Full power: Strong economic growth and high retail electricity prices will bolster revenue

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Coal & Natural Gas Power provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Stronger economic growth and higher retail prices will stimulate demand for electricity
  • Commercial businesses have expanded their operations and increased their electricity consumption
  • Fracking and directional drilling have made it possible to extract natural gas in new areas

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Coal and Natural Gas Power industry has experienced substantial volatility during the period as it shifted increasingly from coal to natural gas power generation. Over the five years to 2022, stronger economic growth is expected to stimulate demand for electricity. Consumers will increase electricity use in the home as incomes rise, businesses will expand into new office spaces that require more electricity to run and industrial producers are expected to ramp up production. Power plants will also likely continue to invest in natural gas and other alternatives to coal-based electricity...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Coal and Natural Gas Power industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), a measure of an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow at an annualized rate of 2.5% over the 10 years to 2022. Comparatively, US GDP is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.1% during the same period. IVA growth similar to that of GDP typically indicates an industry in the mature stage of its life cycle.

    Electricity represents one of the core backbones of the functioning of any modern economy, with residential, industrial and commercial consumption of electricity being widespread since the early 20th century. In ..

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    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
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    Industry Products

    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

    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
  • 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
  • Growth of natural gas
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Other
  • 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
    Major Companies
    Duke Energy CorporationThe Southern CompanyAmerican Electric Power Company Inc.
  • Table: Duke Energy Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: The Southern Company - financial performance
  • Table: American Electric Power Company Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    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
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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