Generation gap: Low water availability has had a mixed effect on industry firms

Firms in the Hydro-Electricity Generation industry have experienced volatile market conditions over the past five years. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 8.6% over the five years through 2018-19, to $2.4 billion. Higher wholesale electricity prices over the two years through 2018-19 have assisted the industry. Price increases have occurred due to low water availability for hydro generators. As a result, industry generation is expected to be lower in 2018-19. However, this is expected to be countered by significantly higher electricity prices. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase by 12.3% in 2018-19.New Zealand heavily relies on hydro-electricity generation, with close to 60% of total electricity supply coming from industry more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for centrally generated electricity has slowed over the past five years
  • Rainfall and water storage levels limit hydro-electric power plants’ ability to boost supply
  • Electricity generation in New Zealand will continue to shift away from fossil fuels
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    Industry value added (IVA) is used to measure an industry's contribution to the overall economy. IVA is expected to increase at an annualised 3.9% over the 10 years through 2023-24. This represents an outperformance of the overall New Zealand economy, with real GDP expected to grow by an annualised 3.0% over the same period. Outperformance of total economic growth is typical of growing industries. Despite exhibiting this growth characteristic, the industry is classified as mature. The industry has a well-established product with clearly defined markets. Industry establishment numbers have stabilized over the past five years. Meanwhile, technological change in the industry is largely limited to improving operating efficiencies. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Hydro-Electricity Generation Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Hydro-Electricity Generation are:

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Having an integrated operation
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Electricity wholesale price and Level of annual rainfall in the Hydro-Electricity Generation industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Hydro-Electricity Generation in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators generate electricity through operating hydro-electric power plants. Operators that generate electricity through tidal energy are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Electricity
  • Industry Activities
  • Hydro-electricity generation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Electricity wholesale price
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Net energy consumption
  • Demand from geothermal, wind and other electricity generation

  • Current Performance
  • Rainfall, prices and profit
  • Weak demand growth
  • Shift towards renewables
  • Industry structure
  • Transmission costs
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • The decline of fossil fuels
  • Tiwai Point
  • Transmission costs
  • Table: Hydro-Electricity Generation Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Non-Ferrous Metal Product Manufacturing in New Zealand
  • Electricity Retailing in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction in New Zealand
  • Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Electricity
  • Chart: Hydro-Electricity Generation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial firms
  • Households
  • Businesses
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hydro-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 Hydro-Electricity Generation

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Meridian Energy Limited, Mercury NZ Limited, Contact Energy Limited, Genesis Energy Limited, TrustPower Limited,
  • Table: Meridian Energy Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Mercury NZ Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Contact Energy Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Genesis Energy Limited - financial performance
  • Table: TrustPower Limited - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Hydro-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
    Base Load Power
  • Electricity generators that runs continuously to satisfy minimum demand from the wholesale market.
  • Centrally Generated Electricity
  • Electricity that is generated at large-scale facilities that is sold into the grid.
  • Gentailers
  • Integrated electricity generators and retailers.
  • Peaking Power
  • Electricity generators that can be switched on during periods of peak demand.
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