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Overview

critical-power1.jpgModern mission critical infrastructure is an imperative for our daily lives and the global economy.  These systems need reliable power systems with near-perfect uptime and energy efficient climate control technologies.

Frost & Sullivan’s Critical Power Program Area focuses on the following technologies and services that sustain the operations in a range of sectors including datacenters, telecom, hospitals, airports and banks:

  • Uninterruptible Power Systems
  • Power Conversion
  • Datacenter Infrastructure
  • Precision Cooling
  • Power Quality
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Meet the Team

ravi_k.jpgRavi Krishnaswamy

Vice President

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Research Director

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Industry Analyst

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Industry Analyst

Aurelia_sm.jpgAurelia van Eeden

Business Unit Leader, Africa

Gautham_sm.jpgGautham Gnanajothi

Senior Industry Analyst


Expertise Areas

Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Critical Power includes technology, application and business aspects covering the following areas:

Future of Data Center Infrastructure

Future-of-Data-Center-Infrastructure.pngTo remain competitive data centers will need to adopt more advanced cooling solutions including free & liquid cooling, next generation DCIM.

Digital Power

Digital-Power.pngDigital power technology are moving beyond traditional applications of datacenters and telecom equipment into diverse applications such as medical, utility, industrial and automotive sectors.

Wireless Charging

Wireless-Charging.pngWireless charging technology will drive innovation across the entire ecosystem of communication, power, and mobility.

Energy Harvesting

Energy-Harvesting.pngEnergy harvesters are enabling applications in various markets such as building and industrial automation, smart homes, security systems and many more.

IoT & Cloud Computing

IoT-&-Cloud-Solutions.pngDevelopments in IoT and cloud computing will have profound implications on the product and solutions developed & deployed by critical power equipment vendors.

Energy Management & Sustainability

Energy-Management-Sustainability.pngShift in focus away from financial incentive to sustainable operations, renewable energy use and carbon footprint of data centers.

Research and Current Insights

Data centers are a key application for critical power, and as the market becomes more competitive they will need to adopt more advanced cooling solutions including free & liquid cooling, next generation DCIM. However digital power technologies are also moving beyond traditional applications of datacenters and telecom equipment into diverse applications such as  medical, utility, industrial  and automotive sectors. The market is seeing great strides in innovation around business models, being driven by competitive, cost, end environmental considerations. New technologies, such as  energy harvesting, wireless charging, and greater integration with renewables are also changing the landscape of the market.

Frost & Sullivan’s Critical Power program area looks at traditional and evolving systems for critical infrastructure, including power and cooling, UPS, renewables, energy storage, and with a focus on data centers but other critical verticals as well.

Critical Power Research

Asia-Pacific Energy and Environment Industry Outlook, 2017

This outlook study provides an overall update on the Asia-Pacific energy and environment markets in 2017, covering eight broad industries namely oil and gas, power generation, distributed energy, grids, energy storage, critical power, homes and buildings, and environment and water. Research into…

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European Diesel Generator Set (Genset) Market, Forecast to 2020

The slowing economic and industrial conditions in Europe are expected to play a significant role in the diesel genset market in the coming years. A steady decline in revenues is expected in the market with recovery likely from 2018. The market is mainly driven by growth in standby applications for…

North American Generator Set Market, Forecast to 2021

The focus of this research service is to analyze the drivers and restraints that affect the growth of the North American generator set market. Factors including increased awareness among customers, higher power demand, unreliable grid infrastructure, and more severe and unpredictable power outages…

Global Alternator Market, Forecast to 2020

Power demand-supply gap, growing industrialisation in the emerging markets of Asia-Pacific, and investments in distributed energy will drive market for alternators both in volume as well as revenue. The global alternator market revenue increased by 1.7% in 2015 compared to the previous year. Market…

Global Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE) Market, Forecast to 2021

This market engineering study talks about the Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE) market, which includes both microinverters and DC optimizers. It also tracks the current global MLPE market and provides forecasts by revenue, units, and region till 2021 at the total market level and also for…

Asia-Pacific Smart Utility Network Growth Opportunities

This smart utility network market is a culmination of different but largely interconnected segments, viz., smart meter/ advance metering infrastructure (AMI), smart consumer applications, and grid level applications. The total smart utility network market is forecasted to grow by a CAGR of below 10%…

Global Uninterruptible Power Supplies Market, 2016

The global UPS market is witnessing growth due to datacenter demand from North America and Europe. UPS is an inevitable product purchase to ensure high power quality to equipment that cannot afford an interruption or disturbance in power. The market witnessed a slump in 2013, due to decreased…

Asia-Pacific Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems Market, Forecast to 2021

The Asia-Pacific uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems market, currently in the growth stage, is expected to grow at a single digit CAGR between 2015 and 2021. The market is expected to reach just under $2.00 billion by 2021. The growing prominence of cloud computing and data centers is…

Global Energy Storage Market Customer Survey, 2015

This customer survey was conducted to identify energy storage growth areas and opportunities, determine regions with the most opportunities for growth in the energy storage marketplace, assess what criteria is most important for energy storage technology, highlight new developments in energy storage…

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Growth Consulting

critical-power2.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

critical-power3.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 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."

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"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."

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