Distribution Management System(DMS) is an integrated solution of functionality intended to ably manage and organize whole distribution network. DMS increases smart grid consistency by improving safety and reducing number of outages as well. Superior DMS solution comprises real time monitoring, intelligent power, distribution management and system optimization. Distribution Management System application also includes volt/VAR control, planning and advanced forecasting function and FLISR. Distribution Management System application using SCADA and OMS are believed to be superior DMS.
A distribution automation system allows power companies to remotely observe and administer the allocation of power and has ability to increase reliability and offer better management of the power stations or substations or grids. It comprises of control and monitoring systems, data communication infrastructure and distribution automation field equipment. The implementation of Distribution Management System enables efficient management of outage, and also increase the competence of the power grid. For instance, when there is disturbance in the power grid from a conventional power system, a customer informs the service provider about the power disturbance or power shutdown. After which maintenance squad is send off to recognize and repair the trouble. Distribution Management System helps a power utility to predict system instability and act in response to it automatically. Distribution Management System necessitate the setting up of feeder-switching equipment such as fault detection circuit breakers, isolation, recovery technology, recloses and intelligent electronic devices, which have the ability to observe, quantify, manage, and correspond automatically. This assist to decrease the period taken to reinstate power and also decreases the amount of outages.
The main drivers in this market are the augmentation in the amount of power shutdown. With the escalating requirement for energy, the occurrence of power turbulence and major power shutdowns happening around the globe is expected to pose main challenge over the forecast period for the Power industry, which can only be dealt with by implementing Distribution Management System in the power station. By utilization of distribution management equipment’s such as ring main units, volt-VAR controls, circuit breakers, fault management systems, safety management systems, isolators, load management applications, and station restoration technologies; power shutdowns and fluctuations can be abridged.
This demand for proper functioning of power stations, substations and grid is expected to fuel the growth of global distribution system over the forecast period. Utilities are getting older and their capacities are decreasing. As companies are under pressure to make utilities work efficiently to congregate the rising power demand. This is also expected to boost the demand for distribution management solutions over the forecast period. The automation and intelligence programs in Distribution Management System assist to obtain significant insights, which support operators in making quick decisions. On the basis of the functionality of grid, Distribution Management System can routinely correspond to the ground staff and tell them about the location facing issues.
They help in making the grid more consistent by plummeting power shutdowns and outages. Some of the other factors that are expected to drive the market over the forecast period are demand for reduced long term operations and low maintenance cost coupled with demand for increasing system efficiency of power grids. The factors that are expected to pose challenge for the market over the forecast period are implementation timeframe, lack of standardization, high initial investment. These factors are responsible for holding back the expansion of Distribution Management System.
On the basis of product type Distribution Management System Market can be segregated into power, quality and efficiency devices, monitoring and control devices, and switching & power consistency equipments. On the basis of end-user Distribution Management System market can be segregated into commercial, industrial and residential segments. Industrial segment is expected to generate maximum share over the forecast period owing to increasing automation in energy allocation in the industries across the globe. Monitoring and control devices are expected to generate higher revenue over the forecast period owing to increasing demand of energy efficient power grids. On the basis of areas Global distribution market can be segregated into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and others. Asia-Pacific is expected to show rapid growth over the forecast period owing to increased urbanization in the countries like India and China.
Increase in the implementation of distribution automation, which makes a vital part of power distribution setups, is one of the chief development accountable for accelerating the expansion of the Distribution Management System market in the markets of Asia-Pacific. Global Distribution Management System Market comprises of many players some of them are General Electric Corporation, ABB Ltd, Schneider Electric, Edison Electric Institute, Dominion Virginia Power, Alstom Group, Siemens AG, Cooper Power Systems, American Electric Power and Duke Energy Corporation among others.
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