Utilities

The Utilities sector comprises firms that engage in the provision of the following utility services: electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply and sewage removal. The specific activities associated with each utility vary, but all rely on fixed distribution networks, such as power lines, sewer systems and underground piping.

Utilities

Output ($b)1 IVA ($b)2 Market Size3 Employment (m)* Wages & Benefits ($m)* EBITDA ($m)4
$340.7 $133.1 14/18 1,226 $43.8 $92.7

Sector Overview

The Utilities sector comprises establishments that engage in the provision of the following utility services: electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply and sewage removal. Within this sector, the specific activities associated with each utility vary by service:

  • Electric Power – Generation, transmission and distribution of electric power in the United States.
  • Natural Gas – Distribution of natural gas in the United States.
  • Steam Supply – Provision and/or distribution of steam in the United States.
  • Water Supply – Water treatment and distribution in the United States.
  • Sewage Removal – Collection, treatment and disposal of waste through sewer systems and sewage treatment facilities.

LARG Industry Reports

Los Angeles Research Group provides three industry reports detailing the Utilities sector. Each report contains detailed information on output, employment, enterprises, establishments, assets, liabilities and profitability. LARG’s industry reports also provide in-depth information on market share concentrations, business structure (e.g., corporations, sole-proprietorships, partnerships), key economic indicators, supply chain data, debt ratios and new entrant trends, including survivor rates (i.e., percentage of new businesses that last longer than five years).

In addition to LARG’s standardized report information, LARG’s industry reports in the Utilities sector also provide specialized statistics, including detailed information on customers, construction activity and energy exports to Canada and Mexico. For more information on a particular industry, please click on the appropriate industry below.

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