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.
The electric insulator market is expected to grow from an estimated $10.17 billion in 2018 to $13.34 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.58% from 2018 to 2023. In 2018, the market in Asia Pacific is estimated to be the largest, followed by North America. Increasing investments in T&D networks, refurbishment of the existing grid networks, and growing adoption of renewable energy sources across the globe are likely to drive the electric insulator market. Increasing investments in smart grid projects and growing demand for HVDC transmission projects can lead to opportunities in the electric insulator 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.