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Electricity Distribution in Australia: Market Research Report

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Electricity Distribution Market Research Report | ANZSIC D2630 | Feb 2016

A measure of success: Smart meter rollout has provided a boost for industry revenue

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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$17bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.8%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
32,250
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 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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Electricity Distribution industry is in the mature stage of its economic life cycle. Electricity distribution networks provide a well-established service and have a slowly growing customer base. These trends, coupled with increasing household use of solar panels, limit the industry's growth potential. Long-term growth is closely linked to growth in the wider economy, although this can diverge greatly over shorter term horizons.

Industry value added (IVA) is used to measure an industry's contribution to the overall economy. IVA is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.4% over the 10 years through 2020-21. Although IVA is growing, the industry is expected to underperform annualised real GDP growth of 2.6% over the same period... 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. Firms in the industry transport electricity that is sourced from upstream high-voltage transmissions networks.

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


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