A heat pump is an electrical device that uses electricity to transfer heat from one place to another. A heat pump has four main components—evaporator, condenser, compressor, and expansion device. The refrigerant is the working fluid that passes through all these components. Heat pumps only transfer the heat and do not generate it.
Global modular substation market is estimated to be at $10.78 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach $16.48 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 8.85% from 2015 to 2020. Modular substations replace the conventional substation with modernized equipment and better power distribution in the networks. Major advantages of these solutions are lesser land requirement, automated solutions with minimal human interference, can be employed at areas with extreme environmental conditions, and lesser power theft.
The global protective relay market is projected to reach $4.54 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2016 to 2021. The increasing investments in transmission & distribution infrastructure including substations and transmission & distribution lines, coupled with the increasing urbanization in developing nations, have propelled the growth of the protective relay market.
Global transformer oil market is projected to reach $2.79 Billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 7.14% from 2015 to 2020. Global transformer oil market growth is driven by the increasing electric demand in developing economies such as India, Brazil, and South Africa, which are expected to enhance their grid infrastructure to increase the electricity accessibility to the region’s population. In addition, rapidly increasing demands from various application industries and regions are generating several exciting markets opportunities for transformer oil.
The global power system simulator market is estimated to reach $836.1 million in 2017 and is projected to reach $1.18 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 7.14% from 2017 to 2022. North America would continue to be the largest market for power system simulators followed by Asia Pacific during the forecast period. The booming power sector and augmented power generation capacities, rising adoption of IoT and cloud platforms, and reduced overall project time and cost are driving the power system simulator market globally.
The meter data management system market is projected to reach $428 million by 2023 from an estimated $169 million in 2018, at a CAGR of 20.48% from 2018 to 2023. This growth can be attributed to the increased government policies and supportive mandates for smart meter installations and need for accurate utility bill generation.
Power quality can be defined as the consistency of the interaction of power with the electrical devices. In general terms, power quality is measured on the basis of parameters such as measurement of voltage, current, reactive power, harmonics, and others. Any deviations or fluctuations from the normal curve can be called as poor quality of power. Power quality problems can be defined as surges, spikes, transients, blackouts, and noises.
The electrical bushings market is expected to grow from an estimated $2.45 billion in 2018 to $2.96 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 3.86%, from 2018 to 2023. Increasing power demand, investments in the renewable sector and expansion of transmission lines are the major factors driving the electrical bushing market globally.
The global power management system market was valued at $3.77 billion in 2017 and is estimated to reach $5.26 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 6.88% from 2017 to 2022. The increasing demand for energy efficiency in the manufacturing sector, increasing installation of renewables in the industry, and rising adoption of IoT and cloud-based platforms are driving the power management system market globally. The shale oil & gas boom in North America provides an opportunity for growth in the power management system market.
The global gas insulated switchgear market is projected to reach a market size of $28.09 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 8.73% during the forecast period. In 2018, the market in Asia Pacific is estimated to be the largest for gas insulated switchgear, followed by Europe. This trend is expected to continue till 2023. The growth of the gas insulated switchgear market is driven by the growth in renewable power generation, increasing investments in the transmission and distribution infrastructure, the rise in energy demand, limitations of space availability in densely populated urban areas, and government initiatives toward improving electricity access.
The global gas turbines market is expected to grow from an estimated $17.51 billion in 2017 to $20.66 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 3.36%, from 2017 to 2022. The shale gas boom in North America and decommissioning of nuclear plants in Europe are likely to boost the demand for gas turbines in these regions. The demand for gas turbines in the Middle East & Africa, Latin America, and Asia Pacific is expected to be influenced by the new gas-fired power plants and the upgrade of old existing thermal power plants in the regions.
The distribution boards market is projected to reach $5.91 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period. The distribution board plays a crucial role in the power sector across various segments, including power generation, transmission & distribution, and equipment protection.
According to a study recently published by Future Market Insights titled “Bulk Material Handling Systems Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012–2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017–2027)”, the sales of bulk material is exceedingly reliant on the demand for electricity and the development in the distribution and transmission network in several regions. The global bulk material handling systems market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.3% between 2017 and 2027. In 2016, the market was valued above $3 billion and is projected to reach a valuation higher than $5 billion by the end of 2027.
Power transmission cables are widely used in transmission and distribution of electricity to various residential and commercial consumers. Power transmission cables are insulated with various materials such as PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride), XLPE (Polyethylene with cross-links), rubber, impregnated paper and varnished cambric.
Watt meter is an instrument used to measure the electric power. The power distribution company utilizes watt meters to measure the amount of power consumed in the residential and commercial sectors. Further in industrial sector watt meter helps to monitor and measure the power consumption in the industry to calculate utility bills.