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distributed-energy-overview.jpgThe power sector is undergoing one of the most profound transformations with several factors affecting the global energy mix, such as elevated price levels, government policies, technological advances, and concerns about the environmental and financial costs of increasing oil use.

Frost & Sullivan’s Distributed Energy Program Area has direct expertise in growth pipeline generation, assessment and strategy development to identify your company’s growth zone and help you capture the most attractive opportunities in this space.

We are the premier global consultant and thought leader to specialize in small-scale power generation technologies, including:

  • Engine and Turbine Generator Sets
  • On-site renewable and alternative power and fuels
  • DG services
  • New business models in on-site power
  • Microgrids
  • Virtual Power Plants
  • Prosumers

Meet the Team

Roberta_Gamble_grey.jpgRoberta Gamble

Partner and Vice President

lucrecia_gomez.jpgLucrecia Gomez

Research Director

jonathan-robinson-grey.jpgJonathan Robinson

Principal Consultant

amol_kotwal.jpgAmol Kotwal

Director

Klaus-Huhn.jpgKlaus Huhn

Vice President

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Senior Industry Analyst


Expertise Areas

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

Critical Power

Critical-Power.pngIncreasing power demand combined with insufficient grid reliability continues to plague both emerging and established economies, thereby driving on-site power demand.

Decentralized Power

Decentralized-Power.pngMoving from a sole central power system to one that incorporates distributed power sources and energy storage technologies.

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.

New Business Models

Changing-Business-Models.pngMicrogrids, virtual power plants, and new market entrants will change the traditional utility-focused business models.

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Energy-Efficiency.pngLowering costs and improving environmental footprint of systems and technologies through increasing technology efficiency and exploring new fuels.

 

Power demand and grid concerns are moving energy infrastructure from a sole central power system to one that incorporates distributed power sources and energy storage technologies.  This will involve radical new configurations and business models, such as microgrids and virtual power plants. 

Frost & Sullivan’s Distributed Energy program area focuses on on-site power generation and storage technologies and services, and also goes beyond this to look at new business models and the rise of the prosumer.

Electricity Industry Profiles Denmark

The increase in electricity generation from renewables is expected to come primarily from the expansion of wind power and conversion of power plants to substitute wooden pellets as a primary fuel. In 2015, the share of fossil fuels in electricity generated was 33%; Frost & Sullivan forecasts…

Global Generator Sets Database

The Global Generator Sets database monitors and forecasts growth opportunities and growth outlooks for applications and end user segments affecting the Global Genset Market. The database covers historical data from 2000 and forecasts through 2020. Revenue and unit forecasts in key performance…

Electricity Industry Profiles Norway

Norway is already almost entirely powered by renewable energy, with hydro traditionally dominating. The investment of 5.90 billion in a combination of wind, hydro, and other renewable energy will boost the share of RES in the electricity generation mix to 99% by 2030. Increasing interconnections…

North American Municipal Biosolids Market, Forecast to 2021

The North American market for biosolids production is expected to grow consistently in the medium to long term. Factors surrounding greater levels of urbanization, population growth, and an increasing acceptance of biosolids products and facilities drive the market. These drivers underpin a greater…

Impact of Modular Solutions on the Global Data Centre Market, Forecast to 2021

Data centre budgets and investments worldwide have been steadily increasing over the past 3 years. This trend is expected to continue throughout the forecast period (2016 2021). Investment in outsourcing has also been growing rapidly and is expected to continue growing throughout the forecast…

Electricity Industry Profiles Romania

A total of 21.8 billion will be invested between 2015 and 2030 on new power generation capacity in Romania. Nuclear accounts for the largest portion, but there is also investment in gas, hydro, and renewables. At the same time, a number of aging assets will be retired, not only in generation, but…

Electricity Industry Profiles The United Kingdom

In 2015, electricity demand was primarily supplied through renewable energy, nuclear, and gas, accounting a combined total of 76% of the electricity generated. This indicates two things. First, renewable generation share in the market is increasing and is expected to form a major portion of the…

Electricity Industry Profiles Ireland

The island of Ireland is readying itself for a major market transformation as SEM (Single Electricity Market) design, being incompatible with the European Target Model is being replaced by the Integrated Single Electricity Market (I-SEM) late 2017, if everything goes according to plan. Keeping that…

Electricity Industry Profiles Sweden

Sweden has a high renewable energy potential. The country has met its 2020 renewable energy target of 49% in 2013 already. Sweden plans to continue efficient operation of its existing energy sources and is committed to 100% renewable energy by 2040. Sweden has a huge potential for electricity…

Electricity Industry Profiles Bulgaria

Bulgaria remains heavily dependent on coal (44.1% in 2015) and nuclear power (32.1% in 2015) for its electricity. Unlike most European countries, Bulgaria remains committed to nuclear, with plans for 2 new reactors backed by Russian investment. Bulgaria has exceeded its renewable energy target of…

distributed-energy2.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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distributed-energy3.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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