Distributed Control Systems for Power Generation Industry

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This Distributed Control Systems for Power Generation market research study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast.  The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and a select group of countries.

Shift toward Renewables Continues to Impact DCS Business

The market for distributed control systems serving the power generation industry suffered another year of decline in 2015.  The good news is that the decline in 2015 was not as steep as the decline suffered in 2014.  There are a number of factors that contributed to the decline in DCS spending for electric power in 2015.  One of the leading contributors to the decline is the shift in primary energy sources for generation going on worldwide.  Coal is being replaced by a combination of natural gas (used primarily in combined-cycle generating plants) and renewables.  Nuclear power is declining in global importance, and instead will become an important source only in certain regions of the world.  

The problem with the shift toward renewable generation technologies (wind and utility-scale solar) is they typically do not use DCS for automation.  The relatively small unit modularity of these generation technologies and the need for motion control in wind turbines make them better suited to PLCs and specialized automation controllers rather than DCS.  Growth in new generation capacity is also slowing due to conservation measures and improving energy efficiency. Finally, the growth of residential-scale solar-PV installations and demand response further delay the need for additional generating capacity.

Distributed Control Systems for Power Generation Strategic Issues

Distributed Control Systems for Power GenerationBoth automation suppliers and end users of power generation plants strive to get more value from their automation systems. Some key strategic issues covered in the study include:

  • Address plant assets in a lifecycle context
  • Reduce end user upgrade disruption and risk
  • Rethink customer training strategies

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Distributed Control Systems for Power Generation study Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File.  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:  

MIRA Workbook PDF File
Worldwide (includes regional data) Yes Yes
North America (includes country data) Yes No
Latin America (includes country data) Yes No
Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data) Yes No
Asia (includes country data) Yes No
China No No
India No No

Countries included in each region.

Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • DCS and Related Technology Trends
  • ExxonMobil’s “It Just Happens” Initiative
  • ExxonMobil’s Open Systems Initiative
  • DCS Market Business Drivers
  • Regional Impacts
  • Strategies for Success

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Market Shares by System Size
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Market Shares by Plant Type
    • Coal
    • Natural Gas
    • Nuclear
    • Oil
    • Renewables
  • Market Shares by Application Type
    • Continuous Process
    • Batch
    • Supervisory Control
    • Quality
  • Market Shares by Hardware Type
    • Controllers
    • I/O
    • Workstations
    • Networking
  • Market Shares by Customer Type
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel

Market Forecasts and Histories

  • Total DCS Power Generation Business
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Shipments by System Size
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Shipments by Hardware Type
    • Controllers
    • I/O
    • Workstations
    • Networking
  • Shipments by Application Type
    • Batch
    • Continuous Process
    • Quality
    • Supervisory Control
  • Shipments by Service Type
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type
  • Shipments by Plant Type
    • Coal
    • Oil
    • Natural Gas
    • Nuclear
    • Renewables

Industry Participants

Profiles for the major suppliers servicing this market are included.

Regional Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Competitive Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market History & Forecast Analysis 

  • Market History & Forecast by Country
  • Market History & Forecast by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries & currencies included in each region: MIRA-Country

Country Research Focus Areas

Contact us for the countries available for this study.