High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Capacitor Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Capacitor Market is segmented by Product Type (Plastic Film Capacitor, Ceramic Capacitor, Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor, Tantalum Wet Capacitor, Reconstituted Mica Paper Capacitor), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

HVDC Capacitor Market Forecast
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 15.8 %
HVDC Capacitor Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Capacitor Market registered a CAGR of 15.8% over the forecast period 2021 to 2026. HVDC capacitor technology offers extremely rapid stability control, power flow control, and the ability to segment parts of the power system, all of which enhance the grid’s flexibility, reliability, and resilience. This technological superiority makes them a better choice and augments the demand in the market.

  • The increasing demand for reducing energy losses in power transmission and distribution, increasing utilization of renewable energy, and growing demand for solar inverters and industrial inverters are some of the major factors driving the adoption of HVDC capacitors.
  • These capacitors are designed to be used in applications where high current pulses are produced, like in HVDC transmission systems. Moreover, an increased focus of utilities to avoid overload conditions, enhancing power flow between parallel lines, and the need for improving the system’s stability will further increase the adoption of power capacitors in HVDC transmission systems. Further owing to recent technological developments and demand for uninterrupted power, HVDC systems are also increasing adoption in industries such as data centers, and electric vehicles.
  • Many governments worldwide are investing significantly to achieve renewable energy as the primary source of energy for their region. Recent projections published by EIA also indicates that renewable sources will be primarily used for electricity generation. All of these factors will result in the implementation of multiple transmission systems. HVDC capacitors are finding applications in power transmission for connecting users with renewable energy sources, such as remote solar power generation plants and offshore wind turbines. Therefore, growth in renewable energy sources will also create massive opportunities for studied market vendors
  • HVDC capacitors are also finding applications due to growing power loss concerns. Fluctuation in demand and inefficient transmission and distribution infrastructure are some of the primary reasons for these power losses. In emerging countries, the power losses are much higher. Therefore, HVDC capacitors manufacturers have more opportunities in these regions. For instance, In India, the recent COVID-19 led lockdown has also made a loss of INR 50,000 crore to the country’s power companies
  • However, market growth may be limited due to encroachment, but it may remain a multi-billion market. The strategy of vendors in the western hemisphere is to increase the share of this valuable product line through acquisition, as other vendors look at tantalum type as a liability. Tantalum remains an opportunity for those who better understand the nature of challenges in global markets.
  • The spread of the COVID-19 has affected, and continues to affect, the passive electronic components industry through decreases in operation levels of the supply chain’s top component and raw material production facilities suppliers, and through a fall in sales in the global market in a range of regions and countries. This has caused many market vendors to revised their forecasts of global revenues and volume shipments.

Scope of the Report

A high‐voltage direct current (HVDC) capacitor is used to transmit over conventional high‐voltage alternating current (HVAC) technologies that are well established for long‐distance, point‐to‐point power transfers. Although HVDC transmission is a relatively mature technology, recent technological improvements have expanded their capabilities and applicability, to address grid challenges.

Product Type
Plastic Film Capacitor
Ceramic Capacitor
Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor
Tantalum Wet Capacitor
Reconstituted Mica Paper Capacitor
Other Product Types
North America
Europe and Middle East
South Korea
Rest of the World

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Key Market Trends

Energy & Power Sector Holds the Major Market Share

  • HVDC capacitor suffices the highest electrical and mechanical requirements in the energy and power sector, including the generation, distribution, and transmission of energy that caters to diverse industries. They are used for the most diversified applications and can be operated under the most stringent environmental conditions. High voltage power capacitors enhance the transmission capacity, network stability, and contribute to a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
  • The electricity generation process undergoes various transformations due to the limited presence of primary energy, which is directly convertible into electricity. This requires a high amount of energy that ascends the consumption, thereby increasing the need for HVDC capacitors. Such technological limitations in the energy and power sector have allowed the HVDC capacitors to remain relevant and pushed for the demand.
  • The demand for electricity in the non-residential sector has been rising over the last decade, owing to new entrants in the manufacturing industry and increasing production activity from various industries, including chemical, electronics, and automotive, which is expected to fuel the market.
  • Also, as more and more countries are planning to ratchet up climate ambitions in 2020, decarbonizing the power sector will play a vital role. According to the survey conducted by Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland on 142 countries’ transmission and distribution infrastructures, it was reported that approximately 500 million metric tons of carbon dioxide could be cut by improving global grid efficiencies. Inefficient global power transmission and distribution infrastructure require additional electricity generation to compensate for losses, further increasing the cost.
  • Increasing power generation through the renewable source of energy is expected to witness exponential growth, owing to increasing awareness regarding the environmental impact of fossil fuels, thereby, further propelling the growth of the market.
HVDC Capacitor Market Shar

Americas to Hold Significant Market Share

  • The Americas region mainly consists of North America and Latin America. The region is one of the major adopters and investors in the studied market, owing to their high rate of adoption of HVDC transmission systems. For instance, the residential, commercial, and industrial consumers in the United States continue to drive the adoption of HVDC capacitors, to enhance the transmission capacity and network stability.
  • Further, the region is investing significantly in the HVDC transmission lines in recent years, which have attracted foreign vendors and has also boosted the local manufacturer's growth. Local companies, like GE, have acquired one of the top three HVDC solutions providers in the past to strengthen its position in the global HVDC systems market
  • According to the US-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) study, the cost-optimal amount of solar installations by 2038 would change if long-distance HVDC transmission was added across the United States. The Direct Connect Development Company's Midwestern project, in collaboration with Canadian Pacific Railway, is utilizing HVDC converter technology, by siemens, to use the railroad right-of-way
  • Also, HVDC is emerging as a preferred transmission technology for long-distance bulk power supply in the Latin America region. Brazil houses three of the world's longest power transmission lines
  • Additionally, The rising trend of real-time monitoring of energy consumption, coupled with high automation level in smart factories across the region, have permitted real-time monitoring of energy-consuming equipment, including HVAC, which is anticipated to aid the market growth over the forecast period.
HVDC Capacitor Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

Multiple high market worth vendors such as Eaton Corporation Plc., ABB Ltd., Epcos - TDK Corporation, Siemens AG, General Atomics Inc., Maxwell Technologies Inc., Alstom Company, Vishay Intertechnology, among others are present in the market. Since there is a major competition between the major players the market concentration is anticipated to remain moderately low.

  • April 2020 - ABB has signed a five-year framework contract estimated to be worth around USD 100 million with South America’s largest utility company, Interconexion Electrica SA E.S.P. (ISA). ISA currently operates over 62,000 kilometers of power transmission infrastructure with over 7,000 kilometers more under construction.

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 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    4. 4.4 Market Drivers

      1. 4.4.1 Growing HVDC Transmission Systems

      2. 4.4.2 Growing Adoption of Renewables Energy Sources

      3. 4.4.3 Expanding End-user Applications Scope

    5. 4.5 Market Restraints



    1. 6.1 Product Type

      1. 6.1.1 Plastic Film Capacitor

      2. 6.1.2 Ceramic Capacitor

      3. 6.1.3 Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor

      4. 6.1.4 Tantalum Wet Capacitor

      5. 6.1.5 Reconstituted Mica Paper Capacitor

      6. 6.1.6 Other Product Types

    2. 6.2 Geography

      1. 6.2.1 North America

      2. 6.2.2 Europe and Middle East

      3. 6.2.3 Japan

      4. 6.2.4 South Korea

      5. 6.2.5 China

      6. 6.2.6 Rest of the World




    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Eaton Corporation PLC

      2. 7.1.2 ABB Ltd

      3. 7.1.3 RTDS Technologies Inc.

      4. 7.1.4 Alstom SA

      5. 7.1.5 Maxwell Technologies Inc

      6. 7.1.6 Siemens AG

      7. 7.1.7 Sieyuan Electric Co. Ltd

      8. 7.1.8 Vishay Intertechnology Inc

      9. 7.1.9 TDK Corporation

      10. 7.1.10 AVX Corporation (Kyocera Corporation)

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The HVDC Capacitor Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The HVDC Capacitor Market is growing at a CAGR of 15.8% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Eaton Corporation Plc., ABB Ltd., TDK Electronics AG, Siemens AG, General Atomics Inc. are the major companies operating in HVDC Capacitor Market.

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