Electricity Distribution in Australia: Market Research Report

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Electricity Distribution Market Research Report | ANZSIC D2630 | Aug 2015

Powering down: The changing regulatory environment will cause revenue growth to slow

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 supply of electricity, even during peak demand periods in summer. Over the past five years, network operators have amended and 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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The industry’s barriers to entry are prohibitively high and this has remained steady over the past five years. No new enterprises or establishments have entered the industry since 2008-09, which is indicative of these very high entry barriers. The industry is extremely capital-intensive and the cost of replicating networks is prohibitively expensive, which results in regional monopolies.

The industry’s monopolistic structure and role in providing an essential good result in heavy regulatory oversight. Prospective companies may be able to enter the industry by acquiring the assets of an existing player. However, even this path would require substantial capital investment and ongoing operational expenses... 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
Industry Activities
Electricity distribution

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