Electricity Distribution in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Powering ahead: Industry revenue is forecast to increase thanks to higher prices

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.

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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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue for the Electricity Distribution industry is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 6.7% over the five years through 2014-15. 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 2.1% to £6.5 billion in 2014-15. 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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