Distribution Management Systems Will Reach Nearly $1 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2020, Forecasts Navigant Research

  Distribution Management Systems Will Reach Nearly $1 Billion in Annual
  Revenue by 2020, Forecasts Navigant Research

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BOULDER, Colo. -- June 6, 2013

A distribution management system (DMS) is a large-scale control system that
serves as the brain of the power distribution network and supports all aspects
of utility grid operations. Third-generation advanced DMSs 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. Despite significant barriers to faster DMS
uptake, this market will likely see steady growth over the next several years.
According to a new report from Navigant Research, the worldwide DMS market
will grow from $507 million in 2013 to $935 million in 2020.

“Following in the wake of large smart grid deployments, information technology
upgrades are driving the rollout of advanced distribution management systems
in the near term,” says Kristoffer Torvik, senior research analyst with
Navigant Research. “Also contributing to advances in this space is a range of
benefits including increased reliability and cost-effective optimization.
Moreover, rapidly growing interest in integrating distributed energy
resources, motivated by renewables integration and demand response programs,
is spurring innovation.”

Utilities of all sizes have installed management systems such as supervisory
control and data acquisition, outage management systems, DMS, or a combination
of the three. Smaller utilities must often fit their modernization efforts
into tight operational expenditure budgets, while the bigger utilities
typically have larger capital expenditure budgets. In either case, according
to the report, utility managers must strike a balance between the benefits
provided by a DMS and the cost of procuring, installing, operating, and
maintaining the system.

The report, “Distribution Management Systems”, analyzes the global market
trends for full advanced DMS, 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. An Executive
Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research

About Navigant Research

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research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly
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* The information contained in this press release concerning the report,
“Distribution Management Systems,” is a summary and reflects Navigant
Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis.
Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual
results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or
the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of
the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used
to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any
obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or
the report.


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