Global Power Industry Outlook, 2018

More than $400 Billion Invested Annually in New Power Capacity as Renewables Continue to Dominate

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Frost & Sullivan’s power industry outlook finds that $2.20 trillion will be invested in generation capacity additions for the period 2017-2021 driven mainly by renewable energies, solar and wind, accounting for $603.4 billion and $553.7 billion, respectively. Similar to 2017, Frost & Sullivan expects solar energy to account for the majority of the investment - $123.03 billion in 2018 - with China expected to be the key contributor. The need and the investment climate for solar and wind (offshore) are present and positive. We advise power generation participants to consider this trend and also focus on plant utilization trends before making investments. In the case of wind, the transition to an auction-based s

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the expected annual investment by generation type till 2021?
  • What is the installed capacity forecast of renewable and conventional generation types till 2021?
  • What are the key trends that are likely to impact the power industry moving forward?
  • Which are the key companies participating in the industry by generation type?
  • What are the key regional trends that industry participants must consider?

Table of Contents

Executive SummaryKey Highlights of 2017Predictions for 2018Global Installed Capacity Change by Fuel, 2017–2021Global Power Generation Market Investment TrendsInstalled Capacity ForecastInstalled Capacity Forecast (continued)Key Regional Market HighlightsResearch Scope and SegmentationResearch ScopeKey Global Trends to Watch—Power and Energy MarketKey 2018 Power Market TrendsTrend 1—Solar SurgeTrend 2—Wind the New SolarTrend 3—The Trump EffectTrend 4—Batteries on the BrinkTrend 5—Electricity, the New Oil? Trend 6—Turbines in TroubleTrend 7—Era of StartupsTrend 8—Deal Making is BackSolar Power Market OutlookSolar Power Market Outlook 2018Global Solar Power Market Capacity TrendsGlobal Solar Power Market Investment TrendsKey Regional Market HighlightsKey Solar Power Market ParticipantsWind Power Market OutlookWind Power Market Outlook 2018Global Wind Power Market Capacity TrendsGlobal Wind Power Market Investment TrendsKey Regional Market HighlightsKey Wind Power Market ParticipantsCoal Power Market OutlookCoal Power Market Outlook 2018Global Coal Power Market Capacity TrendsGlobal Coal Power Market Investment TrendsKey Regional Market HighlightsKey Coal Power Market ParticipantsGas Power Market OutlookGas Power Market Outlook 2018Global Gas Power Market Capacity TrendsGlobal Gas Power Market Investment TrendsKey Regional Market HighlightsKey Gas Power Market ParticipantsNuclear Power Market OutlookNuclear Power Market Outlook 2018Global Nuclear Power Market Capacity TrendsGlobal Nuclear Power Market Investment TrendsKey Regional Market HighlightsKey Nuclear Power Market ParticipantsBiomass Power Market OutlookBiomass Power Market Outlook 2018Global Biomass Power Market Capacity TrendsGlobal Biomass Power Market Investment TrendsKey Regional Market HighlightsKey Biomass Power Market ParticipantsHydropower Market OutlookHydropower Market Outlook 2018Global Hydropower Market Capacity TrendsGlobal Hydropower Market Investment TrendsKey Regional Market HighlightsKey Hydro Power Market ParticipantsGrowth Opportunities and Companies to ActionGrowth Opportunity 1—Business ModelsGrowth Opportunity 2—Vertical IntegrationGrowth Opportunity 3—Geographic ExpansionGrowth Opportunity 4—Investment/M&AStrategic Imperatives for Energy CompaniesKey ConclusionsKey ConclusionsLegal DisclaimerAppendixTable of Acronyms UsedLearn More—Next StepsList of ExhibitsList of Exhibits (continued)List of Exhibits (continued)The Frost & Sullivan StoryThe Frost & Sullivan StoryValue Proposition—Future of Your Company & CareerGlobal PerspectiveIndustry Convergence360º Research PerspectiveImplementation ExcellenceOur Blue Ocean Strategy


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