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Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry's product is well established, having been supplied to markets for more than a century. Output is growing more slowly than the economy as a whole, but the industry's product is still essential to the functioning of the entire economy. Over the 10 years through 2018-19, the value of the industry's contribution to the economy, as measured industry value added, is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 1.5%. This compares unfavourably with GDP growth at a compound annual rate of 2.5% over the same period.

The industry is undergoing substantial change due to competition between generators, the privatisation of government-owned businesses and pressure to cut greenhouse gas emissions... 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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