- Energy and Power Research - Energy and Power Research Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:03:42 Global Diesel Generator Set Market, Forecast to 2022 Future energy trends are expected to be governed by both the level and pattern of economic activity along with global demographic changes. The positive economic outlook globally is a result of the pickup in global trade, investment, and industrial production. Advanced economies witnessed strong domestic demand and output growth in 2017, while emerging market economies witnessed strong capital inflows, accompanied by improved business sentiment. Unprecedented energy demand, paired with an increasing frequency of power outages, is driving the global market for reliable backup power. Erosion in end-user confidence on the grid for reliable power services, as well as heightened awareness of the imminent dangers of outage-related incidents in the wake of natural disasters, spurs investment in diesel stationary generator sets (gensets). While Frost & Sullivan believes that factors such as mass consumer marketing channels and attractive pricing will drive stationary genset demand further, the global power generation market is highly competitive; participants must contend with large diversified industrial companies as well as smaller, niche-driven mobile and rental generator manufacturers. Frost & Sullivan valued the global diesel generator set market at $11.76 billion in 2017. Factors including the rising electricity consumption worldwide, along with economic trends such as global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth recovery and landmark tax reforms, are likely to drive the global diesel generator set market growth during the next 5 years. Why Partner with Frost & Sullivan? Frost & Sullivan has a robust and proven research methodology resulting in high-quality findings, and has established relationships with the leading participants in the generator set market value chain with which it performs primary research for the purpose of its research services. Frost & Sullivan is a subject matter expert with 35 years of energy and environment experience researching and tracking generator set markets and generating reliable information. The team of industry experts offers a multidisciplinary background in engineering, business studies, and market strategy, and offers a solution that integrates expertise areas to develop fact-driven strategies. The Frost & Sullivan analyst team has performed analysis of the generators market from various perspectives, including: o Segment: Stationary, portable, and rental generators o Fuel: Gas and diesel generators o End User: Residential, commercial, and industrial generators o Geography: Global and regional including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa The fact-driven, client-specific approach bridges the gap between market research and mainstream consulting, resulting in an exceptional ability to help generator companies realize their vision. Author: Lucrecia Gomez Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Technologies in Power Transmission and Distribution Rapid population growth leads to an exponentially increase in electricity demand. There is an increasing need to improve power transmission efficiency, and enabling renewables and diversified energy mix. High-voltage transmission systems, including HVDC and FACTS, are being actively adopted to minimize the power transmission losses and to ensure connectivity. This research is an attempt to identify, review and analyze the main power system components, as well as efficient and cost-effective methods for transmitting electric power from one location to another. The study covers innovations and technology advancements in high-voltage transmission systems, as well as technologies performance analysis and comparison. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Distributed Energy: Impact of Blockchain on Energy Trading The recent trends in the energy industry such as the rise in prosumerism and increasing deployment of smart meters has resulted in better data analytics, storage and communication solutions to the energy industry. These factors have enabled the conventional end users to take part in energy transactions in the form of supporting the grid during peak hours and help maintain the stability. This highly distributed energy scenario has its challenges in the form of monitoring and controlling every energy transaction made. These challenges call for better solutions to keep track of the energy exported into the grid and also in helping the transacting bodies reach consensus regarding the amount of power exported. Blockchain is a distributed, digital data ledger that enables the storage of digital transaction in a secure and highly transparent manner. It provides a decentralized control and enabling visibility to every party involved. As each transaction is visible and each transaction or block is linked to the previous transaction or block, the chain provides clear information about the transactions, including the times at which they occurred. Each of this block is entered only if a particular set of user defined conditions are met. Adoption of blockchain in energy sector has potential to empower the end user with better visibility over the transaction and help them understand the revenue generation model. This is expected to encourage the participation of more prosumers, enabling a highly distributed energy scenario in a more controlled and secure manner. Sun, 30 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Emerging Opportunities for Sulfur Sulfur is an abundantly available chemical element that is often derived as a byproduct from desulphurization activities in chemical industries and petroleum refineries. Elemental sulfur has conventionally been used for the production of hydrosulfuric acid and fertilizers. The shift towards a circular economy where byproducts are to be used in recyclable materials has driven the need for identifying new value-added applications of sulfur. This research service titled, Emerging Opportunities for Sulfur analyzes emerging opportunities for elemental sulfur in large volume applications that have the potential for commercialization in the next 10 years. The applications covered include polymers, building and construction, flame retardants, and energy storage. The research service includes a holistic analysis of the different opportunities available in an application area, the benefits derived from using elemental sulfur for developing materials, and the key stakeholder activities involved in technology development. The path ahead for sulfur in emerging application areas is also explored to give an analysis on the expected time to market for commercial products made using sulfur. In brief, the research study discusses the following: Overview of elemental sulfur s properties and its global production scenario Assessment of emerging market opportunities for elemental sulfur Overview of different products that can be developed using elemental sulfur Key stakeholder developments and their significance to sulfur usage Insights into the road ahead for sulfur opportunities Analysis of the opportunities present and the future outlook dictating sulfur usage. Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Metal Oxide Coating, Drilling Technology, Pipe Tripping, Drilling Mud Simulation, High-resolution Technology, and Gas Sensors This month's Oil and Gas TOE profiles latest innovations in metal oxide coatings for filters, a drilling technology, and automatization of pipe tripping and simulation of drilling muds behavior. The TOE also discusses a high-resolution technology for improving reserve estimations, a water injection and drill bit technology, and environment-friendly tracers. The TOE also profiles gas sensors for leakage detection. The Oil and Gas TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on innovations pertaining to technologies, products, and processes, along with strategic insights, in the upstream and downstream processes in the oil and gas industry. The Energy and Utilities cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: Metal oxide coating, pipe tripping, drilling mud simulation, gas sensors, filter membrane, fractured reservoir Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Biodegradable Plastics, Biodegradable Lamps, Bioplastic Formulation, Bionic Mushrooms, and Biofuels This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in biodegradable plastics, biodegradable lamps, and bioplastic formulation. The TOE also focuses on development of bionic mushrooms. Additionally, the TOE talks about an innovative biofuel that can serve as a replacement for diesel. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Biodegradable plastics, castor oil, bioplastic lamps, bioplastic formulation, cyanobacteria, graphene nanoribbons, biofuels, algae Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Global Generator Sets Database The Global Generator Sets database monitors and forecasts growth opportunities and growth outlooks for applications and end user segments affecting the Global Genset Market. The database covers historical data from 2000 and forecasts through 2022. Revenue and unit forecasts in key performance areas will get companies ahead of the competition. We provide information on the regions to look at for future investment along with growth strategies. The database covers revenues and unit shipments for natural gas generators and diesel generators. Market metrics are provided for North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Africa and Middle East. Revenue and units are tracked and forecasted by power range inclusive of <30kw, 30-60kw, 60-150kw, 150-300kw, 300-500kw, 500-1000kw, and 1000-3000kw. End user segments including commercial gensets, industrial gensets, and residential gensets are monitored, additionally revenue is predicted by application including peak shaving, prime power, and stand by. This study will answer 1. Which regions and countries have the highest revenue and which have the highest growth potential? 2. Which end users already have a high proportion of the market? Which are most ready for expansion? 3. How will the structure of the market change with time? The study covers the Global Genset Market from three basic angles 1. Revenue Generation and Unit Shipment 2. Fuel 3. Key End User 4. Additional analysis by Application This research follows a rigorous research methodology including 1. Aligned datasets from a variety of sources including in-house Frost & Sullivan data, published reports, additional data such as government information, trade journals and publications 2. Developed a historical and macro view of each region's genset revenue and unit shipment by fuel from 2000 to 2016. 3. 2018 to 2022 forecast is made based on our internal market modeling. Frost & Sullivan's bottom-up approach combined with top-down evaluation The combined secondary and primary approach of covering interviews with the maximum possible stakeholders (OEMs, distributors, etc.) ensures high accuracy for the quantitative analysis and the ability to cross-check and constantly revalidates market numbers while weeding out misinformation. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 North American High-Voltage Circuit Breaker Market, Forecast to 2024 The North American high-voltage circuit breaker market has been analyzed on the basis of the voltage classes: 72.5kV, 115kV, 123kV, 145kV, 170kV, 245kV, 352kV, 550kV, and 800kV. The report is segmented based into the sub-transmission (72.5kV) and transmission (greater than 72.5kV) segments. Based on the construction type, the circuit breaker market is segmented into live tank and dead tank circuit breakers.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

The geographical region covered in this report includes only the United States and Canada. The revenue reported in this report includes circuit breakers that are sold in North America only. The report does not include revenue generated out of refurbished or retrofitted circuit breakers in the region. Breakers sold to all end users have been considered for revenue calculation.

Growing renewable energy investment is driving significant investments in utility infrastructures, like the transmission and distribution networks. The market is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1% from 2017 to 2024. Market growth is driven by the replacement of aged grid infrastructure and growing weather related incidents. Most of the transmission and distribution infrastructure in the United States is aged. Moreover, in 2017, the United States witnessed 16 separate billion dollar weather and climate disasters including floods, cyclones, and storms. Some of the challenges in the industry include flat power demand and the need to refurbishment of aged equipment, which slow the pace of the market growth. Technology, price, and customer relationships are among the top preferences for utilities and industrial customers when it comes to selecting a supplier. In 2018, the US government has increased the import tariff by 25% for steel imported from countries outside North America. Following the increase in tariffs on steel and copper, the prices of raw materials are expected to increase, which in turn could adversely affect the purchasing decisions of cash constrained utilities and industries. These end users could opt for retrofitting or refurbishing circuit breakers to prolong their life, as a cheaper option to buying new circuit breakers.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs?
  • Which construction type will grow faster across the globe and why?
  • What are the growth opportunities in the market for traditional Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)?
  • Are the vendors in the space ready to go it alone, or do they need partnerships to take their businesses to the next level?

Author: Rajalingam Arikaarampalayam Chinnasamy


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Innovations in Advancements in Quantum Dots, Decision Support Systems, Self-healing Materials, Solar Cells, and Water Purification This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts the current landscape and the new trends in a series of developments associated with quantum dots, urban decision support systems, and self-healing materials. It also focuses on innovations in solar cells and water purification. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Encapsulation, quantum dots, 3D self-healing materials, liquid-gated membranes (LGMs), concentrated solar Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Artificial Lift Optimization, Water Desalination, Waste Water Treatment, Drill Bits, and Reservoir Monitoring This month's Oil and Gas TOE profiles key technologies in water treatment and purification that enable oil production enhancement, mitigate water pollution, and prevent water wastage. It also covers key hardware and software solutions that enable intelligent reservoir surveillance and management. In addition, maintenance and inspection solutions that facilitate better asset management and risk reduction are explained. Last but not the least, state-of-the art drilling technologies that enhance directional performance and increase oil production are profiled. The Oil and Gas TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on innovations pertaining to technologies, products, and processes, along with strategic insights, in the upstream and downstream processes in the oil and gas industry. The Energy and Utilities cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: Nanofiltration, reservoir simulator, RFID, asset management, hydrate, ROP, PDC cutter, downhole adjustment, rod lift, rotaflex Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Global Nuclear Power Market, Forecast to 2030 Nuclear power will continue to play an important role in the energy mix, despite the rise of renewable energy. By 2030, it will continue to account for 7% of the global electricity generated, and in 15 20 countries, it will be a primary source of electricity. The fastest growth is expected in Asia, as nations there are expected to move towards nuclear power to diversify their power mix away from coal and towards a more carbon-free form of power. The overall pace of growth will be relatively slow, mainly due to long construction times for nuclear reactors, along with increasing cost of new technologies leading to long delays in existing projects, demonstrated most obviously in the delays in Finland and France. Nuclear power is expected to increase from 387 GW in 2017 to 466 GW in 2030, with the most project additions concentrated in China. The country has 18 reactors under construction, followed by India and Russia with 7 reactors each. The Middle East is forecast to be a key region for the deployment of nuclear reactors with the UAE taking the lead, followed by Turkey, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Overall installed capacity is expected to decline in Europe and North America, as high capital costs and growth in renewable energy (and gas in parts of North America) deter new investments. Competition among manufacturers is intense, as competition from Russian, Chinese, and South Korean manufacturers, who provide cheaper solutions, enables them to capture projects in the developing world ahead of Western participants.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The study covers the market trends between 2017 and 2030, with the base year being 2017. The geographic coverage is North America, Latin America, Europe, APAC, and the Middle East and Africa. The study assesses the latest technology trends and discusses the various price points and features of reactors, along with country profiles.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the state of the market and how strong the market will grow until 2030?
  • What are the key countries for nuclear power and how are they going to transform the nuclear power market?
  • What are the different technologies that are present in the market, and what are the new technologies that are expected?
  • Where are future investments going to be concentrated, and how much will be invested during the forecast period?
  • What is the nature of competition in this market? How is Russian influence expected to change the market?
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