Gainesville Regional Utilities - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					                 Gainesville Regional Utilities - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDGE14306SA                                                                                          Publication Date: AUG 2012

          301 SE 4th Avenue, Station A110                    Phone             +1 352 3343400                   Revenue         153.6 (million USD)
          Gainesville, FL                                    Fax               +1 352 3342277                   Net Profit      NA
          32601                                              Website           www.gru.com                      Employees       NA
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry        Oil & Gas

       Company Overview
       Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) is a community-owned and multi-service utility company. GRU operates several utility
       functions, such as, electric generation, transmission and distribution system; water production and distribution system; waste-
       water collection and treatment system; natural gas distribution system; telecommunication system; internet services; remote
       metering services; and outdoor security lighting. GRU serves wide customer base of around 93,000 retail and wholesale
       customers in and and around Gainesville city.
       Key Executives                                                             SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                Title                     Gainesville Regional Utilities, SWOT Analysis
         David E. Beaulieu                 Assistant       General                 Strengths                            Weaknesses
                                           Manager Energy Delivery
                                                                                   Leading Market Position              No Transparency In Operations
         Jennifer L. Hunt                  Chief Financial Officer
         Kathy E. Viehe                    Assistant        General                Substantial Credit Rating
                                           Manager         Customer
                                           Support Services
                                                                                   Opportunities                        Threats
         David M. Richardson               Assistant       General
                                           Manager    Water   and                  Focusing On Renewable                Cost Fluctuation Of Raw
                                           Wastewater Systems                      Energy                               Materials
         Sandy M. Barnard                  Director,               Human
                                                                                   Rising Demand For Electricity        Stringent Regulations
                                           Resources
                                                                                   In US
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData
                                                                                  Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData
        Key Competitors
         Dalton Utilities
         Greenville Utilities
         Decatur Utilities
         We Energies
        Union Electric Company
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData


       Recent Developments

       Mar 13, 2012                  Florida PSC Approves Electric Utilities's Long-Term Energy Emergency Plans
       Nov 22, 2011                  Solectria Renewables To Provide Its Smartgrid Inverters To Sybac Solar
       Jul 05, 2011                  Solar Impact And Alachua County Public Schools To Install 725kW Of Solar Panels On Eight Public
                                     Schools
       Feb 07, 2011                  Sybac Solar To Build 2 MW Solar Power Generation Facility In Gainesville, Florida
       Feb 01, 2011                  Gainesville Regional Utilities Selects 55 Solar Projects Totaling 2.7MW Capacity For Its Solar FIT
                                     Program In 2011
       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
       Gainesville Regional Utilities - Key Facts ........................................................................................................................................... 4
       Gainesville Regional Utilities - Key Employees .................................................................................................................................. 5
       Gainesville Regional Utilities - Major Products and Services ............................................................................................................. 6
       Gainesville Regional Utilities - History ................................................................................................................................................ 7
       Gainesville Regional Utilities - Company Statement .......................................................................................................................... 8
       Gainesville Regional Utilities - Locations And Subsidiaries ................................................................................................................ 9
          Head Office ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 10
       Gainesville Regional Utilities - Business Description........................................................................................................................ 10
       Gainesville Regional Utilities - SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................................ 11
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 11
          Gainesville Regional Utilities - Strengths ...................................................................................................................................... 11
             Strength - Leading Market Position ........................................................................................................................................... 11
             Strength - Substantial Credit Rating .......................................................................................................................................... 11
          Gainesville Regional Utilities - Weaknesses ................................................................................................................................. 11
             Weakness - No Transparency In Operations ............................................................................................................................ 11
          Gainesville Regional Utilities - Opportunities ................................................................................................................................ 11
             Opportunity - Focusing On Renewable Energy ......................................................................................................................... 11
             Opportunity - Rising Demand For Electricity In US ................................................................................................................... 11
             Opportunity - Growing Renewable Energy Market .................................................................................................................... 12
          Gainesville Regional Utilities - Threats ......................................................................................................................................... 12
             Threat - Cost Fluctuation Of Raw Materials .............................................................................................................................. 12
             Threat - Stringent Regulations .................................................................................................................................................. 12
             Threat - Intense competition.............................................................................................................
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) is a community-owned and multi-service utility company. GRU operates several utility functions, such as, electric generation, transmission and distribution system; water production and distribution system; waste-water collection and treatment system; natural gas distribution system; telecommunication system; internet services; remote metering services; and outdoor security lighting. GRU serves wide customer base of around 93,000 retail and wholesale customers in and and around Gainesville city. The company has implemented the European model of the Solar Feed-in Tariff (Solar FIT) program, which offers electric customers to invest in solar systems and sell electricity directly to GRU. The company has recently got approval Florida Public Service Commission for building a 100MW biomass fueled plant. The company is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, the US.
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