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

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...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$99bn
Annual Growth 12-17
0.0%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
74,523
Businesses
1,389
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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
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Coal and natural gas electricity generation is a capital-intensive process and the efficiency with which capital is employed has a major influence on the cost of generation. In 2017, for every $1.00 spent on labor, industry operators are expected to spend $1.03 on capital investments. The key aspects of capital efficiency are the minimization of spare capacity and the maximization of plant availability. Generating plants have a long economic life (usually well over 30 years) and long lead times also add years to the installation of new plants. Generating plants also typically come on stream in large units, leading to a capacity overhang that may take many years to absorb. How...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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
    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

  • 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
    Includes:
  • 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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