- The smart grid segment is expected to have the largest market share by 2022.
- Distribution transformers to be the fastest growing segment in the smart transformers market.
- Asia Pacific: The leading market for smart transformers
The smart transformers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.54%, from 2017 to 2022, to reach a market size of $2.43 billion by 2022. The major drivers of the smart transformers market include aging infrastructure, increasing emphasis on alternative energy production across the globe, improving and evolving technologies, digitalization of power utilities, and huge investments in smart grids and energy systems.
The smart transformers market is dominated by a few major players that have a wide regional presence and are established brand names. The leading integrated solution providers in the smart transformers market include ABB, GE, Siemens, Schneider Electric, and Eaton.
The market in Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest growing market for smart transformers from 2017 to 2022. Factors, such as, rapid industrialization, infrastructural developments, aging power plants, increase in adoption of electric vehicles, and growing demand for electricity are driving the smart transformers market in the region. Furthermore, government initiatives to increase power generation capacity using renewable energy sources is expected to drive the demand for the smart transformers market.
The market in the US is expected to be the fastest growing market in North America for smart transformers, during the forecast period. Due to the aging infrastructure, climate risks, growing demand for electricity, and increasing adoption of electric vehicles in the country, the US government is taking significant steps to modernize the transformers sector, thereby, driving the smart transformers market.
The smart grid segment is expected to hold the largest share of the smart transformers market, by application, during the forecast period
The report segments the smart transformers market, by application, into traction locomotive, smart grid, electric vehicle charging, and others (others includes applications in shipping and aviation and packaged substations, data centers, and alternative power generation). The smart grid segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
The smart transformers market, by component, is segmented into converters, switches, transformers, hardware for transformer monitoring, and others (others include high voltage inductors, high voltage capacitors, and high voltage resistors). The converters segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
The smart transformers market, by type, is segmented into power transformers, distribution transformers, specialty transformers, and instrument transformers. The distribution transformers segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
Companies, such as ABB, GE, Siemens, and Schneider could benefit from investing in emerging economies as there is an increase in expenditure on industrial activities in these markets. Along with this, the power infrastructure in developing countries are either old or have not been modernized, which is likely to provide opportunities for the smart transformer companies.