As a source of continuous or prime power, diesel generator sets (gensets) have historically been the leading baseload distributed generation (DG) technology, particularly during power blackouts. One of the least expensive, most reliable DG technologies available today, diesel gensets have expanding opportunities among homeowners and commercial facilities like hospitals and data centers that require mission-critical power in the event of a grid outage. According to a recent report from
, worldwide revenue from diesel gensets will reach $41.2 billion by 2018.
“Although providers of diesel gensets can expect to see continued growth over the next several years, they face rising competition from natural gas gensets,” says Dexter Gauntlett, research analyst with Navigant Research. “Over the next decade, the increase in unconventional gas resources and tightening emissions regulations for stationary generators will favor clean-burning natural gas systems over their diesel counterparts in North America.”
These developments, however, will take time to fully materialize, according to the report. In the short term, countries with strong economic and/or population growth rates that are increasingly burdened by blackouts, such as Nigeria, India, Chile, South Africa, and others, continue to drive diesel genset sales. Industries in India, for example, have become highly dependent on diesel due to power outages spanning as much as 16 hours per day, making them more vulnerable to price volatility.
“Diesel Generator Sets”
, analyzes the global market potential for diesel gensets, from less than 15 kilowatts to 6 megawatts, for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. The study includes in-depth assessments of global regions for capacity installations, an analysis of global gas resource development, and profiles of the key industry players engaged in this market. Worldwide market forecasts are provided through 2018 for annual installations and revenue, segmented by region and by power class. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the
Navigant Research website
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Diesel Generator Sets
,” is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.