The Electricity Distribution industry is expected to generate revenue of $45.2 billion in 2012-13, up from $34.1 billion in 2007-08. This equates to annualised growth of 5.8%. The gain reflects a combination of slightly higher sales volumes and considerably higher prices. Industry revenue is expected to increase by 14.2% in 2012-13, mainly due to higher prices. These will not only reflect the introduction of carbon pricing, which will increase the cost of electricity purchased for resale, but also higher spending on distribution and transmission networks and the continued roll-out of higher cost renewable generation.
Companies in this industry distribute and retail electricity. Electricity distribution involves operating low voltage power supply systems (consisting of lines, poles, meters and wires). Some firms may also act as electric power brokers or agents that arrange the sale of electricity via power distribution systems operated by others.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.