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Electricity Distribution in Australia: Market Research Report

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Electricity Distribution Market Research Report | ANZSIC D2630 | Dec 2014

A dimmer light: The changing regulatory environment causes revenue to decline

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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$18bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 Investment Chapter

The industry relies on infrastructure rather than labour to deliver its product. Capital intensity is high, given that the industry spends $1.02 on capital for every dollar spent on labour. The industry has the second highest level of capital spending within the Electricity Supply subdivision after the Electricity Transmission industry. Capital spending by the industry relates to items such as the replacement of old infrastructure, infrastructure in newly developed areas, updating information technology systems, and meeting safety and environmental requirements. The industry operates a substantial asset base, reflecting its significant investment in the poles-and-wires distribution system... 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
 
Industry Activities
Electricity distribution


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