Electricity Distribution in Australia: Market Research Report

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Electricity Distribution Market Research Report | ANZSIC D2630 | Sep 2014

A dimmer light: Changing regulatory environment will lead to slower growth

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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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 during summer. In the past five years, network operators have amended and extended their networks substantially to account for potential rises in peak electricity demand. 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. The amount of revenue the regulators permit the industry to capture from users is proportional to the size of the industry's capital base... purchase to read more

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Barriers to entry in 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. This would require substantial capital investment. 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 this industry operate low-voltage electricity distribution systems (including lines, poles, meters and wiring) that deliver electricity to consumers.

Industry Products
Electricity distributionStreet light operationSmart meter installation
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Electricity distribution

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