Sparks fly: Rising electricity prices and higher demand will boost industry profit margins

The Electric Power Transmission industry stagnated over the past five years due to stagnant per capita energy consumption and weak price growth. In the early half of the period, the federal government and state public utility commissions (PUCs) provided generous subsidies and incentives, partly mitigating revenue lost from lower consumption. However, federal government stimulus only offered short-term aid and most have expired. As the economy grows, businesses and factories will expand operations and bolster electricity consumption. Additionally, PUCs are expected to grant rate increases for renewable energy transmission investments. Over the next five years, retail electricity sales are projected to increase for all customer segments; electricity prices will increase over the...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Electricity consumption has slowed due to low population growth and an economic shift toward less energy-intensive industries
  • Smaller operators are exiting the industry because they lack sufficient resources
  • Economic growth will cause business activity to pick up in the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Electric Power Transmission industry provides electricity distribution, transmission and wholesale services. Utilities transmit and distribute electricity generated from a variety of fuel sources, such as coal, natural gas and nuclear power. Currently, transmitted electricity is separated into two categories, base load and intermittent electricity. Base load electricity, which is generated from reliable fuel sources, provides electricity during all hours of the day. Intermittent electricity, typically less reliable than base load electricity, is generated from renewable sources such as solar and wind power.Base load electricityBase load electricity is generated from coal, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum and hydropower. Bas...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Electric Power Transmission Industry

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

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Ability to negotiate successfully with regulator
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Electric power consumption and Price of electric power in the Electric Power Transmission industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Electric Power Transmission Industry?

    This industry transmits and distributes electricity from power generators to distribution centers, other electric utilities and final consumers. The transmission system includes lines and transformer stations, while the distribution system consists of lines, poles, meters and wiring that deliver the electricity to final consumers. This industry does not generate electricity.

    Industry Products
  • Coal-generated electricity
  • Natural gas-generated electricity
  • Nuclear-generated electricity
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Wind-generated electricity
  • Other renewable electricity
  • Petroleum-generated electricity
  • Solar-generated electricity
  • Industry Activities
  • Electric bulk power transmission and control
  • Electric power distribution
  • Wholesale electricity brokering and marketing
  • 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
  • Price of electric power
  • Number of households
  • Manufacturing capacity utilization
  • Value of utilities construction

  • Current Performance
  • Technology bolsters profitability
  • Clean technologies, new opportunities
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Regulatory and policy shift toward renewables
  • Transmission technology reduces costs
  • Table: Electric Power Transmission Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Coal & Natural Gas Power
  • Heavy Infrastructure Construction
  • Hydroelectric Power
  • Nuclear Power
  • Solar Power
  • Transmission Line Construction
  • Wind Power

  • Products & Services
  • Coal-generated electricity
  • Natural gas-generated electricity
  • Nuclear-generated electricity
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Wind-generated electricity
  • Other renewable electricity
  • Solar-generated electricity
  • Petroleum-generated electricity
  • Chart: Electric Power Transmission Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential households
  • Commercial sector
  • Industrial sector
  • Transportation sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electric Power Transmission 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 Electric Power Transmission

  • Basis of Competition
    External competitionInternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electric Power Transmission Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Exelon Corporation,
  • Table: Exelon Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electric Power Transmission 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 Electric Power Transmission Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Electric power consumption (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Circuit Mile
  • The total length in miles of separate circuits regardless of the number of conductors used per circuit.
  • Distribution
  • The transportation of electricity along low-voltage wires, typically to end users.
  • Kilowatt Hour (Kwh)
  • The billing unit for energy delivered by electric power transmission utilities. It represents one kilowatt of power expended for one hour of time.
  • Peak Hours
  • Several hours each day when electricity consumption and prices are the highest.
  • Public Utility Commission (Puc)
  • A governing body that regulates the rates and services of a public utility.
  • Smart Grid
  • The use of two-way digital technology to allow suppliers to control customer appliances in order to save energy and reduce costs.
  • Transmission
  • The transportation of electricity along high-voltage wires.
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