SIC & NAICS Codes

Industry Profiles

Industry Financials & Statistics

Industry Forecasts

Trade & Industry Associations

News, Trade & Industry Publications

Government & Regulatory Agencies

Companies

Links to Electric Utility Industry resources including all Electric Power Producers and Providers. For general assistance researching an industry see our Subject Guide on Company & Industry Research.

SIC & NAICS Codes

STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC)

When using many databases and reference sources it is useful to know the SIC code for the industry you are studying. SIC codes for these industries include the following:

  • SIC 4911 Electric Services (Electric Power Generation)

This is not a complete list of codes for these industries, merely a sample. See the SIC MANUAL for additional codes, also in the Cole Library at REF HF 1042 .A55.

NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS)

The SIC system has recently been replaced by the NAICS. Only a few sources are now using these codes, but more will be making the switch in the near future. NAICS codes for these industries include the following:

  • NAICS 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
  • NAICS 221113 Nuclear Electric Power Generation
  • NAICS 221122 Electric Power Distribution

These are samples, not complete lists, of SIC and NAICS codes for these industries. Use the following sources to identify additional SIC and NAICS codes for your company or industry.

You may also wish to read more information about the NAICS.

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Industry Profiles

Hoover's Industry Records (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Energy and Utilities
Get a detailed industry overview including key people and a ranking of key companies. Find industry news, company lists, news, and industry-related website links. Hoover's provides detailed sub-industry links, SIC and NAICS codes, and industry family trees.

Standard & Poor's Electric Utility Industry Survey (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain a substantial overview (about 30 pages), statistics and outlook for the industry. Includes a comparative analysis of statistics for the industry's major players.
Special Directions: select "Industry" from the horizontal blue menu bar at the top of S & P's home page.

Also available in the library in print.
Location: REF HC 106.6 .S74

Mergent Electricity Industry Report (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Find detailed information on the Asia/Pacific, European, and North American markets. The report includes industry and country profiles, often with competitor information, a review of the current environment, market trends & outlook, key references and a summary of key points of the detailed report.

Value Line Research Center Electric Utility Industry Descriptions (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retrieve a one page overview and forecast, as well as some industry statistics, for the industry. Also available in the library in print.

Business Source Premier (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Utilities
Use the Business Searching Interface to find global industry profiles from leading market research sources.

MONTHLY ENERGY REVIEW from the Department of Energy

ANNUAL ENERGY REVIEW from the Department of Energy

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Industry Financials & Statistics

STANDARD & POOR'S INDUSTRY SURVEYS are available in print at REF HC 106.6 .S74 or on the Web through STANDARD & POOR'S NET ADVANTAGE. Accessible through our Databases page. See entry for Electric Utilities.

ENERGY FINANCE INFORMATION from the Department of Energy

MONTHLY ENERGY REVIEW from the Department of Energy

BP STATISTICAL REVIEW OF WORLD ENERGY

Mergent Electricity Industry Report (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Find detailed information on the Asia/Pacific, European, and North American markets. The report includes industry and country profiles, often with competitor information, a review of the current environment, market trends & outlook, key references and a summary of key points of the detailed report.

VALUE LINE INVESTMENT SURVEY (BUSINESS REFERENCE AREA) See entries for Electric Utilities (Central, East and West).

Value Line Research Center Electric Utility Industry Descriptions (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retrieve a one page overview and forecast, as well as some industry statistics, for the industry. Also available in the library in print.
Location: Business Reference Area

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Industry Forecasts

ANNUAL ENERGY OUTLOOK from the Department of Energy

FORECAST PUBLICATIONS from the Department of Energy

Mergent Electricity Industry Report (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Find detailed information on the Asia/Pacific, European, and North American markets. The report includes industry and country profiles, often with competitor information, a review of the current environment, market trends & outlook, key references and a summary of key points of the detailed report.

US INDUSTRY & TRADE OUTLOOK (REF HC 101 .U54) See entry for Electricity Production and Sales.

POWERING THE FUTURE: BLUEPRINT FOR A SUSTAINABLE ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY (HD 9685 .A2 F43 1994)

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Trade & Industry Associations

Business & Company Resource Center (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Find associations related to the industry using Business & Company Resource Center. Use the Advanced Search and select Associations in the Content Area pull-down menu. This gives you online access to the International, US National, and Regional, State & Local volumes of the Encyclopedia of Associations.

Additional resources for finding associations are in the guide to Finding a Trade, Industry, or Professional Association.

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News, Trade & Industry Publications

Earth and Environmental Sciences (CSA)
Search citations and abstracts of articles in environmental science and materials toxicity, plus government reports and conference papers.

Search the Cole Library's list of electronc full text journals using the Electronic Journals: A-Z list.

ABI/Inform (ProQuest) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for full text articles from trade publications related to electric utilities.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for full text articles on electric utilities from trade and business sources.

ENERGY DAILY, ELECTRICITY DAILY, ELECTRIC LIGHT & POWER, MEGAWATT DAILY, UTILITY WEEK and many others are available through LexisNexis Academic. See our Databases page.

POWER ENGINEERING in the Library's Periodical Collection

PUBLIC POWER in the Library's Periodical Collection

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Government & Regulatory Agencies

US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY NETWORK

ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION (FERC)

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC)

DOE OFFICE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES

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Companies

Find lists of major companies in the industry using these databases:

Mergent Online (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
See the Industry Reports or search by NAICS or SIC.

Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
See the Comparative Company Analysis section.

Hoover's (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search one company in the industry and use the Competitors link to see others. Industry keyword search and browsing are also available.

See Locating a Company on the World Wide Web for guidance in finding the Web sites of companies not listed here.

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Updated: 2013-01-16, 14:30