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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.

Report Snapshot
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
Revenue
£6bn
Annual Growth 10-15
6.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
13,023
Businesses
7
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 Locations Chapter

Electricity consumption can be used as a proxy to show the proportionate locations of electricity distribution and display a reasonable degree of accuracy. It is expected that the spread of electricity consumption will be very closely aligned with the spread of population. Households are the largest end user of electricity, meaning the most populous regions would have higher household consumption levels. Additionally, areas of high population density often have a larger amount of commercial customers.

London and the South East are the regions with the highest consumption, just as they are the two most populous regions. London has the highest consumption level, despite the South East having the higher population of the regions... 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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