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Market Competitive Intensity (MCI): United Kingdom

  • Publication Date:April 2008
  • Publisher:Datamonitor
  • Product Type: Package
  • Pages:26

Market Competitive Intensity (MCI): United Kingdom

Introduction

Datamonitor's Market Competitive Intensity Index (MCI) is a robust framework for measuring and benchmarking the development of competitiveness and market conditions in a range of gas and electricty markets. The MCI assessment draws on nine underlying metrics grouped into three broad clusters: Market framework; Supplier Push and Customer Pull.

Scope

  • *Insight into the current levels of competitiveness in the gas and power markets of the EU 27 and 6 related markets.
  • *Analysis of the commercial opportunities and threats in the selected markets both currently and in 2010.
  • *A benchmarking of the factors driving competition and market entry in the gas and power sectors of the selected markets.

Highlights

  • Datamonitor's MCI Index offers a robust framework for measuring the development of utility Market Competitive Intensity.
  • MCI scores are calculated using two different methods. The first, the simple weighted average (additive) measure shows overall competitive intensity. The second, the multipliative method, is more complex. It prevents markets with an overly wide spread of underlying raw scores from exerting undue influence over, or skewing, the final result.

Reasons to Purchase

  • *Assess the competitive environments of gas and power markets both now and in the future.
  • *Gain insight into value chain factors driving market competitiveness and how each individual part of the chain will evolve as competition develops.
  • *Screen future market entry plans against the MCI scores to highlight key areas of potential risk and opportunity.
  • Datamonitor View
  • Catalyst
  • Summary
  • Analysis
    • Introduction: Datamonitor's MCI Index offers a robust framework for measuring the development of energy Market Competitive Intensity
    • The MCI Index shows how attractive a particular market is to new entrants in terms of the competitive environment
    • The MCI assessment draws on nine underlying metrics grouped into three broad clusters: Market framework; Supplier Push; Customer Pull
    • The MCI Index measures competitive intensity in the EU 27 and 6 related markets
    • The MCI Index assesses markets as they stood in early 2008 and forecasts conditions likely to be prevailing three years after full market opening
    • The MCI Index offers an assessment of competitive intensity in January 2008 and a forecast for July 2010 - three years after full market opening took place in the EU states
    • Each of the nine pillars has an assessment scale to allow for the comparison of diverse markets (see appendix for more details)
    • Two differing overall MCI scores are calculated to ensure full clarity of results
    • A simple weighted average (additive) measure shows overall competitive intensity
    • A weighted multiple (multiplicative) measure shows overall competitive intensity
    • The MCI framework has a number of applications for your organization
    • Context: as Europe's most competitive gas and power market, the UK is ranked at the top of the scale in both gas and power
    • The UK's power score is considerably ahead of the second and third placed markets
    • in common with the power market, the UK is considerably ahead of all the other gas markets surveyed
    • Power MCI: All of the UK's power scores are at the upper end of the scale
    • The UK's Market Framework metrics all achieve scores at the top end of the scale
    • Effectiveness of Regulator [2008: 7/10 2010: 8/10]
    • Ease of Third Party Access [2008: 9/10 2010: 9.5/10]
    • Effectiveness of Balancing and Data Transfer [2008: 9/10 2010: 9.5/10]
    • Supplier Push metrics are driven by the existence of a fragmented wholesale market and the well developed traded market
    • Wholesale Market Fragmentation [2008: 8/10 2010: 9/10]
    • Retail Market Fragmentation [2008: 5.5/10 2010: 7.5/10]
    • Traded Market Maturity [2008: 7/10 2010: 8.5/10]
    • All of the UK's Customer Pull metrics score at, or close to, the top end of the scale
    • Access to Market Information and Assistance [2008: 9.5/10 2010: 10/10]
    • Consumer Representation [2008: 7.5/10 2010: 8/10]
    • Propensity to Switch [2008: 6/10 2010: 7.5/10]
    • Gas MCI: The UK achieves high gas scores throughout the nine pillars
    • The developed and fully deregulated nature of the UK market allows it to achieve the highest market framework score in this study
    • Effectiveness of Regulator [2008: 7.5/10 2010: 7.5/10]
    • Ease of Third Party Access [2008: 10/10 2010: 10/10]
    • Effectiveness of Balancing and Data Transfer [2008: 10/10 2010: 10/10]
    • The only Supplier Push factor not to score highly in the UK is Retail Market Fragmentation
    • Wholesale Market Fragmentation [2008: 9/10 2010: 10/10]
    • Retail Market Fragmentation [2008: 6.5/10 2010: 7.5/10]
    • Traded Market Maturity [2008: 10/10 2010: 10/10]
    • High levels of switching, and facilities to assist this switching, result in high Customer Pull scores
    • Access to Market Information and Assistance [2008: 10/10 2010: 10/10]
    • Consumer Representation [2008: 8.5/10 2010: 9/10]
    • Propensity to Switch [2008: 9/10 2010: 10/10]
    • Outlook: The developed nature of the UK market means that commercial opportunities tend to lie outside of the retail part of the value chain
    • The UK unsurprisingly achieves the highest competitive intensity scores in both the gas and power markets
    • Power scores
    • Gas scores
    • Commercial opportunities do exist in the UK power market, though the high level of competitive intensity means that they are more difficult to capitalise on than in other less advanced markets
    • New Market Entrant Opportunities, Power
    • New Market Entrant Threats, Power
    • The strong level of competitive intensity in the UK means that the market place is in many ways crowded
    • New Market Entrant Opportunities, Gas
    • New Market Entrant Threats, Gas
  • Mci Scores
    • Appendix
  • Definitions
  • Ask The Analyst
  • List of Tables
    • Table 1: Market Competitive Intensity, UK 2008-10
    • Table 2: MCI Additive, Europe 2008-2010
    • Table 3: MCI Multiplicative, Europe 2008-2010
  • List of Figures
    • Figure 1: MCI Assessment Scale
    • Figure 2: MCI Assessment Framework
    • Figure 3: MCI Market Coverage
    • Figure 4: MCI Scales
    • Figure 5: MCI Applications
    • Figure 6: European Power Market Competitive Intensity, 2008-10
    • Figure 7: European Gas Market Competitive Intensity, 2008-10
    • Figure 8: Power Market Competitive Intensity, UK
    • Figure 9: Gas Market Competitive Intensity, UK
    • Figure 10: Market Competitive Intensity, UK
    • Figure 11: Scale for MCI Assessment, Effectiveness of Regulator
    • Figure 12: Scale for MCI Assessment, Ease of Third Party Access
    • Figure 13: Scale for MCI Assessment, Effectiveness of Balancing and Data Transfer
    • Figure 14: Scale for MCI Assessment, Wholesale Market Fragmentation
    • Figure 15: Scale for MCI Assessment, Retail Market Fragmentation
    • Figure 16: Scale for MCI Assessment, Traded Market Maturity
    • Figure 17: Scale for MCI Assessment, Access to Market Information and Assistance
    • Figure 18: Scale for MCI Assessment, Consumer Representation
    • Figure 19: Scale for MCI Assessment, Propensity to Switch
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