Charge down: Declining per capita electricity use has constrained revenue growth

The Electricity Transmission and Distribution industry comprises one transmission company, Transpower, and 29 lines companies, or distributors, which deliver power to end users across New Zealand. Industry players link electricity generation companies with downstream retailers and end users. Most players own and operate substantial assets, including power lines, cables, substations and other infrastructure. Transpower is a state-owned enterprise and is the system operator of the national electricity transmission grid that balances real-time fluctuations in supply and demand to ensure a consistent flow of electricity...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 15-20
-1.2%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
5,632
Businesses
30

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The Commerce Commission monitors the pricing regimes of electricity distributors and Transpower
  • Per capita electricity usage has declined, as consumers have become more environmentally conscious
  • Ageing infrastructure is expected to struggle to service a more electrified economy
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has significant entry barriers. Transpower is the only transmission company in the industry and is owned by the New Zealand Government. As a result, no new entrants can provide that particular service. The only case in which a new electricity transmission company or owner would be feasible is if the government decided to privatise Transpower. However, this would be extremely unlikely to receive public support, and is not on the cards in the near future.Electricity distributors are subject to high barriers to entry. Significant capital outlay is required to install power lines and other necessary infrastructure. The industry is exceptionally capital-intensive, and most incumbent operators hold natural monopolies in their geographic areas of operation. Any...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Electricity Transmission and Distribution are:

  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Economies of scale
  • Ability to negotiate successfully with regulator
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from electricity retailing and Net energy consumption in the Electricity Transmission and Distribution industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Electricity Transmission and Distribution in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry players deliver electricity to final users. Players operate low-voltage distribution systems, which include lines, meters, poles and wires. Players also operate high-voltage transmission systems that use power lines and transformer stations.

    Industry Products
  • Electricity distribution
  • Electricity transmission
  • Industry Activities
  • Electricity transmission
  • Electricity distribution
  • Electricity substation operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from electricity retailing
  • Net energy consumption
  • Electricity service price index
  • Number of households

  • Current Performance
  • Profitability and participation
  • Electricity consumption
  • Transmission and distribution pricing
  • Electricity inquiry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry participation
  • Industrial demand
  • Transmission and distribution pricing
  • Electricity retailing trends
  • Table: Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing in New Zealand
  • Electricity Retailing in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engineering Consulting in New Zealand
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction in New Zealand
  • Heavy Machinery and Scaffolding Rental and Hiring in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Electricity distribution
  • Electricity transmission
  • Chart: Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial companies
  • Households
  • Businesses
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electricity Transmission and Distribution 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 Electricity Transmission and Distribution

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Transpower New Zealand Limited, Vector Limited, Powerco Limited,
  • Table: Transpower New Zealand Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Vector Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Powerco Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electricity Transmission and Distribution 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 Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Baseload Power
  • Electricity generation plants that meet minimum demand from the wholesale market.
  • Centrally Generated Electricity
  • Electricity that is generated at large-scale generation facilities and is then distributed along the national grid.
  • Transmission Line
  • A conductor designed to transport electricity over large distances at high voltage with minimum losses.
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