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The Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry has performed well over the past five years. As the economy has grown, increased consumption, industrial activity and construction activity have spurred growth in national waste generation, increasing demand for industry waste disposal and treatment services. While the industry has performed well over the past five years, revenue growth has been somewhat hampered by stagnant electricity prices. Low natural gas prices have reduced costs for power plants, which have consequently been able to offer lower electricity prices. The Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry is forecast to grow at a faster rate over the five years to 2021...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue growth has been somewhat hampered by stagnant electricity prices
  • As manufacturing activity has grown, demand for electricity and heating utilities has expanded
  • Demand for the industry’s waste disposal and treatment services is anticipated to grow
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry has a moderate level of industry concentration. The industry's two major companies, Covanta and Wheelabrator, are expected to generate 69.5% industry revenue in 2016. The remainder of industry revenue is forecast to be earned either by individual municipalities operating facilities that they own themselves, or by smaller private companies that municipalities have contracted to operate their facilities. The establishment of long-term contracts between this industry and downstream customers makes it difficult for new entrants to dilute the market share of preexisting companies. Non...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation Industry are

  • Vertical integration
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Securing long-term contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Local and state government investment and Regulation for the Waste Treatment and Disposal Services sector in the Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation Industry?

    This industry owns and operates waste-to-energy plants. Waste-to-energy (WtE) is an umbrella term for a variety of processes that are used to create energy out of waste. While the vast majority of industry establishments are waste incinerators, this industry also includes gasification plants, pyrolysis plants and other miscellaneous WtE facilities.

    Industry Products
  • Mass burn
  • Refuse-derived fuel
  • Modular
  • Rotary water wall
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating waste-to-energy incinerators
  • Operating gasification plants
  • Operating pyrolysis plants
  • Sell metals recovered during waste treatment process
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Local and state government investment
  • Regulation for the Waste Treatment and Disposal Services sector
  • Price of electric power
  • Population
  • Industrial production index
  • World price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • Rising waste generation
  • Constraints to further expansion
  • Profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Expansion in the economy and government funding spurs industry growth
  • Environmental concerns and new technologies
  • External threats
  • Table: Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Utilities
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply
  • Manufacturing
  • Waste Collection Services
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boiler & Heat Exchanger Manufacturing
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing
  • Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Mass burn
  • Refuse-derived fuel
  • Modular
  • Rotary water wall
  • Chart: Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Utilities
  • Manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit & Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Covanta Holding Corporation, Wheelabrator,
  • Table: Covanta Holding Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Wheelabrator - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation 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 Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Electric power consumption (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Electrostatic Precipitator
  • A device in which harmful particles are filtered out of industrial emissions and collected through the use of electric charges.
  • Gasification
  • The heating of waste (or other organic materials) in a low oxygen environment to produce synthetic gas, which can then be used to produce electricity.
  • Incineration
  • The most common type of waste-to-energy plant, in which municipal solid waste is burned to produce steam.
  • Kilowatt-Hour
  • A unit of energy measurement, equal to one kilowatt expended over one hour.
  • Pyrolysis
  • A process in which waste is heated to very high temperatures in the absence of oxygen to produce liquid fuel oil, as well as gases that can be used to produce electricity.
  • Refuse-Derived Fuel (Rdf)
  • A homogeneous fuel derived from processed waste and used as the combustible agent within a plant or as a product for sale to downstream consumers.
  • Tipping Fee
  • A fee levied on a quantity of waste deposited at a landfill or other waste disposal site. Also known as a gate fee.
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