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Analysis of the Underground Transmission and Distribution Cables Market
Frost & Sullivan, May 2012, Pages: 81
This research service analyzes the characteristics of the underground transmission and distribution cables market in North America and the variables that will affect this market during the 2012–2016 forecast period. Though most electricity is transmitted through overhead power lines, demand is high for underground cables because they require less maintenance. The three types of cable discussed are power transmission, power distribution, and marine, or subsea. These cables also are distinguished by their insulation types: solid dielectric, fluid filled, and gas filled. Drivers and restraints are discussed. The base year for this study is 2011, and the geographic scope includes the United States and Canada.
This study analyzes market demand and dynamics for underground cables sold for power transmission and distribution (T&D).
Today, most electricity is transmitted through overhead power lines. However, demand is high for underground cables both for transmission and distribution power networks on the North American electric grid. Although more expensive than overhead cable, underground cable use in the past was driven by aesthetics and the prospects of reduced maintenance costs associated with severe weather conditions.
Underground cables are an ideal solution for newly constructed residential and urban areas and often are chosen for power distribution networks. Demand for underground cables grew by double digits at the beginning of the millennium, when housing construction peaked. Sales for underground cable grew, but then dipped significantly during the recession.
Since the recession, the market for underground cabling has been in recovery mode and growth in demand is expected because of renewable energy and transmission projects.
Underground cable will have to compete with overhead power lines, which are considered more affordable. However, utilities may be persuaded to consider underground cable due to its superior reliability, visual appeal, and lower maintenance cost.
Key Questions This Study Will Answer
- Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
- Who are the leading market participants?
- What are the key offerings of the top companies?
- How will the structure of the market change with time? What are the key factors influencing this market?
- How is this market segmented?
- How much will this market grow in the forecast period?
1. Market Overview
- The North American Underground Transmission and Distribution Cable Market
- - Analysis of the North American Underground Transmission and Distribution Cable Market
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