Thanks to persistent power quality problems and the growing load on energy utilities, the revenues for uninterruptible power supplies will grow from the 2001 level of $5.29 billion in 2001 to $6.29 billion in 2007, according to a new study conducted by independent research firm Frost & Sullivan.

“World UPS Market” reveals that the growth in storage loads is increasing the demand for smaller, energy-efficient servers. The subsequent server replacements are likely to create sales of smaller UPS systems. And as facilities expand network systems and prices per square foot of office space continue to rise, smaller, more modular UPS units are more likely to gain popularity in the backup power market.

An overall upturn is expected in the market as industries stabilize after having undergone cost reductions and new spending cycles begin.