NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report presents a detailed overview of the overall flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) market by enveloping all major market segments with complete qualitative analysis at each and every aspect of the segmentation. This market has become a key component in the electric vertical. This technology is dynamic and fast-developing, with new applications emerging continuously. Flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) provide features of higher flexibility and reliability for existing power systems. Some of the major advantages of these solutions include power & voltage control, enhanced system reliability, loss reduction, and increased power quality among others.
The global flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) market is expected to reach USD 1.26 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 5.1% between 2015 and 2020. The global flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) market has been segmented on the basis of compensation type, components, application, verticals and geography. Flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) segmented on the basis of compensation type includes shunt compensation, series compensation, and combined series & shunt compensation. The flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) market segmented on the basis of component include power electronic devices, thyristors, reactors, capacitor banks, GIS switchgear, phase shifting transformers (PST), surge arresters, and protection & control systems. Its segmentation on the basis of application includes steady state and dynamic state application. The segmentation according to verticals of flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) include electric utilities, renewables, railways, industrial, and oil & gas. The increase in the demand for electric utility, industrial, and renewables industry market is also responsible for the growth of this market. The flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) market has also been segmented on the basis of geography into various regions such as the Americas, Europe, APAC, and RoW. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market at a CAGR of 7.0% between 2015 and 2020. The growing demand for flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) in countries such as India, China, and Australia is expected to drive the market in this region.
The factors driving the flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) market include the increasing demand for voltage and power control solutions and advancement and restoration of existing power infrastructure. However, the high installation cost of flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) is one of the factors hindering the growth of the market. The evolution of smart grid offers scope for opportunities in the flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) market.
The major players which provide flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) market include ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Siemens AG (Germany), Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan), General Electric (U.S.), Eaton Corp PLC (Ireland), Alstom (France), American Electric Power (U.S.), Hyosung (South Korea), NR Electric Co. Ltd. (China), and Adani Power (India) among others.
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