Electricity is the primary source of energy for most Australian households and industries. Despite major structural changes in the Electricity Supply subdivision over the past few decades, the bulk of electricity infrastructure remains state-owned. The public sector operators of electricity generation, transmission and distribution networks also maintain in-house construction and maintenance operations and this affects the industry's structure and operations.
Electricity infrastructure is built in advance of projected demand and extra capacity is constructed to minimise the risk of downtime.
Businesses in this industry are primarily engaged in building infrastructure for electricity suppliers. This includes the construction of distribution and transmission networks, as well as power stations, substations and associated work. Maintenance and repair services are excluded from the industry.
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.