Switchgear in Utilities 2.0 – How Tech is Driving the Sector Innovation

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Switchgear in Utilities 2.0 Report Overview

Over the last couple of years, there have been some developments happening for Switchgear and its sub-assets when it comes to implementation of emerging technologies. For instance, there are product launches for new types of switchgear and related solutions from Hitachi, Zuken, a Japanese electrical and electronic design and manufacturing company, and Schneider Electric with a focus on Digital Twins and Remote and Predictive Maintenance. On the other hand, ABB is more focused on Robotics and IIoT-related solutions for Switchgear.

The switchgear in utilities 2.0 research report provides insights on the patent landscape, the latest news, partnerships, and company filings. The report will help to understand key disruptive forces in the power & utilities sector as it explores the emerging, accelerating, and maturing innovation areas with disruptive potential in power & utilities, along with the key players.

Key Technologies ·       Digital Twins

·       AI and ML

·       IIoT

·       Smartification of Analogue Assets

·       Robotics

·       Remote and Predictive Maintenance

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Switchgear in Utilities 2.0: Strategic Partnerships

Digital twins/Predictive maintenance: In December 2022, Nanoprecise signed a partnership agreement with Controltrade, a manufacturer of switches, circuit breakers, and others to develop a comprehensive suite of predictive maintenance solutions for remote condition monitoring of machines & equipment sets.

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Switchgear in Utilities 2.0: Patent Landscape in Switchgears

The inventions centered around AI, IIoT, and the smartification of analog assets have dominated patent publications. The primary areas of patent research related to AI include fire identification and early warning systems, situation awareness methods, and machine learning-based fault detection.

IIoT-led patent research focus includes Intelligent switch cabinets, temperature detection systems, partial discharge monitoring, and fire control systems. Likewise, the primary areas of patent research related to smartification in circuit breakers include virtualization, visual intelligent systems, and integrated monitoring devices.

Switchgear: Patent Grants Related to Emerging Technologies in Transformers – (2017- 2022)

Switchgear: Patent Grants Related to Emerging Technologies in Transformers – (2017- 2022)

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Switchgear in Utilities 2.0: Real-world Innovations

Remote and Predictive Maintenance : GE offers digital hybrid compact switchgear for electrical grids. The switchgear offers remote monitoring of the grid’s status from a control room as well as gives access to additional HYpact switchgear health monitoring capabilities. These data from the control room help users analyze preventive maintenance techniques and predictive insights and apply them to save downtime and operational expenses.

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Switchgear in Utilities 2.0: Leading OEMs

Some of the leading OEMs in the remote and predictive maintenance switchgear sectors are:-

  • Remote and Predictive Maintenance : General Electric, Schneider Electric, ABB, and Eaton.
  • Digital Twins: Megger’s and Hitachi Energy

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  • Related news – provides switchgear-related updates on various technologies including digital twins, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI and ML), industrial internet of things (IIoT), smartification of analog assets, robotics (ground and applied), and remote and predictive maintenance.
  • Partnerships and company filings – highlights strategic partnerships and select company filings related to switchgear.
  • Patent Landscape Analysis – focuses on patent grants and publications in the domain of switchgear and its technology sub-assets, including circuit breakers, switches, instrumental switchgear, reclosers, protection relays, busbars, and control systems or control panels. Additionally, it explores emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI and ML), digital twins, communication technologies, industrial internet of things (IIoT), smartification of analogue assets, robotics (ground and applied), and remote and predictive maintenance. The examination also encompasses publications by top authorities and noteworthy patents in these areas.
  • Real-world Innovations – showcases tangible innovations and breakthroughs in the realm of switchgear.
  • Key disruptive forces in the power & utilities sector – explores the emerging, accelerating, and maturing innovation areas with disruptive potential in power & utilities, along with the key players.
  • Market players – presents the market share, IT spend, and the spend for select technologies of select switchgear OEMs.

Key Highlights

Switchgear-related news, deals, patent landscape related to switchgear and its sub-assets, real-world innovations, as well as select innovation areas in power & utilities and the disruptive potential of select innovation areas as highlighted by their innovation landscape and key players.

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Table of Contents

1. Related News – switchgear-related updates on select technologies

2. Partnerships and company filings – strategic partnerships and company filings related to switchgear

3. Patent Landscape Analysis – patent filings and grants related to emerging technologies in switchgear and its sub-assets, publications by top authorities, and noteworthy patents

4. Real-world Innovations – tangible innovations and breakthroughs related to switchgear

5. GlobalData’s Technology Foresights Model – the disruptive potential of key innovation areas as highlighted by the underlying data signals involving patents and top players

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