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Electricity Distribution in Australia: Market Research Report

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Electricity Distribution Market Research Report | ANZSIC D2630 | Dec 2014

A dimmer light: The changing regulatory environment causes revenue to decline

IBISWorld’s Electricity Distribution market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$18bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
30,991
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 supply of electricity, even during peak demand periods in summer. In the past five years, network operators have amended and extended their networks substantially to account for potential rises in peak electricity demand. To fund capital expenditure, industry operators are allowed a return on their capital by regulators so they can pay debt and equity holders. Historically, the amount of revenue the 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 Analysis Chapter

Distribution networks are extremely expensive to build and are geographically specific, which means that they operate as natural monopolies in specific regions. The industry is highly regulated due to competition factors and because access to a reliable supply of electricity is considered essential by governments. Revenue and expansion of capacity depend on the access determination made by regulators such as the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC). In the past five years, the industry has expanded rapidly. In the past regulatory cycle for the eastern seaboard's National Electricity Market (NEM), regulators approved close to $36.0 billion of capital investment... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Electricity Distribution Industry?

Companies in this industry operate low-voltage electricity distribution systems (including lines, poles, meters and wiring) that deliver electricity to consumers.

Industry Products
Electricity distributionStreet light operationSmart meter installation
 
Industry Activities
Electricity distribution


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