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The report, now available on ASDReports, recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global generation management systems market: ABB, GE-Alstom Grid, Open Systems International (OSI), and Siemens
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Atos, Schneider Electric, Emerson, IBM, Honeywell, and Customized Energy Solutions
Commenting on the report, an analyst said that increased integration of power resources is one of the trends spurring growth for the market. Globally, efforts are being made to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel as it is one of the major contributors to emissions. This has compelled governments to focus on cleaner fuel sources such as nuclear and renewables that have the potential to substitute fossil fuels without increasing the emission levels significantly. The governments, globally, have been supporting such technologies with the aid of lucrative policies, incentives, and rebates. Over the past two decades, the share of renewable and alternate sources of energy in the global energy mix has risen due to the major investments flowing from the US, China, and the EU.
According to the report, need for improved reliability is a key driver aiding to the growth of this market. Financial services are one of the most data-intensive industries. The deregulation of the power market has structurally changed the power sector. This has led to intense competition requiring the plant operators to improve the efficiency of the plants and provide reliable service to their customers. Therefore, to maximize their profits and stay ahead in the competition, utilities are adopting generation management systems that provide solutions for day to day operations for quick response times. These systems are also designed to gather data from other departments for load forecasting and optimizing the power generation resources to provide continuous power to their consumers, while keeping the prices of electricity low. Profitable operation requires the power plants to run efficiently, have reduced maintenance costs and be failure proof.
Further, the report states that reluctance of grid operators is challenge the market is facing. Semiconductor manufacturing equipment is expensive. GMS is a vital role in the management of the generation assets. It is a control system that enables the utilities to plan their day to day functions and meet the demand by optimizing the power generation fleet. It is typically integrated with EMS. The increasing complexities of power generation due to a rise in the number of power sources and deregulation have led to the adoption of GMS as a stand-alone system by grid operators. However, the scenario is not same. Not every utility has adopted a stand-alone GMS system. Utilities or grid operators find that the automatic generation control system available on SCADA, which performs part of the functions of a GMS, is considered sufficient and are not willing to switch to a separate GMS system. Therefore, the reluctance of the grid operator to use a standalone GMS acts as a major hindrance to a growth of the market.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.
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Source : ASDReports - Market Research