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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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 Investment Chapter

Capital intensity in the Electricity Distribution industry is high. For every £1.00 that industry players spend on capital, they are expected to spend 79p 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 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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