Captive Power Generation Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Global Captive Power Generation Market Research Report: Information By Technology (Heat Exchangers, Turbines, Gas Engines, Transformers, Others), Fuel (Diesel, Gas, Coal, Others), Ownership (Single Ownership and Multiple Ownership), Connectivity (Off-Grid and On-Grid), End Use (Industrial, Commercial, Residential) and Region (North America, South America, Europe, Asia- Pacific and Middle East & Africa) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/E&P/8966-HCR | March 2021 | Region: Global | 111 pages

Please note that the assessment period of report has been updated from 2020-2026 to 2020-2027. Cordially fill Sample form for updated data.

Market Scenario


Captive power generation refers to the electricity generation which is managed by an industrial and commercial energy user for their own energy consumption. Captive power generation plants can be classified into gas turbine plants, co-generation plants, diesel engine plants, and wind & hydro plants.


The major factors driving the growth of the global captive power generation market is the increasing energy intensive industries in developing countries. Moreover, existence of the element of cross subsidy in power tariff and rise in per unit cost of power generation is expected to contribute to the growth of the captive power generation market. Also, the industrial sector uses about 54% of the total energy generated worldwide.  Industrial production is expected to grow substantially during the forecast period, owing to the rising demand for manufactured products. Based on energy consumption, there are three types of industries- energy-intensive manufacturing, non-energy-intensive manufacturing, and non-manufacturing. The energy-intensive manufacturing industries are among the largest users of energy sources for production. Additionally, increasing industrialization in the developing countries is expected to positively trigger the demand for captive power generation as most of the industries require continuous power supply and operate remotely. For instance, most companies are focused on reducing the use of carbon-based fuels for energy production. The oil & gas industry is also gradually moving towards clean and continuous sources of energy for providing electricity to certain production activities, such as lighting and fluid pumping, which is likely to boost the demand for captive power plants in the oil & gas sector. Similarly, companies in the food & beverage industry are either fully automated or semi-automated, which leads to high demand for electricity from food manufacturing plants. All these factors are likely to increase the demand for captive power generation facilities during the forecast period.  


Amongst developing countries, captive consumption in India has increased steadily over the years and has reached nearly 14% of total electricity consumption in 2019. States of Gujarat, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and Rajasthan are the states with the highest captive consumption volumes, with 61%, 24%, and 47% share of captive consumption in overall state’s electricity consumption, respectively.


Many major players such as Clarke Energy, Thermax, Siemens, Wartsila, and GE are actively focusing on signing contracts and agreements for captive power generation. For instance, Thermax is one of the leading companies in captive power generation and has installed base of captive power plants of more than 2,200 MW spread over 90 projects. Such developments are expected to drive the growth of the global captive power generation market during the forecast period.


Global Captive Power Generation Market has been segmented based on Technology, Fuel, Ownership, Connectivity, and End Use. Based on technology, the captive power generation market is divided into heat exchangers, turbines, gas engines, transformers, and others. The gas engines segment is expected to hold the largest share in the global market during the forecast period as gas engines make ideal captive power plants where there is a localized supply of gas. This might be from a gas pipeline but can also be transported via vehicle as compressed or liquefied natural gas or biomethane. Such factors are anticipated to lead to a significant share of the gas engine segment. Based on fuel, the global market is divided into diesel, gas, coal, and others. The gas segment is expected to hold a largest market share as many key companies are utilizing gas for captive power plants. For instance, Reliance Industries (India) operates a 2,100 MW captive power plant at its Jamnagar refinery in Jamnagar, Gujarat. Moreover, with new innovations coming up, the gas segment is anticipated to hold a largest share as gas as a fuel offer higher efficiency.


Global Captive Power Generation Market is expected to register a 5.21% CAGR during the forecast period.


Market Segmentation
Captive Power Generation Market


Global Captive Power Generation Market is expected to rate high growth during the forecast period due to the increasing share of renewable energy in the total energy mix and increasing industrialization. This is expected to drive the demand for captive power generation during the forecast period.


Based on region, the captive power generation market is segmented into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and South America. Asia Pacific accounts for the largest share of the captive power generation market due to increasing urbanization and industrialization. Moreover, with increasing focus on Make in India reforms, the Indian government continues to reduce barriers and regulatory limitations on foreign investment, which, in turn, is helping in strengthening the industrial and manufacturing sectors over the coming years. Such factors are likely to drive the demand for captive power generation in the region as increasing number of industries will lead to rising demand for electricity.


Key Players


The Key Players operating in the Global Captive Power Generation Market are Doosan Corporation, ArcelorMittal, Hindustan Zinc., General Electric, Reliance Industries, Jindal Steel & Power, Hindalco Industries, Essar Steel, Bharat Heavy Electricals, Clarke Energy, a Kohler Company, Thermax Limited, NALCO India, Siemens, Wartsila, and LafargeHolcim.


Intended Audience



  • Government and Research Organization

  • Consulting Companies in the Power Industry

  • Research Consultants

  • Investors and Shareholders



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: Significant Value
  CAGR   5.21% (2020-2026)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Technology, Fuel, Ownership, Connectivity, End Use
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Doosan Corporation, ArcelorMittal, Hindustan Zinc., General Electric, Reliance Industries, Jindal Steel & Power, Hindalco Industries, Essar Steel, Bharat Heavy Electricals, Clarke Energy, a Kohler Company, Thermax Limited, NALCO India, Siemens, Wartsila, and LafargeHolcim.
  Key Market Opportunities   New product launches and R&D Amongst major key Players
  Key Market Drivers   The Increasing energy intensive industries in developing countries