Breezing through: Government assistance programs have boosted industry revenue

Revenue for the Wind and Other Electricity Generation industry has grown over the past five years. High wholesale electricity prices, favourable industry assistance programs and high profitability have attracted new firms to the industry over the period. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 4.9% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $1.87 billion. This includes expected growth of 1.9% in the current year.Investment in wind farms has surged over the past five years, increasing total generation capacity to close to 5,000 MW in 2018-19. Wind power is expected to provide 7.1% of the national electricity output in more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Electricity retailers were required to source 16.06% of their total supply from clean generators in 2018
  • The industry has benefited from significant assistance from state and federal governments
  • A Shorten Government is projected to adopt a 50% RET by 2030
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry displays high barriers to entry and this trend has remained stable over the past five years. Over the past decade, policy interventions such as the RET have boosted investment in the industry by improving the viability of renewable energy projects. The technologies used in the industry range from mature and commercial to unproven. As research and development activity is high, developing technology to an economic and viable scale is a barrier for the establishment of new generation facilities. Federal Government assistance is channelled through bodies such as the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.The construction of any new electricity generation facility is highly capital-intensive. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wind and Other Electricity Generation Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Wind and Other Electricity Generation are:

  • Availability of resource
  • Ability to negotiate successfully with regulator
  • Ability to educate the wider community
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Electricity service price and Demand from electricity retailing in the Wind and Other Electricity Generation industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Wind and Other Electricity Generation Industry?

    Industry firms generate electricity using wind, geothermal, tidal, biomass and other renewable energy sources. The industry excludes the use of photovoltaic systems, also known as solar panels.

    Industry Products
  • Electricity generation
  • Renewable energy certificates
  • Industry Activities
  • Wind electricity generation
  • Tidal electricity generation
  • Geothermal electricity generation
  • Bioenergy electricity generation
  • Electricity generation from other renewable energy sources
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Electricity service price
  • Demand from electricity retailing
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Demand from fossil fuel electricity generation

  • Current Performance
  • The rise of renewable energy
  • Industry assistance
  • Price growth
  • New players
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Price change
  • Policy outlook
  • Investment
  • Table: Wind and Other Electricity Generation Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electricity Retailing
  • Consumers

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

  • Products & Services
  • Electricity generation
  • Renewable energy certificates
  • Chart: Wind and Other Electricity Generation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Electricity retailers
  • Commercial and services sectors
  • Households
  • Manufacturers
  • Mining firms
  • Utility providers
  • Other sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wind and Other Electricity Generation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wind and Other Electricity Generation

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wind and Other Electricity Generation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    AGL Energy Limited, Infigen Energy, Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd, Tilt Renewables Limited,
  • Table: AGL Energy Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Infigen Energy - financial performance
  • Table: Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Tilt Renewables Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wind and Other 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Wind and Other Electricity Generation Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A waste product from sugar cane processing that can be used to generate energy.
  • Gentailer
  • An integrated energy generator and retailer.
  • Gigawatt
  • A unit equal to 1,000 MW.
  • Gigawatt Hour (Gwh)
  • The energy that is required to power 10 million 100-watt units, such as light globes, for an hour.
  • Large-Scale Generation Certificate (Lgc)
  • Certificates that allow electricity retailers to meet their RET responsibilities.
  • Megawatt (Mw)
  • A unit equivalent to one million watts.
  • Renewable Energy Target (Ret)
  • Regulation designed to increase the share of renewable generation in Australia. The current target is 33,000 GWh by 2020.
  • Roaring Forties
  • Stormy ocean tracts between latitudes 40 and 50 degrees south.
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