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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 | Jul 2015

Low energy: Weaker demand for centrally generated electricity has restricted industry growth

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 11-16
4.3%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
8,114
Businesses
36
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Fossil fuel-fired power stations supply the majority of Australia's electricity. These power plants run on black coal, brown coal and natural gas, while other fuels such as petroleum are used less frequently. Industry assets represent large capital investments that are operated in the long term. The lack of operational flexibility exposes the industry to structural and regulatory changes, and industry participants have grappled with government intervention and weaker demand for centrally generated electricity over the past five years. The outcome has been lower production volumes and fluctuating wholesale electricity prices. Overall, industry revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.3% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $9.9 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industry is in the mature stage of its economic life cycle. The industry's product is very well-established, having been supplied to markets for more than a century. Production and demand have slowed over the past five years due to rising demand for renewable sources of energy such as hydro-electricity, solar power and wind energy. Nevertheless, electricity generated using fossil fuels remains essential to the entire economy.

Industry value added (IVA) is used to measure an industry's contribution to the overall economy. IVA is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.8% over the 10 years through 2020-21. Although IVA is growing, the industry is expected to underperform annualised real GDP growth of 2.8% over the same period... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Industry?

Companies in the industry use fossil fuels such as coal, gas and 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 generationOther mineral-fired electricity generation


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