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 that 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 Products Chapter
Companies in the industry primarily distribute electricity to end users such as households and businesses on behalf of electricity retailers. Industry participants also operate streetlights and install smart meter systems in conjunction with these services. The industry's services are divided based on the share of revenue that each segment generates.
Industry operators play a specific role in the transport of electricity. Electricity is typically generated at locations based away from major end users. Electricity is converted to high voltages, as this minimises the energy losses associated with transporting it over long distances through transmission networks. Few end users are equipped to work with high-voltage electricity... purchase to read more