The shunt reactor market is estimated to reach USD 2.56 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 3.19 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.56% from 2017 to 2022.
The increasing demand for electricity, upgrading of the aging technology in developing countries, and the addition of high voltage transmission lines are the driving factors for the shunt reactor market. Developing nations are currently increasing their power generation capacity to satisfy the growing energy demands. Industrialization and urbanization are being majorly seen in the Asia Pacific region, which houses two of the fastest growing economies in the world, India and China. The growing focus toward grid reliability and energy loss minimization during transmission led to the introduction and development of alternative technologies such as FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission System) and HVDC systems act as restraints for the shunt reactor market.
Oil-immersed reactors are expected to be the largest market during the forecast period. The increase in the demand for electricity and rising investments in the T&D infrastructure leads to the addition of high voltage transmission lines to meet the demand for electricity. Thus, with an increase in the T&D infrastructure, the demand for oil-immersed reactors is expected to increase.