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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

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
$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 Investment Chapter

The Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industry is highly capital intensive. In 2013-14, the industry is forecast to spend $1.68 on capital for every dollar spent on labour.

Individual generating units are large and additions to capacity are 'lumpy' and may take some years to be fully absorbed by demand. One measure of excess capacity is the reserve plant margin, which relates generating capacity to maximum demand. Large movements in reserve plant margins can occur, depending on whether generating units are operating, the amount of electricity generated and the level of demand... 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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