Data Center Generator Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Data Center Generator Market is segmented by Product Type (Diesel, Natural Gas), Capacity (Less than 1MW, 1–2MW, Greater than 2MW), Tier (Tier I and II, Tier III, Tier IV), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Data Center Generator Market Size

Data Center Generator Market Summary
Study Period: 2018-2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.27 %

Major Players

Data Center Generator Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Data Center Generator Market Analysis

Data Center Generator market is registering a CAGR of 4.27% over the forecast period. Data centers are at significant risk of experiencing operational losses owing to power outages caused by utility grid failures, rolling blackouts, bad weather, natural or artificial calamities, or electrical breakdown. Systems and components used in data centers are expected to operate nonstop. They require dependable, uninterrupted power seven days a week, creating a demand for the Data Center Generator Market.

  • Due to developments in generator technology, natural gas generators are a desired solution to supply continuous power and get closer to corporate sustainability targets. Additionally, these fuels are abundantly available and more economical than diesel. Renewable natural gas is still another low-emission option that is more environmentally responsible because it may be continuously obtained from waste, livestock operations, and wastewater treatment facilities, which will drive the adoption of gas generators in the future.
  • The majority of data center operators prefer diesel generators as the primary and most widely used option for backup energy for critical systems due to the requirement that an emergency power supply system (EPSS) operate for 120 minutes or longer (typically requiring onsite fuel storage), which is creating a demand for the Data Center generator market worldwide.
  • Many colocation service providers have raised data center production due to the growing demand for edge data centers worldwide. For example, in October last year, Amazon applied for an emission license with Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency to build 105 diesel generators at its new Dublin data center facility.
  • The rising power cost is predicted to hurt the market. Accelerating the trend of utilizing fuel cells as a power backup due to the enormous costs of generators might also cause restraint in the market growth. Additionally, the future of diesel as a backup power source for data centers appears to be one of tighter usage restrictions, more stringent tax policies, permitting, lower emissions targets, better air quality requirements, and noise laws, which could be a challenge for the market growth due to the significant market share of diesel-based generators.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has spotted the importance of data centers and cloud computing. During the early phases of the crisis, the data center industry served as the safety net for the global economy, which significantly increased the adoption of online services by businesses. Thus, with an increase of Data Centers, the demand for DC generators has increased due to their importance in continuous power supply to the DCs.

Data Center Generator Industry Segmentation

DC Generators are the backup power supply reservoir for the data centers during a power break. A total power cut-off from a data center might need a complete restart for the system. This might lead to system downtime, start-up issues, and current/ongoing information damage. Thus, the generators constantly support data centers with a backup power supply to evade such irregularities and failures.

The Data Center Generator Market is segmented by Product Type (Diesel, Natural Gas), Capacity (Less than 1MW, 1–2MW, Greater than 2MW), Tier (Tier I and II, Tier III, Tier IV), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

The Data Center Generator Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.27% over the forecast period.

Product Type
Natural Gas
Other Product Types
Less than 1MW
Greater than 2MW
Tier I and II
Tier III
Tier IV
North America
Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

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Data Center Generator Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Data Center Generator Market according to our research experts:

Diesel type of Generators is Dominating the Market

  • Diesel generators are the data centers' most common type of backup power. The use of diesel generators is widespread in data centers and other critical facilities as they have a well-understood maintenance record, and it is easy to find repair experts. Customer satisfaction for data center customers is relatively high because of the company's diesel generators' time-tested capacity to achieve 100% load acceptance with superior controls.
  • IT service companies around the globe are adopting cloud strategy in their business and transforming their services to be hosted in the cloud. This transformation is driving the Datacentre market and indirectly fuelling the diesel generator for DCs, because of its suitability in Tier 4 DCs, which are required by large enterprises with mission-critical servers that must be operated continuously.
  • Many countries worldwide are developing DCs to increase their cloud infrastructures. For instance, Thailand's mobile data service sector has witnessed rapid growth in recent years. At the core of this industry is Advanced Info Service (AIS), the prominent mobile operator in Thailand. As the country's mobile operator, AIS is committed to providing uninterrupted service to its customers, even during a utility outage. An AIS subsidiary, Fax Lite Co. Ltd. owns the Tellus Data Center, which houses AIS' mobile switching facilities. This data center was designed to comply with Tier 3 requirements to ensure minimal planned and unplanned downtime.
  • To support the high availability requirements, Fax Lite Co. Ltd needed to implement reliable standby power to ensure uninterrupted critical load during an outage. Fax Lite Co. Ltd. considered various vendors based on the following criteria: cost competitiveness, product reliability, and excellent customer support.
  • Cummins was selected as the vendor of choice based on its capabilities in designing, integrating, and commissioning dependable power systems. AIS purchased 12 units of Cummins generator sets for mobile-switching facilities. Cummins supplied 12 MW of standby power with eight teams of diesel-powered generator sets C1675 D5A, integrated with a PowerCommand 3.3 control system and two units of PowerCommand Digital Master Control (DMC) 1000.
Data Center Generator Market : Organizations' increase in cloud workloads worldwide in 2021, in %, by region

Asia Pacific is Registering a Significant Market Growth

  • The increasing investments by global and regional facility operators and the rising adoption of public cloud and hybrid cloud services are the primary factors attributing to the growth of the Data Center Generator Market in the APAC region.
  • AWS, Google, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, and Apple are the largest investors in the APAC market. The deployment of edge computing locations across many nations, particularly India and China, will support APAC's growth during the forecast period.
  • The presence of influential companies, such as Caterpillar Inc. and Cummins, Inc., has positively influenced the regional market's growth. Determinants, such as advanced technology advancement and information about the same, are also anticipated to influence the market positively.
  • The region is witnessing progress in the investment menus in building green DCs in the region, which would create a demand for renewable source generators such as hydrogen fuel generators for Data centers in the region. For instance, in August last year, the first green data center builder in Asia, Empyrion DC, announced the construction of a 40MW green data center in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea. Intending to invest up to USD 400 million in the region, Empyrion DC and a local promoter entered into a legally binding agreement to buy 100% of the development rights.
  • Additionally, Equinix, a DC infra company, is considering using hydrogen as a green fuel source in the company's data centers in Singapore. The company would use Proton-exchange membrane fuel cells and fuel-flexible linear generator technologies with the collaboration of the Centre for Energy Research & Technology to create sustainable electricity sources for the generators that supply emergency power during utility outages is a crucial component of that transformation in Singapore, which would drive the DC generator market in the region.
Data Center Generator Market- Growth Rate by Region

Data Center Generator Industry Overview

Data Center Generator Market is dominated by a small number of major players and is highly consolidated. Companies make an effort to modify their product lines to reflect improvements in quality and technological advancements, such as intelligent digital controls and bi-fuel technology in generators. Caterpillar Inc., Cummins Inc., Generac Holdings Inc., Kinolt (Euro-Diesel SA), and Hitec Power Protection BV are some of the top businesses in the sector. These large companies, which account for a sizeable portion of the market, are focusing on expanding their clientele abroad. To enhance their market share and profitability, these companies are collaborating strategically.

  • November 2022 - Kohler Power Systems officially opened an advanced production expansion to its present North American generator manufacturing location in Wisconsin, United States. The manufacturing increase would help Kohler expand in critical strategic industries like data centers.
  • October 2022 - Belgian data center company LCL has used hydrotreated vegetable oil to replace diesel in its backup generators. The business announced that LCL Brussels-West in Aalst, where it just invested in 6 new 2.25 MVA generators, would be the first location to use biodiesel. The plant has eight backup generators, including two 1MW older types and six new HVO generators. This fuel transformation from diesel to other renewable sources allows DC generator manufacturers to develop advanced products.
  • June 2022 - Microsoft would integrate a microgrid at a new data center in San Jose, California, which would run its emergency backup generators on renewable natural gas rather than diesel fuel. The project would enable Microsoft to eliminate diesel fuel from its data center operations by 2030. This initiative improves the resilience of its data center, moves Microsoft closer to ending its reliance on petroleum-based diesel, and creates an opportunity for natural gas-based generators in the market.

Data Center Generator Market Leaders


  2. Atlas Copco​

  3. Cummins, Inc.

  4. Hitec Power Protection (Egeria)-

  5. Himoinsa​ SL

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Data Center Generator Market Concentration

Data Center Generator Market News

  • December 2022 - Microsoft has requested the Environmental Protection Agency for a particular industrial emissions license to operate the 21 emergency gas-powered generators and a 25-meter-high gas-fired complex on its data center campus at Grange Castle Business Park in south Dublin, which would increase the demand for Gas based DC generators in the market.
  • May 2022 - The electricity supply to Yandex's Finnish data center has been interrupted in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. It appears to be running on diesel generators because the 40MW facility of the Russian search powerhouse in Finland was shut down by the local energy supplier Nivos Energia Oy, which has created a demand for the generators for the power backup of the DCs and hence fuelled the market growth.

Data Center Generator Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions​ and Market Definition​

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study​




    1. 4.1 Market Overview​

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Construction of Data Centers by Colocation Service Providers

      2. 4.2.2 Growing Construction of Hyperscale Data Centers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Growing Carbon Emissions from Data Centers

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis​

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    5. 4.5 Assessment of Impact of Covid-19 on the Industry

    6. 4.6 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 Environmental Impact of Diesel vs Natural Gas and Other Alternatives


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Diesel

      2. 5.1.2 Natural Gas

      3. 5.1.3 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 Capacity

      1. 5.2.1 Less than 1MW

      2. 5.2.2 1–2MW

      3. 5.2.3 Greater than 2MW

    3. 5.3 Tier

      1. 5.3.1 Tier I and II

      2. 5.3.2 Tier III

      3. 5.3.3 Tier IV

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Caterpillar Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Atlas Copco

      3. 6.1.3 Cummins Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Hitec Power Protection

      5. 6.1.5 Himoinsa SL

      6. 6.1.6 KOHLER Group

      7. 6.1.7 Mitsubishi Motor Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 Generac Power Systems Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Rolls Royce Power Systems AG

      10. 6.1.10 Piller

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Data Center Generator Market Research FAQs

The Data Center Generator Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Data Center Generator Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.27% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018-2028.

North America holds highest share in 2022.

CATERPILLAR INC. , Atlas Copco​ , Cummins, Inc., Hitec Power Protection (Egeria)- , Himoinsa​ SL are the major companies operating in Data Center Generator Market.

Data Center Generator Industry Report

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