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

IBISWorld’s Hydro-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 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry exhibits high barriers to entry and this has remained steady over the past five years. Both technical and regulatory entry barriers affect industry players and these entry barriers contribute to making it practically impossible to establish new large-scale systems. In addition, building new hydro-electricity generation capacity is highly capital-intensive and could be prohibitive for prospective companies. Construction costs typically far outweigh the costs of access to water. The ability to secure financing, either to build a new plant or buy into an existing plant, could restrict potential firms.

Hydro-electric systems rely on kinetic energy from large volumes of water to generate electricity. The..

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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 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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