GIS Substations Market Size | Global Industry Growth Report, 2025
Going by the reliable estimates, the global GIS substations market is expected to be worth USD 33710 million by the year 2025, majorly driven by the ever-growing energy demand along with increasing preference for efficient power supply systems.
Gas insulated switchgear (GIS) substations are high voltage substations which employ sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas as the insulating medium. All the major components of GIS substations such as circuit breakers, high voltage conductors, switches, current transformers, and voltage transformers are encased in a metal enclosure filled with SF6, hence providing phase-to-ground and phase-to-phase insulation.
Gas insulated substations are extremely compact such that they require only 10% space as compared to conventional substations. This factor coupled with low sensitivity to external elements such as pollution, salt, sand, and snow, and ability to operate in harsh conditions are fueling the growth of GIS substations market. Extended lifespan and low maintenance cost are other factors propelling the deployment of GIS substations. On the reverse, high cost as compared to its counterparts will negatively impact the market outlook.
Based on the type, global GIS substations market is categorized into high voltage and ultra-high voltage. High voltage segment is expected to register substantial growth over the forecast period. High voltage substations act as a juncture where power from different sources is pooled, transformed, distributed, and delivered to the load points. These substations are high performance solutions for all indoor and outdoor switching applications. Additionally, growing adoption of GIS substations for power transmission ranging up to 550 kV, coupled with easy installation, and superior energy efficiency are augmenting the segmental share.
Speaking of the application scope, GIS substations market is segmented into power transmission & distribution, manufacturing & processing, and others. Power transmission & distribution application segment is projected to expand significantly over the analysis timeframe as these substations are capable of efficiently transmitting heavy load power to long distances. Expansion of power grids, along with upgradation of traditional power transmission & distribution centers across the globe will enhance the business landscape in the forthcoming period.
Considering the geographical outlook, GIS substations market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa, with top contributors being the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Russia, Italy, China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia, Australia, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia. North America GIS substations market is presumed to register considerable growth during the forecast period, owing to inflowing investment towards the development of power infrastructure. On the other hand, Middle East and Africa GIS substations market is also poised to see significant gains in the coming future, on account of increasing power demand in tandem with the focus to deploy energy efficient power systems.
ABB, Mitsubishi Electric, Eaton, GE Grid Solutions, Hyundai, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Toshiba, Fuji Electric, Shandong Taikai, Hyosung, CHINT Group, Nissin Electric, NHVS, Pinggao Electric, Crompton Greaves, Xi’an XD High Voltage, and Sieyuan Electric are the major players operating in the global GIS substations market.