Energy Industry (Industrial Report) - UK - October 2014
“Although the UK electricity and gas supply market continues to be dominated by the ‘big six’ energy firms, smaller suppliers have gained market share - reaching an estimated 8% in mid-2014. Smaller competitors have been successful in attracting customers from the larger players by offering better value prices tariffs or by stressing their green credentials or community involvement. They have also been able to take advantage of consumers’ continued mistrust of the ‘big six’.”
– Claudia Preedy - Industrial Analyst
This report addresses the following key questions concerning the UK energy market:
• How do UK and EU policies affect the development of the energy sector?
• What are the key market issues facing gas and electricity suppliers?
• What are the key reasons for consumers switching energy supplier?
• How have major energy suppliers performed over the last five years?
• What is the potential future energy mix?
The terms of reference for this report concern the UK energy market, specifically:
- Electricity generation and demand
- Gas supply and demand
- Retail energy market
Electricity generation refers to companies producing electricity in power stations that operate under generation licences.
The report covers the following:
- Coal generation
- Gas nuclear
- Renewables (wind, solar, hydro, bioenergy, etc.)
The UK gas market can be separated into two sections: upstream (gas supply) and downstream (gas demand). The report covers gas supply (production, imports, exports) and the downstream activities of supply to the industrial, commercial, power generation and domestic sectors.
The retail energy market covers home energy providers in the UK, including:
- Electricity suppliers
- Gas suppliers
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