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United Kingdom Power Report Q1 2013 - Product Image

United Kingdom Power Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2424599
  • February 2013
  • Region: United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 61 pages
  • Business Monitor International

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With around a fifth of existing installed electricity generating capacity in the UK scheduled to come offline in the next decade, the UK faces a growing energy deficit. The government's energy bill,
published in November 2012, comes at a crucial time, given the current energy insecurity in the country. It includes a focus on nuclear, renewable and gas sources of power generation, as well as Carbon Capture and Storage technology as a means of keeping emissions under control. The real winners is gas, which will play a key role in future electricity generation in Britain with plans for up to 26 gigawatts of gas-fired plants required by 2030. The role that gas will play has also gained importance as the government lifted a ban on hydraulic fracturing exploration techniques - a controversial practice that has divided the British government and public.

Key trends and developments in the British electricity market:

- In December 2012, the Department for Energy and Climate Change announced that hydraulic fracturing
(fraccing) for shale gas in the UK can resume. The government is putting considerable emphasis on the role of gas in electricity generation in its energy bill, and shale gas is likely to play an important part in this.

- Financial instability regarding Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) in the renewable energy sector, but offshore wind is one area that is gaining strength, with Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) announcing in October 2012 that it has applied to the Scottish government to construct a 3.5-gigawatt offshore wind farm in the North Sea.

BMI Industry View 7

SWOT 8

Power 8

Industry Forecast 9

United Kingdom Snapshot 9
Table: Country Snapshot: Economic and Demographic Data 9
Table: Country Snapshot: Power Sector 9

United Kingdom Forecast Scenario 10

Electricity Generation and Power Generating Capacity 10
Table: United Kingdom Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts, 2012-2017 10
Table: United Kingdom Total Electricity Generation Long-Term Forecasts, 2016-2021 11
Table: United Kingdom Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts, 2012-2017 13
Table: United Kingdom Electricity Generating Capacity Long-Term Forecasts, 2016-2021 14

Electricity Consumption 25
Table: United Kingdom Total Electricity Consumption Data And Forecasts, 2012-2017 25
Table: United Kingdom Total Electricity Consumption Long-Term Forecasts, 2016-2021 25

Transmission & Distribution, Imports & Exports 26
Table: United Kingdom Electric Power Transmission And Distribution Losses Data And Forecasts, 2012-2017 26
Table: United Kingdom Electric Power Transmission And Distribution Losses Long-Term Forecasts, 2016-2021 26
Table: United Kingdom Trade Data And Forecasts, 2012-2017 26
Table: United Kingdom Long-Term Trade Forecasts, 2016-2021 26

Industry Risk Reward Ratings 29

Developed States Power Risk/Reward Ratings 29
Table: Developed States Power Risk/Reward Ratings 34

United Kingdom Power Risk/Reward Ratings 35

Rewards 35

Risks 35

Market Overview 36

Key Policies And Market Structure 36

Regulation and Competition 36

Sustainable Energy Policies 37

Pricing 38

United Kingdom Power Projects Database 39
Table: United Kingdom Power Projects Database 39

Competitive Landscape 44

EDF Energy 44

The National Grid Company 44

E N 44

RWE npower 45

SSE 45

Scottish Power 46

Centrica 46

Company Profile 47

EDF Energy 47

Regional Overview 50

Developed States Industry Overview 50
Table: Real GDP Growth (%) 50

Glossary 54

Glossary of Terms 54
Table: Glossary of Terms 54

Methodology 55

Industry Forecasts 55

Power Industry - Data Methodology 56

Generation and Consumption Data 56

Electricity Generating Capacity Data 57

Power Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology 58
Table: Power Risk/Reward Indicators 60

Sources 61

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