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Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia: Market Research Report

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Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Market Research Report | ANZSIC D2611 | Feb 2014

Generational shifts: Demand for fossil fuel electricity falls as renewables rise

IBISWorld’s Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation 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
$12bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
7,263
Businesses
49
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Fossil fuel-fired power stations supply the majority of Australia's electricity. They run on black coal, brown coal and increasingly on natural gas, with only limited use of other fuels such as petroleum products. As these fuel sources indicate, the industry is emissions intensive and its performance is sensitive to carbon pricing policies. Industry assets represent large capital investments that are operated for the long term. The lack of operational flexibility leaves the industry exposed to change. This has been clear in the past five years, as the industry has been buffeted by shifting patterns of demand and regulation.

In the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue has increased at a compound annual rate of 2.5%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industry's revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.5% over the five years through 2013-14. This headline growth figure obscures how the industry's operating environment has changed in the past five years. Energy demand fell during the global financial crisis and never recovered, as a mix of economic and technical change brought down the energy intensity of the Australian economy. In a situation of excess capacity, policies mandating new renewable generation put further pressure on wholesale prices, which declined. Industry revenue followed suit, trending downwards until the introduction of the Clean Energy Future Plan... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Industry?

Firms in this industry use fossil fuels, such as coal, gas or oil, to drive steam-producing turbines that generate electricity.

Industry Products
Black coal generationBrown coal generationNatural gas generationMixed fuel and petroleum generation
 
Industry Activities
Black coal-fired electricity generationBrown coal-fired electricity generationGas-fired electricity generation


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