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Frost & Sullivan

March 02, 2011 10:08 ET

Stricter Power Quality Regulations Compel Facilities to Deploy Test and Measurement Equipment, Finds Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - Higher energy efficiency of electrical devices and systems as well as stronger energy efficiency policies are making a robust case for the adoption of power quality test and measurement (T&M) equipment. Enhanced standards and stringent regulatory norms for power quality have also prompted facilities to deploy test equipment. Europe, for instance, has strict regulations for power quality measurement, number cycle and analysis.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.powersupplies.frost.com), World Power Quality Test and Measurement (T&M) Equipment Market, finds that the market earned revenues were $556.7 million in 2009 and estimates this to reach $697.6 million by 2016.

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"In Asia Pacific and Latin America, utilities and power distribution companies have begun to implement new penalties for failing to meet power quality standards," said Frost & Sullivan research analyst Ana Laverde. "Facilities with low power quality are installing or renting power quality T&M equipment to locate and prevent power disturbances and avoid penalties."

The economic growth in Asia Pacific countries, especially India and China, has not only expanded the customer base of European and North American power quality equipment manufacturing companies, but also triggered infrastructure development. This trend necessitates efficient resolution of power quality problems in these emerging economies, which bodes well for the T&M equipment market.

Furthermore, mature markets such as North America and Europe have aging systems, which need replacement. This opens up opportunities for retrofits and replacement equipment.

To make the most of the markets' potential, participants have to combat the lack of consumer awareness. Consumers tend to include power quality requirements in their budgets as an afterthought, and this is indicative of their limited awareness about the benefits of power quality T&M equipment.

"Losses caused by power quality disturbances are often difficult to quantify, and many users are hesitant to invest significantly on instrumentation," said Laverde. "By addressing each of the power quality-related issues, customers can better quantify the losses."

Market participants should adopt effective communication channels to educate end-users about the selection and use of equipment or systems that are vulnerable to power quality disturbances, the source of power quality problems and the methods in which low power quality affects their facilities.

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