Electricity Distribution in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Staying power: Revenue expands modestly as prices are raised to fund refurbishment

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
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 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. However, the new price controls implemented in April 2015 are expected to bring down revenue by 1.7% during the current year to reach £6.7 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Capital intensity in the Electricity Distribution industry is high. IBISWorld estimates that for every £1.00 that industry players spend on capital, they spend 87p on labour. Depreciation is a substantial cost item due to the high value of the industry's infrastructure and the level of capital spending required to maintain, repair and expand electricity distribution networks. Much of the network has aged considerably and requires refurbishment, which will prompt even more capital spending over the coming years. The level of employment is low compared with many other industries. Labour is mainly needed to monitor the network and to repair it when problems arise. Much of the building and repair work is outsourced... 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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