Switchgear Monitoring System Market Sees Strong Growth

The switchgear monitoring system market is projected to reach $2.0 billion by 2023 from an estimated $1.4 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 7.83% from 2018 to 2023. As the global demand for electricity is increasing at a very high rate, to meet the rising power demands, new power plants are being installed at a rapid pace. This would drive the demand for switchgear monitoring system.

Floating LNG Power Vessel Market Growing Strong

The floating LNG power vessel market is expected to grow from an estimated $860.1 million in 2018 to $931.6 million by 2023. In 2018, the Asia Pacific market is estimated to be the largest, followed by the Middle East & Africa. Factors such as growing population, industrialization and increasing urban business activities, and an increase in the demand for power generation are expected to drive the floating LNG power vessel market.

Robust Growth in Solar Backsheet Market

The solar backsheet market is expected to grow from an estimated $1.71 billion in 2018 to $2.40 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.02%, from 2018 to 2023. This market growth is driven by increasing global solar PV installations as well as policy support from governments to enable the adoption of renewable technologies. Another factor driving the demand for solar backsheet is the need to reduce carbon emissions.

Modular Substation Market Shows Strong Growth

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.

Global Transformer Oil Market Seeing Strong Growth

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.

Strong Growth in Industrial Filtration Market

The industrial filtration market is expected to grow from an estimated $25.89 billion in 2018 to $35.47 billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 6.50% during the forecast period. This growth is primarily due to the growing industrialization and urbanization, stringent regulations pertaining to emissions and treatment of industrial waste, and requirement of safe working environment in industrial facilities.

Cryogenic Valve Market Heating Up

The cryogenic valve market is expected to grow from an estimated $3 billion in 2018 to $3.75 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.51%, from 2018 to 2023. This growth is primarily due to the rising production and trade of LNG to meet the LNG demand from various countries globally. High demand for industrial gases (nitrogen, oxygen, argon, helium, and others) from industries such as food & beverage, electronics, and chemicals is further expected to boost the cryogenic valve market.

Power System Simulator Market Energized

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.

Big Demand in Small Gas Engines Market

The global small gas engines market is expected to grow from an estimated $2.38 billion in 2016 to $2.91 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 4.15% from 2016 to 2021. North America and Europe are likely to be the largest markets for small gas engines. The growth is likely to be driven by a growth in the construction industry and a rise in demand for rented outdoor power equipment. The demand for outdoor power equipment is expected to rise as demand for residential and commercial construction increases. Contractors and homeowners are increasingly shifting towards renting outdoor power equipment due to lower costs and minimal costs of maintenance.

Increasing Investment Energizing Electric Insulator 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.

Power Quality Meter Market Electrified

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.

Distribution Boards Market Increasing

The distribution boards market is expected to grow from an estimated $4.33 billion in 2016 to $5.91 billion by 2021, Growing at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2016 to 2021. The market growth is driven by factors such as the growing need to protect electrical components and networks, increasing global electricity demand, increasing power generation, and increasing upgradation of transmission & distribution infrastructure, subsequent investments in renewable power plants, and increasing construction and infrastructural activities across the globe.

Arc Flash Protection Market Growing Strong

The global arc flash protection market is projected to grow from an estimated $1.85 billion in 2017 to $2.41 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.38% from 2017 to 2022. The market in North America is estimated to be the largest markets for arc flash protection system and equipment, followed by the market in Europe. This trend is expected to continue till 2022. The growth of the arc flash protection market is driven by increasing investments in electrical networks and growth of the manufacturing sector in South-East Asia.

Power Management System Market Energized

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.

Gas Insulated Switchgear Market Energized

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.

Digital Utility Market Surging

The global digital utility market is expected to grow from an estimated $135.16 billion in 2017 to $244.31 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 12.57%, from 2017 to 2022. North American market held the largest share in 2016 followed by the markets in Europe and Asia-Pacific. However, by 2022, the market in Asia-Pacific is projected to gain the largest share. Digital utility market growth is driven by strict regulatory requirements for electric utilities, energy efficiency mandates demanding carbon emission reduction, and increase in the number of distributed and renewable power generation projects.

Virtual Power Plant Market Sees Stellar Growth

The global virtual power plant market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 29.68% from 2016 to 2021, to reach a market size of $709.2 million by 2021. North America is estimated to be the largest market for virtual power plant, followed by Europe in 2016. This trend is expected to continue till 2021. The growth of the virtual power plant market is driven by increasing share of renewable energy in the power generation mix as well as shift from centralized to distributed generation and lowering costs for solar and energy storage.

Shale Gas Boom Driving Gas Turbines Market

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.

Explosive Growth in Blockchain in Energy Market

The blockchain in energy market is expected to grow from an estimated $394.3 million in 2018 to $7.1 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 78.32% from 2018 to 2023. In 2018, the market in Europe is estimated to be the largest, followed the Asia Pacific. Factors such as increasing popularity of the blockchain technology in the energy sector, rising security concerns across the globe, and the need to manage infrastructure and other business functions through high transaction speeds and immutability are driving the blockchain in energy market.

Boiler Control Market Sees Significant Growth

The boiler control market is estimated to reach a market size of $1.80 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $2.42 billion, at a CAGR of 6.09%, from 2018 to 2023. The boiler control market is set to witness significant growth due to the rising demand from the power generation industry, increased demand for energy efficiency equipment to control steam pressure, need for boiler tuning to adjust the fuel/air ratio, and water temperature of the boiler in power plants, resulting in boiler optimization.

Massive Growth in Utility Drones Market

The Utility Drones Market is projected to reach $538.6 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 37.34% from 2018 to 2023. Drones that are mainly used for utilities inspection, survey, and asset management are called utility drones.  In 2017, North America was the largest market for utility drones, followed by Asia Pacific and Europe. Growing demand for minimizing outages related to transmission and distribution infrastructure, cost efficiency, and reachability in hazardous locations are the major factors driving the utility drones market.

Greed in Our Time – The Powerful Are Getting Away With Too Much

“Greed is Good!”–from the movie Wall Street (1987)

More than 2,000 years ago the wise and famous scholar Hillel wrote “If I am not for myself who will be for me. If I am only for myself, what am I?”

Recently there have been people and corporations in the news who have been only for themselves with no regard for the damage their greed has done to others. This list includes schemers like Bernie Madoff, many bankers, unscrupulous insurance companies, dictators, and politicians whose only goal is to accumulate vast amounts of money. For these groups of people it is no longer about being more secure or supporting their families. It’s about unlimited accumulation.