Microgrid Automation Systems

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The Microgrid Automation Systems 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 most major countries.

Microgrid Automation Helps Optimize Energy Utilization

ARC Advisory Group’s market report on microgrid automation systems identifies the reasons behind the disruptive shift from central power generation to distributed generation; and helps understand the impact of renewable generation and regulatory reforms.  In this report a microgrid is defined as a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources within an electrical boundary, which can be controlled.  It must be able to operate in an island mode, with the ability to connect and disconnect from the main power grid.

Distributed energy generation has successfully challenged the competitive assumptions regarding economy of scale for the efficient and reliable delivery of electric power.  Although utilities were slow to adopt microgrids, the changing regulatory landscape has encouraged them to take advantage of the efficiencies and build microgrids.

The market for microgrids remains strong in locations that are electrifying rural areas for the first time or improving a weak grid. The microgrid architecture is particularly attractive to manage wind and solar generation.  In emerging economies there is huge potential to deploy solar-plus-storage microgrids.  The report includes the latest trends in ancillary service markets, battery technology, advanced control systems, and smart grid communications standards.

The business models for microgrids can be quite complex and for each application the requirement and expectation varies.  For example, utilities can see microgrids as a future source of revenue; commercial office buildings and industrial manufacturing can use microgrids as a way to ensure more reliable power, etc.

Microgrid Automation Strategic Issues

Microgrid Automation Market TrendsWith a diverse range of end users, changing market regulations, and new power generation and storage technologies, it is necessary for suppliers to assess the requirements:

  • Are different strategies required for new installations vs. retrofit?
  • How to improve economies of scale?
  • How critical is initial cost in relation to lifecycle cost?
  • How to convince users about the long-term benefits of a microgrid?

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Microgrid Automation 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
Country Profiles (includes Country Data) No Yes

Countries included in each region.

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

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Strategies for Success

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Market Shares by Hardware Type
    • Primary Controls (Safety)
    • Secondary Controls (Local Operation)
    • Tertiary Controls (Remote Operation)
    • Battery Packaged Systems
    • Inverters
    • Substation & Switchgear
  • Market Shares by Facility Type
    • Campus
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Island
  • Market Shares by Power Source
    • Solar
    • Wind
    • Natural Gas
    • Diesel
    • Biofuel
    • Hydro
  • Market Shares by Grid Size
  • Market Shares by Project Size
  • Market Shares by Customer Type
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel

Market Forecasts

  • Total Microgrid Automation Business
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Shipments by Hardware Type
    • Primary Controls (Safety)
    • Secondary Controls (Local Operation)
    • Tertiary Controls (Remote Operation)
    • Battery Packaged Systems
    • Inverters
    • Substation & Switchgear
  • Shipments by Facility Type
    • Campus
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Island
  • Shipments by Power Source
    • Solar
    • Wind
    • Natural Gas
    • Diesel
    • Biofuel
    • Hydro
  • Shipments by Grid Size
  • Shipments by Project Size
  • Shipments by Customer Type
  • Shipments by Sales Channel

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market. 

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 Forecast Analysis

  • Market Forecast by Country
  • Market Forecast by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries and currencies included in each region

Country Research Focus Areas

Contact us for the countries available for this study.