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Electricity Distribution in Australia: Market Research Report

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Electricity Distribution Market Research Report | ANZSIC D2630 | May 2016

Powering down: New regulations will cause revenue declines over the next five years

IBISWorld’s Electricity Distribution market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$18bn
Annual Growth 11-16
4.0%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
34,147
Businesses
16
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Electricity distribution networks transport electricity from high-voltage transmission networks to households and businesses for consumption. They are built and regulated to ensure a safe and reliable supply of electricity, even during peak demand periods in summer. Over the past five years, network operators have extended their networks substantially to account for potential rises in peak electricity demand. Regulators allow industry operators to generate a return on their capital so they can pay debt and equity holders. Historically, the amount of revenue that regulators have permitted the industry to capture from users has been proportional to the size of the industry's capital base... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Companies in the industry primarily distribute electricity to end users such as households and businesses on behalf of electricity retailers. Industry participants also operate streetlights and install smart meter systems in conjunction with these services. The industry's services are divided based on the share of revenue that each segment generates.

Electricity distribution

Industry operators play a specific role in the transport of electricity. Electricity is typically generated at locations based away from major end users. Electricity is converted to high voltages, as this minimises the energy losses associated with transporting it over long distances through transmission networks. Few end users are equipped to work with high-voltage electricity... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Electricity Distribution Industry?

Companies in the industry operate low-voltage electricity distribution systems that deliver electricity to consumers, including lines, poles, meters and wires. Industry firms transport electricity that is sourced from upstream high-voltage transmissions networks.

Industry Products
Electricity distributionStreetlight operationSmart meter installation
 
Industry Activities
Electricity distribution


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