HVDC Transmission Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Market is Segmented by Transmission Type (Submarine HVDC Transmission System, HVDC Overhead Transmission System, and HVDC Underground Transmission System), Component (Converter Stations and Transmission Medium (Cables)), and Geography (North America(United States, Canada, and Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (India, China, Australia, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), South America (Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America), and Middle-East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Rest of Middle-East and Africa)).

Market Snapshot

HVDC Transmission Systems Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: South America
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 11.18 %

Need a report that reflects how COVID-19 has impacted this market and its growth?

Market Overview

The market for HVDC transmission systems is expected to register a CAGR of approximately 11.18% during the forecast period of 2020-2025. As the governments of the countries across the world have begun to encourage renewable electricity generation, the ability of HVDC transmission technology to integrate the new generation with the existing infrastructure is driving the market. Overall, with new projects expected to kick in during 2019-2020, the HVDC systems market is likely to witness huge growth in the coming years. However, with the increasing share of distributed and off-grid power generation, the need and, in turn, the demand for HVDC transmission systems is expected to be reduced, which is expected to restrain the market during the forecast period. Off-grid systems are built for on-site power generation and consumption, with a lower voltage requirement, thus, eliminating the use of the HVDC system, which is best suited for long-distance and high voltage applications.

  • The submarine HVDC transmission system market is expected to hold the largest share in the market on account of the development of submarine power transmission systems across the world. The submarine transmission of electricity is gaining importance on account of the increasing focus on power trading between countries.
  • The growing energy demand, as well as the growth of the renewable energy sector in the Middle-East and Africa, is expected to create significant opportunities for the HVDC transmission systems market in the near future.
  • The European market is the largest, and it is incredibly competitive and dominated by tier-1 players. The Asia-Pacific region, driven by Chinese and Indian HVDC investments, has gained a huge momentum over the last two years.

Scope of the Report

The scope of the HVDC transmission systems market report includes:

Transmission Type
Submarine HVDC Transmission System
HVDC Overhead Transmission System
HVDC Underground Transmission System
Converter Stations
Transmission Medium (Cables)
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

Report scope can be customized per your requirements. Click here.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Submarine HVDC Transmission Systems

  • The submarine HVDC transmission system market is likely to grow significantly on account of the development of submarine power transmission systems across the world. The submarine transmission of electricity is gaining importance on account of the increasing focus on power trading between countries.
  • The HVDC submarine power transmission system is a key technology for the development of future power transmission networks. HVDC transmission is the only solution available for the transfer of high power across long subsea distances. The major purposes served by HVDC submarine transmission are to interconnect countries or islands separated by sea and to connect remote offshore platforms to main transmission grids
  • Furthermore, the development of offshore projects, such as wind power plants and offshore oil and gas upstream projects, offers increasing business opportunities for HVDC technology across the world.
HVDC Transmission Systems Market - Revenue Share (%), by Transmission Type

To understand key trends, Download Sample Report

Europe to Dominate the Market

  • The European power generation mix is expected to change considerably in favor of renewables over the next few years, with countries, such as Germany, Spain, Belgium, and France, increasingly moving toward a low-carbon economy. The region also has several policies in place, such as the EU's renewable energy directive and national renewable energy action plans that support the transition to a low-carbon energy system.
  • The energy transition continues to be an integral part of Germany’s energy landscape with ambitious goals to cut CO2 emissions by 80%, as well as increase the share of renewable energy in the total energy consumption to 60% and 80% of electricity generated from renewable sources by 2050.
  • With the increasing integration of renewable energy sources and the growing need to enhance the security of supply, HVDC grid technology is expected to evolve in the country. Moreover, investments in the offshore wind industry, solar photovoltaic, grid expansion, and energy storage projects require smart energy infrastructure to balance the fluctuating supply of renewable sources.
  • The French government is also supporting the share of renewable energy (especially offshore wind) and has set a target to build approximately 6 GW of offshore wind power by 2020.
  • Excess of renewable energy generation capacity in France and Spain is expected to be more easily transmitted between the two countries, following the granting of EUR 578 million by the European Union to build an undersea power cable across the Bay of Biscay. This, in turn, is likely to require HVDC transmission lines to transmit with low transmission losses, to improve supply security, and resource diversification, as well as pave the way for power market integration in southwestern Europe.
  • Therefore, the increasing requirement of renewable energy integration is expected to drive the HVDC transmission systems market in the region during the forecast period.
HVDC Transmission Systems Market - Growth Rate by Region

To understand geography trends, Download Sample Report

Competitive Landscape

The HVDC transmission systems market is consolidated, with the top 10 companies accounting for almost 70% of the market share. The key players in the market include ABB Ltd, Siemens AG, Toshiba Corporation, and General Electric Co.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD billion, till 2025

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.4.1 Drivers

      2. 4.4.2 Restraints

    5. 4.5 Supply Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitutes Products and Services

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Transmission Type

      1. 5.1.1 Submarine HVDC Transmission System

      2. 5.1.2 HVDC Overhead Transmission System

      3. 5.1.3 HVDC Underground Transmission System

    2. 5.2 Component

      1. 5.2.1 Converter Stations

      2. 5.2.2 Transmission Medium (Cables)

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. France

        3. United Kingdom

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Australia

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 ABB Ltd

      2. 6.3.2 Siemens AG

      3. 6.3.3 C-EPRI Electric Power Engineering Co. Ltd

      4. 6.3.4 General Electric Company

      5. 6.3.5 Toshiba Corporation

      6. 6.3.6 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

      7. 6.3.7 Prysmian Group

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

You can also purchase parts of this report. Do you want to check out a section wise price list?

Frequently Asked Questions

The HVDC Transmission Systems Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The HVDC Transmission Systems Market is growing at a CAGR of 11.18% over the next 5 years.

South America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2020.

ABB Ltd, Siemens AG, Toshiba Corporation, General Electric Co. are the major companies operating in HVDC Transmission Systems Market.

80% of our clients seek made-to-order reports. How do you want us to tailor yours?

Please enter a valid email id!

Please enter a valid message!