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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

Meet the Team

farah_saeed.jpgFarah Saeed

Principal Consultant

malavika_tohani.jpgMalavika Tohani

Research Director

avanthika_satheesh.jpgAvanthika Satheesh

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.

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.

Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Energy and Utilities, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the biggest technological trends transforming every business sector across the world. With advances in computer technology, AI has scaled new heights in utility and application, exceeding all initial expectations. By leveraging advanced machine learning (ML)…

Dynamic Competitors in the European Battery Energy Storage Market, 2018

The European energy storage market is undergoing a stage of technological evolution, with digital transformation, electric vehicle (EV) penetration, and smart grid initiatives leading the charge. The European region is becoming a hotspot for energy storage driven by falling battery and photovoltaic…

North American Electrification of Transportation Investment, Forecast to 2024

The North American Electric Vehicle (EV) market has seen significant growth over the last 5 years, both in the US and Canada. Currently, new EVs sold in the North American market account for 1.4% of the total passenger vehicles sold. There is an anticipation that downward prices for batteries and…

Global Motive Lead-Acid Battery Market, Forecast to 2024

The well-established global motive lead acid battery market is expected to witness a CAGR of 4.2% between 2017 and 2024. Material handling equipment is the key application using lead acid batteries, globally. Increase in eCommerce models is driving the need for warehouse. These warehouses need…

Analysis of the North American Grids Cyber Security Market, Forecast to 2022

The cyber security solutions market has been analyzed on the basis of the five different services, namely Network Access & Operations (NA&O), Analytics & Compliance (A&C), Security Services (SS), Internet Property Defense (IPD), and Device Management (DM). This report is segmented…

IPP, Licensing and Market Reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa s Energy Landscape, 2018

The access to electricity in Africa is well below the global average, presenting a significant opportunity for the development of the energy supply industry, largely in the form of private sector investments in electricity generation. Many African governments are under immense pressure to improve…

Growth Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific Demand Response Market, Forecast to 2025

The Asia-Pacific demand response market is in the growing stage with countries such as South Korea, Japan, and New Zealand in the forefront. The liberalization of electricity markets and increasing distributed energy resources have a major role in driving the growth of demand response. However, lack…

Emerging Battery Companies in Asia-Pacific, 2017

The secondary battery market in Asia-Pacific is experiencing strong growth due to significant fall in battery costs and increasing demand from automotive, utilities, industrial sectors, consumer electronics, and wearable segments. Asia-Pacific is the largest market globally for batteries and is also…

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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