Diesel Generator Sets Will Surpass $41 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2018,
Forecasts Navigant Research
BOULDER, Colo. -- June 18, 2013
As a source of continuous or prime power, diesel generator sets (gensets) have
historically been the leading baseload distributed generation (DG) technology,
particularly during power blackouts. One of the least expensive, most reliable
DG technologies available today, diesel gensets have expanding opportunities
among homeowners and commercial facilities like hospitals and data centers
that require mission-critical power in the event of a grid outage. According
to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from diesel
gensets will reach $41.2 billion by 2018.
“Although providers of diesel gensets can expect to see continued growth over
the next several years, they face rising competition from natural gas
gensets,” says Dexter Gauntlett, research analyst with Navigant Research.
“Over the next decade, the increase in unconventional gas resources and
tightening emissions regulations for stationary generators will favor
clean-burning natural gas systems over their diesel counterparts in North
These developments, however, will take time to fully materialize, according to
the report. In the short term, countries with strong economic and/or
population growth rates that are increasingly burdened by blackouts, such as
Nigeria, India, Chile, South Africa, and others, continue to drive diesel
genset sales. Industries in India, for example, have become highly dependent
on diesel due to power outages spanning as much as 16 hours per day, making
them more vulnerable to price volatility.
The report, “Diesel Generator Sets”, analyzes the global market potential for
diesel gensets, from less than 15 kilowatts to 6 megawatts, for residential,
commercial, and industrial applications. The study includes in-depth
assessments of global regions for capacity installations, an analysis of
global gas resource development, and profiles of the key industry players
engaged in this market. Worldwide market forecasts are provided through 2018
for annual installations and revenue, segmented by region and by power class.
An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the
Navigant Research website.
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“Diesel Generator Sets,” is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current
expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and
expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially
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full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the
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