Intelligent devices market to grow at 5.2% CAGR until 2033

16 March 2023

The global intelligent electronic devices market is set to garner US$ 25 billion by 2033 according to industry analysis by Fact.MR.

In the electric power industry, an intelligent electronic device (IED) is utilized to describe microprocessor-based controllers of power system equipment. If intelligent electronic devices detect current, voltage, or frequency anomalies, they can give control commands, such as triggering a circuit breaker or lower/raise voltage levels to maintain the intended level.

A typical intelligent electronic device has 5-12 protection functions, 5-8 control functions for communication, self-monitoring, controlling independent devices, and other features. Hence, they are appropriately termed intelligent electronic devices. Some modern intelligent electronic devices have been designed to comply with the IEC61850 substation automation standard, which offers interoperability and enhanced communications abilities.

Most countries throughout the world are attempting to boost their power production to keep up with rising urbanization and industrialization. This aspect has substantially led to the increased development of substations to distribute energy to diverse remote areas of a country. A substation is used to scale up voltage or current or vice versa for long-distance electricity transmission. Furthermore, the usage of intelligent electronic devices has increased rapidly in recent years, owing to a wide range of applications in substation automation such as collector converter, distribution, transmission, and switching in a variety of end-use sectors.

One of the main factors pushing global market growth is the rising automation of industrial processes. Moreover, the global market is being propelled by the significant necessity to lessen T&D (transmission and power distribution) losses and the growing incidences of outages and fluctuation in power lines. Furthermore, the substantial growth of substation automation in solar energy systems, combined with the strong requirement for renewable power sources, is bolstering market development. Moreover, governments worldwide are concentrating on installing smart meters in every home, which is raising the demand for intelligent electronic devices as they enable energy automation with minimum capital investments and human participation.

Key Takeaways from Market Study

·         The global intelligent electronic devices market amounted to US$ 15 billion in 2023.

·         Worldwide demand for intelligent electronic devices is anticipated to evolve at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2023 to 2033.

·         The global market is estimated to hit US$ 25 billion by 2033.

·         Asia Pacific accounted for 36% share of the global market in 2022.

·         The digital relay segment is expected to grow considerably during the forecast period.

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