SCADA Systems for Power T&D

This Selection Guide includes both selection criteria and strategies for choosing the best SCADA system for Power Transmission and Distribution (T&D) operations management.

SCADA Systems for Power T&D Selection Overview

The scope of the criteria covers the needs of SCADA Systems for Power T&D including communications with other systems, instrumentation, and networks.  The guide has attributes tailored for power transmission and distribution organizations and allows those involved in a SCADA selection process to make quicker and improved decisions.

Substation SCADA with IEC61850The need for a highly reliable SCADA system has never been more important than it is today.  In addition, a modern SCADA system needs to be able to easily integrate with other systems and technologies from a distributed remote environment, to the central site.  Not only is it necessary to ensure uninterrupted flow of electric power, but it is also necessary to ensure the return on assets (ROA) that is required by all modern business practices.  Many electric power transmission and distribution installations are operating with SCADA systems that are well over 20 years old.  In many cases not only are the components difficult to find to maintain these systems, but also the personnel skills required to keep them functioning are becoming more and more scarce.

SCADA selection has become mission critical.  The total solution has become complex and functionality involves the combination of an expanded range of capabilities and specific technology requirements.  While product plays a major role, suppliers have specific domain expertise, geographical presence, and knowledge of the power industry dynamics.  These must all be evaluated in a supplier selection process.

SCADA Systems for Power T&D Strategic Issues 

ARC has been researching the SCADA marketplace for many years and we understand the challenges that organizations must overcome.  We know where they need additional insight and the features that enable current best practices in SCADA and the solution needs to be fit for this purpose.  This includes solutions that:

  • SCADA technology and application should include specific functional requirements to ensure protection from cyberattacks
  • Futureproof their systems by adhering to international and government regulations and standards
  • Systems and suppliers that understand the need for effective integration of energy supplier and user networks

This ARC Selection Guide will help you select the best available SCADA system to meet your needs now and in the future.

SCADA Systems for Power T&D Selection Guide Table of Contents

Executive Summary

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


Partial List of Selection Criteria Topics

  • Supplier Business Scope
  • Service Requirements
  • System Functions & Features
  • Architecture & Integration

Leading Supplier Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
  • Market Shares by Grid Location
  • Market Shares by Project Type (e.g. Retrofit, New, Large, Medium, Small, etc.)
  • Market Shares by Application (e.g. Substation, Transmission, etc.)

Leading Supplier Profiles

Major Supplier Table of Reference

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