Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia - Market Research Report

Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industry trends (2014-2019)

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Operators in the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industry have grappled with a changing regulatory environment and volatile wholesale prices over the past five years. Fossil fuel-fired power stations supply most of Australia's electricity. These power plants mainly run on black coal, brown coal and natural gas. Black and brown coal-fired power stations are often run continuously to provide baseload power, while natural gas stations can be fired up quickly to provide peaking power during spikes in demand. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 8.2% over the five years through 2018-19, to $17.1 billion. Fossil fuel electricity generation is a highly emissions-intensive process, which has prompted the government to intervene in the in...
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Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industry is set to enter a period of uncertainty over the next five years. Market features that have emerged over the past five years, such as fluctuating input costs, regulatory changes and a transition towards renewable energy, are projected to continue affecting the industry's performance. Industry operators are also bracing for further structural shifts, including potential government intervention into energy markets or the closure of baseload power stations. Electricity wholesale prices are forecast to fall over the five years through XXX-XX. Supply is anticipated to catch up to demand as more solar and wind capacity is brought online. However, year-to-year volatility is still extremely likely, as spot pri...
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Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $17bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 75
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 7,283

Biggest companies in the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia industry include AGL Energy Limited, Origin Energy Limited, EnergyAustralia Holdings Limited and Stanwell Corporation Limited.

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What is Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms use fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil to drive steam-producing turbines that generate electricity.

Industry Products and Services

  • Black coal generation
  • Brown coal generation
  • Natural gas generation
  • Mixed fuel and petroleum generation
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Black coal-fired electricity generation
  • Brown coal-fired electricity generation
  • Gas-fired electricity generation
  • Other mineral-fired electricity generation

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms use fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil to drive steam-producing turbines that generate electricity.

Main Activities

  • Black coal-fired electricity generation
  • Brown coal-fired electricity generation
  • Gas-fired electricity generation
  • Other mineral-fired electricity generation

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The electricity service price indicates trends in the price of electricity, which is measured by the producer price index for electricity supplied in manu...
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Electricity service price
Net energy consumption
Public concern over environmental issues
World price of steaming coal

Current Performance

Lack of capital investment
Rising wholesale prices
Demand factors
Ownership changes
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Solar installations and manufacturing demand
 Table: Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Manufacturing
Electricity Transmission in Australia





Key Selling Industries

Black Coal Mining in Australia
Brown Coal Mining in Australia
Oil and Gas Extraction in Australia
Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage in Australia



Products & Services

Operators in the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industry primarily use coal and natural gas to generate electricity, which reflects the abundance of t...
Households
Manufacturers
Mining
Utility providers
Other

Demand Determinants

The demand for electricity is a derived demand. Households and businesses require electricity as an input in a range of processes, such as for lighting, h...
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Major Markets

Households
Manufacturers
Mining
Utility providers
Other


 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The industry has a moderate level of market share concentration. AGL Energy, EnergyAustralia, Origin Energy and Stanwell Corporation are expected to accou...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

AGL Energy Limited is a publicly listed Australian company that operates in energy generation and retailing industries in Australia. The firm has expanded...
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AGL

 Table: AGL - financial performance

Origin Energy

 Table: Origin Energy - financial performance

EnergyAustralia

 Table: EnergyAustralia - financial performance

Stanwell

 Table: Stanwell - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The industry displays a high level of capital intensity. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent as wages, an estimated $1.30 is invested in capital. Individua...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Profitability Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
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  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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