Mega Trends Impacting Asia Pacific Microgrid Market

Mega Trends Impacting Asia Pacific Microgrid Market



Frost & Sullivan Analyst Briefing on Mega Trends Impacting the Asia Pacific Microgrid Market

Frost & Sullivan Analyst Briefing on Mega Trends Impacting the Asia Pacific Microgrid Market



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  • Mega Trends Impacting Asia Pacific MicrogridMarket
    Suchitra Sriram
    Program Manager - Energy and Power Systems, Asia Pacific
    October 2011
  • Market Summary
    Microgrid provides an alternative to traditional energy generation and distribution. Using smart grid technologies, it enables integrated control of distributed power generation assets operating either in connection with the main grids or “islanded” from the utility power grid.
    Issues of unreliable power quality, increased focus on renewable energy, need for rural electrification, focus on higher efficiency have resulted in more emphasis on developing microgrid infrastructure.
    Microgrid or embedded generation would reduce the strain on the national grid, reduce carbon footprint, reduce wastage from transmission, and improve power quality and reliability. Thus embedded generation is likely to have more market opportunities, especially when there are more microgrid sites set up and where the automation system improves.
    The market in Asia Pacific is in its nascent stage but substantial growth is expected in the forecast period buoyed by increased government funding. Countries such as Japan and Australia that are able to generate additional power based on renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are likely to increase microgrid adoption.
  • Market Summary (Cont’d…)
    APAC countries do not have set policies on microgrid which has limited the rapid adoption of microgrid. However, countries such as Australia, Singapore, Malaysia have imposed policies on embedded generation above a certain power range in order to reduce the stress on the national grid.
    Many pilot projects are underway in the focus countries aimed at proof testing the feasibility of microgrid solutions and possible large scale rollout of microgrid projects in the future.
    The microgrid markets are attracting many companies from different industries: IT solution players, inverter companies, telecommunication start-ups, engineering companies, renewable companies, defense contractors, and power plant operators.
  • Microgrid Overview
    Micro grid
    Microgrid Market: Market Life Cycle (APAC), 2010
    • Increasing adopter trials of products / services
    • Increasing selectivity of purchase
    • Saturation of end users
    • Decreasing usage of products/services
    • Few trials of early adopters
    • Entry of new competitors
    • Competition for the market share
    • Undifferentiated products/services
    • Likely price reduction for volume gain
    • Elimination of the weakest competitors
    • Competition to maintain the market share
    • Difficulties in gaining the market share
    • Emphasis on efficiency/low costs
    • Exit of some competitors
    • Few competitors
    Competitive Conditions
    Source: Frost & Sullivan analysis.
  • Microgrid End User Segmentation
    Country Attractiveness
    End User
    Note: For governments, the importance of microgrid technology is to improve efficiency and to include the renewable energy sources.
  • Microgrid Solution Segmentation
    Microgrid solution areas are categorized as below
  • Industry Challenges
    Microgrid Market: Major Industry Challenges (Asia Pacific), 2010
    Raising end-user awareness
    Lack of Government
    Industry Challenges
    Ownership Issues
    Source: Frost & Sullivan analysis.
  • Drivers and Restraints
    Key Takeaway: Increasing focus on renewable energy is the key driving factor in formulating future strategy for microgrid
    Microgid Market: Key Market Drivers and Restraints Asia Pacific, 2011-2017
    Unreliable power quality and power shortages
    Solution to rural
    Increasing focus on renewable energy
    Lack of standardisation
    Restricted market commercialization
    High initial set up cost
    Denotes current impact
    Denotes long-term impact
    Source: Frost & Sullivan analysis.
  • Note: All figures are rounded. The base year is 2010 Source: Frost & Sullivan analysis.
    Microgrid Market Revenue Forecast
    Key Takeaway: As demand for electricity increases, corporations tend to have their own power supply
    Microgrid Market Revenue Forecast, 2007–2017
    Asia Pacific
    CAGR = 39.8%
  • Microgrid Value Chain and Key Players
    Storage Components
    (Charge Controllers, Battery, Inverters
    Distribution Components (Transformers/Isolators etc.)
    • Charge
    • Batteries/
    • Storage
    • Inverters
    • Transformers
    • Isolators
    • Beacon Power Corporation
    • A123 Systems, Inc
    • Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited
    General Electric Company
    Emco Limited
    Microgrid Value Chain and Key Players
    Generation Components
    (Solar/Wind/ Biomass)
    Micro Grid component
    (Load & Generation Controllers)
    Smart Metering Components
    Project Developers and Plant operators
    • Diesel Genset
    • Gas Turbines
    • Solar
    • Wind
    • Biomass
    • Meter Hardware
    • Communicatio--ns vendors
    • Services
    • Load & Generation Controllers
    • Automation Hardware
    • Automation software
    • Solar
    Q-Cells SE
    First Solar, Inc
    Sun Power Corporation
    • Wind
    General Electric Company
    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    • Biomass
    Jana Landfill Sdn Bhd
    Recycle Energy Sdn Bhd
    • Echelon Corporation
    • Schneider Electric
    • Jiangsu Linyang Co Ltd
    • Secure Meters Ltd
    • Sembcorp Industries
    • Logica
    • AGL Energy
    • General Electric Company
    • Siemens AG
    • ABB
    • ALSTOM
    Source: Frost & Sullivan analysis.
  • Microgrid Future Business Models
    Private Sector Based Model
    Community Based Model
    Utility Based Model
    Hybrid Based Model
    Source: Frost & Sullivan analysis.
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  • For Additional Information
    Donna Jeremiah
    Corporate Communications
    Asia Pacific
    +603 6204 5832
    Carrie Low
    Corporate Communications
    Asia Pacific
    +603 6204 5910
    Program Manager
    Energy & Power Systems