DCS for Power Generation Market Growth Hindered by Shift to Renewables and Reduced Power Demand

New ARC Advisory Group research on the market for Distributed Control Systems (DCS) for Power Generation reveals that global reductions in coal fired generation capacity continue to hinder growth.  Aging coal plants are increasingly being retired rather than updated and retrofitted with new features.  This has been a longstanding trend in Europe, but today most of the new generating capacity planned in North America is wind and solar.  While China is a major segment of the global power market and continues to build new coal plants, it is also deploying renewable generation at an accelerating pace. 

"The implication of the global shift to renewables means fossil-fired generating plants will obtain a reduced share of future electric generation, and will operate at lower capacity in the future.  This raises overall plant cost metrics, such as levelized cost of electricity (LCOE).  That makes new investment in fossil fuel-fired plants more challenging to justify economically, even though fossil-fueled generation will remain vital to overall electric systems," according to Harry Forbes, Research Director, and key author of ARC's Distributed Control Systems for Power Generation Market Research Report.  

About ARC’s DCS for Power Generation Research

DCS for Power Generation Market TrendsThis ARC research explores current market performance and related technology and business trends, identifies leading technology suppliers, and provides five-year global forecasts for the worldwide market for DCSs in central station power generation applications.  This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modeling techniques.  The research includes competitive analysis, plus five-year market forecasts by region, revenue category, system size, plant type, project type, and application.

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