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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

ACMR-IBISWorld estimates that in the five years through 2017, revenue for the Hydroelectric Power industry has been increasing at an average annualized rate of 3.6% to $46.4 billion. The government's strategy for developing renewable energy in China has had a positive impact on the development of the industry. Additional drivers for industry growth have been power shortages, industry deregulation and the implementation of a market-based pricing mechanism.

ACMR-IBISWorld forecasts that revenue for the Hydroelectric Power industry in China will increase at an annualized rate of 1.8% in the five years through 2022 to $50.7 billion...

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Electricity generation involves the production of electricity, usually through the conversion of primary energy sources, deriving energy from falling or flowing water, including rivers, streams and the overflow of dams. It is a highly capital-intensive process, and the efficiency with which capital is employed has a major influence on the cost of generation.

Hydropower has the highest capital intensity among the various power generation types, reflecting the highly automated nature of the power generation process. It does not require many workers on site. For every dollar spent on labor, $5.57 is spent on capital.


Additional Insights for the Hydroelectric Power Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hydroelectric Power Industry are

  • Ability to negotiate successfully with regulators
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • Ability to attract local support
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Availability of Water and Real GDP in the Hydroelectric Power industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Hydroelectric Power Industry?

    The Hydroelectric Power industry in China comprises establishments that operate hydroelectric power generation facilities. These facilities derive energy from falling or flowing water, such as rivers, streams and the overflow of dams. The establishments in this industry produce electric energy and provide electricity to transmission systems or to electric power distribution systems.

    Industry Products
    Hydropower generated by 40 to 99 MW turbines
    Hydropower generated by 100 to 199 MW turbines
    Hydropower generated by 200 to 299 MW turbines
    Hydropower generated by over 300 MW turbines
    Industry Activities
    Generating energy from Kaplan turbines
    Generating energy from Francis turbines
    Generating energy from pump storage turbines

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Availability of Water
  • Real GDP
  • Cost of Internal Population Relocation
  • Level of Protectionist Policies - Local Government
  • Per Capita Disposable Income
  • Rural Population - No. people in Rural Areas
  • Utilization Ratio of Water Resources (Exploitable Hydropower Potential)
  • Competition from Substitutes - Thermal, Solar, Wind & Nuclear Power Generation - Hydroelectric Power Generation
  • Infrastructure - Electricity Distribution Network

  • Current Performance
  • Demand and revenue
  • Government influence
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Energy sources
  • Development opportunities
  • Table: Hydroelectric Power Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hydroelectric Power Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Electricity Transmission and Distribution
  • Accommodation and Catering

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electrical Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Hydropower generated by 40 to 99 MW turbines
  • Hydropower generated by 100 to 199 MW turbines
  • Hydropower generated by over 300 MW turbines
  • Hydropower generated by 200 to 299 MW turbines
  • Chart: Hydroelectric Power Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic growth
  • Government policies
  • Cost advantages
  • Rural population

  • Major Markets
  • Secondary industries
  • Rural households
  • Tertiary industries
  • Primary industries
  • Urban households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hydroelectric Power Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Depreciation
  • Interest and tax
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hydroelectric Power

  • Basis of Competition
  • Access to water resources
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Availability of capital
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hydroelectric Power Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    China Three Gorges CorporationState Development & Investment CorporationChina Datang CorporationState Power Investment CorporationChina Huadian Corporation
  • Table: China Three Gorges Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: State Development & Investment Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: China Datang Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: State Power Investment Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: China Huadian Corporation - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hydroelectric Power Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Hydroelectric Power Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Hydraulic Generation (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Hydraulic Machines
  • Heavy construction equipment that uses fluid for power transmission.
  • Hydroelectricity
  • A type of electricity generated by water flows.
  • Small Hydropower Plants (Shp)
  • Hydroelectric generators that are usually located in rural regions and have a capacity of less than 50 gigawatts.
  • Turbines
  • Engines that convert fluid or air flows into energy.
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