Utilities Market Assessment 2004


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Published Date :
October 2004find similar
Report Type :
Market Assessmentfind similar
Report Sector :
Energy & Utilitiesfind similar
Price :
£ 575
Contents :
13 Chapters

Table of Contents

The table of contents below is for Utilities 2004

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

Background

Definitions

Electricity

Production And Distribution Of Electricity Section E

Production Of Electricity (40.11)

Transmission Of Electricity (40.12)

Distribution And Trade Of Electricity (40.13)

Gas

Distribution And Trade Of Gaseous Fuels Through Mains (40.22)

Water

Collection, Purification And Distribution Of Water (41.00)

Sewerage

Collection And Treatment Of Sewage (90.01)

2. Strategic Overview

Market Dynamics And Segmentation

Table: Uk Utilities Main Market Sectors By Final Consumption

Table: Total Turnover Of Uk Utilities At Current Prices (£bn),-2003

Table: Household Final Consumption Expenditure On Uk Utilities At Current Prices (£bn),-2003

Competitive Structure

Advertising

Table: Main Media Advertising Expenditure On Utilities For Business And Residential Customers (£000), Year Ending June

The Consumer

Market Forecasts

Table: Forecast Household Final Consumption Expenditure On Uk Utilities At Current Prices (£bn),-2008

3. Energy Sector Overview

Background

Table: Final Energy Consumption In The Uk By Fuel Type (000 Toe),-2003

Table: Final Energy Consumption In The Uk By Sector (000 Toe),-2003

Market Size

Table: The Uk Energy Market Total Turnover And Total Household Expenditure At Current Prices (£bn),-2003

Consumer Trends

Marketing Activity

Advertising

Main Media Advertising Expenditure

Table: Main Media Advertising Expenditure By Uk Energy Utility Companies To Residential Customers (£000), Year Ending June

4. Electricity

Background

Generation

Transmission

Distribution

Supply

Legislation And Regulation

Market Structure

Market Size

Table: The Uk Electricity Sector Total Turnover And Total Household Expenditure On Electricity At Current Prices (£bn),-2003

Table: Total Household Expenditure On Electricity At Current And Constant Prices (£m),-2003

Table: Retail Price Index Fuel Component For Electricity (index=100),-2003

Consumer Trends

Marketing Activity

Advertising

5. Gas

Background

Suppliers

Legislation And Regulation

Market Size

Table: The Uk Gas Sector Total Turnover And Total Household Expenditure On Gas At Current Prices (£bn),-2003

Table: Total Household Expenditure On Gas At Current And Constant Prices (£m),-2003

Table: Retail Price Index Fuel Component For Gas (index=100),-2003

Consumer Trends

Marketing Activity

Advertising

6. Water And Sewerage Services

Background

Legislation And Regulation

Market Structure

Market Size

Table: The Uk Water And Sewerage Sector Turnover And Household Final Consumption Expenditure At Current Prices (£bn),-2003

Table: Household Final Consumption Expenditure On Uk Water Services At Current Prices (£m),-2003

Table: Household Final Consumption Expenditure On Uk Water Services Reference Year (£m),-2003

Table: Annual Percentage Change In Household Final Consumption Expenditure On Uk Water Services Sector At Current And Reference Prices,-2003

Consumer Trends

Marketing Activity

Advertising

7. An International Perspective

Market Developments

Electricity Demand

Table: Total Electricity Demand In The Eu (twh), And

Gas Consumption

Table: Inland Sales Of Natural Gas In Selected Eu Countries (petajoules),

Water Use

Table: Water Use In Selected Eu Countries (million Cubic Metres),/1997/1998/1999/2000/2001

Competitive Environment

Energy

Water

Consumer Behaviour

Table: Eu Domestic Median Electricity Prices (pence Per Kwh),-2003

Table: Eu Domestic Median Gas Prices (pence Per Kwh),-2003

8. Pest Analysis

Political Factors

Future Energy Sources

Terrorist Threats

Wind Farms And Local Politics

Climate Change

Environmental Issues

Economic Factors

Increasing Utility Costs

Oil And Gas Prices

Future Water Price Increases

Social Factors

Rising Domestic Gas Prices

Power Cuts

Sewerage Networks

Technological Factors

Water-service Infrastructure

Electricity And Gas Infrastructure

Renewable Energy

Energy And Water Conservation

Remote Metering

9. Consumer Dynamics

Overview

Table: Summary Of Responses (% Of Respondents),

Switching Supplier

"i Have Changed My Electricity Supplier"

"i Have Changed My Gas Supplier"

Table: Experience Of Switching Suppliers (% Of Respondents),

"a Single Company Now Supplies Me With Both Gas And Electricity"

Table: Experience Of Switching Suppliers (% Of Respondents),

Difficulties In Switching Supplier

"i Have Experienced Difficulties In Transferring My Electricity Or Gas Account From One Supplier To Another"

"i Have Experienced Difficulties In Transferring My Combined Electricity And Gas Account To Another Company Also Supplying Electricity And Gas"

Table: Difficulties In Switching Suppliers (% Of Respondents),

"the Difficulties I Have Experienced In Switching Electricity And/or Gas Supplier Would Lessen My Willingness To Transfer To Another Supplier Again In The Future"

Table: Past Difficulties Affecting Willingness To Switch Supplier (% Of Respondents),

Satisfaction With Billing

"i Have Experienced Errors, Including Delays, In My Gas And/or Electricity Bills"

"i Have Experienced Errors, Including Delays, In Receiving My Water And/or Sewerage Bills"

Table: Satisfaction With Billing (% Of Respondents),

Marketing Of Electricity And Gas

"i Receive An Unwelcome Amount Of Sales Literature, Phone Calls Or Personal Approaches From Gas And/or Electricity Companies Trying To Persuade Me To Change Supplier"

Table: Marketing Of Electricity And Gas (% Of Respondents),

Preferred Method Of Payment Of Utility Bills

"i Prefer To Pay My Electricity/gas/water/sewerage Bills By Cash Or Cheque"

"i Prefer To Pay My Electricity/gas/water/sewerage Bills By Standing Order/direct Debit"

Table: Preference For Paying Utility Bills By Cash Or Cheque, Or By Standing Order (% Of Respondents),

"i Prefer To Pay My Electricity/gas/water/sewerage Bills Online"

Table: Preference For Paying Utility Bills Online (% Of Respondents),

Preferred Type Of Utility Supplier

"i Would Prefer To Have Separate Suppliers For Gas/electricity/water/sewerage"

"i Would Prefer To Have A Combined Supplier For Electricity And Gas"

Table: Preference For A Separate Supplier Of All Utilities And For A Combined Electricity And Gas Supplier (% Of Respondents),

"i Would Prefer To Have A Combined Supplier For Gas/electricity/water And Sewerage"

Table: Preference For A Combined Supplier For All Utilities (% Of Respondents),

10. Company Profiles

Awg Plc

Company Strategy

Product And Brand Development

Market Development

Strengths And Weaknesses

Distribution

Profitability

Future Company Developments

Centrica Plc

Corporate Strategy

Product And Brand Development

Market Development

Strengths And Weaknesses

Advertising

Distribution

Profitability

Future Company Developments

Edf Energy Plc

Corporate Strategy

Product And Brand Development

Market Development

Strengths And Weaknesses

Advertising

Distribution

Profitability

Future Company Developments

National Grid Transco Plc

Corporate Strategy

Product And Brand Development

Market Development

Strengths And Weaknesses

Distribution

Profitability

Future Company Developments

Powergen Uk Plc (now E.on Uk Plc)

Corporate Strategy

Product And Brand Development

Market Development

Strengths And Weaknesses

Advertising

Distribution

Profitability

Future Company Developments

Rwe Innogy Plc (now Rwe Npower Plc)

Corporate Strategy

Product And Brand Development

Market Development

Strengths And Weaknesses

Advertising

Distribution

Profitability

Future Company Developments

Scottish Power Uk Plc

Corporate Strategy

Product And Brand Development

Market Development

Strengths And Weaknesses

Advertising

Distribution

Profitability

Future Company Developments

Severn Trent Plc

Corporate Strategy

Product And Brand Development

Market Development

Strengths And Weaknesses

Distribution

Profitability

Future Company Developments

Thames Water Utilities Ltd

Corporate Strategy

Product And Brand Development

Market Development

Strengths And Weaknesses

Distribution

Profitability

Future Company Developments

United Utilities Plc

Corporate Strategy

Product And Brand Development

Market Development

Strengths And Weaknesses

Advertising

Distribution

Profitability

Future Company Development

11. The Future

Increasing Importance Of Utilities

Environmental Issues

Electricity

Gas

Water

Forecasts

Table: Forecast Household Final Consumption Expenditure On Uk Utilities At Current Prices (£bn),-2008

12. Further Sources

Associations

General Sources

Government Publications

Other Sources

Bonnier Information Sources

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