................... 15
             Opportunity - Stimulus for Renewable Energy .......................................................................................................................... 15
             Opportunity - Capacity Expansion ............................................................................................................................................. 15
          First Wind Holdings Inc. - Threats ................................................................................................................................................. 16
             Threat - Expiration of Production Tax Credits ........................................................................................................................... 16
             Threat - Intense Competition ..................................................................................................................................................... 16
             Threat - Stringent Government Regulations .............................................................................................................................. 16
       First Wind Holdings Inc. - Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................... 17
       Section 3 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances .......................................................................................................... 18
          First Wind Holdings Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2006 to YTD 2012 ............................................................................................ 18
          First Wind Holdings Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2006 to YTD 2012............................................................................................ 19
       First Wind Holdings Inc., Recent Deals Summary ............................................................................................................................ 20
       Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments ................................................................................................................................ 21
          First Wind Holdings Inc., Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 21
             Mar 20, 2012: First Wind Completes $236m Financing Of Kawailoa Wind Project In Hawaii ................................................... 21
             Feb 24, 2012: First Wind Starts Construction of 69 MW Kawailoa Wind Project In Hawaii, US ................................................ 21
             Feb 21, 2012: First Wind Commemorates Completion Of 35 MW Steel Winds II Expansion In US .......................................... 22
             Feb 17, 2012: First Wind To Shortly Begin Construction On 69 MW Kawailoa Wind Project In Hawaii .................................... 23
             Feb 15, 2012: First Wind's Sheffield Wind Project Construction Had No Adverse Impact On Nearby Streams: Vermont ANR 23
 
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: First Wind Holdings Inc. (First Wind), formerly known as UPC Wind, is an independent wind power project developer. It focuses on the development, financing construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale wind projects in the United States. The company maintains wind projects in the Northeast, the West coast of the US and in Hawaii, with the capacity to generate up to 735 megawatts(MW) of power, and projects under construction with the capacity to generate up to an additional 210 MW. First Wind is headquartered in in Boston, Massachusetts, the US. The company focuses on strengthening its project portfolio. The company's agreement with Vestas eased its process of purchasing 77 V100-1.8 MW turbines to be used at projects under development, and in construction in Maine and in Washington respectively. Approval for the agreement between Kaheawa Wind Power and Maui Electric Company from Hawaii Public Utilities Commission allowed the company to expand its wind farm for an additional 21 megawatts (MW) of wind energy generation. Major activities including the commencement of construction of Wind Corridor Phase II project, Palouse Wind project, and Kawailoa Wind project were among the projects, which refelcted the company's growth towards its clean energy goals.
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