“The power plant control system market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.78%, from 2017 to 2022”
The global power plant control system market is estimated at USD 4.70 billion in 2017 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.78% to reach USD 6.22 billion by 2022. The global market is set to witness a significant growth due to increasing emphasis on alternative energy production across the globe, increase in the buoyant power sector and augmented power generation capacities worldwide, and government initiatives toward the adoption of industrial automation. Although some cost bearing constraints in the installation of power plant control systems are being observed, still emerging economies are expected to create better opportunities for the power plant control system market. Lack of standardization of protocols, lack of skilled personnel, and automated cyber threats are expected to be the major challenges for the growth of the power plant control system market.

“The DCS segment is expected to have the largest market share by 2022”
With regard to the solution segment, the Distributed Control System (DCS) segment is expected to constitute the largest market by 2022. Some of the application areas of DCS are in the boiler controls, turbine governing, generator excitation and cooling, and balance of plant control, among others. It is majorly used in large-scale power plants where manual control gets difficult due to plant size and simultaneous operations of simultaneous processes. The increasing capacity of coal-based thermal power plants in Asia Pacific, global capacity of nuclear power plants, and large hydroelectric plants in South America is driving the market for DCS in the power plant control system market.

“Middle East: Expected to be the fastest growing market for power plant control systems during the forecast period”
The Middle East is expected to be the fastest growing market for power plant control systems from 2017 to 2022. This region is undergoing a rapid electricity infrastructure development to maintain the demand-supply balance. The United Arab Emirates, which is one of the largest revenue contributors to the region, is investing heavily in diversifying its energy mix including renewable sources. Qatar is set to host the FIFA World Cup 2022 and needs to upgrade its power infrastructure. This process of upgrade and capacity addition of power plants would create substantial opportunities for the suppliers of power plant control systems. Continued governmental investments in the economic and infrastructure growth are expected to boost the Middle Eastern power plant control system market.

Breakdown of Primaries:
In-depth interviews have been conducted with various key industry participants, subject-matter experts, C-level executives of key market players, and industry consultants, among other experts, to obtain and verify critical qualitative and quantitative information, as well as to assess future market prospects. The distribution of primary interviews is as follows:

  • By Company Type: Tier 1- 51%, Tier 2- 30%, Tier 3- 19%
  • By Designation: C–Level- 31%, Director Level- 43%, Others- 26%
  • By Region: North America-21%, Europe-27%, Asia Pacific-30%, South America-6%, Middle East-12%, and Africa-4%

Note: Others includes sales managers, product managers, and design engineers
The tier of the company has been defined on the basis of its total revenue, as of 2013: Tier 1 = > USD 1 billion, Tier 2 = From USD 1 billion to USD 500 million, and Tier 3 = < USD 500 million

Some of the prominent players in the power plant control system market include ABB (Switzerland), Siemens (Germany), Schneider Electric (France), Emerson (US), Honeywell (US), and GE (US).

Research Coverage:
The report defines, describes, and forecasts the global power plant control system market by solution, component, application, plant type, and region. It also offers a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market. The report provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, winning imperatives, and key issues. It also covers various important aspects of the market.

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