Air Insulated Ring Main Unit Market was valued at USD 127.7 million in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at 8.6% CAGR during 2023 to 2032. Driven by the modernization and revamping of the existing grid infrastructure. The Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (OE) has been working with private and public partners to strengthen, improve, and transform their energy infrastructure to ensure access to secure, clean, and reliable energy resources. Henceforth, ongoing inclinations toward the enhancement of the existing grid infrastructure across the region will foster the industry growth.
The industry has witnessed sheer rise in the demand for renewable energy sources subject to the sustainable integration targets followed by several countries coupled with the UN Climate Change Conference in 2021. The regulators across Europe have implemented favorable norms and policies including beneficial incentives, subsidies, feed-in tariffs and leveraging schemes to encourage the deployment of clean energy sources. Moreover, certain policy enactments with reference to adoption of renewables across the region will prolifesrate the business outlook.
|Air Insulated Ring Main Unit Market Size in 2022:||USD 127.7 Million|
|Forecast Period:||2023 to 2032|
|Forecast Period 2023 to 2032 CAGR:||8.6%|
|2032 Value Projection:||USD 292.8 Million|
|Historical Data for:||2018 to 2022|
|No. of Pages:||580|
|Tables, Charts & Figures:||782|
|Segments covered:||Technology, Installation Application, and Region|
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The high initial cost coupled with an escalation in replacement prices of RMU’s may act as a setback across the air insulated ring main unit market landscape. The technology subject to stringent norms and labeling standards has witnessed high-end product costs. RMU’s act as a pivotal component of the T&D network in line with voltage regulation and current conducting capacities. The product components owing to critical electricity applications and the need for operational precision integrate huge investments toward quality checks and automated manufacturing. The use of sophisticated electrical components and increasing constraints pertaining to energy efficiency further hike the component prices.
The ring main unit industry is set to grow at a rapid pace owing to the ongoing government initiatives to provide sustainable power solutions along with rising need to integrate reliable control and monitor electrical equipment across the power grid. The power sector, being the necessity and the backbone of the economy, has witnessed a marginal decline in 2020.
In recent years, the air insulated ring main unit industry has experienced significant growth, primarily driven by the increasing demand for efficient distribution and transmission control systems. The industry has benefited from rising investments in the real estate sector and the growing need to refurbish existing electrical infrastructure, which has created a favorable business environment. Several essential factors contribute to the industry's potential, including the compact design of products, a focus on operational safety, and a cost-effective structure.
Furthermore, ongoing initiatives aimed at rural electrification, as well as the rapid expansion of micro-grid networks, are expected to further solidify the market position for medium voltage compact switchgears. These developments align with the industry's growth and are poised to enhance its role in the broader electrical distribution and transmission landscape.
Based on technology, the motorized segment was worth more than USD 70 million in 2022. The electrical industry has been progressively embracing automation and the integration of smart grid technologies. Motorized Ring Main Units (RMUs) equipped with remote control capabilities and advanced communication features are well-suited for integration into modern smart grid infrastructure. Automation facilitates rapid fault detection, isolation, and power restoration, leading to enhanced grid efficiency and reliability. Motorized RMUs that not only meet but also exceed industry safety standards and demonstrate exceptional reliability across a range of operating conditions are expected to garner preference in the air insulated ring main unit market.
Based on installation, the indoor installations segment is expected to experience robust growth, primarily driven by ongoing research and development investments aimed at creating smart and compact control equipment. Additionally, the increasing constraints on available space contribute to the demand for indoor installations. The continuous investments made in residential and commercial establishments, including public and private apartments, offices, and restaurants, are poised to further bolster the demand for these products.
Based on application, the industries application is likely to observe around 7.8% gains up to 2032, primarily driven by the expansion and establishment of manufacturing facilities by key industry players such as Schneider Electric, ABB, and Siemens in developing regions. The growing demand for cost-effective product development and the adoption of volume manufacturing practices are expected to positively influence the business outlook throughout the forecast period. This trend reflects the industry's commitment to expansion and innovation, particularly in regions experiencing industrial growth and development.
The air insulated ring main unit market across the North America held a revenue share of over 22.4% in 2022, on account of the increasing demand for refurbishing the existing grid network. This surge is further fueled by the growing need for a dependable grid support mechanism and advancements in technology. Ongoing infrastructure investments, combined with a substantial increase in electricity demand, will enhance the overall business landscape. The region is expected to experience substantial growth as it addresses the demand for a more reliable and technologically advanced grid network.
ABB commands a substantial share in the air insulated ring main unit business, distinguished for its extensive experience in engineering and producing diverse RMU technologies, encompassing gas insulated, air insulated, among others. With a rich history deeply rooted in the transmission & distribution sector, the company has delivered RMU solutions across a broad spectrum of applications, spanning utilities, industries, transportation, and infrastructure.
Some of the key market players operating across the air insulated ring main unit industry are:
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