Global Substation Automation Market, By Component (Recloser Controller, Programmable Logical Control

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Growing demand for efficient and reliable transmission is expected to drive the growth of substation automation market during the forecast period. This has resulted some of the key developments by companies operating in the market to consolidate their market positions and look for further niche opportunities.

Substation automation is a part of the system for generating, transmitting, and distributing electricity. Substations are the combinations of various devices that are used to change the electric supply characteristics, such as frequency, voltage. The receive electricity at a high voltage from the transmitter and decrease it to a level that can be used for distribution locally.

Segment Analysis:

On the basis of the component, it is segmented as Recloser Controller, Programmable Logical Controller, Capacitor Bank Controller, Digital Transducer/Smart Meter, Load Tap Controller, Communication Channel, and Digital Relays. The communication channel component has been leading for this segment. Communication channels are being continuously rectified and designed by utilities into substations for the integration of IDEs and to capitalize the control, safety and metering functions in digital services. The Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) have also been significantly growing. The various PLC applications such as automatic switching, automation system diagnosis, voltage regulation, and others are boosting the demand.

Based on the module, it is segmented as SCADA, IEDs, and Communication Network. The SCADA module is growing significantly, due to various factors such as technological developments in sensors, alarm management systems, that enhance the communication system. This is increasing demand. These SCADA systems help supervise and control the power generation & transmission and enhance efficiency, thus they are being implemented more in the energy sector.

By the communication channel, the segmentation is Ethernet, Power Line Communication, Copper Wire Communication, and Optical Fiber Communication. The optical fiber communication channel is growing at a steady pace. It offers several advantages, the most important ones being, low attenuation and interference. Thus optimizing the communication flow.

The North American and the Eastern European regions have been leading the substation automation market. There is a growing demand for intelligent devices and technologies for communication, and smart grids, that is propelling the market.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Growing demand for efficient and reliable transmission

  • Rising need for reducing transmission and distribution losses

  • Increased demand for electricity due to industrialization and urbanization

Regional Analysis:

By region, the substation automation market is estimated to be dominated by North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific during the forecast period. With technological advancements and cluster of global companies operating in these regions, these regions hold key to the growth and development of substation automation market during the forecast period. Most of the leading companies have operations in these regions to cater the potential end users in the respective region. The North America substation automation market is further segmented by US, Canada, and Mexico, whereas Germany, UK, France, Italy are estimated to be some of the major markets in Western Europe.

Asia Pacific region is segmented by China, Japan, South Korea, India and Australia. Middle East and Eastern Europe are estimated to be potential markets with growing demand during the forecast period. Major countries in these regions include Russia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and others.

Companies Covered: ABB Ltd., Trilliant Inc., Alstom S.A., Schneider Electric S.E., Cisco Systems, Inc., Siemens A.G., Eaton Corporation Plc., GE Energy Management, Itron Inc., and Echelon Corporation...

Market Segmentation:

By Component:

  • Recloser Controller

  • Programmable Logical Controller

  • Capacitor Bank Controller

  • Digital Transducer/Smart Meter

  • Load Tap Controller

  • Communication Channel

  • Digital Relays

By Module:


  • IEDs

  • Communication Network

By Communication Channel:

  • Ethernet

  • Power Line Communication

  • Copper Wire Communication

  • Optical Fiber Communication

By Region:

  • North America

    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)

    • By Component

    • By Module

    • By Communication Channel

  • Western Europe

    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)

    • By Component

    • By Module

    • By Communication Channel

  • Eastern Europe

    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)

    • By Component

    • By Module

    • By Communication Channel

  • Asia Pacific

    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)

    • By Component

    • By Module

    • By Communication Channel

  • Middle East

    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)

    • By Component

    • By Module

    • By Communication Channel

  • Rest of the World

    • By Region (South America, Africa)

    • By Component

    • By Module

    • By Communication Channel

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