Transformer Report Ed 8 2020

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The 8th edition of the StatPlan Transformer Report sizes demand for power and distribution transformers in base year 2019 and forecasts sales from 2019 to 2025.

  • Central Generator Transformers
  • Distributed Generator Transformers
  • Power Network Transformers
  • Distribution Network Transformers
  • Industrial Transformers
  • Transformerless TL Inverters


The 8th edition of the StatPlan Transformer Report sizes demand for power and distribution transformers in base year 2019 and forecasts sales from 2019 to 2025.

The report contains comprehensive analysis of the transformer markets; globally, for all regions and for 157 countries. The installed base in 2019 is analysed by these factors:

  • By region and 157 countries
  • Transformer type – Central GSU, Utility PT, Industrial PT, DG GSU, Network DT, Industrial DT
  • Power generation capacity MW
  • Transformer capacity MVA, number of transformers, kVA per transformer
  • Power and Distribution transformers analysed by ownership – Generator, Utility, Industry
  • Distribution transformers analysed by Units

Sales analysis in MVA and $ value of major countries of North America, Europe, CIS, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, LAC; Expansion from 3 to 4 transformer categories – Central Generator, Power Network, Distributed Generator, Distribution Network: forecast from 2018 to 2025 by country

New for first time, sales of units for distribution transformers.

Transformer sales in 2019 compared at ex-factory cost and installed cost.

The long term demand cycle is plotted, based on new build and historical replacement over decades.

Recent trends in Generation, Central and Distributed.

The impact of transformerless TL inverters on the DT market for distributed solar PV.

Utility landscape with Transcos and DSOs with summary customer analysis.

Utility summary analysis – 119 million distribution utilities analysed by country and size of customer base.

*Entries in red represent new content in the Transformer Report Ed 8 2020.

Utility Analysis of Distribution Transformers Ed 1 2020 – a new report with 11 Excel spread-sheets listing 7,188 DSOs by country, numbers of customers and of transformers – available with discount if purchased with the Transformer Report.

Price trends and factors affecting price are analysed; input costs for raw materials, labour, energy, production capacity and capacity utilisation.

Transformer production capacity is assessed in MVA by country and major manufacturer.

Production capacity in tonnes and manufacturers of electrical steel are analysed.

Market shares of the top 21 transformer manufacturers, country reviews and listings.

The transformation process – transformers are needed at any stage where the voltage changes up or down. Alternative stages and parameters are mapped as power is stepped up from generating plant to the high volt-age transmission grid, then down to the medium voltage distribution grid and further down to low voltage end user.

Transformer:Generator capacity ratios MVA:MW for each transformer segment:

  • by regions and 157 countries
  • by type – Central GSU, Power Network, DG GSU, Distribution network

N-1, N-2, 2N, 2N+1 Security and Redundancy – Load factors and redundancy are important features of any net-work. Load factors range from 50% to > 100% within networks, reflecting levels of redundancy. In the various parts of a network different load factors are use to achieve a cost-effective security standard, usually N-1 or N-2. What are N-1 or N-2 security standards, where are they applied and how do they affect the transformer population?

The Grid Edge is impacting on electricity systems; a changing generating mixture and increases in distributed power and renewables, the growth of DER and renewables, energy efficiency, electrification and digitalisation are in flux, and the distribution networks are just becoming ready for the Grid Edge.

Smart Transformers – The ageing power grid, increasing energy demands, distributed generation and the environment all point toward the need for a smart grid. Transformers serve as a hub for collection and distribution of energy and are key components of a smart grid.

MEPS and Energy Efficiency – After thermal losses in generation, losses in transmission and distribution net-works constitute the single biggest loss in any electricity system and 70% of these losses occur in the distribution network. Government regulations and programmes to reduce losses with energy efficient distribution transformers are outlined for different regions, with analysis of the amorphous distribution transformer industry and market uptake.

Logistics – Power transformers can be the size of a house and weigh 400-500 tons. They often have to be transported large distances over difficult terrain with poor roads, underpasses and overpasses and limited load weight limits. Getting a large power transformer to site can involve over 10% of the final installed cost. For LPTs, the parameters of the move must be incorporated at the design stage before manufacture. Logistics problems and solutions are discussed with the engineering team together with their implications for transformers and for total cost.

Electrification – Electrification rates around the world vary considerably and are changing, in some countries rapidly, with economic development. These are charted, with their impact on electrical markets.

311 Pages
75 Figures
130 Tables

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Utility Analysis of Distribution Transformers Ed 1 2020

Database to segment the world electricity utility market
7,188 electricity distribution utilities listed
151.3 million utility and industry distribution transformers
120.8 million utility-owned distribution transformers

The purpose of this database report is to enable analysis of the 120.8 million distribution transformers owned by utilities, 79.8% of the global DT population. Analysis –

  • by country
  • by size of customer base
  • by number of distribution transformers and total MVA capacity
  • by DSO

This database is designed as a practical resource for marketers of transformers to segment and target their markets.

The Utility Analysis provides data about the utilities, their customer base and transformer population. 899 electricity transmission utilities and 7,188 distribution utilities are listed by country (207 of them) and analysed by size. Globally, there are 38 electricity distribution utilities with more than 10 million customers, 41 with 5-10 million, 237 with 1-5 million and 6,862 with under 1 million.

These utilities own 120.8 million distribution transformers, and the numbers per utility range from 10s to millions. This database will enable you target your market efficiently, whether high investment or small scale. Reduce costs by zeroing straight in on your prime targets, the utilities which purchase your products and services.

Example of customer data entry for South Americacustomer-data-entry-for-south-america

The Utility Analysis of Distribution Transformers has been compiled mainly from primary research, with some secondary sources. The database is the product of hundreds of hours of research, searching thou-sands of utilities in over 200 countries. 92.5% of all electricity and 82.2% of all natural gas customers have been identified by utility.

12 Excel spreadsheets


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