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Electricity Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Electricity Production Market Research Report | SIC D35.110 | Feb 2017

Renewed vigour: The shift to renewable generation has changed the composition of the industry

IBISWorld’s Electricity Production 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
Centrica plc Centrica plc market share
Drax Group plc Drax Group plc market share
E.ON UK plc E.ON UK plc market share
EDF SA EDF SA market share
RWE AG RWE AG market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Electricity Production industry is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 1.6% over the five years through 2016-17. However, falling wholesale electricity prices coupled with weak demand for electricity have provided stiff resistance to growth. During the current year, industry revenue is expected to increase by 1.9% to reach £17.3 billion. IBISWorld estimates that in 2016-17, natural gas is used to generate 43.4% of total electricity produced in the United Kingdom, followed by renewables, which account for 25%, nuclear, which generates 23.2%, and coal, which accounts for the remaining 5.5%.

Electricity production represents the first phase in the process of delivering electricity to consumers, and is followed by transmission, distribution and trade... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Electricity production is a capital-intensive process and the efficiency with which capital is employed has a major influence on the cost of production. In 2016-17, it is estimated that for every £1.00 that industry operators spend on capital, they spend 87p on labour. This demonstrates the importance of capital in the production of electricity. Depreciation remains a substantial part of the industry’s cost structure, even though most conventional UK power stations are relatively old and their initial capital cost has been largely written down. With the recent surge in wind farms and photovoltaic plants, depreciation began to increase rapidly in the latter part of the five-year period through 2016-17. The.. purchase to read more


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What is the Electricity Production Industry?

Firms in this industry produce electricity by burning fossil fuels such as gas and coal. They also operate nuclear power stations, hydroelectric plants and stations fuelled by renewable sources such as wind or biomass.

Industry Products
Gas-fired electricityCoal-fired electricityNuclear powerOffshore windOil and otherSolar and onshore windBioenergyHydro
Industry Activities
Generating electricity in gas-fired plantsGenerating electricity in coal-fired plantsGenerating nuclear powerGenerating hydroelectric powerGenerating electricity from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass

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