Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Electricity distribution businesses have regional monopolies, so their pricing is heavily regulated by governmental departments. These are the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) in Britain, and the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR) in Northern Ireland. The industry is estimated to employ over 21,000 people and pay £1.1 billion in wages in 2016-17. There are seven Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) active in the industry, covering 15 distribution areas in the United Kingdom (14 in Great Britain and one in Northern Ireland), and eight Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNOs). A number of these firms also generate electricity and some are involved in both transmitting and distributing electricity... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The United Kingdom is split into fifteen regions for the firms to operate in. Companies operating in the industry are called Distribution Network Operators (DNOs). There are also a few Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNOs) that develop, operate and maintain local electricity distribution networks and are extensions of DNOs. Currently there are seven different DNOs and eight IDNOs operators in the industry. Some firms own and operate multiple regional distribution systems.
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... purchase to read more