Power Generation


power-generation-overview.jpgEnergy concerns are a dominant challenge to businesses and governments around the world. Managing existing electricity usage, ensuring power up-time, and planning for growth are all vital when it comes to electricity and resources.

Frost & Sullivan’s  Power Generation Program Area looks at conventional and renewable power equipment and services. Our coverage is global, with contributing analysts on all five continents that specialize in the critical aspects of electricity generation, including:

  • Fuel Mix
  • Power equipment
  • Power plant services
  • Renewable and alternative power
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Meet the Team

Roberta_Gamble_grey.jpgRoberta Gamble

Partner & Vice President

ravi_k.jpgRavi Krishnaswamy

Vice President

amol-kotwal-grey.jpgAmol Kotwal


jonathan-robinson-grey.jpgJonathan Robinson

Principal Consultant

J-M.jpgJohan Muller

Program Manager

Expertise Areas

Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Power Generation research and consulting includes work in the following dynamic areas:

Critical Power

Critical-Power.pngIncreasing power demand combined with insufficient grid reliability drive power at both central and distributed levels, as well as long-term temporary power solutions.

Changing Business Models

Changing-Business-Models.pngMoving from a sole central power system to one that incorporates distributed power sources and energy storage technologies will have power generators rethinking strategies.

Market Globalization

Market-Globalization.pngAsian companies dominate global energy storage and solar PV markets, and are increasing their play in generator sets and other on-site power solutions.

Fossil Fuels Still Key

Fossil-Fuels-Still-Key.pngWhile much of Europe and the US move toward more renewable energy, natural gas is a growing fuel source and coal is still king in much of Asia.

IoT & Big Data Analytics

IoT-&-Cloud-Solutions.pngLeveraging IoT data from users and buildings, the grid, cities, and different power sources will be necessary to balance an increasingly complex energy landscape.

Sustainability and Carbon Footprint

Sustainability-and-Carbon-Footprint.pngMounting pressure on governments to reduce environmental emissions help grow renewable energy solutions as well as better emission controls for fossil power.

Research and Current Insights

Increasing power demand combined with insufficient grid reliability drive power at both central and distributed levels, as well as long-term temporary power solutions.  Renewable energy continues to gain ground at a rapid pace, but fossil fuels still dominate the power landscape across many countries despite mounting environmental pressure.

Frost & Sullivan’s Power Generation program area focuses on power equipment, services, fuel mix, and renewable/alternative energy.

Power Generation Research

South African Small-Scale Embedded Generation Market, 2016

The South African small-scale embedded generation market is entering an exponential implementation phase. Soon after 2010, the uptake of private solar photovoltaic (PV) systems began to increase. This resulted in the creation of more than 215 companies that provide either a product, a service, or…

Global Data Center Infrastructure Solutions Market

The global data center infrastructure solutions market is mature. It is, however, expected to grow at a moderate pace over the forecast period. A smooth growth curve is expected over the forecast period. However, data centre consolidation and high capital expenditure combined with end-user…

Diesel Generator based Power Rental Market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Scope of the reportThe research report includes the following segments:Product scope: Diesel Generator based Power rentals Geographic scope: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) End-user scope: Utilities (SEC), Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals and Refining, Construction, Industrial, Metals and Mining, Malls and…

East African Power Industry Convention 2015 Intelligence Report

This Market Insight is a high-level overview of the 2015 EAPIC conference held in Kenya, providing insight into the key themes and drivers of the power and energy sector in the East African region.

Implications of Turkey's Failed Coup Attempt on the Energy Sector

The failed coup attempt has created increased volatility in Turkey but the government has acted decisively with robust policies to reinstate stability and confidence in the economy. Turkey s energy sector has been relatively unaffected during the past few weeks but some potential delays in projects…

Benchmarking of Top 10 Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in ASEAN-6

IPPs in Southeast Asia, particularly ASEAN-6, face multiple challenges such as policy and regulatory restrictions and pressure to control carbon emissions. In addition, IPPs struggle to keep costs low to remain competitive while maintaining the highest quality in power generation, safety standards,…

Emerging Trends Affecting the Global Generator Sets Market

With the rise of industrial and commercial investments, along with the mismatch in power demand in developing markets, the need for generator sets is increasing. Furthermore, the power sector is undergoing a deep transformation, especially in terms of divergent trends in the choice of fuel used for…

Kenya and Tanzania Electricity Markets

The electricity markets of Kenya and Tanzania are power scarce, with low electricity access and per capita consumption levels. Electricity demand here is set to increase significantly, driven by the economic upturn and increasing urbanisation. Kenya and Tanzania are focusing on utilising their…

Growing Opportunity in the Global Microgrid Market

Microgrid is the new buzzword amidst the rise of distributed energy resources and battery energy storage systems. Significant price declines in both distributed renewable power and battery technologies, coupled with more technological advancements in control and energy management systems, have…

2016 Latin America Energy & Environment Industry Assessment

This outlook discusses the short-term impact of the major trends affecting various sectors in the energy and environment industry across the Latin American region. It provides insights on current activity on the oil and gas industry; the evolving power generation matrix, with a special focus on the…

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Growth Consulting

power-generation2.jpgThe energy and environment industry, once staid and steady, has seen new and rapid changes across the market’s varied and increasingly diverse sectors.  Renewable energy has now become a significant portion of the world’s energy production, natural gas has found multiple adherents and controversies with the expansion of the market through fracking, and services to the industry are evolving to leverage the huge influx of information through the Internet of Things and related data analytics solutions.  Energy storage will continue to be a growth market while, further in the future, water and waste water are likely to be pivotal concerns and opportunities for both emerging and existing economies.

We work closely with the world’s largest OEMs, utilities, service providers and IT firms to help them find the opportunities in this sea of change.  Tailored, customized solutions provide clients with the best strategies for growth, supported by the right key data points researched to meet the client’s needs and the specific engagement.  Key projects have included helping clients expand their businesses into new geographies, with new customer groups and by developing new solutions.  We can provide services at any point in the business strategy cycle: from ideation to implementation, data collection to strategy creation, voice of customer insights to marketing services.

Frost & Sullivan's team can support your organization on each of the following areas:

  • Geographic Expansion
  • Ideation and Mega Trend Growth Workshops
  • Voice of Customer and Customer Strategies
  • Brand and Demand Marketing Outreach and Solutions
  • New Product Launch
  • Presenting Thought Leadership and conducting strategy workshops at your yearly business planning or customer events
  • Sourcing and supply chain development and market analysis.

Project Examples

  • Supply chain strategy for major utilities, to enable them to better plan budgets and negotiate supplier contracts
  • Voice of customer with power plant owners/operators to help an OEM develop new service solutions
  • Brand and demand suite of services to enable major international conglomerates to target new services to selected verticals
  • Full analysis of the value chain for fuel cells, generators, steam turbines, gas turbines, wind turbines and solar power to ascertain environmental practices and areas of corporate social responsibility, for a major global standards firm in order to develop a long term global expansion strategy in the energy industry
  • Go to market strategies for deploying new and innovative solutions in digital oil fields



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power-generation3.jpgWe specialize in running growth workshops with our clients which help us take a cross functional team of our client, within span of a day from information to implementation.

Preparation of the workshop includes:

  • Identify key project stakeholders
  • Align on workshop agenda, objectives and activities
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews/surveys

The workshop itself includes the following:

  • Share relevant research findings and stakeholder interviews
  • Hold an ideation and filtration phase to identify the universe of opportunities, then quickly determine those with best fit based on internal and external forces
  • Conduct an interactive and thorough rating and ranking process to further identify the top one to three go-to-market solutions
  • Prioritize implementation plans and assign owners for next steps

Post-workshop activities include:

  • Compile findings and next steps from workshop
  • Recommend action steps/follow-on work

Additional services: Provide implementation, integration, and marketing solutions to support strategic outcomes of the project.


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