Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses has been a drag on the overall power in India and despite several reforms, little success has been achieved in reducing the loss levels across the country. Unbundling of state electricity boards into separate generation, transmission and distribution companies was done to promoting greater efficiency by streamlining operations of distribution, transmission, generation and trading, while also promoting transparency and accountability. However, 10 years since unbundling exercises was initiated, no state can claim that it has achieved the overall objective that was to be achieved through restructuring of SEBs. Accelerate Power Development & Reforms Programme (APDRP) that was launched in 2001 to reduce the loss levels to 15% by 2007, failed miserably due to several reasons and there is not even one state that can claim to have reduced the loss levels to 15%. The Restructured- Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (RAPDRP), the most recent power distribution sector reforms seems to be step in right direction but one is not sure whether it will be able to achieve the objective of getting AT&C loss levels across India to 15%.

So, what exactly is required to stem these high AT&C losses, the answer is simple strengthening the power distribution / supply infrastructure & 100% metering across the 4 echelons of power distribution i.e. substation, feeders, distribution transformer and consumer. InfraInsights in its earlier edition of the report on Transformer Market in India had estimated that over 400 GVA of transformer capacity out of the total installed capacity of 1040 GVA would require repair / retrofit / replacement (as of 2012) and the number is slated to increase to 1548 GVA by 2020 out of estimated installed base of 1548 GVA. Overall a major revamp in the power evacuation infrastructure is the need of the hour and this will drive the transformer industry in India over and above the new opportunity that will be required to support the increasing power generation capacity addition.

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Approach & Methodology
  3. Study background
  4. Overview on Transmission and Distribution sector in India
  5. Transformer Market in India
    • Usage practice & usage norms
    • Market Composition
    • Key Participants/Stakeholders in Transformers business
    • Application areas of transformers
  6. Power Transformer Market Size in India: 2013-14
    • Company wise power transformer manufacturing capacity in India
    • Market Size by transformer ratings ( above 5 MVA)
    • Market Size by transformer type (Dry Vs. Oil)
    • Market Size segmentation by MNC, Domestic & Imports
    • Market Size by voltage level of operations (upto 1200kV)
    • Market Size by region (N, S, E, W)
    • Market Size by end use industry segment (Utility, Industry, Commercial)
    • Market Size by companies
    • Exports of Power Transformer
  7. Distribution Transformer Market in India: 2013-14
    • Company wise manufacturing capacity
    • Market Size by transformer ratings ( upto 5 MVA)
    • Market Size by transformer type (Dry Vs. Oil)
    • Market Size segmentation by MNC, Domestic & Imports
    • Market Size by voltage level of operations (upto 33kV)
    • Market Size by region (N, S, E, W)
    • Market Size by end use industry segment (Utility, Industry, Commercial)
    • Market Size by companies
    • Exports of Distribution Transformer
  8. Market for EPC Projects in Transformer Industry
    • Substation Project
    • Electrical Balance of Plant
  9. Challenges faced by the Transformer Industry in India
    • Excessive manufacturing capacity
    • South Korean & Chinese companies gaining market share
    • Supply Chain - imports of CRGO
    • Diminishing technology differentiation
    • Focus on low cost as against quality & reliability
  10. Analysis on factors that will shape transformer market in India
    • Consolidation – M&A
    • Solution focused approach instead of product focus‚Äč
  11. Transformer Pricing & Margins of different companies
  12. Key Business Drivers for Transformer Industry in India
    • T&D network upgradation & strengthening
    • Investments in T&D sector by Central Transmission Utility and State Transmission Utilities
      • Upcoming & Planned Substation Projects in different states of India
  13. Demand Outlook for Power & Distribution Transformer till 2020
    • Capex planned across the industry and utilities segment
    • Segmentation of projected demand by transformer rating, transformer operating voltage levels, transformer type
    • Segmentation of demand by different states of India
  14. Emerging New Opportunity in Transformer Industry
    • Transformer Condition Monitoring System
    • Hermetically Sealed Transformer
    • Retrofit & Refurbishment
  15. Purchase process
    • SEB’s / Public Utilities
    • Private utilities
    • Industry
  16. Annexure:
    • State Electricity board and Utilities in India
    • State wise Power set up in India
    • Installed base of Transformers in India
    • Procurement of Transformers across electricity boards
    • Distribution Transformer rating and type in use
    • Purchase process – SEB’s / Public Utilities
    • Purchase process – Private utilities
    • Industry wise transformer usage, purchase practice and future demand projection
      • Cement industry
      • Pharmaceutical
      • Textile Industry
      • Oil & gas
      • Steel Industry
      • Paper Industry
      • Indian Sugar Industry
      • Malls in India
      • IT/ITES industry
      • Airports
    • Dry Transformer Industry
    • Overview & Current Market
    • Product offerings of major suppliers in India

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