The global mobile substation market size reached US$ 1,022 Million in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 1,372 Million by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.90% during 2023-2028. A considerable rise in the demand for uninterrupted power supply, growing number of aging infrastructures requiring upgradation, and favorable government initiatives promoting mobile power generation solutions are some of the major factors propelling the mobile substation market.
|Mobile substation Market Size in 2022
||US$ 1,022 Million
|Mobile substation Market Forecast in 2028
||US$ 1,372 Million
|Mobile substation Market Growth Rate 2023-2028
A mobile substation is a self-contained and portable unit that delivers electrical power distribution to locations lacking permanent substations or experiencing temporary outages. These substations step down high voltage, distribute power to end-users, ensure operational safety, after which it can be connected to a local power source at the desired location. They possess the ability to handle different voltage levels as well as provide a wide range of power distribution capacities by incorporating advanced protection systems. Mobile substations enable rapid deployment and relocation as required, and find applications in construction sites, emergency situations, and for temporary power supply during maintenance or repairs.
The global mobile substation market is primarily driven by considerable developments in urban areas requiring uninterrupted power supply. Additionally, the rapid expansion of industrial activities requiring a robust power distribution network for industrial plants is resulting in a higher product uptake on the global level. Moreover, the rising integration of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, with the electrical grid is driving the adoption of mobile substations. In addition to this, an enhanced focus on grid stability in remote and off-grid locations is leading to higher product adoption, which, in turn, is creating a positive outlook for the market. Furthermore, the rapid utilization of on-demand temporary power requirements in commercial as well as residential applications are providing an impetus to the market growth.
Mobile Substation Market Trends/Drivers
Increasing need for reliable and efficient power supply
Power infrastructure development is an important factor driving the global mobile substation market. The escalating demand for reliable and efficient power supply requiring practical solutions is propelling the product demand. In line with this, the rising need for temporary power sources during planned maintenance activities, emergencies, or in remote areas lacking existing infrastructure is also providing an impetus to the market. Additionally, the increasing cases of grid modernization activities, particularly in the emerging economies is creating lucrative opportunities in the market. Furthermore, the augmenting demand for uninterrupted energy supply due to the growing energy demands of various sectors is also creating a positive market outlook.
Aging power infrastructure in several countries
The aging power infrastructure and grid resilience in several countries is propelling the demand for mobile substations, thereby driving the market. The rising discrepancies in power grid resulting in frequent power outages and reliability issues is providing an impetus to the market. The growing product installments to maintain power supply during the maintenance or repair of existing substations to ensure uninterrupted electricity flow to consumers is acting as a significant growth-inducing factor for the market. Additionally, aging power infrastructures are more prone to be affected negatively by natural disasters or other emergencies causing damage to the electrical grid, thereby fueling the demand for mobile substations.
Favorable government initiatives
Rising government initiatives and investments are also a crucial factor that is driving the growth of the global mobile substation market. Government bodies are emphasizing on reliable and uninterrupted power supply for economic growth and social development. The growing amount of government investments in upgrading and expanding the power infrastructure and implementation of policies supporting the deployment of mobile substations is fueling the market. Governments are also providing incentives to encourage the adoption of mobile substations by power utilities and industries considering their ability to provide temporary power solutions in various scenarios. These initiatives are creating a conducive environment for efficient power distribution and enhancing grid resilience which in turn is driving the mobile substation market.
Mobile Substation Industry Segmentation
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global mobile substation market, along with forecasts at the global, regional, and country levels from 2023-2028 Our report has categorized the market based on voltage, power rating, mobile transformer, and application.
Breakup by Voltage:
- High Voltage
- Medium Voltage
Medium Voltage dominates the mobile substation market
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the mobile substation market based on the voltage. This includes high voltage and medium voltage. According to the report, medium voltage represented the largest segment.
Increasing investments in infrastructure development projects, including smart cities, industrial zones, and renewable energy projects, is driving the installation of medium voltage mobile substations to provide efficient distribution of electricity. Additionally, a considerable rise in the requirement for constant and lasting electricity supply during outages is resulting in a higher demand for medium voltage mobile substations. Additionally, the rising need to upgrade existing power grids is propelling the demand for medium voltage mobile substations to facilitate load balancing and voltage regulation.
On the other hand, the high voltage mobile substation segment is expected to witness growth opportunities as a temporary power solution for quick intervals since they offer flexibility in utilities, enabling quicker power restoration without disrupting the entire grid. It is especially used in industrial applications during maintenance, repairs, or in emergency situations.
Breakup by Power Rating:
- Up to 10 MVA
- 11 MVA-25 MVA
- 25 MVA-100 MVA
- Above 100 MVA
25 MVA-100 MVA dominates the mobile substation market
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the mobile substation market based on the power rating. This includes up to 10 MVA, 11 MVA-25 MVA, 25 MVA-100 MVA, and Above 100 MVA. According to the report, 25 MVA-100 MVA represented the largest segment.
25 MVA and 100 MVA are preferred in numerous end-use industries since the segment caters to the specific power demands of various applications. In addition to this, the rising need for a more comprehensive power supply solution that allows quick and efficient deployment of power in remote or temporary industrial sites is fueling the segment growth. Moreover, the rapid utilization of high power-rated mobile substations to enhance grid resilience using additional capacity and redundancy during peak demand periods is further resulting in a higher segment uptake.
On the contrary, mobile substations with other power rating help minimize downtime and ensure uninterrupted power during power outage events requiring power for a long time. The lower power rating substations are particular useful for residential and commercial applications, while the power rating above 100 MVA segment caters to large-scale industrial applications with smaller intervals.
Breakup by Mobile Transformer:
- Power Transformer
- Distribution Transformer
Power Transformer dominates the mobile substation market
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the mobile substation market based on the mobile transformer. This includes power transformer and distribution transformer. According to the report, power transformer represented the largest segment.
Power transformers are increasingly preferred as they enable the conversion and distribution of electrical energy efficiently. In addition to this, the rapid utilization of mobile power transformers in utilities to address specific power requirements in different locations is creating lucrative opportunities in this segment. Moreover, power transformers assist in overcoming limitations of existing grid infrastructure and optimizing energy transmission and distribution processes, which, in turn, is driving the growth in this segment.
On the other hand, the growing need for stepping down voltage levels for efficient power distribution in urban, suburban, and rural areas in case of any outage or natural disaster is propelling the distribution transformers segment growth. In line with this, distribution transformers are designed for easy transportation and quick installation, thereby providing rapid deployment and enabling utilities to respond to changing power demands.
Breakup by Application:
Industrial applications hold a larger share in mobile substation market
A detailed breakup and analysis of the mobile substation market based on the application has also been provided in the report. This includes industrial, infrastructure, utilities, and others. According to the report, industrial application accounted for the largest market share.
The main factor that is driving the market growth in this segment is the large-scale usage of mobile substations in industrial uses, such as in construction projects, where it is used for providing temporary power solutions during the construction phase. Additionally, various industrial operations, including drilling, refining, power mining operations, and manufacturing facilities have high power demands, which is met by mobile substations to provide uninterrupted power supply or when additional power capacity is required.
On the contrary, mobile substations provide a backup solution during maintenance to enhance the resilience and reliability of the power grid, which are utilized in residential and commercial applications. Additionally, the increasing demand for utilities in remote or off-grid areas where establishing permanent infrastructure is challenging or economically unfeasible is driving the segment growth.
Breakup by Region:
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
North America exhibits a clear dominance, accounting for the largest mobile substation market share
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa.
North America held the biggest market share due to rapid urbanization and industrialization across the region, resulting in the rising demand for electricity. Additionally, the growing need for upgrades and replacements in the existing power infrastructure is also providing an impetus to the market.
In line with this, the paradigm shift toward renewable energy sources is propelling the product demand for facilitating the integration of renewable energy into power grid systems. Furthermore, the rising need for quick deployment of temporary power solutions during repairments in the existing infrastructure is creating a positive outlook in the market.
Asia pacific is estimated to expand further in this domain at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Due to the region’s large population density and the widespread demand for uninterrupted power supply , Asia-Pacific is predicted to experience substantial growth.
The top players in the global mobile substation market are focusing on extensive research and development (R&D) activities to expand their mobile substation offerings. They are heavily investing in the incorporation of modular design, compact size, automation, and renewable energy sources to enhance their product quality. The major players are also forming strategic partnerships with power equipment manufacturers and engineering firms to create comprehensive solutions as well as establish sales channels and distribution networks. In addition to this, the key players are providing customized solutions tailored to specific applications and environments, installation assistance as well as after-sales support. Furthermore, the major companies are opting for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) to expand their market share and acquire new technologies to gain a competitive edge in the market.
The report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the global mobile substation market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided. Some of the key players in the global mobile substation market include:
- ABB Ltd.
- Aktif Elektroteknik A.S.
- Delta Star Inc.
- Eaton Corporation plc
- EFACEC Power Solutions SGPS S.A.
- Elgin Power Solutions
- General Electric Company
- Matelec Group
- Meidensha Corporation
- Powell Industries Inc.
- Siemens Energy AG
- WEG Industries
- In Feb 2022, ABB Limited launched a new series of electrical measuring and power monitoring meters M1M11, M1M DS, M1M 20B and M1M 30B for digital panel meters. These systems enable users to monitor power consumption, analyze power quality, and cover submetering requirements in residential and commercial buildings at a low cost.
- In January 2023, Aktif Elektroteknik A.S. merged its subsidiary companies: Aktif Engineering, Aktif Compensation, Aktif Power Components, and Aktif Electrotechnics under one umbrella - Aktif Elektroteknik. By merging all the companies’ existing power and resources, the Aktif Group is investing heavily in R&D, production, service, and technology transfer.
- In May 2023, Delta Star Inc. announced the expansion of its operation in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States of America with an enhanced focus on establishing headquarters operation in the City of Lynchburg. The company is investing $30.2 million to build a new 80,000 square feet of additional manufacturing space and a 14,000 square foot corporate building as well as creating 149 new jobs for the city.
Mobile Substation Market Report Scope:
|Base Year of the Analysis
| Historical Period
|Scope of the Report
||Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
- Power Rating
- Mobile Transformer
||High Voltage, Medium Voltage
|Power Ratings Covered
||Up to 10 MVA, 11 MVA-25 MVA, 25 MVA-100 MVA, Above 100 MVA
|Mobile Transformers Covered
||Power Transformer, Distribution Transformer
||Industrial, Infrastructure, Utilities, Others
||Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
||ABB Ltd., Aktif Elektroteknik A.S., Delta Star Inc., Eaton Corporation plc, EFACEC Power Solutions SGPS S.A., EKOSinerji, Elgin Power Solutions, General Electric Company, Matelec Group, Meidensha Corporation, Powell Industries Inc., Siemens Energy AG, WEG Industries, etc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- How has the global mobile substation market performed so far, and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What are the drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the global mobile substation market?
- What is the impact of each driver, restraint, and opportunity on the global mobile substation market?
- What are the key regional markets?
- Which countries represent the most attractive mobile substation market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the voltage?
- Which is the most attractive voltage in the mobile substation market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the power rating?
- Which is the most attractive power rating in the mobile substation market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the mobile transformer?
- Which is the most attractive mobile transformer in the mobile substation market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
- Which is the most attractive application in the mobile substation market?
- What is the competitive structure of the global mobile substation market?
- Who are the key players/companies in the global mobile substation market?
Key Benefits for Stakeholders
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the mobile substation market from 2017-2028.
- The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global mobile substation market.
- The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the mobile substation industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.