Asia-Pacific Transmission and Distribution Outlook Study
T&D investments in the Southeast Asian region was the highest at $ million in 2014, which is likely to grow to $ million in 2015. Power transmission and distribution companies in the region are keen to establish a sturdy grid system to accommodate the planned increase in energy generation, and also to extend the distribution grid to remote communes to increase the electrification ratio.
In Japan, T&D investments were $million in 2014 and it is expected to grow to $ million in 2015. Key focus shall be old equipment replacements, transmission grid projects to enable grid restructuring, and smart-meter installations.
After Japan came Australia with a total T&D investment of $million in 2014 which was utilized for transmission-line and equipment replacements, grid enhancements for reliability improvements, smart-meter installations, and business IT and software upgrades. This trend is expected to continue in 2015 as well.
In South Korea, a majority of the investments are likely to be in grid projects focused at High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) links, installation of Flexible AC Transmission (FACTS) devices, smart-meter installation, and grid automation.
These developments create opportunities for financial investors in the T&D grid, Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) companies, equipment manufacturers, and so on.
About this report
In the Asia-Pacific transmission and distribution sector, the initial stages of grid restructuring will take place in countries such as Vietnam and Japan in 2015. In the smart-grid space, Japan and South Korea will continue smart-meter roll-outs. In Australia, grid privatization in Queensland and New South Wales was initiated in 2014 and is expected to be realized in 2015. Countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines will be investing in grid-expansion projects and grid-reliability improvement projects during 2015. Besides, several microgrid projects are expected to in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia during the year for remote-area electrification purposes.
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