Electrical Supply Industry World Guidebook

Today, the electrical supply industry has four separate sectors: generation, transmission, distribution and supply. In many countries, competition has been introduced to generation and supply, while transmission and distribution are natural monopolies since electricity must be delivered via common lines. Prevalence of privatization must also be added. The result is a mix of electricity supply systems throughout the world, ranging from traditional single vertically integrated utilities to electricity supply industries with different functions operated separately and in competition. This guidebook provides an overview of the electrical supply industry in 196 countries

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Country Energy Intelligence

The following subsections are provided for each country, where applicable:

  • Structure of the ESI (Electrical Supply Industry)
    This subsection describes points such as the type of market, government involvement and the types of companies involved.
  • Electricity Generation
    This subsection details the number and capacity of generating electrical supply companies and, where applicable, recent developments or future plans.
  • Electricity Transmission
    This subsection includes intelligence on the key players in the transmission of electricity and, where applicable, recent developments and future plans.
  • Electricity Distribution
    This subsection reports on distribution voltage and the companies involved where applicable.
  • Market Structure
    This subsection describes major producers and consumers and the rules governing them.

In some cases, additional subsections are included to provide additional insight into particularly large or intricate national markets. This section also looks at the number of electric supply companies, electricity capacity, public utilities vs private utilities and more.

Where applicable, the following tables are also included:

  • Electrical Supply Industry Characteristics
  • Access to Electricity
  • Past Installed Electricity Capacity MW

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Key Reasons to Purchase this Market Research:

This NRG Expert report allows you to make key business decisions based on our electrical supply industry market research. Insight into national markets can also be gained. Reasons to purchase the guidebook include:

  • Gain a global understanding of the electrical supply industry
  • Understand the trends, developments and opportunities in this sector
  • Be familiar with the key electrical companies in this sector
  • Understand the role governments and private industry play in national electricity markets

Background to the electric power industry

NRG Expert’s market research on the electric power industry has revealed that:

  • National electrical industries are diverse and effected by a myriad of internal and external factors
  • Detailed intelligence is essential for understanding these markets
  • Electricity markets are changing as various nations nationalize or de-nationalize their electricity generation industries

Samples from the Electrical Supply Industry Guidebook

Country sections include, among other subsections, national summaries, structure of national ESIs and national power generation.

Some subsection examples include:

National Summary – Burundi
Burundi is located in Central Africa and is a land-locked country with few resources that borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. From 2006 to 2010 economic growth in the country average at 4% annually, following the end of civil war in the country and an improvement in political security. However, wage increases have not kept up with inflation. Consequently, the standard of living has not improved.
Its economy is dependent upon agriculture for over a third of its GDP and exports of agricultural products for 90% of its foreign exchange earnings. Coffee and tea are the country’s main exports. Coffee trade is dominated by the Tutsi minority.
Ethnical civil war in the country has resulted in forced emigration and the displacement of around 140,000 people. Literacy rates are low and HIV infection rates are significant.
The country is still heavily dependent upon aid and poor infrastructure and electricity supplies hamper development. It is reported that only 2% of the population having electricity in their homes.
Burundi has joined the East African Community which aims to boost regional trade.
In 2009 the country received USD 700 million worth of debt relief.

Structure of the ESI – Bosnia and Herzegovina
War damage to the Bosnia and Herzegovina power system started in 1992 with destruction of transmission facilities and interconnection lines to neighbouring countries and thereafter spread to large parts of the generation, transmission, and distribution system. By 1996, more than 56% of total generating capacity in Bosnia and Herzegovina was damaged. Part of the remaining capacity was out of operation due to destroyed transmission lines or lack of fuel. In addition, most plants suffered from a lack of maintenance during the war. About 60% of the transmission network and control system was seriously damaged. The distribution network and many transformer stations, civil works, telecoms and maintenance equipment were also damaged or destroyed. Overall, damages were estimated at $1.34 billion.

Power Generation – Sri Lanka
In 2010, the country’s installed generating capacity amounted to 4 GW. Sri Lanka currently relies on hydropower for most of its electricity, making it vulnerable to fluctuations in rainfall. In an effort to diversify, the Sri Lankan government has been working on attracting foreign investors to build independent thermal power plants. It is currently seeking an investor/developer for a proposed 300 MW coal plant on the country’s Northern coast, while in the South a 168 MW combined-cycle power project was recently completed.
In September 2010 the Ministry of Power and Energy announced plans to develop the country’s first nuclear power plant by 2030.
According to the CEB, projects under development include the 500 MW Trincomalee coal plant, 300 MW Puttalam coal plant, 150 MW Upper Kotmale hydro project and 35 MW Broadlands hydro project.
The country’s Rural Electrification Project–8 should be completed in June 2012. As part of the project thousand villages in eleven CEB provinces (North West, Central, Western North, Eastern, West SouthI, West South–II, Sabaragamuwa and Southern Province) will be electrified. This project is estimated to cost US $ 106.5 million, with funding from the government of Iran.

To gain an understanding of the electrical supply industry in 196 countries, order the Guidebook:

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Edition 1: 2013-2017

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