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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 | Nov 2014

Overpowered: A capacity overhang will cause revenue to decline over the next five years

The Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation 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
$10bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-2.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
7,352
Businesses
48
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Fossil fuel-fired power stations supply the majority of Australia's electricity. Fossil Fuel power plants run on black coal, brown coal and (increasingly) natural gas, with only limited use of other fuels such as petroleum products. As these fuel sources indicate, the industry is emissions intensive, and the industry's performance has been strongly affected by government interventions in generation markets in the past five years. 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 vulnerability has been evident in the past five years. In the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is forecast to contract at a compound annual rate of... purchase to read more

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The Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industry produces electricity for sale into wholesale markets on the eastern seaboard, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, using brown coal, black coal, gas and petroleum. The industry's plants provide both base-load power, which is used to meet the bulk of ongoing demand for energy, and fast-dispatch peaking power, to meet demand during sudden spikes. The industry's role within generation markets was stable for decades, but in the past five years, both regulation and demand fundamentals have changed, creating a challenging operating environment. Over the five years through 2014-15, the industry's revenue is forecast to decline at a compound annual rate of 2.2%, to be worth $10.3 billion... 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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