Low power mode: Conservative revenue determinations will slow industry growth

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Electricity Transmission industry is a key player in Australia's energy network. Australia's transmission networks are used to transport high-voltage electricity from generators to distribution networks and directly to large industrial users. Transmission networks are highly regulated geographic monopolies and most are state-owned. The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) oversees most of the industry's operations and sets revenue determinations for five-year periods for individual entities. The AER revenue determinations made from 2007-08 onwards heavily influenced strong revenue growth at the start of the past five-year period. However, revenue determinations in the second half of the five-year period reduced maximum allowable revenue for many industry operators...

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The industry has high barriers to entry, and this trend has remained stable over the past five years. Prospective entrants must have access to large amounts of capital and expertise to enter the industry. The cost of infrastructure duplication is prohibitively high, so the industry leans towards natural regional monopolies.

The limited possibility of purchasing existing industry assets also constrains new entrants, as the majority of these assets are owned by state and territory governments. Only Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia have private sector electricity transmission asset owner-operators. In South Australia and New South Wales, the electricity transmission markets operate through a long-term lease of assets rather than full privatisation. Som..

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What is the Electricity Transmission Industry?

Industry companies operate high-voltage electric power transmission systems and control electricity transmission from generating plants to distribution networks and large industrial users. These transmission systems include power lines and transformer stations.

Industry Products
Electricity transmission
Electricity transmission links
Industry Activities
High-voltage electricity transmission
Substation operation

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About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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