The Best in Power Generation

Issue 1 and Volume 119.

By Russell Ray, Chief Editor

The POWER-GEN 200 is a ranking of the most successful publicly held companies in the power generation business. This is the inaugural publication of the POWER-GEN 200, which is restricted to companies whose revenues are derived from power generation.

The rankings are based on a set of financial and performance metrics gathered by researchers at the University of Tulsa. The results will be published each year in Power Engineering magazine. The index is split into two listings. It features the top 100 power generators and the top 100 companies that provide services and products to power generators. The data includes gross revenue, market capitalization, net income, and generation capacity.

Power generators are ranked by their generation capacity while service providers are ranked by their gross revenue. But the online version of the POWER-GEN 200, which can be found at www.power-eng.com, is interactive and can be sorted by market cap, net income, generation capacity, and gross revenue.

Power Producers

French utility GDF Suez topped the list of power producers with 113,700 MW of generation capacity. Nearly 18,000 MW of that capacity is generated from renewable resources. Rounding out the top five power producers are: Enel Spa, 95,000 MW; Kyushu Electric, 91,280 MW; Korea Electric, 65,380 MW; and Tokyo Electric Power, 64,500 MW.

Duke Energy is the highest ranking American power producer at No. 7, with a total generation capacity of 57,700 MW. NRG Energy, the largest independent power producer in the U.S., was No. 10, with 52,470 MW. Georgia-based Southern Company was No. 15, with 45,500 MW. NextEra Energy was No. 16, with 42,500 MW.

Although German utility E.ON was No. 6, with 61,090 MW of generation capacity, the utility recorded $168.6 billion in gross revenue, more than any power producer on the list. Gazprom recorded $160 billion in gross revenue, the second highest among power producers. GDF Suez had the third highest gross revenue, with $123 billion.

Service Providers

GE topped the list of service providers, with $146 billion in gross revenue recorded in its last fiscal year. Rounding out the top five are: Siemens, $102.5 billion; Hitachi, $95.9 billion; Toshiba, $62.8 billion; and Caterpillar, $55.6 billion.

Honeywell International is No. 9, with $39 billion in gross revenue. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is No. 10, with $32.5 billion, and Alstom is No. 13, with $27.8 billion. Fluor Corp. and Emerson Electric are No. 14 and No. 15, with $27.3 billion and $24.6 billion, respectively.

GE was the most profitable service provider, reporting net income of $13 billion in its last fiscal year. Siemens reported the second highest net income of $5.79 billion, and New Jersey-based Honeywell International reported the third highest net income of $3.92 billion. The fourth and fifth highest net incomes were reported by Caterpillar and Lockheed Martin Corp., with $3.79 billion and $2.98 billion, respectively.

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