Distribution Automation Market by Component (Field Device (Smart Meters, Voltage Regulators, and Smart Sensors), Software & Services, Communication Technology (Wired, and Wireless)), Type of Utility (Public, Private), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023

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Date: 29-Jun-2018
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“The distribution automation market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.29% from 2018 to 2023.”

The distribution automation market is projected to reach USD 16.81 billion by 2023, from an estimated USD 11.82 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 7.29% during the forecast period. The increasing renewable power generation has boosted the demand for distribution automation. Also, the need for energy efficiency, protection, and immediate fault detection in the power distribution network would further aid the growth of this market. However, the high initial cost of distribution automation system would act as a restraint for the distribution automation market.

“The field device segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2018 to 2023.”

The field device segment is expected to be the fastest-growing distribution automation market, by component, from 2018 to 2023. The increasing deployment of field devices in distribution automation will drive the field device segment. Increasing investments in field devices, particularly in Asian countries such as China, India, Japan, and South Korea, will result in the higher market share of field device segment in distribution automation market.

“Europe: The largest market for distribution automation”

Europe is expected to be the largest market for distribution automation in 2018, followed by North America and Asia Pacific. Germany, UK, and France are expected to hold a significant share of the distribution automation market in the region because of increasing investments in smart grid projects.

The distribution automation market is growing at a rapid pace in countries such as Spain, Italy, and Denmark because of increasing smart grid investments with strong in-built T&D assets. These factors are expected to boost the growth of the distribution automation market in Europe.

Breakdown of Primaries:

In-depth interviews have been conducted with various key industry participants, subject-matter experts, C-level executives of key market players, and industry consultants to obtain and verify critical qualitative and quantitative information as well as assess future market prospects. The distribution of primary interviews is as follows:


  • By Company Type: Tier 1- 70%, Tier 2- 20%, and Tier 3- 10%

  • By Designation: C-Level- 50%, D-Level- 20%, Others- 30%

  • By Region: North America - 35%, Europe - 12%, Asia Pacific- 22%,Middle East& Africa- 21%, and South America- 10%,


Note: The tier of the companies has been defined on the basis of their total revenue; as of 2016: Tier 1 = >USD 10 billion, Tier 2 = from USD 1 billion to USD 10 billion, and Tier 3 = < USD 1 billion.

The leading players in the distribution automation market are ABB (Switzerland), Siemens (Germany), Schneider Electric (France), GE (US), and Eaton (Ireland).

Research Coverage:

The report defines, describes, and forecasts the global distribution automation market by type of utility, component, and region. It also offers a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market. The report provides a comprehensive review of the major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges. It also covers various important aspects of the market.

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Distribution Automation Market by Component (Field Device (Smart Meters, Voltage Regulators, and Smart Sensors), Software & Services, Communication Technology (Wired, and Wireless)), Type of Utility (Public, Private), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Objectives of the Study
1.2 Definition
1.3 Market Scope
1.3.1 Market Segmentation
1.3.2 Regional Scope
1.4 Years Considered for the Study
1.5 Currency
1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology
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
2.2 Market Size Estimation
2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Distribution Automation Market During the Forecast Period
4.2 Distribution Automation Market, By Type of Utility
4.3 Europe Distribution Automation Market, By Type of Utility & Country
4.4 Distribution Automation Market, By Country

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers
5.2.1.1 Increasing Renewable Power Generation
5.2.1.2 Upgrade of the Aging Distribution Infrastructure
5.2.1.3 Need for Energy Efficiency, Protection, and Immediate Fault Detection in the Power Distribution Network
5.2.2 Restraints
5.2.2.1 High Initial Installation Cost of Distribution Automation System
5.2.3 Opportunities
5.2.3.1 Increasing Distributed Energy Generation in Developing Countries Such as India
5.2.3.2 Advancement in Iot as Well as Communication Technologies
5.2.4 Challenges
5.2.4.1 Low Acceptance Level Among Utilities
5.2.4.2 Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

6 Distribution Automation Market, By Component
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Field Device
6.2.1 Voltage Regulator
6.2.2 Smart Meter
6.2.3 Smart Sensor
6.2.4 Automated Capacitor
6.2.5 Remote Fault Indicator
6.2.6 Smart Relay
6.2.7 Smart Recloser
6.2.8 Others
6.3 Software & Services
6.4 Communication Technology
6.4.1 Wireless Technology
6.4.1.1 Radiofrequency (RF) Mesh
6.4.1.2 Cellular Network
6.4.1.3 Others
6.4.2 Wired Technology
6.4.2.1 Power Line Carrier (PLC)
6.4.2.2 Optic Fiber
6.4.2.3 Ethernet
6.4.2.4 Others

7 Distribution Automation Market, By Type of Utility
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Public Utility
7.3 Private Utility

8 Distribution Automation, By Region
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Asia Pacific
8.2.1 By Type of Utility
8.2.2 By Component
8.2.3 By Country
8.2.3.1 China
8.2.3.2 Japan
8.2.3.3 India
8.2.3.4 South Korea
8.2.3.5 Australia
8.2.3.6 Rest of Asia Pacific
8.3 North America
8.3.1 By Type of Utility
8.3.2 By Component
8.3.3 By Country
8.3.3.1 US
8.3.3.2 Canada
8.3.3.3 Mexico
8.4 Europe
8.4.1 By Type of Utility
8.4.2 By Component
8.4.3 By Country
8.4.3.1 Germany
8.4.3.2 France
8.4.3.3 Italy
8.4.3.4 UK
8.4.3.5 Rest of Europe
8.5 South America
8.5.1 By Type of Utility
8.5.2 By Component
8.5.3 By Country
8.5.3.1 Brazil
8.5.3.2 Argentina
8.5.3.3 Rest of South America
8.6 Middle East & Africa
8.6.1 By Type of Utility
8.6.2 By Component
8.6.3 By Country
8.6.3.1 Saudi Arabia
8.6.3.2 UAE
8.6.3.3 Iran
8.6.3.4 South Africa
8.6.3.5 Rest of the Middle East & Africa

9 Competitive Landscape
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Market Share Analysis
9.3 Competitive Scenario
9.3.1 Product Launches
9.3.2 Contracts & Agreements
9.3.3 Investments & Expansions
9.3.4 Mergers & Expansions

10 Company Profiles
10.1 Benchmarking
10.2 ABB
10.3 Power System Engineering
10.4 Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
10.5 GE
10.6 Schneider Electric
10.7 G&W Electric
10.8 S&C Electric
10.9 Cisco
10.10 Xylem (Sensus)
10.11 Landis+Gyr
10.12 Eaton
10.13 Siemens

11 Appendix
11.1 Insights of Industry Experts
11.2 Discussion Guide
11.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
11.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
11.5 Available Customizations
11.6 Related Reports
11.7 Author Details

List of Tables

Table 1 Distribution Automation Market Snapshot
Table 2 Distribution Automation Market Size, By Component, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 3 Field Device: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 4 Field Device: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Hardware, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 5 Voltage Regulator: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 6 Smart Meter: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 7 Smart Sensor: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 8 Automated Capacitor: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 9 Remote Fault Indicator: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 10 Smart Relay: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 11 Smart Recloser: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region,2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 12 Others: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 13 Software & Services: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 14 Communication Technology: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 15 Communication Technology: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Type, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 16 Wireless Technology: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 17 Wireless Technology: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Technology Type, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 18 RF Mesh: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 19 Cellular Network: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 20 Others: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 21 Wired Technology: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 22 Wired Technology: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Technology, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 23 Power Line Carrier (PLC): Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 24 Optic Fiber: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 25 Ethernet: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region,2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 26 Others: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 27 Distribution Automation Market Size, By Utility Type, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 28 Public Utility: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 29 Private Utility: Distribution Automation Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 30 Distribution Automation Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 31 Asia Pacific: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 32 Asia Pacific: Distribution Automation Size, By Component, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 33 Asia Pacific: Distribution Automation Size, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 34 China: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 35 Japan: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 36 India: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 37 South Korea: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 38 Australia: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 39 Rest of Asia Pacific: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 40 North America: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 41 North America: Distribution Automation Size, By Component, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 42 North America: Distribution Automation Size, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 43 US: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 44 Canada: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 45 Mexico: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 46 Europe: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 47 Europe: Distribution Automation Size, By Component, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 48 Europe: Distribution Automation Size, By Country,2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 49 Germany: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 50 France: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 51 Italy: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility,2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 52 UK: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 53 Rest of Europe: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 54 South America: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 55 South America: Distribution Automation Size, By Component, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 56 South America: Distribution Automation Size, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 57 Brazil: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 58 Argentina: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 59 Rest of South America: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 60 Middle East & Africa: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 61 Middle East & Africa: Distribution Automation Size, By Component, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 62 Middle East & Africa: Distribution Automation Size, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 63 Saudi Arabia: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 64 UAE: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 65 Iran: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 66 South Africa: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 67 Rest of the Middle East & Africa: Distribution Automation Size, By Type of Utility, 2016–2023 (USD Million)
Table 68 Developments By Key Players in the Market, 2013–2017

List of Figures

Figure 1 Distribution Automation Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, and Region
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Data Triangulation Methodology
Figure 6 Field Device Segment is Expected to Grow at the Highest Cagr During the Forecast Period
Figure 7 Public Utility Segment is Expected to Lead the Distribution Automation Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 8 Europe is Expected to Dominate the Distribution Automation Market in 2018
Figure 9 Increasing Renewable Power Generation is Driving the Distribution Automation Market, From 2018–2023
Figure 10 Public Utility Segment is Expected to Dominate the Distribution Automation Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 11 Private Utility Segment and Germany Dominated the Distribution Automation Market in Europe
Figure 12 The Market in Japan is Expected to Grow at the Highest Cagr During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges
Figure 14 Field Device Segment is Expected to Dominate the Distribution Automation Market With the Maximum Market Share During the Forecast Period38
Figure 15 Public Utility Segment is Expected to Dominate the Distribution Automation Market With the Maximum Market Share During the Forecast Period55
Figure 16 Asia Pacific is Expected to Grow at the Highest Cagr During the Forecast Period
Figure 17 Distribution Automation Market in 2017
Figure 18 Asia Pacific: Market Snapshot
Figure 19 North America: Market Snapshot
Figure 20 Key Developments in Distribution Automation Market During 2013–2017
Figure 21 Market Share Analysis, 2017
Figure 22 ABB: Company Snapshot
Figure 23 GE: Company Snapshot
Figure 24 Schneider Electric: Company Snapshot
Figure 25 Cisco: Company Snapshot
Figure 26 Xylem (Sensus): Company Snapshot
Figure 27 Landis+Gyr: Company Snapshot
Figure 28 Eaton: Company Snapshot
Figure 29 Siemens: Company Snapshot

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