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 at electricity demand peaks on the hottest of summer days. In the past five years, network operators have amended and extended their networks substantially to meet rises in potential peak electricity demand. More-resilient networks mean higher depreciation and maintenance costs, as well as a larger industry fixed assets base. 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
In the five years through 2013-14, investment in the industry has grown through a mix of growth in peak demand and regulatory requirements. This increased investment has expanded both industry networks and contribution to the economy, as it has prompted growth in depreciation and profit.
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 2.5%. 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