The 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
- Virtual Power Plants
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Senior Industry Analyst
Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Distributed Energy research and consulting includes work in the following dynamic areas:
Increasing power demand combined with insufficient grid reliability continues to plague both emerging and established economies, thereby driving on-site power demand.
Moving from a sole central power system to one that incorporates distributed power sources and energy storage technologies.
Asian 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
Microgrids, virtual power plants, and new market entrants will change the traditional utility-focused business models.
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Lowering 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.
This research service contemplates the current scenario of the energy supply industry and its future developments in the target countries.To reduce the over dependence on the conventional methods of power generation, these countries are trying to diversify their power generation mix by adding more…
Poland will remain dependent on coal-fired generation, with 5GW of new capacity under construction. Installed capacity will decline by 2030, but coal will still account for 46% of electricity supply based on current policies. Wind energy was a promising market in Poland, but the changes in the law…
The Turkish genset market shrank because of challenging market conditions, the generator set market is expected to recover 2017 onward taking advantage of its strategic position as an import-export hub. Despite the market's settled structure, fierce competition and price-oriented approach combined…
The rooftop solar market in Asia-Pacific is at the growth stage, but is likely to witness changes in feed-in tariff (FiT) until 2020. Solar module prices are expected to continue to decline due to price competition led by Chinese manufacturers and the slowing down of global demand. However, prices…
The key objective of this research study is to understand the dynamics of the utility-scale, grid-connected battery-based energy storage systems (BESS) market for utility applications. The geographic scope of the study includes South Asia (India and China), Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Indonesia,…
2017 will represent a breakout year for distributed energy storage, largely driven by the battery energy storage market. The utility-scale market is expected to continue the strong growth shown in 2016. The global market revenue will increase by 30% by the end of 2017, driven by continued price…
The focus of this research service is to analyze the drivers and restraints that affect the growth of the Chinese generator set market. Factors including unpredictable power outages, stringent clean energy policies, and increase power demand are likely to drive the demand for generator sets during…
The total DC power systems market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of less than 5% from 2016 to 2021. Further along the forecast period, the low-power segment is expected to see strong growth as deployments of 4G networks accelerate in the APAC region, coupled with 5G deployments in developed economies…
The electricity sector in South Africa has witnessed dynamic changes over the past few years. Sharp increases in electricity tariffs have been a prominent feature of the electricity supply industry in South Africa. Declining global commodity prices and increasing electricity prices have had a…
This research service analyzes the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) market by end users (demand management, power trading), region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest-of-world), trends, and revenue forecast till 2022. VPP promises significant improvements in grid reliability and resilience and…
The 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.
- 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
We 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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