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Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia: Market Research Report

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Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation Market Research Report | ANZSIC D2611 | Sep 2016

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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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... purchase to read more

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High barriers to entry characterise the industry and this has remained steady over the past five years. Prospective entrants are required to have large amounts of capital and considerable expertise. The scope and timing of state government privatisation programs, the construction of new privately funded power stations and the willingness of incumbents to sell their operations also affect the ability of new players to enter the industry. The current level of generation oversupply is an additional barrier, although future capacity reduction is likely.

The well-established positions of existing companies in the industry represent another entry barrier for potential firms... purchase to read more


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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 generationBrown coal generationNatural gas generationMixed fuel and petroleum generation
Industry Activities
Black coal-fired electricity generationBrown coal-fired electricity generationGas-fired electricity generationOther mineral-fired electricity generation

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