Global Power Industry Outlook, 2017

Global Power Industry Outlook, 2017

The transition to a more decentralised and intelligent energy system will continue in 2017, driven by the continued regulatory support for renewable energy in a number of key markets. The 3 Ds of energy are driving future investment - increased decentralisation, the need to decarbonise electricity generation, and digitisation to boost the sector's operational efficiency and open up new market opportunities. The highest growth rates will be for solar PV, with investment forecast to increase by 11.5% to €141.6 billion in 2017. China continues to be the largest market in terms of revenue investment, but the fastest growth will come from India, which will see double-digit growth in investment to 2020. New business models that incentivise smarter consumption patterns, and the growth of energy storage technologies, will increasingly reduce the need for peak capacity investment in mature energy markets.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Highlights for 2016
    • Predictions for 2017
    • Global Power Market Investment Trends
    • Installed Capacity Forecast
    • Investment Forecast
    • Key Regional Market Highlights
  • Research Scope and Segmentation
    • Research Scope
  • Key Global Trends to Watch-Power and Energy Market
    • Key 2017 Power Market Trends
    • Trend 1-President Trump Re-focuses US Energy Policy
    • Trend 2-Gas Grows, but the Pace Slows
    • Trend 3-Wave of Regulations and Incentives
    • Trend 4-Distributed Energy
    • Trend 4-Distributed Energy: Distributed Gas
    • Trend 4-Distributed Energy: Energy Storage
    • Trend 5-COP21 Agreement a Further Boost for Renewables
    • Trend 6-Demand Response
    • Trend 7-Digitisation: IIoT in the Power Sector
    • Trend 7-Digitisation: Key ICT Investment in the Energy Sector
    • Trend 7-Digitisation: Key Energy Investment
    • Trend 7-Digitisation: What Opportunities Can Digitisation Unlock for Utilities?
    • Trend 8-Microgrids
      • Table Power Market: Microgrid Market Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2016-2020
  • Solar Power Market Outlook
    • Solar Power Market Outlook 2017
    • Global Solar Power Market Capacity Trends
    • Global Solar Power Market Investment Trends
    • Key Regional Market Highlights
    • Key Solar Power Market Participants
  • Wind Power Market Outlook
    • Wind Power Market Outlook 2017
    • Global Wind Power Market Capacity Trends
    • Global Wind Power Market Investment Trends
    • Key Regional Market Highlights
    • Global Wind Power Market Technology Trends
    • Key Wind Power Market Participants
  • Coal Power Market Outlook
    • Coal Power Market Outlook 2017
    • Global Coal Power Market Capacity Trends
    • Global Coal Power Market Investment Trends
    • Key Regional Market Highlights
    • Key Coal Power Market Participants
  • Gas Power Market Outlook
    • Gas Power Market Outlook 2017
    • Global Gas Power Market Capacity Trends
    • Global Gas Power Market Investment Trends
    • Key Regional Market Highlights
    • Key Gas Power Market Participants
  • Nuclear Power Market Outlook
    • Nuclear Power Market Outlook 2017
    • Global Nuclear Power Market Capacity Trends
    • Global Nuclear Power Market Investment Trends
    • Country Potential for New Nuclear Units
    • Key Regional Market Highlights
    • Small Nuclear Reactors
    • Key Nuclear Power Market Participants
  • Biomass Power Market Outlook
    • Biomass Power Market Outlook 2017
    • Global Biomass Power Market Capacity Trends
    • Global Biomass Power Market Investment Trends
    • Key Regional Market Highlights
    • Global Biomass Power Market Technology Trends
    • Key Biomass Market Participants
  • Hydropower Market Outlook
    • Hydropower Market Outlook 2017
    • Global Hydropower Market Capacity Trends
    • Global Hydropower Market Investment Trends
    • Key Regional Market Highlights
    • Key Hydropower Market Participants
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Business Models
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Vertical Integration
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Geographic Expansion
    • Growth Opportunity 4-Investment/M&A
    • Strategic Imperatives for Power and Energy Companies
  • Key Conclusions
  • Appendix-Global Economic Outlook
    • Top Economic Trends-2017
    • Top Economic Predictions-2017
    • Top Predictions for 2017-Advanced Economies
    • Top Predictions for 2017-BRICS Nations
    • World's 20 Largest Economies in 2016
    • World's 20 Fastest-growing Economies in 2016 and 2017
    • World Economic Snapshot-2015-2017
    • Other Macroeconomic Highlights-2017
    • Table of Acronyms Used
    • Additional Sources of Information on the Power Industry

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