Global transmission and distribution conductors markets to grow steadily to 2022

13 December 2018 (Last Updated December 13th, 2018 12:36)

The global power transmission and power distribution conductors markets are expected to grow with a CAGR of 4.3% and 2.91%, during the forecast period (2018–2022).

Global transmission and distribution conductors markets to grow steadily to 2022
The prevalence of distributed energy technologies has changed the mode of interaction between the consumer and the grid. Credit: Courtesy of Oran Viriyincy

The global power transmission and power distribution conductors markets are expected to grow with a CAGR of 4.3% and 2.91%, during the forecast period (2018–2022). According to GlobalData, the global conductors market is estimated to grow in the forecast period, primarily due to increased activity in within the US, China and Indian markets. The aggregate market value of the aforementioned countries are estimated to hold 63.7% and 41% of the global power transmission and power distribution markets in 2022.

The company’s latest report Power Transmission and Distribution Conductors, Update 2018 – Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2022 reveals that the global transmission and distribution conductors markets are projected to grow due to rising electricity demand, growing deployment of generation assets, improving reliability and auxiliary support, climate change, government initiatives, and the need to replace old assets. The support for renewables such as offshore wind, distance disparity between generators and consumer loads, and utilisation of direct current (DC) mode of transmission are driving the global transmission conductors market. Countries such as South Africa and within the EU have proposed transmission corridors to support the development of an inter-regional grid to enhance reliability, relieve power flow congestion, and reduce retail prices. The distribution segment is poised to face a market transformation.

Distribution network segment across the world are ageing, inefficient, suffer from power thefts, and are becoming increasingly complex, integrating various smart technologies. The prevalence of distributed energy technologies has changed the mode of interaction between the consumer and the grid. Based on market development, nations with established distribution networks are focused on transitioning their power systems to reduce environmental impacts or on gradual replacement of ageing assets. Developing markets face various challenges such as evolving power generation mix, lack of distribution capacity, power curtailment, power thefts, market reformation, growing urban population, and lack of technical intervention to support grid transformation.

Power transmission and distribution conductors, key countries, market value ($bn),  2022

Source: GlobalData, 2018

GlobalData’s report also finds that in the forecast period, China, India and the US will be the largest markets for power transmission and power distribution conductors. The market movers for China and India are nearly identical with strong economic growth, manufacturing sector development, and growing integration of renewable energy having contributed and will continue to contribute to the market growth. The power transmission conductors market in China is expected to grow with a CAGR of 9.79% to reach $1.91bn in 2022, while the India market is expected to grow with a negative CAGR of 2.85% to reach $1.13bn in 2022. Rural electrification, improving rates of access to electricity, and growing urban populations are driving the distribution markets in China and India. The power distribution conductors market in China would grow with a negative CAGR of 0.32% to reach $1.4bn in 2022, while the India market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 2.69% to reach $2.7bn in 2022.

The US market is well established a comprehensive, however, it has a significant number of assets that are ageing and unable to cope with the complexity of the power flows due to technology integration. The retrofitting and upgradation of distribution assets, smart grid projects, and distributed energy generation contributed to the market growth and will continue to do so in the forecast period. Other factors including development of integrated energy systems, electric mobility, grid resilience, and conversion to underground cabling are also expected to impact the market. The power transmission conductors and power distribution conductors are expected to reach $1.1bn and $5.7bn in 2022, growing with a CAGR of 9.6% and 2.95%, during the forecast period.