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Electric Power Transmission, Distribution & Marketing
First Research, May 2013, Pages: 10
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Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:
Companies in this industry own and operate high-voltage transmission lines and retail distribution systems, as well as intermediaries like energy dealers and brokers. Major companies include American Electric Power, Exelon, and NextEra Energy (all based in the US); Southern Power and State Power Grid (both headquartered in China); Tokyo Electric Power; and Federal Grid (Russia).
The global electricity industry produces about 20 trillion kilowatt hours (KWh) of electricity. The leading countries in electricity generation, consumption, and installed capacity are the US, China, Japan, Russia, India, Canada, and Germany. Growth in the global electricity market will be primarily in areas like Africa and India where large portions of the population still lack access to electricity.
The US electric power transmission and distribution (electric energy distribution) industry includes about 1,200 companies with combined annual revenue of about $463 billion and is expected to grow at a high rate over the next two years. Growth drivers include smart grid expansions, offering new services and proactively reducing carbon emissions.
Electricity generation companies are covered separately in the Electric Power Generation industry profile.
Demand for electricity is driven by industrial and commercial activity and by population growth. The profitability of individual companies depends on the efficiency of their operations. Large companies have economies of scale in purchasing power; small companies can compete effectively by specializing in geographic regions. The industry is highly concentrated: the 50 largest companies account for more than 80 percent...
1. Industry Overview
2. Quarterly Industry Update
3. Business Challenges
4. Business Trends
5. Industry Opportunities
6. Call Preparation Questions
7. Financial Information
8. Industry Forecast
9. Web Links and Acronyms
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