Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Industry revenue declined over the past five years, but it is forecast to grow with the ongoing economic recovery. As companies across all industries ramp up their production, demand for electricity will rise. Operators will also benefit from funding provided by public utility commissions for the development of a national smart grid and for the improvement of the electricity grid. Furthermore, after several highly publicized blackouts in the early part of the decade, legislation will encourage utilities companies to invest in new infrastructure... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Industry revenue is distributed according to population; households, businesses and manufacturers, the primary drivers of electricity demand, are concentrated in high population regions. However, regions with high population concentration typically have a relatively smaller share of industry establishments, as each establishment can more easily service a large number of customers.
The Southeast and Great Lakes regions together contain about 40.0% of the US population and many electricity-intensive industries such as steel and motor vehicle production. Consequently, the two regions generate about 43% of industry revenue... purchase to read more