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The Global Substation Automation Products Market

  • Executive Summary
    • Substation Automation Systems
    • Substation Communication
    • Three Smart Substation Designs
    • Total Global Substations
      • Table Total Conventional Substations Worldwide by Region, 2006-2011
    • Smart Grid Costs
      • Table Global Sales (in $ billions) of Smart Grid Products by Smart Grid Category, 2010 vs. 2011 (e)
    • Retrofit Design Model
    • Future Substation Design
    • New Design Architecture
    • Smart Substation Initial Costs
      • Table Average Cost Per Substation Automation Initiative (in $ millions) by Region, 2011-2015
      • Table Global Sales (in $ billions) Forecast of Substation Automation System Products, 2011-2015
      • Table Global Sales Forecast (in $ billions) of Smart Substation Design Models, 2011-2015
      • Forecast by SAS Model
    • Asia Smart Substation Products Market
      • Table Total Substations Available for Automation by Region, 2011-2015
    • Europe's Smart Substation Market
      • Table Europe Spending (in $ billions) on Smart Substation Products by Category, 2011-2015
    • The U.S. Market for Smart Substation Products
      • Table U.S. Spending (in $ billions) on Smart Substation Products by Category, 2011-2015
    • Factors Driving Future Growth
      • Table Global Smart Substation Products Market Forecast (in $ billions) by Product Sector, 2011-2015
      • Factors Affecting Regional Spending
        • Table Smart Substation Spending (in $ billions) by Country, 2011 vs. 2015
    • Smart Substation Long Term Forecast
      • Table Smart Substation Products Market Forecast (in $ billions) by Design Architecture, 2016-2020
      • Regional Long-Term Forecasts
        • Table Smart Substation Products Forecast (in $ billions) by Global Region, 2011, 2015 & 2020
        • Table Europe Smart Substation Products Spending (in $ billions) by Category, 2016-2020
        • Table Smart Substation Forecast (in $ billions) by Product Category and Architecture Design, 2016-2020
  • Introduction
    • Scope of This Report
    • Methodology
    • Substation Defined
    • The Smart Grid Defined
      • The Need for a Smart Grid
        • Table Global Electricity Generation by Fuel Source (trillions of KWh), 2005-2030
      • Aging Infrastructure
      • Smart Grid Deployment
      • Substation Automation Systems
    • Main System Components
      • Advanced Information and Control Products
      • Grid Visualization and Control
      • Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs)
      • Management Control Products
    • Integrated Communications Products
      • Communications Technology
        • Table Smart Grid Interactive Communications Technologies
      • Power Line Communications
      • Broadband Over Power Lines
      • ZigBee
      • RF Mesh Networks
      • Z-Wave
    • Sensing and Response Products
      • Demand Response
      • Smart Sensors
      • Substation Communication
      • Communication Networks and Systems in Substations
    • SCADA Systems
      • Substation Automation Architecture
      • Three Smart Substation Designs
  • Market Size
    • Table Total Conventional Substations Worldwide by Region, 2006-2011
    • Table Total Conventional Substations Worldwide by Region, 2011-2015
    • Table Total Substations Available for Automation in Europe by Country, 2006, 2011, 2015 & 2020
    • Table Total Substations Available for Automation in Asia by Country, 2006, 2011, 2015, & 2020
    • Table Total Smart Grid Products Market Size (in $ billions) by Global Region, 2006-2011 (e)
    • Smart Grid Costs
      • Table Global Sales (in $ billions) of Smart Grid Products by Smart Grid Category, 2010 vs. 2011 (e)
      • Table Average Cost per Substation (in $ millions) Automation Initiative by Region, 2006-2011
      • Table Global Smart Substation Automation Products Market Size (in $ billions) by Product Sector, 2010 vs. 2011 (e)
    • Retrofit Design Model
    • Future Substation Design
    • New Design Architecture
      • Condition Monitoring
      • New Substation Communication Protocols
      • IEC 60870-5 Protocol
        • Table Average Cost Per Substation Automation Initiative (in $ millions) by Region, 2011-2015
    • Smart Substation Initial Costs
      • Table Global Sales (in $ billions) Forecast of Substation Automation System Products, 2011-2015
      • Table Global Smart Substation Automation Products Market Sales (in $ billions) Trend by Region, 2006-2011
      • Table Global Smart Substation Automation Products Market Sales (in $ billions) Trend by Region, 2011-2015
      • Forecast by SAS Model
        • Table Global Sales Forecast (in $ billions) of Smart Substation Design Models, 2011-2015
        • Table Global Sales Forecast (in $ billions) of Retrofit Smart Substation Design Products by Region, 2011-2015
        • Table Global Sales Forecast (in $ billions) of New Smart Substation Design Products by Region, 2011-2015
        • Table Global Sales Forecast (in $ billions) of Future Smart Substation Design Products by Region, 2011-2015
    • Asia Smart Substation Products Market
      • Table Average Cost Per Substation Automation Project (in $ millions) in U.S., Europe and Asia, by Smart Substation Product Segment, 2011-2015
      • Table Total Substations Available for Automation by Region, 2011-2015
      • Table Asian Market Size (in $ billions) of Substation Automation Products by Sector, 2011-2015 Asia 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 CAGR
      • Table Cumulative Spending on Smart Substation Products in Asia (in $ billions), 2011-2015 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
      • Table Spending (in $ billions) on Smart Substation Products by Design Architecture in Asia, 2011-2015
    • Europe's Smart Substation Market
      • Table Europe Spending (in $ billions) on Smart Substation Products by Category, 2011-2015
      • Table Europe's Cumulative Spending (in $ billions) on Smart Substation Products Categories, 2011-2015
      • Table European Spending (in $ billions) on Smart Substation Products by Substation Architecture, 2011-2015
      • Table U.S. Spending (in $ billions) on Smart Substation Products by Substation Architecture, 2011-2015
      • Table U.S. Spending (in $ billions) on Smart Substation Products by Category, 2011-2015
      • Projected Number of World Smart Meter Installations
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
      • Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) Installations
      • Communications Network Forecast
      • Sensing and Response Products
      • Control and Protection Products
        • Table Sales (in $ billions) of Control and Protection Products (including SCADA) for Substation Automation by Country, 2011-2015
        • Table Sales (in $ billions) of Control and Protection Products (including SCADA) for Substation Automation by Country, 2016-2020
        • Table Global Smart Substation Products Market Forecast (in $ billions) by Product Sector, 2011-2015
    • Factors Driving Future Growth
      • Table Global Market Size Forecast (in $ billions) of SAS Products by SAS Design
      • Communications Systems Growth
        • Table Smart Substation Spending (in $ billions) by Country, 2011 vs. 2015
      • Factors Affecting Regional Spending
        • Table Sales (in $ billions) of Integrated Communications Products for Substation Automation by Country, 2011-2015
        • Table Sales (in $ billions) of Integrated Communications Products for Substation Automation by Country, 2016-2020
    • Smart Substation Long Term Forecast
      • Table Smart Substation Products Market Forecast (in $ billions) by Region, 2016-2020
      • Table Smart Substation Products Market Forecast (in $ billions) by Design Architecture, 2016-2020
      • Table Total Substations by Region, 2016-2020
      • Table Smart Substation Products Long-Term Forecast (in $ billions) by Product Sector, 2016-2020
      • Regional Long-Term Forecasts
        • Table Smart Substation Products Forecast (in $ billions) by Global Region, 2011, 2015 & 2020
        • Table Smart Substation Products Forecast (in $ billions) by Product Sector, 2011, 2015 & 2020
        • Table U.S. Smart Substation Products Spending (in $ billions) by Category, 2016-2020
        • Table Europe Smart Substation Products Spending (in $ billions) by Category, 2016-2020
        • Table Asia Smart Substation Products Spending (in $ billions) by Category, 2016-2020
        • Table Global Smart Substation Products Forecast (in $ billions) by Product Type, 2016-2020
        • Table Total Substations Available for Automation, 2016-2020
        • Table Smart Substation Forecast (in $ billions) by Architecture Design and Region, 2016-2020
        • Table Smart Substation Forecast (in $ billions) by Product Category and Architecture Design, 2016-2020
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Subnet Solutions
    • RuggedCom
    • Itron, Inc.
    • Overview
      • Significant Developments
    • Open Systems International
    • Landis + Gyr
    • Overview
      • Recent Developments
    • Echelon Corp.
    • Silver Spring Network
    • Trilliant
    • Cisco Systems
    • General Electric
    • ABB Group
      • Table ABB Sales (in $ millions) by Division, 2008-2010
    • Adtran
    • Telvent
    • NovaTech
      • Orion Automation Platform
    • Tropos Networks
    • BPL Global
  • Market Challenges
    • Standardization of Substation Products
      • China Releases Smart Grid Standards
    • IEC 61850 Standard Popularity
      • U.S. Panel Agrees on Interoperability Standards
      • Europe Embraces IEC 61850
    • SCADA Standards Organizations
    • Human Resources Market Challenge

Nations are prioritizing their efforts to revitalize their decaying electric infrastructure by focusing on much-needed upgrades to their substations and ensuring these structures can be seamlessly connected to the Smart Grid.

The burgeoning industry of substation automation involves a plethora of devices, technologies, and business models that require a sophisticated approach to product selection, implementation, interoperability, and skilled engineering.

This SBI Energy report, The Global Substation Automation Products Market, examines the worldwide interest in smart substation development, including the market size and scope of the products, and the uneven pace at which nations are adopting the different substation automation architectures and designs.

The report covers a wide range of products and technologies used to automate substation processes and controls. Through interviews with substation industry experts and extensive secondary research, SBI Energy finds that from 2006-2010 the world added approximately 2,200 new conventional substations per year, distributed disproportionately across the globe. That number is likely to slow as new construction projects continue to wane in favor of upgrades to established substations and other regions accelerate their movements to renewable energy sources. Other key findings include:

  • SBI Energy forecasts that the global market for substation automation products will reach nearly $106 billion by 2015. Many factors are driving the market growth but the most predominant forces are the aging grid infrastructure, the influence of product marketers to provide multifunctional solutions that comply with strict communication protocols, and advancing technologies required to keep pace with electricity demand.
  • The average cost per substation automation initiative will grow at a much slower rate for the period 2011 to 2015 as regions lock in long-term contracts with suppliers and the cost of manufacturing goods sold also drops, especially in commodity product categories such as telecommunications.
  • Asia still maintains the greatest number of substations available for automation worldwide, with a 53% share in 2011. The bulk of Asia’s smart substation spending, however, is concentrated on control/protection products and monitoring/recording products.
  • Much of Europe’s focus on substation upgrades will be to retrofit communication networks and SBI Energy expects the sector to realize upwards of 10% CAGR for the five year period ending 2015, when sales will reach $7.2 billion.
  • The U.S. will ease its investment in nearly all of the substation product categories, most notably monitoring/recording products where the market value will drop to $6.8 billion by 2020 from $11.2 billion in 2016.


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