4Q 2018

Market Data: Automation and Monitoring of Secondary Substations in Europe

Utility Investments in Networking, Automation, and Monitoring Equipment and Communications Services: Market Analysis and Forecasts

Across much of Europe, various market drivers are prompting distribution network operators (DNOs) to extend connectivity to secondary substations (also known as secondary transformer stations). This increased connectivity integrates the stations into SCADA systems and enables medium and low voltage (MV/LV) monitoring. In some cases, it also assists integration with distribution management systems (DMSs) and full-blown automation for self-healing in the distribution grid.

Drivers include the growing availability of smart metering communications networks at the grid edge, allowing for economic network extension to the secondary substations, the rising need for visibility and management at the edge to accommodate new distributed generation (DG), and growing EV charging demands. As DNOs work to become more efficient, the goals of the European Union’s 2020 Climate and Energy Package and 2030 Climate and Energy Framework come into play as well. The need for greater end customer interaction, particularly in competitive markets, also plays into the need to improve DNOs’ visibility and control at the grid edge.

This Navigant Research report examines the opportunity for networking equipment and communications services, as well as for automation and monitoring equipment, for seven countries and the rest of Western Europe and Eastern Europe. The seven countries are the UK, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Forecasts are provided for connected versus unconnected secondary substations, networking equipment, automation and monitoring equipment, and communications services (e.g., cellular, satellite, and digital subscriber line [DSL]). Breakouts for automated, monitored, and unconnected stations are also provided, as are the networking technology shares.

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Tables | Charts | Figures 170
  • Where across Europe are utilities taking aggressive action to connect their medium and low voltage (MV/LV) secondary substations?
  • Which connectivity solutions are dominant in each country?
  • How large is the market for connectivity, automation, and monitoring technologies and communications services for secondary substations across Europe?
  • Which countries and utilities are leading and which are lagging in terms of secondary substation automation and monitoring?
  • How rapidly will the secondary substation automation and monitoring market grow over the next decade?
  • Utilities
  • Utility regulators
  • Communications infrastructure vendors
  • Communications regulators
  • Communications service providers
  • Smart grid solutions vendors
  • Investor community

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Secondary Substations: Gateway to the Low Voltage Network across Europe

1.2   Investments by European Utilities

2. Market and Technology Issues

2.1   Automation and Monitoring of Secondary Substations across Europe

2.1.1   Overview of European Grid Architecture

2.1.2   Secondary Substations

2.1.3   Connected Secondary Substation Outlook

2.2   Market Drivers and Applications

2.2.1   SCADA Systems

2.2.2   Fault Management and Outage Restoration Services

2.2.3   Asset Management and Monitoring

2.2.4   Distributed and Alternative Generation Integration

2.3   Levels of Secondary Substation Automation or Monitoring

2.3.1   Full Automation

2.3.2   MV Monitoring

2.3.3   LV Monitoring

2.4   Networking and Automation Technologies Overview

2.4.1   Remote Terminal Units

2.4.2   Current Transformers and Voltage Transformers

2.4.3   Power Quality Sensors

2.4.4   Fault Detection Devices

2.4.5   Data Aggregator/Concentrator

2.4.6   Connectivity

3. Market Forecasts

3.1   Introduction

3.2   Connected Secondary Substations

3.3   Total Utility Investment in Secondary Substation Networking, Automation, and Monitoring

3.3.1   Utility Investment in Secondary Substation Networking Infrastructure

3.3.2   Utility Investment in Secondary Transformer Automation and Monitoring Equipment

3.3.3   Utility Spend on Communications Services

3.4   Country and Regional Breakouts

3.4.1   UK

3.4.2   Spain

3.4.3   Germany

3.4.4   France

3.4.5   Italy

3.4.6   Netherlands

3.4.7   Sweden

3.4.8   Rest of Western Europe and Eastern Europe

3.5   Additional Detail and Forecast Breakouts

4. Acronym and Abbreviation List

5. Table of Contents

6. Table of Charts and Figures

7. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations by Country/Region, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Connected vs. Unconnected Secondary Substations, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Connected Secondary Substations by Country/Region, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, UK: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Spain: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Germany: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, France: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Italy: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Netherlands: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Sweden: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Rest of Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, UK: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Spain: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Germany: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, France: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Italy: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Netherlands: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Sweden: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Rest of Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, UK: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Spain: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Germany: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, France: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Italy: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Netherlands: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Sweden: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Rest of Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Europe: 2018
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Europe: 2027
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, UK: 2018
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, UK: 2027
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Spain: 2018
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Spain: 2027
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Germany: 2018
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Germany: 2027
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, France: 2018
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, France: 2027
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Italy: 2018
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Italy: 2027
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Netherlands: 2018
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Netherlands: 2027
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Sweden: 2018
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Sweden: 2027
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Rest of Western Europe: 2018
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Rest of Western Europe: 2027
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Eastern Europe: 2018
  • Secondary Substation Automation and Monitoring Shares, Eastern Europe: 2027
  • European Grid Architecture vs. North America and Elsewhere
  • European Secondary Substations
  • Typical Connected Secondary Substation Equipment
  • Total Secondary Substations by Country/Region, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Connected Secondary Substations by Country/Region, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Connected Secondary Substation Penetration by Country/Region, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substations (Full Automation and MV Monitoring Only) by Networking Technology, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substation Share by Networking Technology, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Connected Secondary Substation Installed Base by Networking Technology, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Services Revenue by Communications Service, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations Automation/Monitoring Level Share, Europe: 2018-2027
  • New or Upgraded Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Average Cost/Station for Automation/Monitoring Equipment by Automation/Monitoring Level, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations by Country/Region, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substations (Full Automation and MV Monitoring Only) by Networking Technology, UK: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substation Share by Networking Technology, UK: 2018-2027
  • Connected Secondary Substation Installed Base by Networking Technology, UK: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, UK: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Services Revenue by Communications Service, UK: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, UK: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations Automation/Monitoring Level Share, UK: 2018-2027
  • New or Upgraded Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, UK: 2018-2027
  • Average Cost/Station for Automation/Monitoring Equipment by Automation/Monitoring Level, UK: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, UK: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, UK: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substations (Full Automation and MV Monitoring Only) by Networking Technology, Spain: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substation Share by Networking Technology, Spain: 2018-2027
  • Connected Secondary Substation Installed Base by Networking Technology, Spain: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Spain: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Services Revenue by Communications Service, Spain: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations by Automation Level, Spain: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations Automation Level Share, Spain: 2018-2027
  • New or Upgraded Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Spain: 2018-2027
  • Average Cost/Station for Automation/Monitoring Equipment by Automation/Monitoring Level, Spain: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Spain: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Spain: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substations (Full Automation and MV Monitoring Only) by Networking Technology, Germany: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substation Share by Networking Technology, Germany: 2018-2027
  • Connected Secondary Substation Installed Base by Networking Technology, Germany: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Germany: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Services Revenue by Communications Service, Germany: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Germany: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations Automation/Monitoring Level Share, Germany: 2018-2027
  • New or Upgraded Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Germany: 2018-2027
  • Average Cost/Station for Automation/Monitoring Equipment by Automation/Monitoring Level, Germany: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Germany: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Germany: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substations (Full Automation and MV Monitoring Only) by Networking Technology, France: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substation Share by Networking Technology, France: 2018-2027
  • Connected Secondary Substation Installed Base by Networking Technology, France: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, France: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Services Revenue by Communications Service, France: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, France: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations Automation/Monitoring Level Share, France: 2018-2027
  • New or Upgraded Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, France: 2018-2027
  • Average Cost/Station for Automation/Monitoring Equipment by Automation/Monitoring Level, France: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, France: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, France: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substations (Full Automation and MV Monitoring Only) by Networking Technology, Italy: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substation Share by Networking Technology, Italy: 2018-2027
  • Connected Secondary Substation Installed Base by Networking Technology, Italy: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Italy: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Services Revenue by Communications Service, Italy: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Italy: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations Automation/Monitoring Level Share, Italy: 2018-2027
  • New or Upgraded Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Italy: 2018-2027
  • Average Cost/Station for Automation/Monitoring Equipment by Automation/Monitoring Level, Italy: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Italy: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Italy: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substations (Full Automation and MV Monitoring Only) by Networking Technology, Netherlands: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substation Share by Networking Technology, Netherlands: 2018-2027
  • Connected Secondary Substation Installed Base by Networking Technology, Netherlands: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Netherlands: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Services Revenue by Communications Service, Netherlands: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Netherlands: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations Automation/Monitoring Level Share, Netherlands: 2018-2027
  • New or Upgraded Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Netherlands: 2018-2027
  • Average Cost/Station for Automation/Monitoring Equipment by Automation/Monitoring Level, Netherlands: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Netherlands: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Netherlands: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substations (Full Automation and MV Monitoring Only) by Networking Technology, Sweden: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substation Share by Networking Technology, Sweden: 2018-2027
  • Connected Secondary Substation Installed Base by Networking Technology, Sweden: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Sweden: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Services Revenue by Communications Service, Sweden: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Sweden: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations Automation/Monitoring Level Share, Sweden: 2018-2027
  • New or Upgraded Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Sweden: 2018-2027
  • Average Cost/Station for Automation/Monitoring Equipment by Automation/Monitoring Level, Sweden: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Sweden: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Sweden: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substations (Full Automation and MV Monitoring Only) by Networking Technology, Rest of Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substation Share by Networking Technology, Rest of Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Connected Secondary Substation Installed Base by Networking Technology, Rest of Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Rest of Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Services Revenue by Communications Service, Rest of Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Rest of Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations Automation/Monitoring Level Share, Rest of Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • New or Upgraded Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Rest of Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Average Cost/Station for Automation/Monitoring Equipment by Automation/Monitoring Level, Rest of Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Rest of Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Rest of Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substations (Full Automation and MV Monitoring Only) by Networking Technology, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Newly Connected and Upgraded Secondary Substation Share by Networking Technology, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Connected Secondary Substation Installed Base by Networking Technology, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Equipment Revenue by Networking Technology, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substation Communications Services Revenue by Communications Service, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Secondary Substations Automation/Monitoring Level Share, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • New or Upgraded Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Average Cost/Station for Automation/Monitoring Equipment by Automation/Monitoring Level, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Automation/Monitoring Equipment Revenue for Secondary Substations by Automation/Monitoring Level, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Equipment and Communications Services Revenue for Secondary Substations, Equipment vs. Services, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
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