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grids1.jpgElectricity is one the most fundamental sources for the modern world. Its availability is assured through an extensive and complex transmission and distribution grid infrastructure system. Grid equipment and systems need to ensure minimal risk for a power outage, regulatory reprimand, and utmost customer satisfaction across residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

Frost & Sullivan’s Grids Program Area offers valuable market insight on an industry undergoing tremendous changes and issues around power load management, electrification, distributed generation, T&D network efficiency, revenue assurance and aging infrastructure.  Our research offers thought leadership on the following topics:

  • Utility 2.0 infrastructure: load power management, demand response, AMI, microgrids and power distribution equipment
  • Distribution and substation automation
  • Advanced Transmission Technologies
  • Renewable Integration
  • Key equipment markets such as transformers, switchgear, cables and poles
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Meet the Team

farah_saeed.jpgFarah Saeed

Principal Consultant

malavika_tohani.jpgMalavika Tohani

Research Director

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Industry Analyst

supreeth_rao.jpgSupreeth Rao

Industry Analyst

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Team Leader


Expertise Areas

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

Efficiency and Resilience

Efficiency-and-Resilience.pngPower grids are key areas of concern for national security and from natural disasters, with cybersecurity critical to national security.

Decentralized Power

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

Competitive Upheavals

Competitive-Upheavals.pngThe competitive landscape will evolve through market consolidation of existing players and new entrants from telecom space expand their services into on-site power, smart homes, smart grid data and related markets.

New Business Models

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

IoT & Big Data Analytics

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

Energy Efficiency

Energy-Efficiency.pngGrid technologies need to be increasingly efficient in order to keep up with growing power demand and minimizing CapEx.

Research and Current Insights

Grid technologies need to be increasingly efficient in order to keep up with growing power demand and minimizing CapEx.  At the same time, power grids are key areas of concern for national security and from natural disasters, meaning utilities and nations need to spend to improve grid resilience, investing in both physical and cybersecurity.

Frost & Sullivan’s Grid program area looks at transmission and distribution technologies and services, smart grids, microgrids, virtual power plants, and the increasing importance of communication and the grid.

Grids 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…

Movers & Shakers Interview Chris Mangum, CEO and Chairman of Servato.

Chris Mangum is a seasoned leader and entrepreneur with extensive experience in strategy, business development, M&A, innovation and entrepreneurship across a broad range of business models.

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…

Innovation Benchmarking in European Energy Utilities

The energy industry, which has traditionally been highly stable, is currently undergoing a drastic transformation. A number of disrupting elements, including the digitisation of electricity networks and products, deregulation, increased competition from new entrants, decreasing demand, a shift to…

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%…

Power Retail Tariff and Reliability Benchmark in Southeast Asia, 2010 2016

ASEAN has a diverse electricity supply market structure with varied levels of de-regulation, tariff, subsidies, and tariff structure. A few countries have de-regulated wholesale power markets without fuel subsidies and others have a single-buyer wholesale market with high fuel subsidies. In recent…

Analysis of the Global Substation Automation Market

Substations are key components of the power grid enabling efficient transmission and distribution (T&D) of power from increasingly complex sources (including conventional and renewable sources) to the demand centers. While developed markets will draw attention toward advanced substation…

Global Smart Electricity Meters Market

This research service on the global smart electricity meters market provides forecasts on unit shipments and associated revenues for all the major regions. The study covers a forecast period from 2015 to 2025, and it provides a comprehensive overview on the timeline for crucial smart meter rollouts.…

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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Workshops

grids3.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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