The global electrical SCADA market is expected to grow from an estimated $2.29 billion in 2017 to $3.29 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.48%, during the forecast period. This growth is primarily driven by the increasing investments in electrical networks, adoption of remote monitoring and control solutions, digitalization of the power sector, need for automation in the power industry, and rising pressure to reduce losses in transmission and distribution. North America is likely to continue to hold the largest share in the electrical SCADA market. The second largest market share was held by Europe.
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 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 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 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.
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 surge arrester market is projected to grow from an estimated $1.56 billion in 2018 to $2.01 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.11% from 2018 to 2023. The positive growth rate of this market can be attributed to investments in smart grids and energy systems, the need to reduce equipment failure caused by frequent voltage spikes, and aging power infrastructure.