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Digital Substation Market by Module (Hardware, SCADA, & Fiber Optics Communication Network), Voltage (Below 66kV, 66kV–220kV, 220–550kV, & Above 550kV), Type (Transmission & Distribution), Industry, & Geography - Global Forecast to 2022

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: September 2016
Report Code: SE 4607

 

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The digital substation market was valued at USD 5.24 billion in 2015 and is estimated to reach at USD 8.42 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% between 2016 and 2022. The base year considered for this study is 2015, and the forecast period considered is between 2016 and 2022. This report provides a detailed analysis of the market based on module, type, voltage, industry, and geography. The utility sector is expected to hold the largest share of the digital substation market during the forecast period. The digital substation market, by type, comprises transmission and distribution substations. The installation of transmission substations is expected to increase in the coming years due to the growing demand for electricity and the replacement of aging infrastructure. The existing infrastructure cannot sustain the bulk power movements or inferior standards.

The research methodology used to estimate and forecast the digital substation market begins with obtaining data on key vendor revenues through secondary research from sources such as International Energy Association, American Wind Energy Association, and National Electrical Manufacturers Association, among others. The vendor offerings have also been taken into consideration to determine the market segmentation. The top-down procedure has been employed to arrive at the overall market size of the global digital substation market from the average number of projects installed worldwide and average investments made for the installations in USD. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market has been split into several segments and subsegments, which have then been verified through primary research by conducting extensive interviews with key people such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and executives. This data triangulation and market breakdown procedures have been employed to complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and subsegments.

Digital Substation Market

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This report provides valuable insights regarding the ecosystem of the digital substation market such as research, design, and development; manufacturers & integrators; transmission & distribution; post-sale services; prototype; software development; process development; IED components; hardware development; SCADA development; training & consulting; process regulatory approval; communication networks; and end users such as utilities & industrial. This study also answers several questions for the stakeholders such as which market segments to focus on in the next two to five years for prioritizing the efforts and investments. Some of the key players operating in this market include ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Siemens AG (Germany), General Electric (U.S.), Cisco systems, Inc. (U.S.), Schneider Electric (France), Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.), Emerson Electric (U.S.), Larsen & Toubro (India), Eaton Corp., (Ireland), and NR Electric Co., Ltd. (China), among others.

Target Audience:

  • Intelligent electronic devices (IED) manufacturers
  • SCADA solution providers
  • Communication network providers
  • Power utility companies
  • Turnkey contractors
  • Distributors and traders
  • Research organizations
  • Forums, alliances, and associations
  • Other end users such as the companies operating in the steel, mining, oil & gas, and railway sectors

Scope of the Report:

The global digital substation market, in this research report, has been segmented on the basis of module, type, industry, voltage, and geography.

Global Digital Substation Market, by Module

  • Hardware
  • Fiber optics communication network
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition

Global Digital Substation Market, by voltage

  • Below 66 kV
  • 66 kV to 220 kV
  • 220 kV to 550 kV
  • Above 550 kV

Global Digital Substation Market, by Type

  • Transmission substation
  • Distribution substation

Global Digital Substation Market, by Industry

  • Utility
  • Metal
  • Mining
  • Oil & gas  Transportation

Global Digital Substation Market, by Geography

  • Americas
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • RoW

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Study Objectives
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 20)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primaries Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 28)

4 Premium Insight (Page No. - 33)
    4.1 Opportunites for the Digital Substation Market
    4.2 Transmission Digital Substation Market, By Region
    4.3 Digital Substation Market in APAC to Grow at the Highest Rate in 2016
    4.4 China to Dominate the Digital Substation Market in APAC in 2016
    4.5 Digital Substation Market for 220kV–550kV Voltage Range, By Industry, 2016–2022
    4.6 Life Cycle Analysis, By Geography

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 38)
    5.1 Market Segmentation
           5.1.1 Digital Substation Market, By Module
           5.1.2 Digital Substation Market, By Type
           5.1.3 Digital Substation Market, By Voltage
           5.1.4 Digital Substation Market, By Industry
           5.1.5 Digital Substation Market, By Geography
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
                    5.2.1.1 Rising Need for Low-Cost and Flexible Substation Solutions
                    5.2.1.2 Increasing Demand for Replacing Ageing Infrastructure
                    5.2.1.3 Growing Adoption of Digital Substations in the Upcoming Smart Cities
           5.2.2 Restraints
                    5.2.2.1 High Initial Investments
                    5.2.2.2 Drop in Demand for Digital Substations in the Oil and Gas Industry
           5.2.3 Opportunities
                    5.2.3.1 Increase in the Number of Renewable Energy Projects
                    5.2.3.2 Emerging Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) Market in China
           5.2.4 Challenges
                    5.2.4.1 Controlling Cyber Security Threats

6 Technological Overview (Page No. - 48)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Digital Substation Architecture
           6.2.1 Process Level
           6.2.2 Equipment Protection and Monitoring Level
           6.2.3 Station Level
    6.3 Conventional vs Digital Substation
    6.4 Overview of Industry Standards
           6.4.1 IEC 61850
           6.4.2 IEC 61850-8-1
           6.4.3 IEC 61850-9-2
    6.5 Non-Conventional Instrument Transformer (NCIT)
           6.5.1 Voltage Instrument Transformer
           6.5.2 Current Instrument Transformer

7 Industry Trends (Page No. - 54)
    7.1 Value Chain Analysis
    7.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           7.2.1 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
           7.2.2 Threat of Substitutes
           7.2.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           7.2.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           7.2.5 Threat of New Entrants

8 Digital Substation Market, By Module (Page No. - 62)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Hardware
           8.2.1 Transformers
           8.2.2 Busbars
           8.2.3 Condition Monitoring Systems
           8.2.4 Protection Devices
           8.2.5 Circuit Breakers/Switchgears
           8.2.6 Others
    8.3 Fiber Optics Communication Network
    8.4 Scada

9 Digital Substation Market, By Type (Page No. - 73)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Transmission Substations
    9.3 Distribution Substations

10 Digital Substation Market, By Voltage (Page No. - 78)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Below 66kV Segment
     10.3 66kV–220kV Segment
     10.4 220kV–550kV Segment
     10.5 Above 550kV Segment

11 Digital Substation Market, By Industry (Page No. - 84)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Utility
     11.3 Metal
     11.4 Mining
     11.5 Oil & Gas
     11.6 Transportation

12 Geographic Analysis (Page No. - 97)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 Americas
             12.2.1 Increasing Investments to Upgrade Existing Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure
             12.2.2 North America
                        12.2.2.1 Increasing Investments to Upgrade Existing Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure
                        12.2.2.2 U.S.
                                     12.2.2.2.1 Increased Use of Renewables for Power Generation
                        12.2.2.3 Canada
                                     12.2.2.3.1 Largest Supplier of Energy to the U.S.
                        12.2.2.4 Mexico
                                     12.2.2.4.1 More Opportunities for Smart Grid Exporters in Mexico
             12.2.3 South America
                        12.2.3.1 Highly Dependent on Hydropower Projects for Electricity Generation
                        12.2.3.2 Brazil
                                     12.2.3.2.1 Strong Government Support in the Renewable Energy Sector
                        12.2.3.3 Rest of South America
                                     12.2.3.3.1 Focus on Meeting the Increasing Demand for New Infrastructure
     12.3 Europe
             12.3.1 U.K.
                        12.3.1.1 More Investments in Offshore and Onshore Wind Projects to Meet the Rising Demand for Electricity
             12.3.2 Germany
                        12.3.2.1 Digitalization of Railways Driving the Growth of the Digital Substation Market
             12.3.3 France
                        12.3.3.1 Growth in the Renewable Energy Segment Likely to Increase the Demand for Digital Substations in France
             12.3.4 Russia
                        12.3.4.1 Huge Potential for Pilot Projects in the Metal Industry
             12.3.5 Rest of Europe
                        12.3.5.1 More Investments in Rebuilding Power and Distribution Systems
     12.4 APAC
             12.4.1 India
                        12.4.1.1 More Investments in Infrastructure Projects to Increase the Generation Capacity
             12.4.2 China
                        12.4.2.1 Increase in the Number of Digital Substation Installations in China
             12.4.3 Japan
                        12.4.3.1 Increasing Installation of Solar Power Stations Would Reduce Costs and Carbon Emissions
             12.4.4 South Korea
                        12.4.4.1 Increasing Use of Smart Grids to Reduce Cost and Save Energy
             12.4.5 Rest of APAC
                        12.4.5.1 Increase in the Number of Pilot Projects in the Aluminum Industry
     12.5 RoW
             12.5.1 Middle East
                        12.5.1.1 Deployment of Digital Substations in the Middle East Countries to Increase in the Long Run
             12.5.2 Africa
                        12.5.2.1 Increase in Power Facilities in Africa

13 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 122)
     13.1 Overview
     13.2 Ranking of the Top 5 Companies in the Digital Substation Market
     13.3 Competitive Scenario
     13.4 Recent Developments
             13.4.1 New Product Launches
             13.4.2 Partnerships/Collaborations/Agreements
             13.4.3 Expansions
             13.4.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

14 Company Profiles (Page No. - 130)
(Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development)*
     14.1 Introduction
     14.2 ABB Ltd.
     14.3 Siemens AG
     14.4 Schneider Electric
     14.5 General Electric
     14.6 Cisco Systems, Inc.
     14.7 Eaton Corp. PLC
     14.8 Emerson Electric Co.
     14.9 Honeywell International, Inc.
     14.10 Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
     14.11 Nr Electric Co., Ltd.

*Details on Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

15 Appendix (Page No. - 159)
     15.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     15.2 Discussion Guide
     15.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     15.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     15.5 Available Customizations
     15.6 Related Reports


List of Tables (70 Tables)

Table 1 Digital Substation Projects, 2015–2016
Table 2 Increase in Demand for Low-Cost and Flexible Solutions Propelling the Growth of the Digital Substation Market
Table 3 High Initial Investments Act as A Restraining Factor for the Growth of the Digital Substation Market
Table 4 Increase in the Number of Renewable Energy Projects is A Huge Opportunity for the Digital Substation Market
Table 5 Controlling Cyber Security Threats Acts as A Major Challenge for the Power Industry
Table 6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: Threat of New Entrants Likely to Have A Medium Impact on the Overall Market
Table 7 Digital Substation Market, By Module, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 8 Digital Substation Market for Hardware Module, By Type, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 9 Digital Substation Market for Hardware Module, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 10 Digital Substation Market for Transformers, By Industry, 2016–2022 (USD Million)
Table 11 Digital Substation Market for Busbars, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 12 Digital Substation Market for Condition Monitoring Systems, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Digital Substation Market for Protection Devices, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Digital Substation Market for Circuit Breakers/Switchgears, By Industry, 2016–2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Digital Substation Market for Others, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 Digital Substation Market for Fiber Optics Communication Network Module, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Digital Substation Market for Scada Module, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 18 Digital Substation Market, By Type, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 19 Transmission Digital Substation Market, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 20 Transmission Digital Substation Market in the Americas, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 21 Distribution Digital Substation Market, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 22 Distribution Digital Substation Market in the Americas, By Region, 2016–2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 Digital Substation Market, By Voltage, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 24 Market for Digital Substations With Voltage Below 66kV, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 Market for Digital Substations With 66kV–220kV Voltage Range, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 26 Market for Digital Substations With 220kV–550kV Voltage Range, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 27 Digital Substation Market, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 28 Digital Substation Market for Utility, By Module, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 29 Digital Substation Market for Utility, By Hardware, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 30 Digital Substation Market for Utility, By Voltage, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 31 Digital Substation Market for Utility, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 32 Digital Substation Market for Metal, By Module, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 33 Digital Substation Market for Metal, By Hardware, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 Digital Substation Market for Metal, By Voltage, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 35 Digital Substation Market for Metal, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 36 Digital Substation Market for Mining, By Module, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 37 Digital Substation Market for Mining, By Hardware, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 38 Digital Substation Market for Mining, By Voltage, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 39 Digital Substation Market for Mining, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 40 Digital Substation Market for Oil & Gas, By Module, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 41 Digital Substation Market for Oil & Gas, By Hardware, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 42 Digital Substation Market for Oil & Gas, By Voltage, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 43 Digital Substation Market for Oil & Gas, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 44 Digital Substation Market for Transportation, By Module, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 Digital Substation Market for Transportation, By Hardware, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 Digital Substation Market for Transportation, By Voltage, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 47 Digital Substation Market for Transportation, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 Digital Substation Market, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 49 Digital Substation Market in the Americas, By Type, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 50 Digital Substation Market in the Americas, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 51 Digital Substation Market in the Americas, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 52 Digital Substation Market in North America, By Type, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 53 Digital Substation Market in North America, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 54 Digital Substation Market in North America, By Country, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 55 Digital Substation Market in South America, By Type, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 56 Digital Substation Market in South America, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 57 Digital Substation Market in South America, By Country, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 58 Digital Substation Market in Europe, By Type, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 59 Digital Substation Market in Europe, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 Digital Substation Market in Europe, By Country, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 61 Digital Substation Market in APAC, By Type, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 62 Digital Substation Market in APAC, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 63 Digital Substation Market in APAC, By Country, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 64 Digital Substation Market in RoW, By Type, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 65 Digital Substation Market in RoW, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 66 Digital Substation Market in RoW, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 67 New Product Launches, 2013–2016
Table 68 Partnerships/Collaborations/Agreements, 2014–2016
Table 69 Expansions, 2013–2016
Table 70 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013–2014


List of Figures (66 Figures)

Figure 1 Segmentation of the Digital Substation Market
Figure 2 Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Digital Substation Market Expected to Grow Moderately During the Forecast Period
Figure 7 Fiber Optics Communication Network Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 8 Digital Substation for the Utility Industry Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 9 Market for Transmission Substations Likely to Grow at A Higher Rate Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 10 Digital Substation Market for 220kV–550kV Voltage Range Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 11 Digital Substation Market in Asia Pacific Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 12 Rising Demand in the Utility Industry for Renewable Projects, 2016-2022
Figure 13 Digital Substation Market in APAC to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 14 India Expected to Witness the Highest Growth Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 15 Utility Industry Likely to Hold the Largest Share of the Digital Substation Market in APAC in 2015
Figure 16 Utility Sector for Substations With A Voltage Range of 220kV–550kV Estimated to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 17 Digital Substation Market in APAC is Currently in the Growth Stage
Figure 18 Geographical Segmentation of the Digital Substation Market
Figure 19 Increasing Adoption of Substations in Upcoming Smart Cities is Expected to Spur the Growth for Digital Substation Market
Figure 20 More Number of Conventional Substations Being Retrofitted to Upgrade Ageing Infrastructure in North America, in 2016
Figure 21 Digital Substation Architecture
Figure 22 Block Diagram Current Transformer
Figure 23 Major Value is Added During the Manufacturing & Transmission Phase, in 2016
Figure 24 Impact of Threat of New Entrants Was Moderate in the Digital Substation Market in 2016
Figure 25 Digital Substation Market: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 26 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry: Moderate Competition in the Present Market Due to High Entry & Exit Barriers
Figure 27 Threat of Substitutes Likely to Remain Low During the Forecast Period Due to Low Substitue Product Quality
Figure 28 Bargaining Power of Buyers Likely to Be Low Due to the Availability of Less Number of Solution Suppliers
Figure 29 Bargaining Power of Suppliers Likely to Be Medium Due to Low Product Differentiation
Figure 30 Threat of New Entrants Likely to Be Medium Due to Moderate Capital Requirement
Figure 31 Hardware Module Expected to Hold the Largest Size of the Digital Substation Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 32 Digital Substation Market, By Type
Figure 33 Market for Transmission Substations Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 34 Digital Substations With A Voltage Range of 220kV–550kV Expected to Hold the Largest Market Size During the Forecast Period
Figure 35 Market for Digital Substations With Voltage Above 550kV, By Industry, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Figure 36 Utility Expected to Hold the Largest Share of the Digital Substation Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 37 Digital Substation Market Segmentation: By Geography
Figure 38 Geographic Snapshot: Digital Substation Market in APAC Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 39 Digital Substation Market in India Estimated to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 40 Segmentation: the Americas
Figure 41 Snapshot of the Digital Substation Market in the Americas
Figure 42 Digital Substation Market in Mexico to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 43 Segmentation: Europe
Figure 44 Segmentation: APAC
Figure 45 Snapshot of the Digital Substation Market in APAC
Figure 46 Segmentation: RoW
Figure 47 Key Growth Strategies Adopted By the Top Companies in the Digital Substation Market, 2013–2016
Figure 48 General Electric Grew Significantly at A High Rate Between 2013 and 2015
Figure 49 Ranking of the Top 5 Players in the Digital Substation Market, 2015
Figure 50 Market Evaluation Framework – New Product Launches Fuelled Growth and Innovation Between 2014 and 2016
Figure 51 Battle for Market Share: New Product Launches Was Considered to Be the Key Strategy Between 2013 and 2016
Figure 52 Geographic Revenue Mix of Top Market Players
Figure 53 ABB Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 54 ABB Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 55 Siemens AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 56 Siemens AG.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 57 Schneider Electric.: Company Snapshot
Figure 58 Schneider Electric: SWOT Analysis
Figure 59 General Electric: Company Snapshot
Figure 60 General Electric : SWOT Analysis
Figure 61 Cisco Systems, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 62 Cisco Systems, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 63 Eaton Corp.: Company Snapshot
Figure 64 Emerson Electric Co.: Company Snapshot
Figure 65 Honeywell International, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 66 Larsen & Toubro Ltd.: Company Snapshot

The digital substation market is expected to be valued at USD 8.42 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% between 2016 and 2022. Several countries are looking for reliable and stable power supply, in terms of renewable sources, for power generation. This is expected to fuel the demand for installation of digital substations in upcoming smart cities as power generation is majorly done through renewables such as solar and wind energy.

The digital substation market, on the basis of module, has been segmented into hardware, fiber optics communication network, and supervisory control and data acquisition. Among all the segments, the market for hardware is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Major investments in railway and metro projects in APAC and South America are likely to drive the digital substation market for protective devices for the transportation industry during the forecast period.

The digital substation market, on the basis of type, has been segmented into transmission and distribution substations. APAC is the fastest growing market for transmission digital substations due to rapid industrialization, and also there is a huge opportunity for investments in renewable energy projects, such as wind and solar, for power generation in this region. To meet the growing demand for electricity, the companies in APAC are encouraging the installation of digital substations.

The digital substation market, on the basis of voltage, has been segmented into below 66 kV, 66kV–220kV, 220kV–550kV, and above 550kV. Among these voltage ranges, the market for digital substations with a voltage range of 220kV–550kV is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, and this market growth can be attributed to the increased investments in transmission infrastructure in APAC.

The digital substation market, based on industry, has been segmented into utility, oil & gas, metal, mining, and transportation. Among these industries, utility is expected to hold the largest share of the digital substation market, followed by oil & gas, during the forecast period. The growth of the market for the utility industry can be attributed to the increasing demand for the replacement of aging infrastructure and the use of renewables such as solar and wind for electricity generation.

Digital Substation Market

The digital substation market in APAC is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The market growth can be attributed to the several initiatives taken up by the Government of India to improve its power and energy sector. Plans to build renewables with an energy capacity of 175GW by 2022, several schemes organized to revive distribution in utilities, and village electrification programs, among others, are some of the initiatives taken up by the Government of India.

High initial investments and decreasing oil prices act as the major restraining factors for the installation of more number of digital substations. In addition, several companies are trying to retrofit the traditional substations, which necessitates the use of a significant number of sensors. Controlling various types of cyber security threats such as hostile governments, terrorist groups, accidents, and natural disasters poses as a major challenge for the growth of this market.

Key players in this market focus on strategic partnerships, acquisitions, agreements, and new product launches to increase their revenue. ABB Ltd. is a leading player in the digital substation market. The company focuses on new projects and new product launches to maintain its leading position worldwide. Recently, in 2016, ABB provided power infrastructure for the offshore platform as well as the onshore substations to efficiently integrate into Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, the U.K.’s. transmission grid; the company also extended an existing substation that received the wind power.

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