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Utilities Renewables Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis

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Introduction and Overview

The 2nd edition of the report "Utilities Renewables Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis" represents an informed, up-to-date and detailed review of the market and offers excellent value for money. The utilities renewables market in the UK includes biomass, hydroelectric, wind, solar photovoltaics and wave/tidal power. The use of renewable energy sources for heat and power generation has become more important for the UK over the last ten years, with both national legislation and European Directives outlining further targets for longer term expansion of the market.

Key sectors covered include:

  • Utilities renewables market - market overview, legislative background, UK renewable energy strategy, market developments sectoral analysis, generation capacities by sector.
  • Utilities construction market - construction output GB quarterly analysis of output & new orders, output by sector, utilities market sectoral analysis.
  • Leading utilities & renewables companies - profiles of water, gas & energy companies, leading renewables contractors/civil engineering organisations.

Power generation from renewable sources in the UK in 2008 was estimates at 21,600GWh, representing 53% increase since 2004 and accounting for just under 6% of total UK generation. Future targets for renewables indicate that this has the potential to rise to 30% of total UK generation between 2015 and 2020. Written by marketing professionals with experience of the utilities market; this report reviews developments within the industry, with emphasis on both QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE market assessment. Recent trends, key influencing factors, market opportunities and forecasts of future developments are assessed.

Key issues of particular interest:

  • Performance of utilities market and renewables sector.
  • Performance 2006-11 and forecasts for 2012 to 2016, key influencing factors, legislative changes, growth in renewables generation capacity 2006-11.
  • Domination of market by biomass sector and significant growth for offshore wind since 2004.
  • Recent stimulus for future growth for offshore wind and wave/tidal power through Crown Estates leasing schemes.
  • Leading organisations working in the utilities renewables sectors.

Leading companies mentioned in the report include:

AMEC, Aquamarine Power, AWS Ocean Energy, Beaufort Wind, Carillion, Centrica, DP Marine Energy, EDF Energy, EDP Renovaveis, Eneco, Fenland Wind Farms, Fred Olsen Renewables, Galliford Try, International Power, Magnox Electric, Marine Current Turbines, McNicholas Construction, Minesto, Morrison Utilities, Nautricity, Neptune Renewable Energy, Nova Innovation, Ocean Power Technologies, Oceanflow Energy, Pelamis Wave Power, RES-Group, RWE Npower, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), Scottish Power, Smartwind, Tidal Energy, Vattenfall AB.

Focus on Utilities Renewables Market

  • Sources of Renewable Energy - biomass, hydroelectric, wind, solar, tidal/wave and geothermal, factors influencing market development- future security of UK energy supply, carbon emissions reduction targets, UK renewable energy development strategy, etc.
  • Market Development - progress in renewables generation capacity since 2006, renewable energy generation sector mix, future prospects for increasing generation capacities through UK legislation and European Directives.

Utilities Renewables Market by Sector

  • Biomass Sector - analysis by generation capacity by sector, market developments since 2006, key market influences, future prospects to 2016.
  • Wind Power Sector - growth in installed generation capacity since 2006, identification of leading companies in wind power generation, impetus provided by Crown Estates leasing programmes, future prospects for sectors.
  • Hydro-Electric Sector - market overview, market growth since 2006, leading supplies to the UK hydro-electric sector, future prospects.
  • Other Renewable Sources - overview of solar photovoltaics, tidal/wave generation and geothermal, recent developments and future prospects

Utilities Market Overview

  • UK Construction Output - overview of UK construction market, mix by sector 2010 and 2011, key influencing factors, trends.
  • Infrastructure and Utilities Market - size in terms of GB construction output, sector mix 2010-11, key trends in infrastructure sectors.
  • Utilities Market - sector mix, output by sector, quarterly analysis by output and new orders, key influencing factors, future prospects.
  • Utilities output forecasts - assessment of future prospects, key influencing factors, and output forecasts to 2016.

Leading Utilities and Renewables Suppliers

  • Utilities Companies - identification of leading companies in the water, electricity and gas sectors, company profiles, recent performance indicators.
  • Utilities Renewable Energy Companies - leading companies with significant interests in the utilities renewables market including larger energy and multi-utility companies as well as sector specialists.
  • Construction/Civil Engineering Specialists - identification of key organisations with significant specialisms in the utilities renewables sectors.

Report Summary

Renewable energy is defined as "natural flows" that occur continuously in the environment which can be harnessed to provide power for domestic and industrial uses. Renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly important for the UK's energy market with emphasis on the need to supply increasing amounts of the UK's energy requirement from non-fossil fuel derived sources. The interest in the renewable energy sector has been driven in recent years by growing concerns regarding climate change and the need to reduce carbon emissions and as a result of UK legislation and European Directives laying down parameters for longer-term expansion of the sector.

Although the need to reduce carbon emissions and the issue of climate change have been key contributory factors in the growth of renewable energy sources over the last decade, a more recent impetus has been provided by the issue of the future security of the UK's energy supply. The utilisation of renewable sources of heat and energy in the UK has been variable with hydro electric possibly having the longest history but with others such as solar photovoltaics and wave/tidal generation relatively less developed.

Overall output for electricity generated by renewable power sources in 2010 was 25,734GWh, an increase of 42% on the 18,106GWh produced in 2006. Although this 42% increase indicates the significant growth in renewables generation over the period, 2010 figures represent only 6.8% of total UK power generation.

In terms of sector mix, biomass continues to lead in 2010 with share of 46% up from 42% in 2008 and with output generation of 11,915GWh. Total wind energy accounted for 40% of renewables generation in 2010 up from 33% in 2008 and boosted by 75% increase in offshore generation 2009-10. In contrast, hydro electric generation has experience share decline to 14% in 2010 compared with 24% in 2008, reflecting the impact of drier weather and reduced rainfall on hydro generation capacities. Although solar photovoltaics experienced 65% increase in generation output 2009-10 this sector continues to account for only marginal share of renewable energy output.

Short-medium term prospects for the renewables sector remain positive underpinned by the Regulatory requirements of EU Directives and UK Energy Policy. In order to achieve UK Renewable Energy Strategy targets of 30% electricity generation and 12% heat generation from renewable sources by 2020, significant investment in and expansion of renewables generation will be needed.

A number of programmes and financial support packages have been established to encourage this expansion in renewable energy including the extension of the Renewables Obligation, Feed in Tariffs, Renewable Heat Incentive and Renewable Heat Premium Payment - all of which are designed to encourage the expansion of the renewables energy and heat generation sectors.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 6
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 6
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
  5. 2. SUMMARY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS 8
  6. 2.1 SUMMARY 8
  7. 2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS 9
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 11
  9. 3.1 GDP 11
  10. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 12
  11. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 12
  12. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 13
  13. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 14
  14. 3.6 STERLING 16
  15. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 16
  16. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 17
  17. 4. UTILITIES AND RENEWABLE ENERGY 19
  18. 4.1 RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY 19
  19. 4.2 RENEWABLES STRATEGY AND LEGISLATION 20
  20. 4.2.1 Renewable Energy Strategy 20
  21. 4.2.2 Renewables Obligation 21
  22. 4.2.3 Feed in Tariffs 21
  23. 4.2.4 Renewable Heat Incentive 22
  24. 4.2.5 Draft Energy Bill 2012 22
  25. 4.3 RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN THE UK 23
  26. 4.3.1 Current Generation Levels 23
  27. 4.3.2 Renewables in the UK Energy Generation Mix 24
  28. 4.3.3 Future Prospects 25
  29. 4.4 RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR PRODUCT MIX 27
  30. 4.4.1 Biomass 28
  31. 4.4.2 Wind Power 31
  32. 4.4.3 Hydro-electric Power 34
  33. 4.4.4 Others 37
  34. 5. CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN THE UTILITIES SECTOR 44
  35. 5.1 INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITION 44
  36. 5.2 OVERALL UK CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 45
  37. 5.2.1 Sector Mix UK 48
  38. 5.2.2 Sector Mix 2009-11 Great Britain 50
  39. 5.2.3 Infrastructure Output Great Britain 51
  40. 5.2.4 New Work 51
  41. 5.2.5 RMI 53
  42. 5.2.6 Infrastructure Sectors 54
  43. 5.2.7 National Infrastructure Plan 55
  44. 5.3 UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 56
  45. 5.3.1 Output by Sector 57
  46. 5.3.2 Output and New Orders Quarterly Analysis 59
  47. 5.4 FUTURE PROSPECTS AND FORECASTS - UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION 61
  48. 6. UK UTILITIES MARKET 63
  49. 6.1 ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY 63
  50. 6.1.1 Structure of the Electricity Industry 63
  51. 6.1.2 Construction Output in Electricity Sector 65
  52. 6.1.3 Electricity Companies 67
  53. 6.2 WATER INDUSTRY 71
  54. 6.2.1 Industry Structure 72
  55. 6.2.2 Construction Output in Water Sector 73
  56. 6.2.3 Water Companies 76
  57. 6.3 GAS INDUSTRY 78
  58. 6.3.1 Structure and Size of the Industry 78
  59. 6.3.2 Gas Companies 79
  60. 6.4 TELECOMS INDUSTRY 81
  61. 6.4.1 Structure of the Industry 82
  62. 6.4.2 Telecoms Industry and Renewables 83
  63. 7. LEADING COMPANIES IN THE RENEWABLES CONSTRUCTION SECTOR 84
  64. 7.1 ENERGY COMPANIES 84
  65. 7.2 CONSTRUCTION/CIVIL ENGINEERING SPECIALISTS 87
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1 UK RENEWABLES GENERATION GWH 2006-16 8
  3. CHART 2 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 1992-2016 12
  4. CHART 3 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 1992-2016 14
  5. TABLE 4 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2006-2012 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 16
  6. CHART 5 AGE DISTRIBUTION OF THE RESIDENT UK POPULATION MID-2008 ('000) 17
  7. TABLE 6 UK RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION 2006-10 - BY OUTPUT (GWH) 23
  8. CHART 7 UK ENERGY GENERATION MARKET MIX BY FUEL TYPE (COAL, GAS, NUCLEAR, RENEWABLES AND OTHERS*) 2006-10 - GWH (%) 25
  9. TABLE 8 UK RENEWABLES GENERATION FORECASTS 2010-16 - GWH 26
  10. CHART 9 UK RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION PRODUCT SECTOR MIX 2010 - % BY GENERATION (GWH) 28
  11. TABLE 10 UK BIOMASS POWER GENERATION SECTOR MIX 2010 - BY POWER GENERATED (GWH) 29
  12. TABLE 11 UK BIOMASS ENERGY GENERATION 2006-10 - BY OUTPUT (GWH) 30
  13. TABLE 12 UK WIND POWER STATIONS OPERATIONAL AT END OF MAY 2011 - NUMBER OF STATIONS AND INSTALLED CAPACITY (MW) 32
  14. TABLE 13 CROWN ESTATES ROUND 3 OFFSHORE WIND FARM DEVELOPMENTS 34
  15. TABLE 14 LEADING SUPPLIERS TO THE UK HYDRO-ELECTRIC SECTOR AT MAY 2011 - NUMBER OF POWER STATIONS AND INSTALLED CAPACITY 36
  16. TABLE 15 UK ENERGY GENERATION SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS AND SHORELINE WAVE 2006 TO 2010 - INSTALLED CAPACITY(MW) 37
  17. TABLE 16 CROWN ESTATES COMMERCIAL WAVE GENERATION PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS 40
  18. TABLE 17 CROWN ESTATES COMMERCIAL TIDAL GENERATION PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS 41
  19. CHART 18 UK CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (NEW WORK AND RMI) 2006 TO 2016- BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 46
  20. TABLE 19 UK CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT BY SECTOR 2011 - BY VALUE (£MILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 49
  21. TABLE 20 UK CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT BY SECTOR 2009 AND 2011 - % BY VALUE 50
  22. CHART 21 GB CONSTRUCTION NEW WORK OUTPUT FOR INFRASTRUCTURE 2006 TO 2016 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 51
  23. TABLE 22 GB CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT FOR INFRASTRUCTURE BY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR 2006 TO 2011 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 52
  24. CHART 23 GB INFRASTRUCTURE RMI OUTPUT Q1 2010 TO Q4 2011 - BY VALUE (£ MILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 53
  25. CHART 24 INFRASTRUCTURE OUTPUT BY SECTOR GREAT BRITAIN 2009 AND 2011 - % BY VALUE 54
  26. TABLE 25 UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT AS PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL INFRASTRUCTURE OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) 2006 TO 2011 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 56
  27. CHART 26 UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT GB BY SECTOR 2006 TO 2011 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 57
  28. TABLE 27 UTILITIES MARKET GB OUTPUT MIX BY SUB-SECTOR 2007, 2009 AND 2011 - % BY VALUE 58
  29. CHART 28 UTILITIES OUTPUT AND NEW ORDERS GB QUARTERLY ANALYSIS Q1 2008 TO Q3 2011 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 60
  30. CHART 29 UTILITIES MARKET GB CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2010 TO 2016 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 61
  31. TABLE 30 NORTHERN IRELAND CURRENT ELECTRICITY SUPPLY LICENSE HOLDERS 65
  32. CHART 31 ELECTRICITY SECTOR CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GB) 2006 TO 2016- BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 66
  33. TABLE 32 KEY REVENUE AND OPERATING PROFIT FINANCIAL INDICATORS NATIONAL GRID UK OPERATIONS (£M) 68
  34. CHART 33 WATER & SEWERAGE SECTOR CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GB) 2006 TO 2016 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 74
  35. TABLE 34 UK WATER SECTOR RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION 2010-11 - KWH 75
  36. TABLE 35 WATER AND SEWERAGE COMPANIES OPERATING IN THE UK - KEY INDICATORS, GEOGRAPHY, CUSTOMERS, WATER SUPPLY, NETWORK, CAPITAL INVESTMENT, ETC. 77
  37. CHART 36 UK FIXED AND MOBILE TELECOMS CONNECTIONS 2005 TO 2010 - % BY PROPORTION OF CONNECTIONS FIXED, ORANGE, O2, VODAFONE ETC 82

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