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Overview

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

Director

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

Top 10 Implications of Brexit on the UK Energy Sector

On 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, revoking its status as a member state. This landmark referendum, referred to as Brexit, has sent shock waves across Europe and the world causing significant uncertainty within markets, including energy. This market insight…

The COP21 Agreement

The Paris Climate Change Agreement was a significant step towards an ultimate goal in ending the fossil-fuel era. A key output of the conference was to hold governments and the participating countries accountable for the rise in greenhouse gas emissions. The focus of this agreement was to end any…

A Snapshot of the Brazilian Small-scale Renewable Distributed Generation Market

This snapshot analyzes the market for small-scale distributed generation (DG) from renewable sources in Brazil, which took off after the approval of net metering resolutions 482/2012 and 687/2015 by Brazil s regulatory agency, ANEEL. Renewable DG technology scope includes grid-tied solar…

Global Hybrid Energy Systems Convergence of Renewable and Conventional Power

This study analyses the global market for hybrid energy systems. Installed capacity and revenue forecasts, drivers and restraints, global hotspots, case studies, and market trends are evaluated in detail to give a clear vision of the growth path for this market. The climate change debate has brought…

Latin American DC Power Systems Market

This market insight covers the current state and future potential of the direct current (DC) power systems market in the Latin American region. It presents the trends governing the industry and their impact in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Rest of Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic,…

Trends and Outlook for the South Korea Energy & Environment Industry

This research provides insights, trends, and outlook for South Korea's energy and environment industry. As one of the largest economies in the world, South Korea is committed to sustaining its economy with the development of clean energy and green technologies in environmental markets. While South…

Utilities as a Client

Africa is home to 15% of the world s population. The electrification and water accessibility rates in the continent are not very promising. The region s peak demand is about 74,000 MW but the current generation capacity is just 50% of it. Water scarcity and drought are taking a toll on both the…

Future of the Smart Grid Industry

Global smart grid investment is likely to grow rapidly. By 2025, a complete transformation to a smarter grid is unlikely but the process would have gained pace with major changes underway in grid automation, demand-side management, and Big Data analytics. Revenue growth will be the fastest in…

Disruptive Forces of Distributed Generation

Handling new generation power and balancing supply and demand, monitoring, and forecasting are some key functions adding complexity to distributors' new role. Meeting those challenges requires the adoption of national and trans-national legislation and large-scale investments. Embracing those…

Global Solar Power Market 2016 Update

Scope of the reportThe research report includes the following segments:Geographic scope: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and AfricaEnd-user scope: Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Public ProjectsTechnology scope: Crystalline silicon, Thin film, and New…

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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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Workshops

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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"Frost & Sullivan ran a strategy workshop with Procter & Gamble to help our New Business Creation teams to understand the developing personal mobility market. The workshop consisted of Frost & Sullivan professionals presenting and informing us of the evolving opportunities across the industry value chain and then facilitating group plenary sessions to explore potential opportunities in this market. We found the information provided very insightful, strategic and tailored to our needs and appreciated the facilitation skills and tools used in the workshop, which helped us achieve our goals. We plan to be engaging with Frost & Sullivan in the future on other areas of interest."

Chief Innovation Catalyst, Proctor & Gamble

"Frost Research is compact, comprehensive, and easy to understand. Most of the reports are presented in presentation form which is easier to be digested compared to traditional report format. The insight information can be utilized to plan technology and procurement strategy to stay ahead from others and to give more value to the stakeholders especially end customer. The interaction with analyst and Frost & Sullivan team is very good and almost prompt responses. Overall partnerships are positive and encouraging. Even some of the topics which are not covered in the Energy and Power are also made available based on our request."

Business Development Manager, Procurement Division, Leading Power Utility Company

"Frost & Sullivan's technical insights reports have been instrumental in keeping me in line with the newest technologies. It will allow me to help develop our products in a way to best serve our future clients."

Vice President & General Manager, Batteries Company

"For almost 10 years, Frost & Sullivan has been our valuable partner in providing high-quality and timely market information for the various industries in which we are participating. We have come to appreciate Frost & Sullivan's research as early and reliable indicators of industry trends that support our strategic decision making. We appreciate the wide range of services offered, the close co-operation we enjoy with their analysts and their ability to quickly adapt to customer needs."

Leading company in Building Technologies

"Frost & Sullivan’s team were a pleasure to work with and exceeded the already high expectations we had for this project. It’s very refreshing to work with a high group that not only 'get' your business model but are able to challenge intelligently and help crystallize your thinking...we wouldn’t hesitate to use them again."

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