Global Markets for Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation

Published - May 2012| Analyst - Stephanie Denarie| Code - EGY096A
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Report Highlights

The global market for natural gas–fired electricity generation is expected to reach nearly $34.0 billion in 2012, and is forecast to grow to $41.2 billion by 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9%.

Report Scope

This report presents an analysis of current and historical installed capacity of electricity generation in key regions in the world.  The analysis is organized by technology type, and data are presented for 2010, 2011, and 2012, with forecasts to 2017.

This report also presents forecasts for the size and growth of the electricity generation market in each country and region of the world.  The report includes an analysis of the major industry structure of each market by geography.  This analysis includes the levels of privatization versus public ownership of the electricity generation industry in a given market.  It also covers the ways in which the markets function and the level of competition present.  Relevant regulatory organizations, controls, and issues are also discussed.

Important government policies are presented as they relate to electricity generation and the industry in each country and region.  The projected effects of these policies on the forecasts for electricity generation in each country and region are discussed.  International agreements and regional cooperation are important to the electricity generating industries of many countries in the world, and these aspects are also discussed where they are relevant.

Industry trends in each technology market are presented.  The discussion of industry trends supplements the market forecasts by giving the reader of sense of what drives each forecast. The study also provides a competitive analysis of the major firms involved in electricity generation around the globe.  The firms that are analyzed include the major companies that are active in the major markets covered in the report.  These companies include independent power producers, electric utilities with generation businesses for their own consumption or for sale on the wholesale market, and integrated utility companies that have a strong presence in the electricity generation industry.

Market figures are based on total installed capital cost of generation and are projected at 2012 dollar value.  Inflation is not computed into the projection figures. 

Analyst Credentials

Stephanie Denarie earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Brown University and has completed coursework in corporate finance at the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University.

Ms. Denarie has intensive experience in energy transmission modeling and financial management, and has consulted for groups as diverse as Optimum Energy, LLC, the states of Utah and California, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Black & Veatch Corp..  Stephanie has developed several economic models and software tools to forecast price and economic competitiveness for energy projects, most especially for local renewable energy resources in diverse renewable energy markets. 

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