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Substation Automation Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020


Substation automation is an integral part of electrical system for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. The combination of devices used to change the characteristics of electric supply such as voltage, p.f. and frequency among others is called substation. Substations are used to receive electricity at high voltage from the transmission and decrease the voltage to the appropriate level so that it can be used for local distribution. The build metrics and impact metrics are the major parameters used to determine the efficiency of an automated substation. Impact metrics determine the impact on the grid response and its associated human resource, infrastructure and the consumers after deployment of smart grid. Build metrics monitors the progress while building the smart grid infrastructure and is similar to project management type metrics. On the basis of the components substation automation market can be segmented into recloser controller, programmable logic controller, capacitor bank controller, digital transducer/smart meter, load tap controller, communication channel and digital relays among others.

The communication channel includes four segments which includes ethernet, powerline communication, copper wire communication and optical fiber communication among others. SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), intelligent electronic devices (IED) and communication network among others are the segments of substation automation on the basis of modules.  The demand to improve the grid efficiency and reliability is one of the major factors driving the growth of substation automation market. 

Apart from this, the increased need to reduce transmission and distribution loss is also fuelling the growth of substation automation market. In addition, the need to reduce outrage time by real time monitoring of faults and using automated systems to resume services is also boosting the growth of substation automation market. North America is the largest market for substation automation as this region is having large number of automated substations. Moreover, the increasing demand for electricity and increasing number of smart grids is also fuelling the growth in this region. Asia Pacific is emerging market for substation automation and is expected to grow at the fastest rate among all regions. The rapid industrialization and upcoming power utilities are the major factors boosting the growth in this region. Apart from this, cost saving opportunities provided by the application of automated substations is also fuelling the growth of substation automation market. India and China are the major markets supporting the growth in this region. The RoW region includes Africa, Middle East and Latin America. The increasing number demand for electricity in Middle East region and Africa is boosting the growth in this region. Middle East holds the major market for substation automation in this region. The substation automation market is expected to grow at a steady rate in the coming years growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2014 to 2020.

This report provides strategic analysis of the global substation automation market, and the market growth forecast for the period 2014 to 2020. The span of the report includes competitive analysis of various market segments based on the components, module and in-depth cross sectional analysis of the substation automation market across different geographic segments. To support strategic decision making, the report also includes profiling of leading players in the industry, their market share and various strategies adopted by them. The Porter’s Five Forces analysis and market attractiveness analysis included in the report provide insight into market dynamics and industry competition.

The report also provides review of various factors affecting the market growth, which are appropriately described as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities. These factors establish various current trends and their impact on market size. Overall, the report takes into account a complete analysis of the global substation automation market, and provides an estimated growth for the period 2014 to 2020, taking into account the various factors affecting the market. 

The report segments the global substation automation market as:

Substation Automation Market, by Components
  • Recloser controller
  • Programmable logic controller
  • Capacitor bank controller
  • Digital transducer/ Smart meter
  • Load tap changer
  • Communication channel
  • Digital relay
  • Others
Substation Automation Market, by Module:
  • SCADA
  • IED
  • Communication network
Substation Automation Market, by Geography:
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World  

Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Research description
1.2 Research scope
1.3 Research methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

Chapter 3 Market Overview
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Market dynamics
       3.2.1 Drivers
                3.2.1.1   Increasing number of smart grid improving grid efficiency and reliability
                3.2.1.2  Increasing demand for reduction in transmission and distribution loss
                3.2.1.3 Demand for distributed intelligence
       3.2.2 Restraints
                3.2.2.1 Lack of technical expertise
       3.2.3 Opportunities
                3.2.3.1 Increasing demand for energy management
3.3 Porter’s five forces analysis
      3.3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
      3.3.2 Bargaining power of buyers
      3.3.3 Threat of substitutes
      3.3.4 Threat of new entrants
      3.3.5 Competitive rivalry
3.4 Value chain analysis
3.5 Market attractiveness analysis

Chapter 4 Substation Automation Market Analysis, by Components
4.1 Overview
4.2 Recloser controller
      4.2.1 Market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020
4.3 Programmable logic controller (PLC) 
      4.3.1 Market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020
4.4 Capacitor bank controller
      4.4.1 Market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020
4.5 Digital transducer/ Smart meter
      4.5.1 Market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020
4.6 Load tap changer
      4.6.1 Market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020
4.7 Communication channel
      4.7.1 Market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020
      4.7.2 Communication channel sector by communication technology size and forecast, by end-use 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
4.8 Digital relay
      4.8.1 Market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020

Chapter 5 Substation Automation Market Analysis, by Module
5.1 Overview
5.2 Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) 
      5.2.1 Market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020
5.3 Intelligent electronic device (IED) 
      5.3.1 Market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020
5.4 Communication network
      5.4.1 Market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020

Chapter 6 Substation Automation Market Analysis, byGeography
6.1 Overview
6.2 North America
      6.2.1 North America substation automation market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
      6.2.2 North America substation automation market size and forecast, by components 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
      6.2.3 North America substation automation market size and forecast, by module 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
6.3 Europe
      6.3.1 Europe substation automation market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
      6.3.2 Europe substation automation market size and forecast, by components 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
      6.3.3 Europe substation automation market size and forecast, by module 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
6.4 Asia Pacific
      6.4.1 Asia Pacific substation automation market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
      6.4.2 Asia Pacific substation automation market size and forecast, by components 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
      6.4.3 Asia Pacific substation automation market size and forecast, by module 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
6.5 RoW
      6.5.1 RoW substation automation market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
      6.5.2 RoW substation automation market size and forecast, by components 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
      6.5.3 RoW substation automation market size and forecast, by module 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 

Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 ABB, Ltd. 
      7.1.1 Company overview
      7.1.2 Financial overview
      7.1.3 Business strategy
      7.1.4 SWOT analysis
      7.1.5 Recent developments
7.2 Trilliant, Inc. 
      7.2.1 Company overview
      7.2.2 Financial overview
      7.2.3 Business strategy
      7.2.4 SWOT analysis
      7.2.5 Recent developments
7.3 Alstom S.A. 
      7.3.1 Company overview
      7.3.2 Financial overview
      7.3.3 Business strategy
      7.3.4 SWOT analysis
      7.3.5 Recent developments
7.4 Schneider Electric S.E. 
      7.4.1 Company overview
      7.4.2 Financial overview
      7.4.3 Business strategy
      7.4.4 SWOT analysis
      7.4.5 Recent developments
7.5 Cisco Systems, Inc. 
      7.5.1 Company overview
      7.5.2 Financial overview
      7.5.3 Business strategy
      7.5.4 SWOT analysis
      7.5.5 Recent developments
7.6 Siemens A.G. 
      7.6.1 Company overview
      7.6.2 Financial overview
      7.6.3 Business strategy
      7.6.4 SWOT analysis
      7.6.5 Recent developments
7.7 Eaton Corporation Plc. 
      7.7.1 Company overview
      7.7.2 Financial overview
      7.7.3 Business strategy
      7.7.4 SWOT analysis
      7.7.5 Recent developments
7.8 GE Energy Management
      7.8.1 Company overview
      7.8.2 Financial overview
      7.8.3 Business strategy
      7.8.4 SWOT analysis
      7.8.5 Recent developments
7.9 Itron, Inc. 
      7.9.1 Company overview
      7.9.2 Financial overview
      7.9.3 Business strategy
      7.9.4 SWOT analysis
      7.9.5 Recent developments
7.10 Echelon Corporation
      7.10.1 Company overview
      7.10.2 Financial overview
      7.10.3 Business strategy
      7.10.4 SWOT analysis
      7.10.5 Recent developments

List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Market segmentation: Global substation automation market
FIG. 2 Substation automation, Porter’s five forces
FIG. 3 Global Substation Automation market value chain analysis
FIG. 4 Global substation automation market attractiveness by application, 2013
FIG. 5 Global substation automation market size and forecast, 2014 Vs 2020 (Value %)
FIG. 6 Global substation automation market in recloser controller sector market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
FIG. 7 Global substation automation market in programmable logic controller sector market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
FIG. 8 Global substation automation market in capacitor bank controller sector market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
FIG. 9 Global substation automation market in digital transducer/ smart meter sector market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
FIG. 10 Global substation automation market in load tap changer sector market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
FIG. 11 Global substation automation market in load tap changer sector market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
FIG. 12 Global substation automation market in digital relays sector market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
FIG. 13 Global substation automation market by module, 2014 Vs 2020 (Value %)
FIG. 14 Global substation automation market in SCADA sector market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
FIG. 15 Global substation automation market in Intelligent electronic devices sector market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
FIG. 16 Global substation automation market in communication network market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
FIG. 17 Global substation automation market by geography, 2014 Vs 2020 (Value %)
FIG. 18 North America substation automation market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
FIG. 19 Europe substation automation market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
FIG. 20 Asia Pacific substation automation market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
FIG. 21 RoW substation automation market size and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
FIG. 22 ABB, Ltd. annual revenue, 2011 - 2013, (USD billion) 
FIG. 23 Alstom SA annual revenue and grid sector revenue, 2011 – 2013 (USD billion) 
FIG. 24 Schneider Electric S.E. annual revenue, 2011 - 2013, (USD billion) 
FIG. 25 Cisco Systems, Inc. annual revenue, 2011 - 2013 (USD billion) 
FIG. 26 Siemens A.G. annual revenue, 2011 - 2013 (USD billion) 
FIG. 27 Eaton Corp Plc annual revenue, 2011 - 2013 (USD billion) 
FIG. 28 General Electric annual revenue, 2011 - 2013 (USD billion) 
FIG. 29 Itron, Inc. annual revenue, 2011 - 2013 (USD billion) 
FIG. 30 Echelon Corporation annual revenue, 2011 - 2013 (USD million) 

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Global substation automation market snapshot
TABLE 2 Global substation automation market size and forecast by module, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
TABLE 3 Drivers of global substation automation market: Impact analysis
TABLE 4 Restraints of global substation automation market: Impact analysis
TABLE 5 Communication channel sector by communication technology size and forecast by end-use, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
TABLE 6 North America substation automation market size and forecast by components, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
TABLE 7 North America substation automation market size and forecast by module, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
TABLE 8 Europe substation automation market size and forecast by component, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
TABLE 9 Europe substation automation market size and forecast by component, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
TABLE 10 Asia Pacific substation automation market size and forecast by component, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
TABLE 11 Asia Pacific substation automation market size and forecast by component, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
TABLE 12 RoW substation automation market size and forecast by component, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 
TABLE 13 RoW substation automation market size and forecast by component, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion) 

Substation automation is an integral part of electrical system for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. The combination of devices used to change the characteristics of electric supply such as voltage, p.f. and frequency among others is called substation. Substations are used to receive electricity at high voltage from the transmission and decrease the voltage to the appropriate level so that it can be used for local distribution. On the basis of the components substation automation market can be segmented into recloser controller, programmable logic controller, capacitor bank controller, digital transducer/smart meter, load tap controller, communication channel and digital relays among others.

Increasing number of smart grid improving grid efficiency and reliability and increasing need for reduction in transmission and distribution loss are the major forces driving the growth of substation automation market. Apart from this, demand for distributed intelligence is also fuelling the growth of substation automation market. The increasing demand for electricity with rapid industrialization in the emerging economies of Asia Pacific is also boosting the growth of substation automation market.

North America accounted for the largest market share in 2013, which is expected to lure heavy investment and at the same time high end research is expected to be carried out in the field of substation automation. In addition, increasing demand for reduction in outrage time improving the transmission efficiency is also fuelling the growth of substation automation market. The Asia Pacific substation automation market was valued at USD 19.55 billion in 2013, and is expected to be the fastest growing substation automation market in the forecast period. Increasing demand for electricity and reduction in transmission and distribution loss is the major factor driving the growth in this segment. Apart from this, the ageing infrastructure of existing power utilities and the need to upgrade them to meet rising demand of electricity is also boosting the growth in this region.

Communication channel represented the largest substation automation segment by components in 2013. Apart from this, communication channel segment is also expected to exhibit fastest growth during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020. The rising demand for improvement in communication capabilities to communicate with remote locations in order to improve overall efficiency of power utilities is the major factor boosting the growth in this segment. Apart from this, communication channel also helps in early fault detection reducing the outrage time fuelling the demand in this segment. In terms of module, intelligent electronic device (IED) holds the largest module segment in 2013. However, communication network module is expected to have maximum growth rate in the forecast period. The increasing demand for transmission and distribution efficiency by reduction of outrage time is the major factor driving the growth in this segment. Apart from this, ageing infrastructure of existing utilities switching to automated substations is also boosting the growth in this segment.

Major industry participants include ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Trilliant Inc. (U.S.), Alstom S.A. (France), Schneider Electric S.E. (France), Cisco Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Siemens A.G. (Germany), Eaton Corporation Plc. (Ireland), GE Energy Management (U.S.), Itron, Inc. (U.S.) and Echelon Corporation (U.S.) among others.

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