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Electricity Distribution in the UK: Market Research Report

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Electricity Distribution Market Research Report | SIC D35.130 | May 2015

Switched on: Set price increases are expected to help firms generate steady revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Electricity Distribution market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Electricity North West Ltd Electricity North West Ltd market share
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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£7bn
Annual Growth 11-16
4.5%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
13,052
Businesses
7
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue for the Electricity Distribution industry is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 4.5% over the five years through 2015-16. Higher prices have more than offset weak volumes 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 1.6% to £6.7 billion in 2015-16. 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Electricity Distribution industry has high barriers to entry. The most prominent barrier to entry to this industry is the requirement to secure an electricity distribution licence. As these licences are tied to specific distribution areas, acquiring a licence essentially means purchasing the existing operator. Any acquisition of this kind would be subject to approval from the regulatory authorities. Authorities would need to be confident that the entrant had sufficient expertise and adequate financial backing to efficiently operate the distribution network. The acquisition itself would require extremely large amounts of capital, which reflect the large potential gains from owning a distribution network... 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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