Nearly half of North American electric utilities participating in the 2017-2019 Newton-Evans Research study plan to upgrade or retrofit their SCADA system by 2019. Twenty-two percent plan to upgrade or retrofit their energy management system (EMS), and twenty-five percent will upgrade or retrofit their outage management system (OMS). Twenty-six percent of North American utilities in the survey sample are adding a new or replacement distribution management system (DMS) or advanced DMS by 2019.
In comparison to the North America survey sample, a greater percentage of international utilities surveyed plan to install new or replacement systems for EMS, SCADA and OMS. A greater percentage also plan to upgrade and/or retrofit systems across the board. Twenty-nine percent of international survey respondents plan to replace or install new EMS or OMS systems by the end of 2019. Sixty-four percent will upgrade or retrofit their existing SCADA systems, and 36% will upgrade or retrofit their DMS or OMS systems by year end 2019.
Planned budget range from 2017 to Year End 2019 for DMS/ADMS, OMS
Twenty-six percent of North American utilities operating (or planning to operate) a DMS/ADMS plan to spend more than $2 million on DMS or ADMS from 2017-2019. Fifteen percent of OMS users plan to spend that much on their OMS. As is usually the case, major IOUs have larger budgets for such operational systems than do smaller utilities.
Overall, one-half of international utilities sampled said they have budgeted less than $500,000 for OMS from 2017-2019. Thirty-eight percent of international utilities surveyed plan to spend over $2 million on DMS or ADMS from 2017-2019, and 14% plan to spend that amount on OMS.
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