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Electricity Distribution in Australia: Market Research Report

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Electricity Distribution Market Research Report | ANZSIC D2630 | May 2015

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

The Electricity Distribution market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$18bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
30,991
Businesses
16
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 supply of electricity, even during peak demand periods in summer. In the past five years, network operators have amended and extended their networks substantially to account for potential rises in peak electricity demand. To fund capital expenditure, industry operators are allowed a return on their capital by regulators 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

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Industry volumes are influenced by population levels and business patterns. However, the distribution of enterprise locations reflects the regulation and ownership of industry operators more than it does the spread of population or businesses in Australia. States with lower population densities, such as Tasmania, the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia, are each home to single operators.

The structure of the privatisation of Victoria's distribution network in 1994 established five different distribution operators within the state. The legacy of this reform has been Victoria's dominance in terms of share of business locations. However, as a proportion of industry volumes, Victoria's share is relatively low compared to its population... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Electricity Distribution Industry?

Companies in the industry operate low-voltage electricity distribution systems (including lines, poles, meters and wiring) that deliver electricity to consumers. Firms in the industry transport electricity sourced from upstream high voltage transmissions networks. Electricity distributors on-sell electricity to downstream electricity retailers that then sell the electricity to final consumers and businesses.

Industry Products
Electricity distributionStreet light operationSmart meter installation
 
Industry Activities
Electricity distribution


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