Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Electricity distribution networks transport electricity from high-volume 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 such as summer. In the past five years, network operators have amended and extended their networks substantially to account for potential rises in peak electricity demand. More stable networks mean higher depreciation and maintenance costs and a larger industry base of fixed assets. In order to fund capital expenditure, industry operators are allowed a return on their capital by regulators, to allow them to pay debt and equity holders... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The industry's scale is intimately related to the size of its networks. The large amount of capital expenditure undertaken by the industry in the past five years has pushed it into a growth phase, despite the established nature of its services, markets and the bulk of its technology.
Industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 7.7% over the 10 years through 2018-19. This is a much higher rate than GDP growth in Australia over the same period, which is projected to rise at a compound annual rate of 2.6%. This means the Electricity Distribution industry will have a larger share of the overall economy in 2018-19 than it did in 2008-09... purchase to read more