Power up: Improving industrial and commercial output will benefit industry operators

Industry performance is dependent on electricity prices within provinces, although the inelasticity of energy demand and the high degree of regulation insulate operators from significant revenue declines. Industry performance is also closely tied to demand from major industrial, residential and commercial markets. While residential market demand is somewhat inelastic, industrial and commercial output and demand are much more variable, so performance in these sectors is important for industry revenue. Over the five years to 2018 prices have been fairly stable but demand growth has been minimal, primarily due to flagging performance in the industrial sector between 2014 and 2015. Overall, revenue is forecast to increase...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$56bn
Annual Growth 13-18
0.2%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
67,068
Businesses
47

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators are undertaking significant capital investments to repair and expand their networks
  • The strongest growth in demand has been from commercial customers
  • Greater demand will precipitate price increases
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Electric Power Transmission industry in Canada exhibits moderate market share concentration. Most electric power utilities operate in provincial and regional markets, resulting in a low level of market share concentration within subnational jurisdictions. In 2018, the four largest utilities are expected to account for just under 45.0% of the industry’s total revenue. The industry is composed of a variety of different types of organizations. Many of the largest companies such as Hydro Quebec and BC Hydro are publicly owned crown corporations, although there are also plenty of private corporations operating in this space...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 electric power to other utilities and final consumers. This industry does not generate electricity.

    Industry Products
  • Hydropower
  • Nuclear
  • Conventional steam
  • Combustion
  • Wind
  • 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
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Electricity demand and price levels
  • Industry structure
  • Capital investment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Energy demand picks up
  • Capital expenditure remains significant
  • Industry expansion
  • 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 In Canada
  • Wholesale Trade In Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Heavy Infrastructure Construction in Canada
  • Transmission Line Construction in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Hydropower
  • Nuclear
  • Conventional steam
  • Combustion
  • Wind
  • Other
  • Chart: Electric Power Transmission Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • 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
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther
  • 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
    Hydro-Quebec, Hydro One Inc., BC Hydro,
  • Table: Hydro-Quebec - financial performance
  • Table: Hydro One Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: BC Hydro - 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
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Electric power consumption (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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.
  • Smart Grid
  • The use of two-way digital technology to permits suppliers to control customer appliances to save energy and reduce costs.
  • Transmission
  • The transportation of electricity along high-voltage wires.
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