Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia: Market Research Report

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Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Market Research Report | ANZSIC D2611 | Jan 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Fossil fuel-fired power stations supply the majority of Australia's electricity, running on black coal, brown coal and (increasingly) natural gas, with limited use of other fuels such as petroleum products. Industry assets represent large capital investments that are operated for the long term. The lack of operational flexibility leaves the industry exposed to change, and the industry has grappled with government intervention and decline trends in demand for centrally generated electricity in the past five years. The outcome has been lower wholesale energy prices, and industry revenue is forecast to contract at a compound annual rate of 2.2%.

There has been significant regulation-induced volatility over the past five years... purchase to read more

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The industry has medium concentration, which has increased over the past five years. Historically, concentration in the industry has been limited by state government ownership of industry assets. In the past five years, major players such as AGL Energy Limited have been able to expand in the industry by purchasing distressed assets from other private sector equity holders, and by taking advantage of privatisation of state assets.

In the next five years, it is likely that concentration will increase further. The New South Wales State Government is currently running a sale process for the Delta Energy business... 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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