Highly charged: Ongoing regulatory changes lead to increased revenue volatility

IBISWorld’s Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Government interventions in generation markets have contributed to industry revenue volatility
  • The increasing prevalence of renewable energy sources has limited fossil fuel electricity production
  • Declining demand and excess supply are expected to continue to define the industry

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    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 limited production volumes and fluctuating wholesale electricity prices. Industry revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.2% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $13.9 billion...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry has a medium market share concentration. In 2016-17, the industry's four largest players are estimated to account for just under 50% of total revenue. Historically, state government ownership of electricity generation assets has limited concentration in the industry. Over the past five years, major players such as AGL Energy and Origin Energy have been able to expand in the industry by purchasing distressed assets from other private operators and by taking advantage of the privatisation of previously state-owned assets.

    AGL Energy is now the largest player in the industry, with a market share of 17.2% in 2016-17. EnergyAustralia, Origin Energy and International Power, the industry's other three major players, also have market shares well above 5.0%. Asi..

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    Additional Insights for the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Industry are

  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Electricity service price and Net energy consumption in the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Industry?

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

    Industry Products
    Black coal generation
    Brown coal generation
    Natural gas generation
    Mixed fuel and petroleum generation
    Industry Activities
    Black coal-fired electricity generation
    Brown coal-fired electricity generation
    Gas-fired electricity generation
    Other mineral-fired electricity generation

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Electricity service price
  • Net energy consumption
  • Public concerns over environmental issues
  • World price of steaming coal

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Electricity Transmission

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Black Coal Mining
  • Brown Coal Mining
  • Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage
  • Oil and Gas Extraction

  • Products & Services
  • Black coal generation
  • Natural gas generation
  • Brown coal generation
  • Mixed fuel and petroleum generation
  • Chart: Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Households
  • Businesses
  • Utility providers
  • Primary producers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    AGL Energy LimitedEnergyAustralia Holdings LimitedOrigin Energy LimitedInternational Power (Australia) Holdings Pty Limited
  • Table: AGL Energy Limited - financial performance
  • Table: EnergyAustralia Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Origin Energy Limited - financial performance
  • Table: International Power (Australia) Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Base-Load Power
  • Electricity provided by power stations that run continuously.
  • Gentrader
  • A New South Wales Government sale of long-term supply contracts from state-owned generators to private players.
  • Geosequestration
  • A process of storing carbon dioxide underground, where it reacts with saline water to form non-reactive salts.
  • Peak-Load Power
  • Electricity generation capacity that can be switched on or off to meet seasonal and daily fluctuations in demand.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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