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Electricity Distribution in Australia: Market Research Report

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Electricity Distribution Market Research Report | ANZSIC D2630 | May 2015

Powering down: The changing regulatory environment will cause revenue growth to slow

IBISWorld’s Electricity Distribution market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$18bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Entry barriers to the industry are so high as to be prohibitive. The industry is extremely capital intensive and the cost of replicating networks gives rise to geographic monopolies. The industry's monopoly structure and role in providing an essential good mean that regulatory oversight is heavy. Entry to the industry by buying an existing operator is the most likely route for new firms. This would require substantial capital investment and continued operational expenses. An additional barrier is the high level of state government ownership of industry assets, which limits the number of business able to be bought. The only way a new company can enter the industry is by buying an existing business in the industry... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Electricity Distribution Industry?

Companies in the industry operate low-voltage electricity distribution systems (including lines, poles, meters and wiring) that deliver electricity to consumers. Firms in the industry transport electricity sourced from upstream high voltage transmissions networks. Electricity distributors on-sell electricity to downstream electricity retailers that then sell the electricity to final consumers and businesses.

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


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