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Electricity Transmission in the UK: Market Research Report

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Electricity Transmission Market Research Report | SIC D35.120 | Feb 2017

Slowing the charge: The industry's impressive growth is expected to slow to some extent

IBISWorld’s Electricity Transmission 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
National Grid Electricity Transmission plc National Grid Electricity Transmission plc market share
Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc market share
SP Transmission plc SP Transmission plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Electricity Transmission industry is responsible for carrying electricity from power stations to the low-voltage distribution network, which delivers the electricity to end users. The industry is a highly regulated natural monopoly. Industry revenue is expected to reach £5.2 billion in 2016-17, an increase of 6.5% on the previous year. The industry is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 8% over the five years through 2016-17, as a result of mounting transmission costs and rising charges being levied on grid users. Higher transmission charges relate to the significant amount of capital investment into the transmission grid in order to accommodate new generation plants and to replace ageing systems... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Electricity Transmission industry has a very high level of market share concentration. The top four players - National Grid Electricity Transmission plc, SP Transmission plc, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc and SONI Ltd - are expected to account for 99.4% of the industry in 2016-17. Of these, National Grid accounts for the bulk of activity, with a market share of 81.7%. The industry is split into regional monopolies. Each region has a single transmission network because it does not make financial or environmental sense to have multiple networks covering the same regions.

National Grid owns the transmission system in England and Wales. SP Transmission and Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission each own a portion of the transmission system in Scotland. All.. purchase to read more


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What is the Electricity Transmission Industry?

This industry owns, operates and maintains a network of high-voltage wires that carry electricity over long distances. The electricity transmission system connects electricity generators to the low-voltage distribution network that carries electricity to end users.

Industry Products
Electricity transmission
Industry Activities
Transmitting electricity over a high-voltage network

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