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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 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
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 - Industry Analysis Chapter

Companies operating in the Electricity Distribution industry are regional monopolies, regulated by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem). Ofgem was set up to protect the interests of consumers in terms of both distribution charges and service, and this approach informs its pricing decisions. The performance of electricity distributors reflects what Ofgem has decided they can charge for their services and changes in the volume of electricity transported. Distributors must submit business plans to Ofgem, usually for five-year periods, illustrating the prices that they plan to charge for their services. These plans must also include justification for the prices suggested, like necessary capital expenditure on the 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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