Electricity Distribution in the UK: Market Research Report

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Electricity Distribution Market Research Report | SIC D35.130 | Feb 2014

Power surge: Higher distribution charges to fund investment have helped revenue to grow

IBISWorld’s Electricity Distribution market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Iberdrola SA Iberdrola SA market share
Northern Powergrid Holdings Company Northern Powergrid Holdings Company market share
PPL Corporation PPL Corporation market share
SSE plc SSE plc market share
UK Power Networks UK Power Networks market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue for the Electricity Distribution industry is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 6.1% over the five years through 2013-14. Higher prices have more than offset a fall in the volume of electricity transported along the low-voltage distribution network. These prices reflect the investment that is necessary to bring the industry's ageing infrastructure up to date. Industry revenue is expected to increase by a further 2.9% to £6.2 billion in 2013-14. Electricity distribution businesses are regional monopolies, so their pricing is heavily regulated by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem). Ofgem aims to act on behalf of consumers, while ensuring that distributors receive a fair return... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Electricity Distribution industry is currently in the mature stage of its life cycle. An industry's life cycle stage is often indicated by comparing its industry value-added figure to the growth rate of the overall economy. Industry value added is estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 3.7% over the decade through 2018-19. Over the same period, the UK economy is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.5%. An industry growing at a faster rate than the economy is usually considered a sign of a growing economy. However, the growth of industry value added is a result of higher prices, rather than higher output... purchase to read more


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What is the Electricity Distribution Industry?

Firms in this industry operate the low-voltage electricity distribution networks that carry power from high-voltage transmission lines to end users.

Industry Products
Electricity distribution
Industry Activities
Operating electricity distribution systemsMaintaining and expanding distribution networks

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