PTR Insights

Our range of publications, from Analyst Impressions about latest developments in the market to White Papers, Thought Pieces and Conference Reviews, will provide you key insights about developments in the Power Grid and New Energy markets.
The State of Public EV Charging in Western Europe

The State of Public EV Charging in Western Europe

While the uptake of passenger EVs has seen decent growth in Western Europe, with a CAGR of 26%, public charging infrastructure development remains slow. The following infographic gives an overview of the major EV charging markets in Western Europe i.e., Germany,...

The Future of HV Switchgear Monitoring

The Future of HV Switchgear Monitoring

• Traditionally, switchgear monitoring was carried out through offline monitoring and maintenance systems which was a tedious process.• A significant increase in the temperature of the contacts of the switch is considered one of main causes of failure in an electrical...

CIGRE Conference Impressions – 2022

CIGRE Conference Impressions – 2022

The CIGRE Paris session, which ended just four weeks ago, was a mix of optimism and anxiety. The conference was attended by more than 9,000 attendees from 120 counties, out of which 35% were from the electrical utilities and 25% from the manufacturing sector. In past...

Hydrogen Trucks: One Step Closer to a Greener Future

Hydrogen Trucks: One Step Closer to a Greener Future

• Whether BEVs or FCEVs, only a small portion of electrification can be seen in the truck segment.• Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the most suitable option for the trucking industry. This is because the driving range and refueling time are nearly comparable to...

Poland Leading Eastern Europe’s Green Technology Adoption

Poland Leading Eastern Europe’s Green Technology Adoption

Eastern Europe has lagged behind other regions of Europe when it comes to installing EV charging infrastructure. However, with new directives and regulations coming in place throughout Europe via the European Green Deal, more and more countries ae now focusing on...

STATCOM to Drive the EMEA FACTS Market

STATCOM to Drive the EMEA FACTS Market

• EMEA region is actively pursuing deployment of renewables in order to meet the growing energy demand.• Europe is set to become first climate neutral continent by 2050 as per the EU green deal.• SVC technology has the highest share in terms of installed base in the...

North America Making Great Strides in Electrification

North America Making Great Strides in Electrification

• While Trump’s government impeded the electrification trend in the U.S., it has quickly regained its footing in the post-Trump era, with the U.S. being the first in line to introduce multiple emissions initiatives.• Canada also experienced a slow start in the road to...

A Five-Year Recap of the STATCOM Market  in the Americas

A Five-Year Recap of the STATCOM Market in the Americas

Due to evolving grids and stringent regulations regarding grid security, the Americas is considered one of the most important markets for any T&D infrastructure deployment. The region offers a great market opportunity for several Flexible AC Transmission Systems...

Analyzing the Progress Around EV Deployment in the U.S.

Analyzing the Progress Around EV Deployment in the U.S.

  • With the Biden administration announcing its goal to achieve 50% EV sales by 2030 and deploying 500,000 chargers as part of the American Jobs Plan, it comes as no surprise that forecasts suggest that the U.S. EV market could expand dramatically in the next 10...

Chinese FACTS Manufacturers Establish Foothold in Africa

Chinese FACTS Manufacturers Establish Foothold in Africa

• In the last decade African countries have been significantly pushing to increase the electricity generation capacity with a special focus on renewables (solar and wind) and to expand the grid infrastructure.• FACTS in now playing the role of an enabler for region’s...

Utilities Imperative to the Advancement of E-Mobility

Utilities Imperative to the Advancement of E-Mobility

• While there are a plethora of regulations, policies, and incentives to accelerate the transition to e-mobility, the more imperative question is whether the momentum required to spur on the transition will be maintained.• Utilities are emerging as dominant players in...

Western Europe: Shaping the Electrification of Europe

Western Europe: Shaping the Electrification of Europe

While most European countries have begun electrifying their cities and states, Western European countries, particularly the UK, Germany, France, and the Netherlands, have been leading in this domain. Western Europe constitutes around 63% of all the chargers in Europe,...

Asia-Pacific Emerging as the Hydrogen Powerhouse

Asia-Pacific Emerging as the Hydrogen Powerhouse

• The world is in the middle of an energy transition and economies across the globe are looking for ways to curtail their emissions in order to meet their climate goals.• China has set a target of producing 100 metric tons of hydrogen by 2060; Japan has set a target...

Uptake of EV Technology in North America’s LCV Segment

Uptake of EV Technology in North America’s LCV Segment

North America’s LCV market has continued to experience steady growth in annual sales throughout the years. This increase is expected to multiply exponentially as multiple vehicle models, more particularly within the electric pickup truck segment, readily begin their...

North American HVDC Market (2017–2021)

North American HVDC Market (2017–2021)

The HVDC market has gained a lot traction due to the expansion of renewable energy resources across the globe. In the last decade, a significant growth in onshore renewables has been witnessed in North America. To evacuate this energy from generation centres, HVDC has...

Stable Grids for Clean Energy – Growing FACTS Demand in the GCC

Stable Grids for Clean Energy – Growing FACTS Demand in the GCC

A significant outcome of COP26 included countries not only reaffirming their pledge towards reduction of emissions but provision of financial support as well to cap average rise in global temperature to 1.5 degrees. Nearly all the advanced and major economies across...

Electric Mobility in Latin America

Electric Mobility in Latin America

Still in the early stages of adopting the technology, Latin American countries are progressively increasing the number of privately owned electric cars (EVs) on the roads. With incentives and an expanding network of charging infrastructure, the region hopes to...

The Seamless World of Plug and Charge

The Seamless World of Plug and Charge

• The diverse range of authentication processes for EV charging leads to an unharmonized EV ecosystem and is expected to slow down growth in the EV industry. • Manufacturers in the EV market are moving to incorporate the Plug and Charge technology, which they did not...