1Q 2020

Advanced Transmission and Distribution Technologies Overview

High and Low Voltage Power Delivery, Automation, Control, Drones, and Sensing and Metering: Global Forecasts and Analysis

The transmission and distribution (T&D) networks are at the core of utilities’ business. Most of these networks throughout the world are 50 or more years old, and many are in dire need of an injection of both technology and capital to maintain the high levels of grid performance demanded by customers today. And with a growing percentage of the global utility-scale generation mix coming from renewables, advanced T&D technologies are becoming more important.

The global market for advanced T&D technologies is large and growing significantly. The total market size for each technology, as well as the growth rate, is indicative of both the size and complexity of the electric grid within each region. Asia, for example, commands a strong regional market share across all technologies, as it is investing heavily in building out its long-distance transmission infrastructure with high voltage direct current (HVDC) and other expensive technologies across its expansive grid. Developed regions such as North America and Europe are investing in distribution technologies, and developing regions such as Latin America and Middle East & Asia are witnessing high growth rates of more than 10% annually.

This Navigant Research report identifies, discusses, and forecasts the global market for key advanced T&D technologies. The study analyzes key utility investment strategies and global trends and provides regional forecasts for more than a dozen technology segments through 2029. A thorough assessment of the key market drivers, critical market barriers, and key industry players is included, and recommendations for both T&D product vendors and utilities are provided.


Pages 74
Tables | Charts | Figures 92
  • What are advanced transmission and distribution (T&D) technologies?
  • Which advanced T&D solutions are utilities and energy network operators deploying?
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of advanced T&D technology deployments?
  • Which T&D assets are most significant and which require the largest investment from utilities and network operators?
  • Which advanced T&D technologies have the highest growth potential?
  • Which companies are pushing the market forward?
  • What are the trends driving and slowing the market for advanced T&D technologies? 
  • What is the forecast growth in the market for advanced T&D technologies?
  • Utilities, transmission and distribution network operators
  • T&D grid equipment manufacturers
  • Distributed energy providers
  • AMI Vendors
  • Software and solutions providers
  • T&D solutions vendors
  • Government agencies
  • Distributed energy resources network owners and operators
  • Investor community

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Transmission and Distribution Overview

1.2   Report Scope

1.3   Key Trends in Advanced T&D Technologies

1.4   Advanced T&D Technologies Definitions

1.5   Global Market Forecasts

2. Market Issues

2.1   Advanced Transmission and Distribution Technologies Market Landscape

2.2   Advanced T&D Technologies Market Drivers

2.2.1   Grid Reliability, Stability, and Resiliency

2.2.2   Aging T&D Grids

2.2.3   Renewable Generation and Distributed Energy Resource Integration

2.2.4   Progressive Electric Infrastructure Policy

2.2.5   Transitioning Rate Structures and Reliability Metrices

2.3   Advanced T&D Technologies Market Barriers

2.3.1   Financial Limitations

2.3.2   Regulatory Stringency

2.3.3   Data and Cybersecurity Concerns

2.3.4   Integration Challenges

2.3.5   Workforce Inadequacies

3. Technology Issues

3.1   Key T&D Technologies

3.1.1   Transmission Line Sensing and Measurement

3.1.2   Drones and Robotics

3.1.2.1   A Note on Drones and Regulations

3.1.3   AR and VR

3.1.4   IT and Analytics

3.2   Transmission-Specific Technologies

3.2.1   HVDC

3.2.2   HVAC

3.2.3   Flexible AC Transmission Systems

3.3   Distribution-Specific Technologies

3.3.1   DA

3.3.2   Smart Meters

3.3.3   Grid-Edge Intelligence

3.3.4   VVO and CVR

4. Key Industry Players

4.1   T&D Solutions Providers

4.1.1   ABB

4.1.2   Aclara Technologies, LLC

4.1.3   Eaton Corporation, Inc.

4.1.4   General Electric

4.1.5   Itron, Inc.

4.1.6   Landis+Gyr

4.1.7   S&C Electric Company

4.1.8   Siemens AG

4.1.9   Schneider Electric

4.1.10   Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

4.1.11   Sentient Energy, Inc.

4.1.12   Varentec

4.2   Utility AR and VR Solutions Providers

5. Market Forecasts

5.1   Forecast Methodology and Assumptions

5.1.1   Global Market Outlook

5.2   Regional Forecasts and Analysis

5.2.1   North America

5.2.2   Europe

5.2.3   Asia Pacific

5.2.4   Latin America

5.2.5   Middle East & Africa

6. Conclusions and Recommendation

6.1   Conclusions

6.2   Recommendations for Utilities

6.2.1   Build the Grid of Tomorrow

6.2.2   Prioritize Customers’ Needs

6.2.3   Prove the Value to Regulators

6.2.4   Strategically Invest in Innovation

7. Acronym and Abbreviation List

8. Table of Contents

9. Table of Charts and Figures

10. Scope of Study and Methodology

  • Advanced T&D Technologies Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Advanced T&D Technologies Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Advanced T&D Technologies Revenue by Type, North America: 2020-2029
  • Advanced T&D Technologies Revenue by Type, Europe: 2020-2029
  • Advanced T&D Technologies Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2020-2029
  • Advanced T&D Technologies Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2020-2029
  • Advanced T&D Technologies Revenue by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Wide Technologies Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Drones and Robotics Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • IT and Analytics Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Transmission Technologies Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Distribution Technologies Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • T&D Sensing and Measurement Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Edge Computing by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Wide Technologies Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Drones and Robotics Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • IT and Analytics Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Transmission Technologies Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Distribution Technologies Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • T&D Sensing and Measurement Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Edge Computing Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • UAVs for Energy Infrastructure Inspection
  • Digital Experience Spectrum
  • HVDC Systems for Long-Distance Wind Power Transmission
  • Cost Breakdown HVDC vs. HVAC
  • Distribution Network Overview
  • AMI and Distributed Intelligence
  • The Evolution of Grid Intelligence
  • Grid Operations Shift from Centralized to Distributed
  • Edge Computing on the Distribution Grid
  • Distributed vs. Centralized VVO System

  • Advanced T&D Technologies Revenue by Segment, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Wide Technologies Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Drones and Robotics Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • IT and Analytics Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Transmission Technologies Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Distribution Technologies Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • T&D Sensing and Measurement Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Edge Computing Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Advanced T&D Technologies Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Wide Technologies Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Drones and Robotics Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • IT and Analytics Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Transmission Technologies Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Distribution Technologies Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • T&D Sensing and Measurement Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Edge Computing Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Advanced T&D Technologies Revenue by Segment, North America: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Wide Technologies Revenue by Type, North America: 2020-2029
  • Drones and Robotics Revenue by Type, North America: 2020-2029
  • IT and Analytics Revenue by Type, North America: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Transmission Technologies Revenue by Type, North America: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Distribution Technologies Revenue by Type, North America: 2020-2029
  • T&D Sensing and Measurement Revenue by Type, North America: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Edge Computing Revenue by Type, North America: 2020-2029
  • Advanced T&D Technologies Revenue by Segment, Europe: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Wide Technologies Revenue by Type, Europe: 2020-2029
  • Drones and Robotics Revenue by Type, Europe: 2020-2029
  • IT and Analytics Revenue by Type, Europe: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Transmission Technologies Revenue by Type, Europe: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Distribution Technologies Revenue by Type, Europe: 2020-2029
  • T&D Sensing and Measurement Revenue by Type, Europe: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Edge Computing Revenue by Type, Europe: 2020-2029
  • Advanced T&D Technologies Revenue by Segment, Asia Pacific: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Wide Technologies Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2020-2029
  • Drones and Robotics Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2020-2029
  • IT and Analytics Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Transmission Technologies Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Distribution Technologies Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2020-2029
  • T&D Sensing and Measurement Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Edge Computing Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2020-2029
  • Advanced T&D Technologies Revenue by Segment, Latin America: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Wide Technologies Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2020-2029
  • Drones and Robotics Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2020-2029
  • IT and Analytics Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Transmission Technologies Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Distribution Technologies Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2020-2029
  • T&D Sensing and Measurement Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2020-2029
  • Grid Edge Computing Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2020-2029
  • Advanced T&D Technologies Revenue by Segment, Middle East & Africa: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Wide Technologies Revenue by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2020-2029
  • Drones and Robotics Revenue by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2020-2029
  • IT and Analytics Revenue by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Transmission Technologies Revenue by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2020-2029
  • Advanced Distribution Technologies Revenue by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2020-2029
  • T&D Sensing and Measurement Revenue by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2020-2029
  • Grid-Edge Computing Revenue by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2020-2029
  • Advanced T&D Technologies
  • T&D Sensing and Measurement Applications and Benefits
  • Drones and Robotics for T&D SWOT Analysis
  • DA Technology Market Segment Definitions
  • AR and VR Industry Participants Overview of Key Digital Reality Devices and Companies
Choose a License Type

(1-5 users)

(Unlimited users)

$4,950 USD
$7,425 USD