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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 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

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Electricity distribution networks are extremely expensive to build and are geographically specific, which means that they operate as natural monopolies. The industry is highly regulated due to competitive factors, and because a reliable supply of electricity for households and businesses is considered essential by governments. Revenue and capacity expansion depend on the determinations made by regulators such as the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

Over the past five years, the industry’s performance has fluctuated substantially. In the past regulatory cycle for the eastern seaboard’s National Electricity Market (NEM), regulators approved close to $36 billion of capital investment... 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.

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Electricity distributionStreet light operationSmart meter installation
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Electricity distribution

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