“The shunt reactor market has been growing rapidly in recent years. Shunt reactors are the most compact and cost-efficient way to compensate for reactive power generation in long high-voltage power transmission systems. Increased energy efficiency, improved voltage levels, and improved power quality are a few advantages driving the demand for shunt reactors. The growing demand for shunt reactors for advanced transmission and distribution (T&D) networks, use of shunt reactors in renewable energy platforms, and upgradation of T&D infrastructure in developed nations drives the shunt reactor market. Emerging economies such as China and India offer promising opportunities for the shunt reactor market.
The report âShunt Reactor Market, By Type (Oil-Immersed and Air-Core Dry Type),By End-User (Electrical Utilities and Industrial Verticals), and By Region (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, South America, and Middle East and Africa) â Global Forecast and Trends to 2019â defines and segments the global shunt reactor market, with an analysis and forecast of the global market size ($Million). The report also touches on various important aspects of the market. These include analysis of the value chain, drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, Porterâs Five Forces model, and a competitive landscape.
Asia-Pacific dominates the shunt reactor market
Asia-Pacific held the largest shareâabout 33.7%âof the global shunt reactor market in 2013. China is the largest market and is expected to retain its position in the shunt reactor industry in coming years. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to hold the largest share of global investment requirements in T&D network from 2011 to 2016. Asia-Pacific is followed by North America and Europe, where the majority of the investments will be utilized for T&D network refurbishment. Apart from this, developing nations in Asia-Pacific are currently increasing their power generation capacity to satisfy growing energy demands. The Asia-Pacific region is witnessing considerable industrialization and urbanization. The demand for shunt reactors in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to reach $0.92 billion by 2019, from $0.62 billion in 2014.
Leading players in this industry have been profiled, along with their recent developments and other strategic activities. These include ABB Limited (Switzerland), Alstom SA (France), Toshiba (Japan), Crompton Greaves (India), and Zaporozhtransformator (Ukraine).