APAC Microgrid Market - Analysis & Forecast (2017-2026) Focus on Technology Type: Energy Generation (Solar PV, Wind Turbine, Diesel Gensets) & Energy Storage (Lithium Ion Batteries, Lead Acid Batteries), Application: Residential & Commercial

APAC Microgrid Market - Analysis & Forecast (2017-2026) Focus on Technology Type: Energy Generation (Solar PV, Wind Turbine, Diesel Gensets) & Energy Storage (Lithium Ion Batteries, Lead Acid Batteries), Application: Residential & Commercial

  • January 2018 •
  • 199 pages •
  • Report ID: 5292521 •
  • Format: PDF
Asia Pacific Microgrid Market Anticipated to Reach $22,560.4 Million by 2026

Asia Pacific is experiencing high rate of rural electrification in several economies such as India, Malaysia, and Philippines, among others. Several factors such as demographics of the countries, high number of islands in Indonesia and Philippines, and lack of proper infrastructure in the emerging economies contribute to the high rates of unelectrified areas in Asia Pacific.

Electricity is an important contributor to the GDP of any country, and with the emerging economies growing rapidly, they need to invest in solutions which can help them achieve 100% electrification rates. Owing to this, most of the Asian countries have laid down regulations to achieve 100% electrification rates in their respective countries Moreover, in developed economies such as China, Japan, and Singapore, the focus is on ensuring energy security.

To ensure energy security, countries have developed national smart grid plans, and have promoted the use of renewable energy generation sources in their energy mix.

This has compelled the several countries to look for viable options which can ensure energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide electricity. This has led to increased investments by utility providers, manufacturers providing solutions to the utility industry, and several other companies promoting the employment of microgrids across APAC.

The report titled “APAC Microgrid Market” provides an in-depth analysis of the key development strategies and market trend dynamics which includes drivers, challenges, and opportunities prevailing in the industry. Moreover, value chain analysis, consortiums, and patents have also been included in the report.

The key development strategies adopted by microgrid solution providers have also been included in the report. The key regulations with respect to the utility industry, rural electrification policies, and renewable energy policies have also been considered in the report because of the compliance requirements which are expected to promote the use of microgrids in APAC.

The adoption and implementation of microgrids in the APAC region is at a nascent stage. The companies have been investing extensively in the microgrids development and demonstration projects.

However, it has been witnessed that the demonstration projects do not have a business model. Therefore, the market estimation has been built on detailed assumptions and limitations. The market has been estimated on the basis of different types of energy generation and energy storage solutions used in microgrids, their use across different applications, and geographical analysis.

The report profiles 13 organizations across Asia Pacific on the basis of manufacturers, and solution providers working across the microgrid industry, and providing their products in APAC.

Key questions answered in the report:
• What was the size, in terms of revenue, of the APAC microgrid market in 2016, and growth rate during the forecast period, 2016-2026?
• What are different types of energy generation and energy storage technologies used in APAC microgrid market, and their sub segments?
• What was the market value of energy generation and storage technologies for different applications of microgrids in 2016, on the basis of rural and commercial/industrial?
• What is the market size of microgrid solutions on the basis of different major countries in the region?
• What are the key trend and opportunities in the APAC microgrid market?
• What are the major driving forces that are expected to increase the demand of microgrid solutions during the forecast period?
• What are the major challenges inhibiting the growth of the APAC microgrid market?
• Who are the major investors investing in the development of microgrids across the different countries of APAC and what is the investment amount?
• What kind of new strategies are being adopted by the existing market players to make a mark in the industry?
• Which country has growth prospects where investors can invest, and make significant profitable margins?
• Which regions in the countries such as India, and Indonesia, among others, are most suited for the development of microgrid projects?
• Which country has formulated regulations and a comparison chart of their regulations based on different parameters?
• Who are the key market players in the market, along with company profiles, their business financials, company snapshots, key products & services, major developments, SWOT analysis, and future programs (if any)?

The report puts special emphasis on the market share of the leading companies in the APAC microgrid market, owing to the changing paradigms in the industry. The report further includes a thorough analysis of the impact of the Porter’s five major forces to understand the overall attractiveness of the industry.

The report also focuses on the key developments and investments made in the APAC microgrid market by the major players. Further, the report includes an extensive analysis of the Microgrids market in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries including China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, and others. A detailed analysis of each country has been provide detailing the individual push and pull forces, in addition to the key players from that region.

Executive Summary
The power sector contributes a major share to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for any country and is a significant source for its economic growth. The Asia Pacific region consists of many developing nations, such as Malaysia, and India, among others, which owing to the lack of proper infrastructure have high percentage of unelectrified areas.

Moreover, several countries in the region, such as Indonesia, and Philippines, have numerous islands and are faced with the difficulty of establishing the required infrastructure in these remote areas. The countries have to spend millions of dollars to extend grid to these remote areas, which is currently not a viable option. Therefore, with the aim of achieving 100% rural electrification rates, the Asia Pacific countries have switched to the distributed forms of energy, such as microgrids and minigrids.

A microgrid is a small-scale power grid that can operate independently or in conjunction with the area’s main electrical grid. Microgrids have become a viable business model attributing to the sharp decline in the prices of energy generation technologies, such as solar, and wind.

Additionally, the decreasing costs of the energy storage technologies, such as Lithium ion batteries, have improved the economics of microgrids with numerous policies being formulated for the promotion of the same. The governments of several countries across the Asia Pacific region are implementing policies to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels and promote energy security. This has led to an increase in the funds allocated for the promotion of renewable energy projects.

Several banks, such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB), have also extended their support to the countries, such as India, and Pakistan, among others, by providing funds to achieve the rural electrification targets.

Several microgrid projects were installed during 2015, 2016, and 2017 across several Asia Pacific countries. Rural microgrid projects have increased in the countries that are experiencing high percentage of unelectrified areas, whilst the commercial/industrial microgrid projects have increased in countries having 100% electrification rates.

The number of renewable energy based hybrid microgrid projects has increased when compared with stand-alone projects. The consumption of energy storage technologies, such as Lithium Ion batteries, has also increased exponentially owing to their decreasing costs and added benefits over the conventional batteries.

Major Trends Driving the Market Growth

Many of the Asia Pacific countries have a high percentage of population with no access to electricity, providing them electricity is the major priority of all the governments for which budgets are being allocated, along with the formulation of policies. These policy mandates will drive the market for microgrids.

These technologies have witnessed a sharp decline in their installation costs, therefore, making the microgrids business model an economically viable solution. Major reason that can be attributed to this skepticism of the stakeholders in this market, across the Asia Pacific countries, is policy uncertainty, an unfavourable policy may result in extra expenditure due to prolonged delays in getting an authorisation, and difficulties to access finance and incentives, among others.

Distributed energy management systems and next generation software that build mathematical model and predict the return on investment with the maximum accuracy act as opportunities for the APAC microgrid market.

These software are being employed by several global players, such as ABB, and Schneider Electric, among others, and several product launches related to the software have been witnessed as well. Homer energy solutions is expected to dominate the market in this segment. Another opportunity that is believed to be a lucrative one is the blockchain technology. It is currently in the experimental stage, and its first pilot project has been a successful run.

Role of Regulatory Bodies and Consortia
Microgrid market in Asia Pacific is highly influenced by various program and policies, such as smart grid plans, and rural electrification policies, among others. These policies are formulated and implemented by various regulatory bodies, such as ministries related to renewable energy, along with utilities, and the Energy Service Company (ESCO), among others.

These bodies are implementing policies for the promotion of rural electrification, encouraging the use of renewable energy sources, and reducing the dependency on fossil fuels for meeting the energy demand. Regulatory bodies have also introduced tariffs and incentives to make microgrids business model more attractive to the stakeholders. The adoption of a proper policy framework and initiated amendments in the policies, by several countries, have helped various stakeholders to implement numerous microgrid projects across the globe, thus, driving the APAC microgrid market.

Asia Pacific Microgrid Market Size
The Asia Pacific microgrid market for energy generation and energy storage technologies is expected to reach a market size of approximately $XX billion by 2026. Decreasing costs of solar and lithium ion batteries, policy mandates, and the need to ensure energy security, among others, are some of the key factors which act as major drivers for the growth of this market.

Asia Pacific Microgrid Market Size by Technology Type and Application

Asia Pacific relies extensively on diesel power and other fossil fuels for its electricity needs. The prices of fossil fuels fluctuate frequently resulting in unpredictable losses to the industries and ultimately to the GDP of the country.

This has led to the increase in the use of renewable energy technologies, such as solar and wind. Moreover, lithium ion batteries are witnessing the same trend attributing to their decreasing costs and increased efficiency. Energy generation technologies accounted for a major share of approximately XX% in 2016.

It was valued at $XX million in 2016, and is expected to reach $XX million in 2026, at a CAGR of XX%, during the forecast period 2016-2026. Energy storage technologies was valued at $XX million in 2016, and is expected to reach $XX million in 2026, at a CAGR of XX%, during forecast period 2016-2026. This growth can be attributed to the lithium ion batteries which will drive the market for energy storage technologies in the APAC microgrid market.

The microgrids are mainly being implemented in the remote or rural areas of Asia Pacific, since several countries in the region have a significant percentage of population with no access to electricity. The countries, such as Australia, China and Japan are investing extensively into the commercial and industrial sector to ensure energy security and meet the increasing energy demand in their respective countries. Residential application accounted for a major share of approximately XX% in 2016 due to high installation across various end use industries.

It is also expected that rural/residential application will grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. It was valued at $XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach $XX million in 2026.

Asia Pacific Microgrid Market Size by Geography
Asia Pacific is witnessing extensive investments into microgrids, both from the regulatory bodies, and companies.

Adoption of microgrids is expected to help the countries achieve their rural electrification targets which will drive the need for energy generation and storage technologies across all the countries of Asia Pacific. China accounted for a major share of approximately of XX% in 2016. However, Philippines is expected to grow at the fastest pace when compared with other countries. It was valued at $XX million in 2016, and is expected to reach at $XX million in 2026, at a CAGR of XX%, during the forecast period 2016-2026.

Competitive Landscape
The competitive landscape for the Asia Pacific microgrid market exhibits an inclination towards organizations adopting strategies, such as mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and product launches, among others. Contracts, collaborations, partnerships, agreements, and joint ventures were the key business development strategies, and accounted for XX% share from 2015 to 2017, among all the developmental strategies in order to grow and expand business.

Many global companies, such as ABB, and Schneider electric are foreseeing the Asia Pacific countries as the most lucrative markets for microgrids across remote/island, community and industrial microgrids.

For instance, in Oct-2016, ABB recently launched its plug and play microgrid solution which is suitable for remote area application as well as commercial and industrial applications. BPCG plans to invest $1 billion in the next 5 years in Thailand.

As there is no such single company which provides all the microgrid solutions single handedly, the key players are collaborating with energy generation and storage manufacturers to provide all the solutions in one go. Extensive Investments being made by major players and companies into the microgrid market of Asia Pacific is a clear indicator that the market is expected to witness a robust growth in the near future.

Countries Covered
• Asia Pacific
• China
• Japan
• India
• Australia
• Philippines
• Indonesia
• Rest of the APAC