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  • Published In : Mar 2024
  • Code : CMI6755
  • Pages :138
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  • Industry : Energy

Market Size and Trends

The Power SCADA Market is estimated to be valued at USD 2.71 Bn in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 4.41 Bn by 2031, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% from 2024 to 2031.

Power SCADA Market Key Factors

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With the integration of renewable energy sources into existing power grids, implementation of advanced metering infrastructure, and emergence of microgrids, the market is projected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. The power SCADA market trend shows growing demand for cloud-based SCADA systems and analytics solutions that help utilities better manage grid operations and meet sustainability goals. Rising deployments of smart grid technologies also provide opportunities for SCADA providers to optimize grid management. However, market growth can be challenging due to cyber security threats on critical infrastructure and skilled workforce shortages faced by utilities globally.

Power Demand Increases Globally

As the global population and standards of living continues to increase rapidly, so does the demand placed on existing power generation and distribution infrastructure. Utilities across both developed and developing regions are investing heavily in expanding their power generation capacity and upgrading transmission networks to keep pace with rising electricity consumption. According to projections, global energy demand is expected to grow by as much as 30% over the next two decades. Meeting this level of demand will require a massive build-out of new power plants as well as modernization of the grids that deliver power to both urban and rural end-users. SCADA systems play a vital role in enabling utilities to optimize the performance of their assets to reliably meet growing electricity needs. With SCADA, grid operators gain real-time visibility across generation, transmission and distribution systems to pinpoint inefficiencies or constraints. When major demand spikes occur, for example during heat waves or times of peak industrial usage, SCADA allows automated or remote adjustments to routes power flows most effectively. It also facilitates the integration of renewable energy sources like solar and wind farms which exhibit variable output that must be carefully balanced with conventional generation resources. As power demand continues expanding unabated worldwide, utilities will increasingly turn to SCADA technologies to help upgrade and "future proof" their infrastructure for a higher capacity, smarter and more resilient grid.

Market Concentration and Competitive Landscape

Power SCADA Market Concentration By Players

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Growing Reliance on Renewable Energy

Rising concern over climate change coupled with advancements in renewable energy technologies have prompted many nations to substantially increase the amount of power sourced from emission-free alternatives like solar, wind, and hydroelectric. Ambitious renewable portfolio standards and carbon reduction pledges have created a surge in new renewable energy capacity additions globally over the past decade. According to the International Energy Agency in 2021, the share of renewables in the world's total power generation mix could rise to over 30 % by 2040 if current policy commitments are fulfilled. While a positive trend environmentally, integrating large amounts of variable renewable sources like wind and solar into existing power networks presents technical challenges that grid operators are addressing through intelligent monitoring and controls. SCADA systems empower grid operators to maintain a stable supply of electricity even as the proportion of intermittent renewable generation grows significantly on their systems. For example, SCADA enables utilities to identify high wind and solar yield periods allowing excess power to be routed or stored effectively.

Power SCADA Market Key Takeaways From Lead Analyst

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Market Challenges: Growing Complexity of Grid Operations

The power SCADA market faces several challenges. Ageing infrastructure and the need for upgrades pose a significant challenge as utilities struggle with budget constraints. Additionally, growing complexity of grid operations due to rising share of renewables makes network monitoring more difficult. Lack of skilled workforce can also hamper effective grid management. Utilities find it challenging to adopt new technologies due to concerns about system integrity and security issues from cyber threats. High initial installation costs of advanced SCADA systems act as a barrier, especially for utilities in developing regions.

Market Opportunities: Adoption of smart grid technologies

The market sees ample opportunities for growth. Modernization of grids provides impetus for SCADA upgrades. Adoption of smart grid technologies enhances the business case for network automation solutions. Utilities are investing in digitalization to improve efficiency, optimize operations and integrate more renewable energy. Growing demand for micro-grids and decentralized power generation expands the scope for localized SCADA deploy.

Power SCADA Market By Architecture, 2024

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Insights, By Architecture: Reliability Drives Dominance of Hardware

In terms of Architecture, Hardware contributes the 50.6% share of the Power SCADA market owning to its fundamentally critical role in system operations. As the core physical components that facilitate control and monitoring, hardware forms the backbone of any SCADA system. It is hardware such as remote terminal units, programmable logic controllers, communication infrastructure and human-machine interfaces that collect field data, execute control commands, and display process information to operators. The reliable and consistent operation of these devices is paramount to maintaining control of power generation, transmission and distribution networks. Any malfunctions or interruptions caused by hardware issues can severely impact the stability and safety of electricity provisioning. Unscheduled outages reduce capacity and increase costs, while technical faults may compromise worker safety or even cause blackouts. As such, hardware manufacturers focus intensely on developing products with industry-leading robustness, longevity, cyber security protections, and fail-safe redundancies. They also provide extensive after-sales service and technical support to minimize downtime from unplanned maintenance needs. Overall the emphasis on reliability translates to hardware having the longest replacement cycles and lowest total cost of ownership compared to other architectural segments.

Insights, By Components: Remote Access Drives RTU Segment Dominance

In terms of Components, Remote Terminal Units contribute the 41.22% share of the Power SCADA market owing to their role in enabling widespread remote control and monitoring. RTUs serve as the primary communications and data aggregation devices installed at unmanned field sites across vast power generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure. They monitor sensors, control circuit breakers and switches, while consolidating operational data from numerous outlying locations for transmission back to central control centers via various communication networks. Given the scale and geographical spread of power infrastructure, having remote access capabilities is essential for efficient span of control by operators. RTUs allow distributed management of assets without needing constant physical presence at each site.

Insights, By End-Users: Safety Compliance Drives Oil & Gas Demand

In terms of End-Users, the Oil & Gas sector contributes the highest share of the Power SCADA market due to stringent regulatory compliance for operational safety. Power equipment such as turbines, compressors and motors are extensively used across oil and gas extraction, processing, refining and distribution facilities. However, these environments also contain flammable and combustible substances, requiring rigorous monitoring and process control to prevent fires, explosions and other incidents. Regulatory agencies like OSHA have mandated use of centralized control rooms integrated with reliable safety instrumented systems for the oil and gas industry. SCADA solutions provide the real-time visibility, automated protective functions and documented audit trails needed to satisfy compliances. Furthermore, due to large facility footprints, complex multi-site operations and remote field locations, oil and gas firms particularly benefit from SCADA's advanced monitoring and remote access capabilities. They help maximize uptime, throughput and efficiency while minimizing risks to personnel and assets. Overall, demand from oil and gas fir

Regional Insights

Power SCADA Market Regional Insights, 2024

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North America is currently the largest and the most dominant region in the global power SCADA market. The region accounts for around 41.2% of the total market share owing to the strong presence of major market players such as ABB, Schneider Electric and General Electric within the region. These companies have been investing heavily in developing new and innovative SCADA solutions catering to the growing industrialization and infrastructural development in the countries of US and Canada. Moreover, the regional governments are constantly working towards upgrading the aging power infrastructure which has further helped in creating lucrative opportunities for deployment of advanced SCADA systems in the transmission and distribution systems.

Asia Pacific region is poised to be the fastest growing market for Power SCADA solutions globally. Rapid industrialization and urbanization projects across developing economies of China, India and Southeast Asian countries have proliferated the demand for systems that can enable efficient monitoring and management of their complex power networks. Many regional power utilities as well as independent power producers are adopting modern SCADA systems to gain better visibility and control over their widespread power assets. Further, the presence of global SCADA vendors looking to tap into business opportunities offered by Asia's booming power sector through partnerships with local system integrators is also expected to accelerate the regional market growth over the next decade. Countries like China have also implemented initiatives supporting domestic manufacturing of SCADA components which has boosted regional imports and exports.

Market Report Scope

Power SCADA Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2023 Market Size in 2024: US$ 2.71 Bn
Historical Data for: 2019 To 2023 Forecast Period: 2024 To 2031
Forecast Period 2024 to 2031 CAGR: 7.2% 2031 Value Projection: US$ 4.41 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Architecture: Software, Hardware, and Services
  • By Component: Master Terminal Unit (MTU), Remote Terminal Unit (RTU), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Communication System, and Others (Intelligent Electronic Device (IEDs), etc.)
  • By End-User: Oil & Gas, Water and Wastewater, Metal and Mining, Chemicals, and Others (Transportation, etc.) 
Companies covered:

ABB, Emerson, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Eaton Corporation, Rockwell Automation, Hitachi, Honeywell, Indra Sistemas, PSI AG, Toshiba Corporation, Emerson Electric Co. Establishment, Alstom., General Electric Co., Honeywell International Inc., Omron Corporation, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Iconics Inc., Enbase LLC, and Globalogix

Growth Drivers:
  • Power Demand Increases Globally
  • Growing Reliance on Renewable Energy
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Growing Complexity of Grid Operations
  • Lack of Skilled Workforce

Key Developments

  • Siemens Energy and Ørsted have indeed joined forces to create an AI-driven offshore wind service platform. While the specific initiation date mentioned in the search results is not directly linked to 2022, the context indicates that the collaborative effort began during that period. For example, Siemens Energy announced a new AI-driven cyber security service in 2023, which demonstrates ongoing cooperation between these two entities within the realm of AI applications in the energy sector
  • Emerson secured a multi-million dollar contract in December 2022 to modernize National Grid ESO's SCADA system, known as the iEMS (Integrated Energy Management System). This project aims to improve situational awareness, decision-making, and control capabilities within the U.K.'s electricity grid.
  • In 2022, ABB secured a contract to upgrade the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and communication systems for National Grid Sweden's (NSE) 220 kV and 138 kV transmission networks.
  • *Definition: The Power SCADA Market involves software and hardware solutions that enable utilities to remotely monitor and control electrical infrastructure across transmission and distribution networks. Power SCADA systems are used to gather real-time operational data from remote assets like substations, generators and circuit breakers. They help utilities optimize resource allocation, improve power dispatch efficiency, enhance grid reliability and provide early fault detection to minimize outage times.

Market Segmentation

  • Architecture Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Software
    • Hardware
    • Services
  •  Component Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Master Terminal Unit (MTU)
    • Remote Terminal Unit (RTU)
    • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
    • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
    • Communication System
    • Others (Intelligent Electronic Device (IEDs), etc.)
  • End-user Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Oil & Gas
    • Water and Wastewater
    • Metal and Mining
    • Chemicals
    • Others (Transportation, etc.)
  • Regional Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • Spain
      • France
      • Italy
      • Russia
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC Countries
      • Israel
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Key Players Insights
    • ABB
    • Emerson
    • Siemens
    • Schneider Electric
    • Eaton Corporation
    • Rockwell Automation
    • Hitachi
    • Honeywell
    • Indra Sistemas
    • PSI AG
    • Toshiba Corporation
    • Emerson Electric Co. Establishment
    • Alstom.
    • General Electric Co.
    • Honeywell International Inc.
    • Omron Corporation
    • Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    • Iconics Inc.
    • Enbase LLC
    • Globalogix

Frequently Asked Questions

The CAGR of the power SCADA market is projected to be 7.2% from 2024 to 2031.

Power demand increases globally and growing reliance on renewable energy are the major factor driving the growth of the power SCADA market.

Growing complexity of grid operations and lack of skilled workforce are the major factors hampering the growth of the power SCADA market.

In terms of Architecture, Hardware is estimated to dominate the market revenue share 2024.

ABB, Emerson, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Eaton Corporation, Rockwell Automation, Hitachi, Honeywell, Indra Sistemas, PSI AG, Toshiba Corporation, Emerson Electric Co. Establishment, Alstom., General Electric Co., Honeywell International Inc., Omron Corporation, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Iconics Inc., Enbase LLC, and Globalogix are the major players.

North America is expected to lead the power SCADA market.

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