Market Overview

It is estimated that the power plant control system market will grow at a CAGR of 5.75% in the upcoming years. The market is expected to expand, and its value will reach up to USD 7.15 Billion during the forecast period. Power plant control systems are used to regulate the smooth operation of the power plants. They are efficient in enhancing the overall productivity and lower the impact upon the environment. Modern power plants are complicated and have high automation degrees that can increase the power plant control system market size. 

There are several other factors that support power plant control system market trends. The demand for biomass power plant control systems, instrumentation of power plants, rising number of the power industry are some positive factors. Also, the rapid implementation of the DCS system and the rising need for instrumentation of thermal power plants are also major drivers. Along with that, various initiatives have been taken by the government for consumer awareness about automation among industries. These factors are propelling the power plant control system industry.

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Power plant control system market trends also have some restraints, such as complicated installation. Also, high expenditure for installation and maintenance can hinder the market growth to some extent. The other major factors are less skilled laborers and the unavailability of standard protocol. There are also threats of automated cybersecurity that can pose several challenges for the market to grow. However, several key players are aiming for technological advancements for power plant control system market size to expand. Large investments by the key players for research and development are also expected to be beneficial for the market.


Power plant control system market share is divided into plant type, component, solution, and application. On the basis of the application, the market is further classified into electrical control and general excitation, auxiliaries and turbine control, auxiliaries and boilers control, and others. It is determined that the electrical control and general excitation category will observe the rapid growth. The category of components is classified into software, hardware, and services.  On the basis of solution, the market is bifurcated into PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), DCS (Distributed Control System), SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), and PAM (Plant Assessment Management). The plant segment is divided into natural gas, renewables, coal, oil, hydroelectric, and nuclear. It is anticipated that the renewable category will hold a significant position for the power plant control system market growth.

Regional Overview

Regionally, the power plant control system industry is divided into North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the rest of the world. The Asia-Pacific region holds the largest market share in the power plant control system. Major driving factors are the rising consumption of power supply, technological advancements, and high demand for renewable sources. The North American region is also in a strong position in the power plant control system market share. Also, the Middle East and the African region are expected to drive the market in the upcoming years. In South America, there are various power plants that have high capacity that contributes to the growth of the market.  In the Europe region, several companies are focusing on initiatives for using renewable resources for power generation. Also, the government is focusing on adopting new systems.

Key Players:

The key players operating in the global power plant control system market are ABB (Switzerland), Honeywell (US), Siemens (Germany), Schneider Electric (France), Emerson (US), General Electric (US), Hitachi (Japan), Omron (Japan), Rockwell (US), Toshiba (Japan), Mitsubishi Electric (Japan), Yokogawa Electric  (Japan), and Endress+Hauser (Switzerland).

Industry News

Various initiatives are taken by governments to use renewable resources that are expected to increase the power plant control system market growth. The market observed a heavy impact due to the outbreak of COVID-19 disease. Key players are focusing on technological developments and investing in research and developments. In this way, it will help to influence the power plant control system market trends. It is projected that by the year 2027, the market can regain its position in the forthcoming years.

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