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North America Air Insulated Switchgear Market Size - By Voltage (Medium {> 3 kV to ≤ 36 kV}, High {> 36 kV}), By Application (Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Utility) & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6914
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
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North America Air Insulated Switchgear Market Size

North America Air Insulated Switchgear Market was valued at USD 1.9 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to register 8.7% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The adoption of smart grid technologies in North America has been primarily led by government initiatives. Countries with sustainable population growth, higher income levels, and increased electricity consumption are expected to be the driving forces behind the expansion of smart grid networks. The proliferation of smart grid networks within industries necessitates the safe and secure operation of the existing infrastructure, which, in turn, fosters the growth of the gas insulated switchgear industry.

North America Air Insulated Switchgear Market

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The power structure management industry is primarily being propelled by the ongoing modernization and refurbishment of the existing grid infrastructure within the region. The U.S. Department of Energy defines the electrical grid as a comprehensive ecosystem that includes manufacturers, asset owners, federal, state, and local government entities, as well as service providers. For instance, the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has been collaborating with both private and public partners to enhance, upgrade, and transform the energy infrastructure. This collaborative effort aims to guarantee access to secure, clean, and dependable energy resources.

Growing geopolitical imbalances in developing regions have left industry players and investors uncertain about whether to invest or divest in specific areas. As a result, this uncertainty has disrupted the progression of technological adoption and the integration of advanced transmission components. Consequently, the slow technological evolution in developing regions is likely to impede the overall industry dynamics. There is a widespread belief that auxiliary technologies such as solar and wind electricity will reduce the geopolitical influence of traditional energy producers. This is because these low-carbon alternatives offer diversification and energy security, particularly for countries that heavily rely on fossil fuel imports.

COVID-19 Impact

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the advancement, construction, and upkeep of power infrastructure continued without government-imposed restrictions on new energy projects. Government initiatives aimed at resuming operations in crucial industries, manufacturing facilities, and infrastructure projects have further bolstered the growth of the energy sector. This growth is primarily attributed to heightened demand from these sectors.

North America Air Insulated Switchgear Market Trends

Increasing investments from both public and private funding institutions in the region, along with regulatory provisions aimed at facilitating the rapid expansion and development of smart grid networks, will have a positive impact on the business outlook. Favorable energy reforms, combined with large-scale renewable energy integration efforts and the modernization of existing electricity grid networks to meet the growing demand for electricity, will significantly boost the adoption of related products. As smart grid networks continue to expand within industries, the need for safe and secure operations during the restructuring of existing infrastructure becomes essential, which in turn, contributes to the growth of the gas insulated switchgear industry.

Additionally, these units enhance the internal environment aesthetically within commercial and industrial establishments, which further drives the demand for the product. As a result, the positive inclinations of both consumers and installers towards a secure and reliable power supply, coupled with the aesthetic advantages, will contribute to an overall increase in the industry's market share.

North America Air Insulated Switchgear Market Analysis

North America Air Insulated Switchgear Market Size, By Voltage, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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The medium (> 3 kV to ≤ 36 kV) segment held a market value of more than USD 1 billion in 2022, due to significant advancements in technology, extensive expansion of commercial establishments, and the refurbishment and upgrading of small-scale industries in the region. Voltage rating serves as a standardized industry practice for the installation of switchgear systems in various settings, including residential areas, large-scale industries, and utility applications. The aesthetic appeal, along with adaptable product specifications, stands as key factors positively influencing the deployment of medium voltage switchgear products.

North America Air Insulated Switchgear Market Revenue Share, By Application, 2022

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The residential application is set to grow at a CAGR of over 6.9% through 2032. In the present economic landscape, the manufacturing and process industries hold crucial importance in certain economies, driving investments and revenue generation. Developed economies, in particular, exhibit a substantial reliance on manufactured and processed products. This reliance has influenced the preferences of utilities and installers, steering them towards the adoption of efficient distribution networks in various peripheral areas. Additionally, the global increase in mining and metal extraction activities has created a heightened demand for electricity networks to ensure the reliability and uninterrupted operations of these processes.

North America Air Insulated Switchgear Country Analysis 

U.S. Air Insulated Switchgear Market Size, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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The air insulated switchgear market across China held a market share of over 44.2% in 2022. The U.S. is actively modernizing its grid infrastructure to enhance reliability, reduce losses, and accommodate renewable energy sources. This modernization effort includes the adoption of advanced switchgear technologies like AIS to improve grid performance. The growth of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, requires reliable switchgear solutions for efficient integration into the grid. AIS is used to connect renewable energy generation sites to the existing grid.

With a growing awareness of the need for grid resilience in the face of extreme weather events and cyber threats, AIS is being deployed to enhance the reliability and robustness of the electrical grid. The U.S. is gradually transitioning towards a smart grid system, where AIS plays a role in grid automation and optimization. These switches can be equipped with smart monitoring and communication capabilities to enable remote control and real-time monitoring.

North America Air Insulated Switchgear Market Share

ABB holds a significant share in the North America air insulated switchgear industry and is well-recognized for its extensive expertise in engineering and manufacturing various switchgear types. This includes not only air insulated switchgear but also gas insulated switchgear and other related products. The company boasts a long and distinguished history deeply embedded in the transmission and distribution sector. Over the years, ABB has successfully provided switchgear solutions for a wide range of applications, encompassing commercial, industrial, and utility sectors.

Some of the key market players operating across the North America air insulated switchgear industry are:

  • ABB
  • Siemens
  • General Electric
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Hitachi Energy Ltd.
  • Schneider Electric
  • alfanar Group
  • Eaton
  • Chint Group
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Powell Industries
  • Ormazabal
  • Lucy Electric Ltd.
  • Meidensha Corporation

North America Air Insulated Switchgear Market News:

  • In April 2021, Siemens launched its new 8DJH 24 switchgears and RMUs for up to 24 kV, completely free of fluorinated gases. The MV switchgear uses clean air technology, which is a climate-neutral insulation medium consisting of exclusively natural components from ambient air. The new technological advancement eliminates Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) as an insulating medium or any gas mixture built on fluorine gases.
  • In May 2022, Schneider Electric launched its digital SureSeT MV Switchgear and EvoPacT Twist Breakers. This solution, supported by the EvoPacT circuit breaker, replaced the Schneider Electric Masterclad solution for primary switchgear applications for overseeing digitalized everyday tasks. The primary air-insulated, metal-clad switchgear with vacuum EvoPacT turn breakers enables large and complex medium-voltage power distribution & control.

This North America air insulated switchgear market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume & revenue in ‘000 Units & USD Million from 2019 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Voltage

  • Medium (> 3 kV to ≤ 36 kV)
  • High (> 36 kV)

By Application

  • Residential
  • Commercial & Industrial
  • Utility

The above information is provided for the following countries:

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Vinayak Shukla

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of air insulated switchgear in North America was worth USD 1.9 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at 7% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, driven by the higher adoption of smart grid technologies in the region led by government initiatives.

North America air insulated switchgear market from the medium (> 3 kV to ? 36 kV) segment crossed USD 1 billion in revenue in 2022 and is projected to witness high demand through 2032, due to significant advancements in technology and extensive expansion of commercial establishments.

North America air insulated switchgear industry from the residential application is poised to expand at over 6.9% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, owing to the increasing mining and metal extraction activities along with the heightened demand for electricity networks.

Some major air insulated switchgears companies are General Electric, ABB, Siemens, Hitachi Energy Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., alfanar Group, Schneider Electric, Eaton, Toshiba Corporation, HD HYUNDAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., Powell Industries, and Meidensha Corporation, among others.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
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