Calpine Is Streamlining Operations despite Odds

Calpine Is Streamlining Operations despite Odds

May 19, 2017

by Margarita Fournier, Copyright 2016 by Competitive Assets, LLC.  All rights reserved

Calpine Corp. as one of the country’s largest competitive generating companies and with a growing energy retail arm, is attempting to streamline its operations. On 5/16/17, S&P Global reported on the company’s strategy to increase its competitiveness, which consists of five parts: to “achieve ‘best-in-class’ operational metrics, including safety and fleet availability, reliability, and efficiency; expand its wholesale and retail customer sales channels; optimize its generating portfolio through the addition of new generation in core markets and the divestment or retirement of noncore or uneconomic power plants; legislative and regulatory advocacy; and the balance sheet optimization, namely through debt reduction.” It has also been reported that, amid the declining share price, the company is considering a sale of itself

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