Distribution Management Systems

Full, Intermediate, and Light DMS Solutions for Distribution Utilities:
Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

A distribution management system (DMS) serves as the brains of distribution networks, supporting all aspects of grid operations. Third-generation advanced DMSs (ADMSs) offer a common user experience across many integrated distribution applications that share one common network model. Simply put, the DMS is the user interface to critical distribution infrastructure.

Information technology (IT) side projects following in the wake of smart grid equipment rollouts are the primary drivers behind third-generation DMSs in the near term. The underlying operational benefits of increased reliability and cost-effective optimization are also contributing to advances in this space. Moreover, rapidly growing interest in integrated distributed energy resources management motivated by renewables integration and demand response is spurring innovation. Navigant Research forecasts that annual revenue from distribution management systems will reach nearly $935 million worldwide by 2020.

This Navigant Research report analyzes the global market trends for full advanced DMS (ADMS), intermediate DMS, and light DMS solutions. The report provides a roadmap for DMS technology, along with a comprehensive assessment of the demand drivers, business models, policy factors, and technology issues associated with this diverse and dynamic market. Key industry players are profiled in depth, and worldwide revenue forecasts, segmented by deployment type and region, extend through 2020.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • What is the addressable market for advanced DMS/SCADA worldwide?
  • What are the benefits of DMS to utility operators, engineers, and planners?
  • How can a DMS improve system reliability, support renewable integration, and increase grid efficiency?
  • Who are some of the major players that are active in the DMS market?
  • What are the greatest technical challenges facing DMS today?
  • How are utilities deploying and utilizing DMSs in smart grid rollouts?
  • What are the market drivers and barriers for DMSs?
Who needs this report?
  • Smart grid hardware and software vendors
  • Renewable energy equipment and service providers
  • Utilities
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Distribution Management System Overview

1.2   Changing Market Landscape

1.3   Market Forecast

2. Market Issues

2.1   Distribution Management Systems

2.2   Benefits of Distribution Management Systems

2.2.1   Operator Situational Awareness

2.2.2   Planning and Engineering Aspects

2.3   Market Drivers

2.3.1   Smart Grid Rollouts

2.3.2   System Reliability

2.3.2.1  Reliability Improvements – Value of Service to the Customer

2.3.3   Integrated Volt-VAR Control and CVR Strategy

2.3.4   Asset Utilization and Load Growth

2.3.5   Demand Response and Load Control

2.3.6   Renewables Integration

2.3.7   Modular Advanced Distribution Management Systems

2.4   Market Inhibitors

2.4.1   Funding and Deployment Timeframes

2.4.2   “Good Enough” Solutions May Delay Adoption of DMS

2.4.3   Telecommunications Concerns

2.4.4   Lack of Standards

2.5   Market Trends and Opportunities by Region

2.5.1   North America

2.5.2   Europe

2.5.3   Asia Pacific

2.5.4   Latin America

2.5.5   Middle East & Africa

3. Technology Issues

3.1   Introduction

3.2   Background

3.3   Innovation in Distribution Automation and Smart Grid Infrastructure

3.4   Increased Safety

3.5   DMS Roadmap

3.5.1   Network Model

3.5.2   State Estimator: Enhancing System Overview

3.5.3   Load Flow/Power Flow

3.5.4   Optimal Power Flow

3.5.5   Contingency Analysis (n-1)

3.5.6   Short-Circuit Computations

3.5.7   Control Center

3.5.8   Distributed Energy Resources and Demand Response

3.5.9   Advanced Metering Infrastructure Integration

3.5.10  Asset Management Integration

3.5.11  Situational Awareness and Business Intelligence

3.5.12  Integration with Field Resources

3.6   Common Information Model (CIM)

4. Key Industry Players

4.1   Introduction

4.2   Utilities

4.2.1   American Electric Power (AEP)

4.2.2   Dominion Virginia Power

4.2.3   Duke Energy/Progress Energy

4.2.3.1  Progress Energy Quick Facts

4.2.4   Électricité de France (EDF)

4.2.5   Exelon/PECO

4.2.6   Iberdrola

4.2.7   Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

4.2.8   Portland General Electric (PGE)

4.2.9   San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

4.2.10  Southern California Edison (SCE)

4.2.11  Southern Company

4.2.12  State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC)

4.2.13  Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

4.3   Power System Vendors

4.3.1   ABB

4.3.1.1  Ventyx, an ABB Company

4.3.2   Accenture

4.3.3   Alstom Grid

4.3.4   Ambient Corp.

4.3.5   Cooper Power Systems (a division of Cooper Industries)

4.3.6   Current Group

4.3.7   Efacec Advanced Control Systems, Inc. (Efacec ACS)

4.3.8   EnerNex

4.3.9   ETAP

4.3.10  GE Energy

4.3.11  GRIDiant

4.3.12  Landis+Gyr

4.3.13  Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI)

4.3.14  Oracle

4.3.15  Powel

4.3.16  RuggedCom

4.3.17  Schneider Electric

4.3.18  Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)

4.3.19  Siemens Energy

4.3.20  Silver Spring Networks

4.3.21  Space-Time Insight

4.3.22  Tollgrade Communications

4.3.23  UTILICASE

5. Market Forecasts

5.1   Introduction

5.2   Forecast Assumptions

5.2.1   Light DMS – Navigant Research Definition

5.2.2   Intermediate DMS – Navigant Research Definition

5.2.3   Full DMS – Navigant Research Definition

5.2.4   Additional Assumptions

5.3   Global Market Forecast

5.4   Regional Forecasts

5.4.1   North America

5.4.2   Europe

5.4.3   Asia Pacific

5.4.4   Latin America

5.4.5   Middle East & Africa

5.5   Smart Meters Managed by a DMS

6. Company Directory
7. Acronym and Abbreviation List
8. Table of Contents
9. Table of Charts and Figures
10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

  • DMS Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2013-2020
  • DMS Revenue by Deployment Type, World Markets: 2013-2020
  • DMS Revenue by Deployment Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • DMS Revenue by Deployment Type, Europe: 2013-2020
  • DMS Revenue by Deployment Type, Asia Pacific: 2013‑2020
  • DMS Revenue by Deployment Type, Latin America: 2013-2020
  • DMS Revenue by Deployment Type, Middle East & Africa: 2013-2020
  • Smart Meters Served by Automated Substations by Region, World Markets: 2013-2020
  • High-Level Overview of a Smart Grid with a Centralized Control Center
  • Future Distribution Control Center with Video Wall
  • Common Information Model (CIM) Vision
  • General Categories of Smart Grid Rollout
  • Average Sustained Outage Durations: 2000-2009
  • Illustration of CVR Configuration
  • Feeder Voltage Profile with LTC, Voltage Regulator, and Capacitor Bank
  • CIM as an IEC Standard

List of Tables

  • Network Model Management
  • Network Optimization
  • Network Control Room
  • DER and DR
  • AMI Integration
  • Asset Management Integration
  • Situational Awareness and Business Intelligence
  • Integration with Field Resources
  • DMS Definition by Deployment Type
  • DMS Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2013-2020
  • DMS Revenue by Deployment Type, World Markets: 2013-2020
  • Full DMS Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2013‑2020
  • Intermediate DMS Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2013-2020
  • Light DMS Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2013‑2020
  • DMS Revenue by Deployment Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • DMS Revenue by Deployment Type, Europe: 2013‑2020
  • DMS Revenue by Deployment Type, Asia Pacific: 2013-2020
  • DMS Revenue by Deployment Type, Latin America: 2013-2020
  • DMS Revenue by Deployment Type, Middle East & Africa: 2013-2020
  • Smart Meters Served by Automated Substations by Region, World Markets: 2013-2020

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