Dam good: Revenue has grown over the past five years due to higher electricity prices

IBISWorld’s Hydro-Electricity Generation market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Sluggish growth in household and business demand has left some players with a supply overhang
  • Energy efficiency campaigns targeted at households have affected demand over the past five years
  • The industry's operating environment is anticipated to be more stable over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Australia's energy markets have been firmly intertwined with political developments over the past five years. These developments have overshadowed the underlying electricity supply and demand dynamics in the Hydro-Electricity Generation industry's major markets. Industry players have contended with sluggish growth in household and business demand. Industry players less able to respond to the short-term demand decline have been left with a supply overhang. However, regulation changes have created incentives for production and capacity expansion over the period, regardless of these underlying trends. Overall, industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 1.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to $1.6 billion...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Hydro-Electricity Generation industry is the largest provider of renewable, centrally generated electricity in Australia. Industry operators can be split into two categories. The first operate large-scale hydro-electric schemes on Australia’s largest dams and rivers, which have been well-established for decades. These government-owned operators dominate the industry in terms of generation capacity and also contribute the largest share of industry revenue. Both Snowy Hydro and Hydro-Electric Corporation, the industry’s two dominant players, participate in the eastern seaboard market for electricity, called the National Electricity Market (NEM). The..

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    Additional Insights for the Hydro-Electricity Generation Industry

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

  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Ability to accommodate environmental concerns
  • Ability to negotiate successfully with regulators
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Electricity service price and Industrial production in the Hydro-Electricity Generation industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Hydro-Electricity Generation Industry?

    Industry firms generate electricity using hydro-electric generation processes. Firms that use pumped-storage generation processes are also included in the industry.

    Industry Products
    Industry Activities
    Hydro-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
  • Industrial production
  • Number of households
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Public concerns over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Regulation-induced production
  • Regulation-induced capacity
  • Electricity market trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Centrally generated electricity
  • Regulation
  • Table: Hydro-Electricity Generation Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade
  • Electricity Retailing
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction
  • Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance
  • Power Automation Products and Other Electrical Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Electricity
  • Chart: Hydro-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 Hydro-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 Hydro-Electricity Generation

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hydro-Electricity Generation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Snowy Hydro LimitedHydro-Electric CorporationAGL Energy Limited
  • Table: Snowy Hydro Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hydro-Electric Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: AGL Energy Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hydro-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 Hydro-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
    Gigawatt Hour
  • The energy that is required to power ten million 100 watt units, for example light globes, for an hour.
  • Megawatt
  • Equivalent to one million watts.
  • Watt
  • The most basic unit of power, equal to one joule of work per second.
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