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Global Automatic Generation Control Market 2016-2020

Global Automatic Generation Control Market 2016-2020

About AGC

An AGC is a closed loop control system that controls multiple generators in an interconnected power system within a specified area. Generators are usually equipped with a primary controller for controlling frequency/active power control and voltage/ reactive power control; however, in a grid there are multiple generators that have to function in tandem with each other. AGC is used as a secondary controller for multiple generators. This system will ensure that the frequency and voltage is within a specified range even between the interconnected utility connection, and share the total power generated between assigned generators.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automatic generation control (AGC) market to grow at a CAGR of 2.83% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automatic generation control (AGC) market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the application of AGC, as it helps monitor and control power and frequency of an electric grid to acceptable levels.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automatic Generation Control (AGC) Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • ABB
  • GE-Alstom Grid
  • OSI
  • Siemens
Other prominent vendors
  • ANDRITZ
  • DEIF
  • ENERCON
  • Hitachi
  • Maverick Technologies
  • Regal-Beloit
Market driver
  • Changes in grid structure drive demand for IT implementation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Vulnerability of power grids to cyber attacks
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increase in distribution generation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automatic Generation Control (AGC) Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automatic generation control (AGC) market: ABB, GE-Alstom Grid, OSI, and Siemens.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ANDRITZ, DEIF, ENERCON, Hitachi, Maverick Technologies, and Regal-Beloit.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Increase in distribution generation will be a key trend for market growth. Distribution generation refers to the small-scale power generation through the use of generators or renewables at the point of consumption. This process is gaining popularity due to reduction in cost of energy systems such as solar PV and support from various countries due to its economic and emission benefits.”

According to the report, increase in investments in smart grid technologies will be a key driver for market growth. The growth in global population has triggered an increased demand for electricity. Transmission and distribution losses, rise in demand for power, and the demand-supply mismatch are leading to global power crisis. To overcome this challenge, countries such as the US, China, India, and the UK have started adopting smart grid technologies such as phasor measurement units, RTU’s IED, and smart meters.

Further, the report states that deregulation of power market will be a challenge for the market. The electrical grid is a complex and dynamic system, as it involves various activities such as power generation, transmission, and distribution. Earlier, the whole grid was largely owned and managed by a single entity; however, the power system changed drastically due to the deregulation that started in Europe and the US since the 1990s. The deregulation gave rise to generation companies, distribution companies, transmission companies and independent system operators where in each activity was treated separately.

Companies Mentioned

ABB, GE-Alstom Grid, OSI, Siemens, ANDRITZ, DEIF, ENERCON, Hitachi, Maverick Technologies, and Regal-Beloit.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table A typical AGC used in thermal power plant operation
      • Table Key countries in each region
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Frequency and equilibrium changes
      • Table Grid energy balance
      • Table Functional diagram of an AGC
      • Table AGC plant control
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global AGC market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global AGC market by application
      • Table Global AGC market by application 2015 and 2020
      • Table Global AGC market by application 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global AGC market in thermal power plants
      • Table Global AGC market in thermal power plants 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Typical response time of power generation units
    • Global AGC market in hydropower plants
      • Table Global AGC market in hydropower plants 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global AGC market by geographical segmentation
      • Table Global AGC market by geographical segmentation 2015 and 2020 (%)
      • Table Global AGC market by geographical segmentation 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • AGC market in the Americas
      • Table AGC market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Uruguay-Argentina-Brazil interconnection
      • Table An overview of AGC functions at UTE
    • AGC market in EMEA
      • Table AGC market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Wind power generation capacity by region, 2015
    • AGC market in APAC
      • Table AGC market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Functioning of vertically integrated electric utility and deregulated electricity market
  • Market drivers
    • Changes in grid structure drive demand for IT implementation
      • Table Traditional power grid
      • Table Transformed grid
    • Increase in investments in smart grid technologies
      • Table Application of smart grid technologies
    • Deregulation of power market
      • Table AGC in two-area system with feedback from tie-lines
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Vulnerability of power grids to cyber attacks
      • Table Smart grid implementation and vulnerabilities of cyber security
    • Growing adoption of GMS
      • Table Global renewable electric power capacity 2010-2015 (GW)
      • Table GMS functions in energy trading
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growth in integration of power resources
      • Table Global renewable energy investments 2011-2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Fossil fuel share in global energy mix 2014 and 2035
    • Increase in distribution generation
      • Table Benefits of distribution generation
      • Table Net summer capacity for estimated distributed solar PV capacity 2014-2015
      • Table Commonly used distribution energy resources
    • Rise in cross-border electricity interconnection
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • ABB
      • Table ABB: Product portfolio
    • GE-Alstom Grid
      • Table EMS application of GE's XA21
      • Table GE-Alstom Grid: Product portfolio
    • OSI
      • Table Key GMS solutions
      • Table OSI: Product portfolio
    • Siemens
      • Table Components of Siemens' ENMCS
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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