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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Electric Power Generation

Overview of the U.S. Electric Power Generation Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Electric Power Generation: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Electric Power Generation industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Electricity - Power Marketing And Brokering

Natural Gas Distribution To Final Consumer

Natural Gas - Power Marketing And Brokering

Steam And/Or Air-Conditioning

Electric Power Transmission

Electricity - Generation

Electricity - Distribution

Other Products

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Electric Power Generation by state

Electric Power Generation Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Electric Power Generation companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Electric Power Generation company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Electric Power Generation industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Electric Power Generation measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 7%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 7%
Business Operations Specialists 5%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 11%
Engineers 8%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 16%
Information and Record Clerks 5%
Customer Service Representatives 5%
Customer Service Representatives 5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 29%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 21%
Line Installers and Repairers 15%
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 14%
Production Occupations 15%
Plant and System Operators 12%
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers 11%
Power Plant Operators 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Electric Power Generation Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Tennessee Valley Authority trademarks "ESCORE" - Promotional services - 12/29/2017
  • Civicsolar raises $1 million in funding. - 11/21/2017
  • Solarreserve trademarks "THERMAVAULT" - Installation and maintenance of solar energy based power plants - 08/10/2017
  • Envision Solar International raises $2 million in funding. - 02/23/2017
  • Envision Solar International patents System And Method For Charging A Plurality Of Electric Vehicles - 01/26/2017
  • Principle Power patents Floating Wind Turbine Platform Structure With Optimized Transfer Of Wave And Wind Loads - 12/22/2016
  • Framergy patents A Method For Storing A Gas In A Metal Organic Framework And Dissolved In A Liquid Carrier - 11/24/2016
  • Framergy trademarks "CONEKTIC" - Single crystal source materials - 10/13/2015
  • Solarreserve raises $19 million in funding. - 09/29/2015

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Sun Edison38
    Tennessee Valley Authority32
    South Carolina Public Service Authority

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • EIA: Renewables Made Up Nearly Half Of New Utility-Scale Power In 2017 - Once final data are in, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects about 25 GW of new utility-scale electric generating capacity to have been added to the U.S. power grid during 2017, nearly half of which use renewable technologies ... (01/12/2018)
    • Scientists study impact of RE, energy trade on power grid frequency fluctuations - and What would be the consequent challenges posed by renewables to the electrical power grid and its operators ... research showed that a larger share of renewable generation resulted in larger frequency deviations. The U.S. for example has a far smaller ... (01/12/2018)
    • BRIEF-Shanghai Electric Power's 2017 Power Generation Up 13.8 Percent Y/Y - Jan 12 (Reuters) - Shanghai Electric Power Co Ltd : * SAYS 2017 POWER GENERATION UP 13.8 PERCENT Y/Y AT 40.8 BILLION KWH, ON-GRID POWER GENERATION UP 13.9 PERCENT Y/Y AT 38.9 BILLION KWH Source text in Chinese: Further company ... (01/12/2018)
    • SustainPower delivers locally manufactured biogas power generator to ibert - SustainPower, together with Unique Hydra, recently delivered a locally manufactured biogas electrical power generator to ibert, a Southern Africa biogas company. The containerised combined heat and power unit (CHP) produces electricity and heat in a waste ... (01/12/2018)
    • Econet embarks on solar power project - Distributed Power Africa (DPA), generation will be for own consumption whilst surplus will be fed into the proposed Highfield solar system substation. Mr Mandiveyi, however, indicated Econet’s long-term plans to venture into more PV electricity generati ... (01/11/2018)
    • EUROPE POWER-German spot power price soars as wind generation falls - PARIS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - European spot electricity prices for day-ahead delivery diverged on Tuesday as forecasts for a sharp fall in wind power generation lifted the German contract, while increased nuclear power supply and lower consumption weighed in ... (01/09/2018)
    • Solar power numbers are exaggerated - Macho Springs solar in New Mexico generates 50 megawatts of electricity and Newman solar generates 10 megawatts for a total of 60 megawatts. And there is an impressive array of solar panels here at the Northeast El Paso power plant. Both are generating ... (01/08/2018)
    • BRIEF-Guangxi Guiguan Electric Power's 2017 Power Generation Up 2.6 Pct Y/Y - Jan 8 (Reuters) - Guangxi Guiguan Electric Power Co Ltd : * SAYS 2017 POWER GENERATION UP 2.6 PERCENT Y/Y AT 37.1 BILLION KWH Source text in Chinese: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom) (01/08/2018)
    • Power companies keep up with high electricity demand - “We have been generating near record amounts of power for our winter time conditions,” said ... do have an effect and they can cause additional mechanical and electrical stress to our system,” said Dalton, “but we are staffed appropriately to ... (01/06/2018)
    • Puerto Rico blackout sparks interest in solar power for island's electric grid - Puerto Rico is facing a festering debt crisis, and its state-run bankrupt power utility, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority ... extent you can reduce reliance on that system by putting generation where it is consumed, you will have a more reliable ... (01/03/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $316,107,935 on Electric Power Generation. It has awarded 1,460 contracts to 214 companies, with an average value of $1,477,140 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Electric Power Generation to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Electricity - Power Marketing And Brokering
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Electric Power GenerationOpportunity/Threat
    Electric Power Distribution
    Electric Power Transmission, Control & Distribution
    Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Electricity - Power Marketing And Brokering are less than those from Electric Power Generation. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Electricity - Power Marketing And Brokering sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Electricity - Power Marketing And Brokering Product Sales Report

    Natural Gas Distribution To Final Consumer
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Electric Power GenerationOpportunity/Threat
    Electric Power Distribution
    Electric Power Transmission, Control & Distribution
    Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Natural Gas Distribution To Final Consumer are less than those from Electric Power Generation. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Natural Gas Distribution To Final Consumer sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Natural Gas Distribution To Final Consumer Product Sales Report

    Electric Power Transmission
    Electric Power Transmission Product Sales Report

    Steam Or Air-Conditioning
    Steam Or Air-Conditioning Product Sales Report