Power Plant Control System Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Power Plant Control System Market Research Report: Information by Solution (SCADA, PLC, DCS, PLM and PAM), Component (Hardware, Software and Services), Application (Boiler & Auxiliaries Control, Turbine & Auxiliaries Control, Generator Excitation & Electrical Control and others), Plant Type (Coal, Natural Gas, Hydroelectric, Nuclear, Oil and Renewables) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/E&P/6878-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 111 pages

Please note that the assessment period of report has been updated from 2019-2025 to 2020-2027. Cordially fill the sample form for updated data.

Power Plant Control System Market Scenario


Power Plant Control System Market is expected to reach USD 7.15 billion by 2025, with ~5.75% CAGR between 2019 and 2025.


The major factors driving the growth of the global market of power plant control system include the rapidly growing power industry, need for power plant instrumentation, rising need for biomass power plant control system, increasing thermal power plant instrumentation, increasing power generation capacities worldwide, implementation of DCS system in power plants, and government initiatives regarding the adoption of industrial automation. For instance, according to the International Trade Administration (ITA) report published in 2016, “Industries 4.0” is a program, through which the German government is developing “Smart Factory” capabilities throughout Germany by developing various software and programmable logic controller (PLC) systems for industrial automation. This is expected to drive the global by providing secure and reliable system solutions through industrial automation. However, the increasing demand for safety compliance automation products and adoption of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for real-time decision making is expected to create a growth opportunity for the global market of power plant control system.


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).


Many major players such as ABB, Honeywell, and Siemens are actively focusing on signing contracts and forming agreements with utilities and other industries to supply power plant control systems. For instance, in 2017, ABB signed a contract with Ansaldo Energia (Italy) to provide a distributed control system (DCS) for the 340 megawatts (MW) open cycle power plant. This has helped the organization create a product appeal in the market in Europe. However, high capital investments and limited re-investments are expected to restrain the growth of the global market.    


The global power plant control system market has been segmented based on solution, component, application, plant type, and region.


Based on solution, the global market includes Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Distributed Control System (DCS), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and Plant Asset Management (PAM). The Distributed Control System (DCS) segment is expected to hold larger share during the forecast period due to the increasing number of DCS power plants across the globe. The increasing capacity of coal-based thermal power plants in Asia-Pacific, large hydro power plant control systems in South America and global capacity of nuclear power plants are driving nuclear based power plants control system.


Based on component, the global market is segmented into hardware, software, and services. The software segment is expected to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period.


Based on application, the global market has been segmented into boiler & auxiliaries control, turbine & auxiliaries control, generator excitation & electrical control, and others. The generator excitation & electrical control segment is estimated to be the fastest-growing segment for power plant control systems. This market is driven by the increase in alternative energy programs in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America.


Based on plant type, the global market has been segmented into coal, natural gas, hydroelectric, nuclear, oil, and renewables. The renewable segment is estimated to be the fastest-growing market for power plant control systems owing to the global investment in the renewable energy sector and rise in automation of the renewable energy power plants in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and North America.


The Global Power Plant Control System Market is expected to grow at 5.75% CAGR during the forecast period.


Market Segmentation  


power plant control system market


Modern power plants are large, complex, and have high degree of automation. Power plant control systems are used to control the operating of the power plant with the help of advanced distributed control systems. Power plant control systems offer controlling systems to improve productivity and reduce the environmental impact of the power plant. The operations of large modern power plants require highly advanced control systems. Advancement in technologies such as (SCADA) and (PLC) allowed the operations of power plants more efficiently.


The global power plant control system market is expected to witness high growth during the forecast period owing to the rise in alternative energy programs globally. 


Based on region, the global market is segmented into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and South America. Asia-Pacific holds the largest market share due to increased power consumption, rising influx of renewable sources in the energy mix, and renovation, modernization, and up gradation of aging power plants in the region.


Intended Audience



  • Manufacturers

  • Power plant project developers

  • Companies related to electric power generation

  • Energy efficiency consultants

  • End Users

  • Research organizations and consulting companies

  • Research Institutes

  • Industry associations

  • Market research and consulting firm



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2025: USD 7.15 billion
  CAGR   5.75% CAGR (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Solution, Component, Application, Plant Type
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   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)
  Key Market Opportunities

  • Government initiatives regarding the adoption of industrial automation
  • Increasing power generation capacities worldwide
  •   Key Market Drivers

  • Rapidly growing power industry
  • Need for power plant instrumentation
  • Rising need for biomass power plant control system
  • Increasing thermal power plant instrumentation
  • Implementation of DCS system in power plants


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    The market is expected to achieve a growth rate of more than 5.75% between 2019 and 2025.

    The market value by 2025 is estimated to be USD 7.15 billion.

    The renowned companies in the market include Mitsubishi Electric (Japan), Yokogawa Electric (Japan), Endress+Hauser (Switzerland), General Electric (US), Schneider Electric (France), Omron (Japan), Rockwell (US), Honeywell (US), Siemens (Germany), Toshiba (Japan), Emerson (US), ABB (Switzerland), Hitachi (Japan), and others.

    High power consumption, increasing influx of renewable sources in the energy mix, surging renovation as well as modernization, along with the upgradation of aging back the market growth in APAC.

    Among all the plant types, the renewable segment can attain the fastest growth rate.