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Vistra Energy Corp

Vistra Energy Corp is a publicly listed company headquartered in Irving, United States of America. In 2020, its revenue was USD11.4 billion and installed capacity was 39 GW. Vistra has a predominantly gas-powered portfolio and its ambitious plans for renewables seem unlikely to rebalance its portfolio sufficiently to decarbonise in line with the most ambitious climate scenarios.

Ranking position
#19 /50
Total score
44.0 /100
Performance score
8.5 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-50)


#1 1.2 /4 #30

Material Investment

#1 3.0 /7 #13

Intangible Investment

#1 0.0 /2 #20


#1 2.6 /4 #16

Policy Engagement

#1 0.5 /1 #20

Business Model

#1 1.3 /2 #21
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Risks and opportunities


Vistra receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. Vistra is 75% of the way to achieving its target to reduce emissions by 60% by 2030 compared to its 2010 baseline. There is a risk that without raising the ambition of its target, Vistra will fail to decarbonise at the rate required to achieve its 1.5°C pathway. Although Vistra demonstrates increasing engagement with the need for the low-carbon transition, its business model continues to rely heavily on natural gas.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Just Transition Assessment

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  1. 2020
  2. 2023

More about the company

Irving, Texas, United States of America
Group revenue (2020)
USD 11.4 billion
Publicly listed
Installed capacity (2020)
38.7 GW

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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