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Electricity Distribution in Australia: Market Research Report

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Electricity Distribution Market Research Report | ANZSIC D2630 | May 2016

Powering down: New regulations will cause revenue declines over the next five years

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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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 Locations Chapter

Population levels and business patterns influence electricity consumption volumes. However, the distribution of enterprise and establishment locations reflects the regulation and ownership of industry operators more than the spread of population or businesses in Australia. States with smaller populations and less business activity, such as Tasmania, the Northern Territory and South Australia, are each home to one electricity distribution network operator.

The privatisation of Victoria's distribution network in 1994 established five different distribution operators in the state. This reform explains Victoria's dominance in terms of business locations... 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. Industry firms transport electricity that is sourced from upstream high-voltage transmissions networks.

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Electricity distributionStreetlight operationSmart meter installation
Industry Activities
Electricity distribution

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