Electricity Distribution in the UK: Market Research Report

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Electricity Distribution Market Research Report | SIC D35.130 | Mar 2016

The balance of power: Tougher regulation is expected to constrain profit margin growth

The Electricity Distribution market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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
SSE plc SSE plc market share
UK Power Networks UK Power Networks market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue for the Electricity Distribution industry is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 4.2% over the five years through 2015-16. Higher prices, which were required to offset the investment necessary to bring the industry's ageing infrastructure up to date, have more than counteracted weak volumes of electricity transported along the low-voltage distribution network. However, new price controls implemented in April 2015 are expected to bring revenue down by 1.7% during the current year to reach £6.7 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a high level of market share concentration. The 15 electricity distribution licences covering the United Kingdom (14 in Great Britain and one in Northern Ireland) are held by seven firms. Each of the 15 DNOs covers a different geographical space. There are also seven licensed Independent Distribution Network Operators, which are directly connected to a Distribution Network Operator. These are smaller companies that have been steadily increasing their market share in recent years.

The four largest companies in the industry are expected to generate 77.7% of industry revenue in 2015-16 and each holds multiple distribution licences... 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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