Full steam ahead: With a new focus on natural gas and a growing economy, revenue is expected to grow

Electricity consumption in the Coal and Natural Gas Power industry has stagnated over the past five years, as a result of increased energy efficiency and depressed industrial production. Additionally, a decline in fossil fuel prices has resulted in low electricity rates, further cutting into revenue. While coal-based power generation still dominates the power production realm, the industry has become increasingly focused on natural gas. While natural gas prices have traditionally been low, the excess in production as a result of the shale boom has pushed prices even lower. But economic growth is expected to stimulate greater demand for electricity. This, in combination with higher retail electricity prices, is expected to drive industry revenue growth over the five years to 2022...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strongthened economy combined with higher retail prices is expected to drive industry revenue growth
  • While the world price of steaming coal declines, domestic coal prices have more variability
  • Operators are will increase their production capacities due to higher electricity demand and pricing
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The US region that contains the largest number of privately owned fossil fuel power plants is the Southeast, with an estimated 25.4% of the US total. Its importance reflects the fact that it is the country's main coal-mining area. The Southwest(14.8%) and the Great Lakes(14.6%) also maintain substantial fossil-fueled electricity generation operations. In the case of the Southwest, its importance is due primarily to easy access to natural gas from the region's large oil and gas supplies. In contrast, the importance of the Great Lakes as a producer of fossil-fueled electricity is due mainly to its substantial industrial base and the early establishment of power generation in the region.The Mid-Atlantic(14.7%) and the Plains(10.0%) together account for an estimated 24.7% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Coal & Natural Gas Power Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Coal & Natural Gas Power Industry are

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Electric power consumption and Industrial production index in the Coal & Natural Gas Power industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Coal & Natural Gas Power Industry?

    This industry operates fossil fuel-powered power plants, which burn coal and natural gas to power steam turbines that generate electricity. Industry operators sell generated power to regulated transmission and distribution utilities and on wholesale electricity markets. This industry does not include government-owned and operated power plants.

    Industry Products
  • Coal-fired electricity
  • Gas-fired electricity
  • Petroleum-fired electricity
  • Industry Activities
  • Operate coal-fired steam generators
  • Operate gas turbine power plants
  • Operate internal combustion power plants
  • Operate other fossil fuel power plants
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Electric power consumption
  • Industrial production index
  • Value of utilities construction
  • World price of natural gas
  • World price of steaming coal

  • Current Performance
  • Stagnant demand and prices
  • Natural gas gains popularity
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Natural Gas and Coal
  • Rising profit
  • Greenhouse concerns
  • Table: Coal & Natural Gas Power Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Coal & Natural Gas Power Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Manufacturing
  • Wood Pulp Mills
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Aluminum Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Coal & Natural Gas Power
  • Coal Mining
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing
  • Gas Pipeline Transportation
  • Natural Gas Distribution
  • Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction

  • Products & Services
  • Coal-fired electricity
  • Gas-fired electricity
  • Petroleum-fired electricity
  • Other
  • Chart: Coal & Natural Gas Power Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers
  • Commercial sector
  • Industrial sector
  • Transportation sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Coal & Natural Gas Power Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Coal & Natural Gas Power

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Coal & Natural Gas Power Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The Southern Company, Duke Energy Corporation, American Electric Power Company Inc.,
  • Table: The Southern Company - financial performance
  • Table: Duke Energy Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: American Electric Power Company Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Coal & Natural Gas Power 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 Coal & Natural Gas Power Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Coal and natural gas power generation (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Clean Power Plan
  • A plan introduced by the EPA in June, 2014 to gradually reduce power plant carbon dioxide emissions by 30.0% of 2005 levels by 2030. Implementation is to be carried out at the state level.
  • Electricity Utilities
  • Operators with integrated electricity generation, transmission and distribution operations.
  • Kilowatt-Hour
  • A unit of energy measurement equal to one kilowatt of power expended over one hour.
  • Thermal Coal
  • A type of high-energy black coal burned in power stations.
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