The Electricity Generation industry is expected to generate revenue of $24.3 billion in 2012-13, compared with $16.7 billion in 2008-09, yielding annualised growth of 7.7%. This performance is due to the combination of higher output and substantially higher prices. Industry revenue is expected to expand by 25.2% in 2012-13, reflecting higher fuel prices and the introduction of carbon pricing (which also increases costs).
Electricity generation produces about 0.5% of Australia's GDP but the industry literally powers the economy. As Australia does not export or import electricity, the size of the local market matches output.
Firms in this industry generate electricity from a variety of energy sources. The electricity generated is transported to end users by electricity transmission and distribution systems.
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.