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Analyzing the Power Market in United Kingdom

  • June 2013
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The power market of the UK was initially a nationalized sector which has now been completely privatized with a strong, independent regulatory framework to protect the interest of the various stakeholders. The UK’s electricity market consists of a wholesale power market for power-related transactions between generators, suppliers and large consumers, transmission and distribution networks at regional and national levels, and a retail market. The national transmission system in England and Wales is owned and operated by National Grid, whereas in Scotland, it’s owned by SSE and SP. Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE), operates the grid in Northern Ireland.

Most electricity generation in the UK comes from conventional thermal sources, followed by nuclear, hydroelectricity and other renewable energy sources. The industrial sector's share of electricity demand has declined since 2005. This decline was mainly the result of the economy's continued shift toward a service-based economy but also to some extent as a result of improved efficiency.

EDF Energy, RWE npower Plc, E.ON UK and Scottish Power Plc are the top players in the industry. The UK has stressed the importance of the development of the renewable sector in order to reduce carbon emissions and respond to the problem of depleting fossil fuel reserves. The UK government has an EU target for renewable energy of 15% by 2020.

Aruvian Research analyzes the Power Market in the UK in its research offering Analyzing the Power Market in United Kingdom. The report begins with a brief profile of the global energy industry and moves on to analyze the power situation in Western Europe. We analyze the power sources in the region as well as power consumption and generation statistics. We also include a geographic segmentation of the power market in Western Europe.

Moving on to the analysis of the power industry in the UK we look at industry statistics, the power consumption in UK, installed capacity of power in the country as well as the regulations impacting the power industry.

The various power sources in UK are also analyzed such as thermal power sources, renewable energy sources as well as nuclear power sources amongst others. The power trade in UK is also looked at. Next we look at the power transmission and distribution network as well in UK along with a brief profile of the electric grid in the country. Major power projects in the UK are also analyzed.

The report wraps up with an analysis of the major industry players as well as the competition in the industry.

Table Of Contents

Analyzing the Power Market in United Kingdom
Table of Contents

A. Executive Summary

B. Global Energy Industry: Brief Profile
B.1 Industry Definition
B.2 Brief Profile of the Industry
B.3 Looking at the Global Oil Market
B.4 Looking at the Global Natural Gas
B.5 Looking at Other Fuels
B.6 Impacts on the Industry
B.7 Challenges Facing the Industry
B.8 Future Perspective

C. Power Situation in Western Europe
C.1 Industry Overview
C.2 Power Sources in Western Europe
C.3 Power Generation and Consumption
C.4 Geographic Segmentation

D. Analyzing the Power Industry in UK
D.1 Industry Overview
D.2 Power Consumption
D.3 Installed Capacity of Power
D.4 Regulatory Framework

E. Power Sources in UK
E.1 Overview
E.2 Thermal Power Generation
E.3 Power from Renewable Energy Sources
E.4 Hydropower Generation
E.5 Nuclear Power Generation

F. Power Trade in UK

G. Power Transmission and Distribution Network in UK
G.1 Overview of Infrastructure
G.2 Electric Grid in UK
G.3 Power Transmission and Distribution

H. Major Power Projects in UK

I. Major Industry Players and Competition in the Industry
I.1 Competition in the Industry
I.2 EDF Energy
I.3 E.ON UK
I.4 Rwe Npower PLC
I.5 Scottish Power Plc
I.6 SSE Plc

J. Glossary of Terms



List of Figures

Figure 1: Proved Reserves of Oil at end of 2011
Figure 2: Proved Reserves of Natural Gas at 2011 (Trillion Cubic Meters)
Figure 3: Control over Production of Remaining Commercial Reserves of Natural Gas
Figure 4: Proved Reserves of Coal at end of 2011
Figure 5: Global Energy Consumption Forecast (2003-2030)
Figure 6: Global Energy Consumption Forecast by Fuel Type (1980-2030)
Figure 7: Installed Capacity of Power in Western Europe (MW), 2012-2020
Figure 8: Power Sources in Western Europe in 2012 and 2020
Figure 9: Power Consumption and Generation in Western Europe (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 10: Share of the Power Market in Western Europe by Major Countries (%), 2012
Figure 11: Power Consumption in the UK by Industries (%), 2012
Figure 12: Power Consumption in the UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 13: Annual Power Generated in the UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 14: Installed Capacity of Power in UK (in MW), 2012-2020
Figure 15: Major Power Sources in UK (%), 2012
Figure 16: Power Generated from Thermal Sources in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 17: Power Generated from Coal, Gas and Oil in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 18: Yearly Power Generated from Thermal Sources in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 19: Yearly Power Generated from Coal, Gas and Oil in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 20: Renewable Power Generation in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 21: Renewable Power Generation from Biomass, Biogas, Wind, Solar PV and Geothermal (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 22: Yearly Power Generated from Renewable Energy in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 23: Yearly Power Generated from Renewable Energy in UK by Sources
Figure 24: Hydropower Generation in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 25: Yearly Power Generated from Hydropower in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 26: Nuclear Power Generation in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 27: Yearly Power Generated from Nuclear Power in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 28: Major Players in the Power Industry in UK and Market Share (%), 2012



List of Tables

Table 1: Installed Capacity of Power in Western Europe (MW), 2012-2020
Table 2: Power Consumption and Generation in Western Europe (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 3: Power Consumption in the UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 4: Annual Power Generated in the UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 5: Installed Capacity of Power in UK (in MW), 2012-2020
Table 6: Climate Change Levy in the UK
Table 7: Data from Renewable Obligation
Table 8: Overview of Proposed Bands for Renewable Energy in the UK
Table 9: Feed in Tariffs in the UK
Table 10: Power Generated from Thermal Sources in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 11: Power Generated from Coal, Gas and Oil in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 12: Yearly Power Generated from Thermal Sources in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 13: Yearly Power Generated from Coal, Gas and Oil in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 14: Renewable Power Generation in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 15: Renewable Power Generation from Biomass, Biogas, Wind, Solar PV and Geothermal (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 16: Yearly Power Generated from Renewable Energy in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 17: Yearly Power Generated from Renewable Energy in UK by Sources
Table 18: Hydropower Generation in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 19: Yearly Power Generated from Hydropower in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 20: Nuclear Power Generation in UK in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 21: Yearly Power Generated from Nuclear Power in UK (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 22: UK's Power Imports (in GWh), 2011
Table 23: UK's Power Exports (in GWh), 2011
Table 24: Power Transmission Lines in UK (in Ckm)
Table 25: Power Distribution Lines in UK (in Ckm)
Table 26: Major Thermal Power Plants in UK
Table 27: Major Upcoming Thermal Power Plants in UK
Table 28: Power Plants in UK using Renewable Energy
Table 29: Major Upcoming Power Plants in UK using Renewable Energy
Table 30: Major Hydropower Plants in UK
Table 31: Major Upcoming Hydropower Plants in UK
Table 32: Major Nuclear Power Plants in UK
Table 33: Major Upcoming Nuclear Power Plants in UK




Companies Mentioned

EDF Energy
E.ON UK
Rwe Npower PLC
Scottish Power Plc
SSE Plc

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