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Electricity Distribution in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Electricity Distribution Market Research Report | SIC D35.130 | Mar 2016

The balance of power: Tougher regulation is expected to constrain profit margin growth

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.

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, which were required to offset the investment necessary to bring the industry's ageing infrastructure up to date, have more than counteracted weak volumes of electricity transported along the low-voltage distribution network. However, new price controls implemented in April 2015 are expected to bring revenue down by 1.7% during the current year to reach £6.7 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Due to the nature of the Electricity Distribution industry, industry operators carry out only one service and it is not segmented along product or service lines. However, some of the operators in the industry also retail or generate electricity.

Electricity distributors operate networks that carry electricity from the transmission system and deliver it to the end consumers. The electricity must be transformed down from high voltages to voltages suitable for domestic and commercial use. Firms operate on a regional basis, using medium- or low-voltage power lines. Lines generally carry electricity above ground, although often in urban areas it is necessary to transmit below the ground... 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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