The global substation automation market size reached US$ 42.3 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 60.5 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 6.32% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Substation automation refers to the process of using data or information from intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) within a substation to control and direct commands from remote users. It is integrated between power-generating plants and grids to create an uninterrupted and reliable power transmission. It consists of numerous reclosers, programmable logical controllers and capacitor banks, smart meters, transformers, switches and digital relays. This software-based substation automation system (SAS) is used to minimize human intervention and operating costs while optimizing the assets. Owing to this, it finds extensive applications across various industries, including oil and gas, transportation, mining and steel.

Rapid industrialization, along with the growing demand for efficient energy management solutions across the globe, represent as the key factors driving the growth of the market. Automated substations regulate voltage fluctuations and are a crucial component of electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) processes that aid in minimizing prolonged outages and overall operational costs. Furthermore, various technological advancements and the integration of primary equipment with modern sensors, protective relays, programmable logical controllers and digital transducers, are also creating a positive impact on the market growth. Additionally, the emerging trend of smart cities and the widespread adoption of smart grids, especially in the developing countries, is creating a positive outlook for the market. Other factors, including rising-retrofitting and upgradation of existing substation equipment, implementation of government initiatives promoting substation automation and extensive research and development (R&D) activities, are projected to drive the market further.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global substation automation market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on module type, component, communication channel, substation type, installation type and end-use industry.

Breakup by Module Type:

Intelligent Electronic Devices
Communication Networks
SCADA Systems

Breakup by Component:

Reclose Controllers
Programmable Logical Controllers
Capacitor Banks
Smart Meters
Load Tap Changers
Digital Relays
Fiber-Optic Cables
Production Management Software
Asset Management Software
Performance Management Software
Installation and Commissioning
Upgradation and Retrofitting
Testing, Repair and Maintenance

Breakup by Communication Channel:

Copper Wire Communication
Power Line Communication
Optical Fiber Communication

Breakup by Substation Type:


Breakup by Installation Type:

New Installation
Retrofit Installation

Breakup by End-Use Industry:

Metals & Mining
Oil and Gas

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
Asia Pacific
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined with some of the key players being ABB, Cooper Industries, Eaton Corporation, General Electric, Grid Net, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Power system Engineering, SAE IT-Systems GmbH & Co.KG, Schneider Electric, Siemens AG, Tropos Network Ltd., etc.

Key questions answered in this report:
How has the global substation automation market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What are the key regional markets?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global substation automation market?
What is the breakup of the market based on the module type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the component?
What is the breakup of the market based on the communication channel?
What is the breakup of the market based on the substation type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the installation type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the end-use industry?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global substation automation market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?