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Deep Dive: Power Generation Market

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  • 12 Pages
  • May 2018
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 4592856
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Deep Dive: Power Generation Market


Power generation in the world is constantly evolving prompted by concerns related to climate change and cost of power generation. Overall, non-hydropower sources such as solar and wind power, and natural gas are being preferred for power generation.

Distinct trends in power generation are being observed in different regions of the world. In the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, coal power dominates and will continue to dominate with strong inroads made by solar and wind power. In North America and Europe, gas power generation along with wind power will be the dominant trend. In each case, availability of cheap energy resources, energy security concerns, and government regulations are the prime drivers of the emerging generation trends.

The emergence of non-hydro renewable power sources, which are intermittent, is leading to the rise of energy storage. The need to integrate renewables into the grid, and the loss of baseload capacity due to the decommissioning of fossil fuel plants will increase the need for installing energy storage devices. Increased investment in battery storage manufacturing capacity for electric vehicles is expected to drive down the cost of energy storage devices further. This will help in the future expansion of this sector.

  • The report talks about the emerging trends in power generation technology.

  • It analyses the main drivers behind the emergence of new generation trends in the world.

  • The report further looks into the emerging trends in generation in particularly two regions of the world, the Asia-Pacific; and the North American and European regions.

  • The levellzed generation cost of different energy sources and the fall in the cost of solar modules and wind turbines have been included in the report.

  • The report will also help understand the factors behind the emergence of the energy storage sector.

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  • To gain insights of the global power generation market and the emerging trends.

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents
2 The Global Power Generation Market Overview
2.1 Coal to Gas in North America and Europe
2.2 Solar and Wind Power in APAC
2.3 Low Growth in Hydropower and Nuclear Power
2.4 Move from Coal to Biomass
2.5 Renewables to Fuel the Expansion of Energy Storage
3 Appendix
3.1 Bibliography
3.2 Contact
3.3 Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: Power Generation Market, Levelized Cost of Different Energy Generation Sources ($/kWh), 2010 and 2017
Table 2: Power Generation Market, Solar Crystalline Module Average Price of Top Eight Countries ($/W), 2011-2017
Table 3: Power Generation Market, Onshore Wind Turbine Average Price of Top Eight Countries ($/kW), 2011-2017
List of Figures
Figure 1: Power Generation Market, Price Comparison of Coal and Gas ($/mmBtu), Global, 2010-2017 4

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • General Electric
  • Siemens AG