Main line: Rising demand from private electric power markets will support industry expansion

Over the past five years, the change in fuel supply and a decline in natural gas prices limited demand for new high-value project construction causing overall revenue for the Transmission Line Construction industry to decline. Moving forward, demand from private electric power customers will expand as economic growth increases electricity demand. Additionally, as power generation is increasingly shifted from coal to natural gas, requiring substantial infrastructure investment, the industry is anticipated to benefit...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The movement toward natural gas and renewable electricity generation has created a high-growth market for industry operators
  • There has been a push to develop and expand the use of 5K video
  • A potential infrastructure renewal program will radically increase demand for industry structures
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry into the Transmission Line Construction industry are moderate. Capital requirements place a relatively small burden on new operators as most of the equipment used in power and telecommunications infrastructure construction, repair and maintenance can be leased at a relatively low cost. There are also no significant technological disadvantages or prohibitive government regulations, and any companies that comply with safety standards can operate in this industry. Rapid technology change also generates demand for specialist services and provides opportunities for businesses to enter the industry. However, competition is high, and new entrants without adequate technical expertise and industry relationships may have difficulty succeeding. A s...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Transmission Line Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Transmission Line Construction Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from utilities and Local and state government investment in the Transmission Line Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Transmission Line Construction Industry?

    Operators in this industry provide construction, repair, rehabilitation and maintenance work for a variety of forms of electric power and telecommunications infrastructure, including power lines, power plants, radio and television towers and cable infrastructure. Industry operators, however, do not perform construction work on hydroelectric power stations, the construction of broadcast studios or electrical maintenance work within buildings.

    Industry Products
  • Electric power transmission infrastructure construction and repair
  • Power plant construction and repair
  • Telecommunications infrastructure construction and repair
  • Other construction services
  • Industry Activities
  • Electric power line construction
  • Electric power line reconstruction and repair
  • Power plant construction and repair, excluding hydroelectric
  • Communication transmission line construction
  • Communication transmission line reconstruction and repair
  • Communication tower construction
  • Communication tower reconstruction and repair
  • Radio and TV transmission and receiving tower construction
  • Radio and TV transmission and receiving tower reconstruction and repair
  • Laying communication cables
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from utilities
  • Local and state government investment
  • Number of broadband connections
  • Price of electric power
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note

  • Current Performance
  • Government demand
  • Private telecommunications demand
  • Private electric power demand
  • Profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Government demand
  • Private telecommunications demand
  • Private electric power demand
  • Profit
  • Table: Transmission Line Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Transmission Line Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Land Development
  • Heavy Engineering Construction
  • Cable Networks
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • VoIP
  • Telecommunications Resellers
  • Coal & Natural Gas Power
  • Nuclear Power
  • Hydroelectric Power

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction & Mining Equipment Wholesaling
  • Excavation Contractors
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Heavy Equipment Rental
  • Manufactured Home Wholesaling
  • Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Steel Framing
  • Wire & Cable Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Electric power transmission infrastructure construction and repair
  • Other construction services
  • Power plant construction and repair
  • Telecommunications infrastructure construction and repair
  • Chart: Transmission Line Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private power infrastructure markets
  • Private telecommunications markets
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Transmission Line Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesMarketing, rent and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Transmission Line Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Transmission Line Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Quanta Services Inc., MasTec Inc.,
  • Table: Quanta Services Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: MasTec Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Transmission Line Construction Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Transmission Line Construction Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Demand from utilities (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Cherry Picker
  • A crane with a platform attached at its top, used to raise and lower workers.
  • Excavator
  • A piece of heavy construction equipment with a shovel or bucket attached to its front. Used to dig and move earth and other materials.
  • General Contractor
  • An individual or company that manages the construction of a structure for a property owner or developer. A general contractor may retain its own labor force or use subcontractors for projects.
  • Tendering
  • A written offer or bid to contract goods or services at a specified cost or rate.
  • Transmission Line
  • Cables and utility lines used to transmit electricity, data, voice, and video services.
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