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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

The Electricity Transmission market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 Investment Chapter

Electricity transmission is a capital-intensive process. For every £1.00 that industry players spend on capital, they are estimated to spend 39p on labour. This demonstrates the importance of capital in the production of electricity. Depreciation is a substantial cost item due to the high level of capital spending required to both maintain and expand the electricity transmission grid. Repair work can be extremely expensive, particularly work carried out on the underground transmission cables commonly used in urban areas. Capital investment has been particularly high in recent years, as electricity generators have switched to renewable energy sources, forcing transmitters to expand and update the existing network to accommodate the new facilities.

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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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