Advanced distribution management system abbreviated as ADMS, is a software platform which permits a complete set of optimization and distribution management. It comprises functions that optimize distribution grid performance and automate outage restoration. FLISR (fault location, isolation, and service restoration), volt/VAR control, planning function and advanced forecasting using SCADA system (supervisory control and data acquisition) are the various applications involved in ADMS. In the past few years, the market for ADMS is witnessing high growth attributed to the developing smart grid and up-gradation of technologies for instance, outage management system, advanced metering infrastructure and energy management system. Other factors driving the ADMS market growth are increasing demand for energy across the globe, utility efficiency and enhancement of customer service. Furthermore, factors such as government regulations for enhancing carbon efficiency and cost reduction are also bolstering the market growth for ADMS.
The rising demand for cost efficient and reliable energy has created a need for up-gradation in technology and improvement in electric and distribution network of the utilities. Although, interoperability issues and inadequate standard interface in ADMS systems are the factors hampering the market growth. Additionally, inadequacy in financial incentives for several utilities is restraining the growth of ADMS market. Moreover, the increasing development in infrastructure and integration of ADMS with smart devices and development of smart cities is anticipated to create immense opportunities for the players involved in global ADMS market. Over 200 ongoing smart city projects globally, provides opportunities to ADMS vendors, software providers, service providers and consulting companies. The system integrators have an opportunity to create flexible platforms by reducing complexities that takes place around various processors, sensors and software to offer better user experience to different end-users.
The ADMS market is segmented by type, end-user and geography. On the basis of type, the ADMS market is segmented into services and software. The service segment is further sub-segmented into system integration, consulting and support & maintenance. System integration service segment is projected to lead the market owing to the rising demand for system integrators to install, maintain and manage several connected platforms. These services are intended to integrate the applications of businesses by incorporating several modules of the utility distributed operations. System integrated services of ADMS are essentially designed to facilitate the businesses in achieving amalgamation among enterprise applications. Based on end-user, the market for ADMS is classified into commercial, industrial and residential end-users. Further, the geography segment includes North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Latin America and Europe.
In terms of market revenue, North America dominates the market owing to rise in the number of smart grid projects, increased ICT spending, strict government regulations in the United States and Canada for enhancing carbon efficiency and growing need for energy. Other factors include the early adoption of ADMS software and technological advancements in this region. Whereas, MEA and Latin America regions offer potential opportunities for market growth with the forthcoming smart grid projects, new political and economic growth, increasing employment opportunities and rising prices for energy. Also, with rapid industrialization in developing nations such as China and India, the energy demand has increased in these countries thereby, it is expected that Asia Pacific region has a potential growth opportunity for the ADMS market.
The chief industry players operating in the ADMS market are ABB Group, Siemens AG, General Electric Company, Indra Sistemas, Schneider Electric SE, Oracle Corporation, Survalent Technology, Open Systems International Inc., Advanced Control Systems, Alstom S.A., Capgemini Consulting, S&C Electric Company and Etap/Operation Technology, Inc. among others.