Electricity 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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Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Grids research and consulting includes work in the following dynamic areas:
Efficiency and Resilience
Power grids are key areas of concern for national security and from natural disasters, with cybersecurity critical to national security.
Moving from a sole central power system to one that incorporates distributed power sources and energy storage technologies.
The 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
Microgrids, virtual power plants, and new market entrants will change the traditional utility-focused business models.
IoT & Big Data Analytics
Leveraging 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.
Grid 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.
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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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…
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…
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%…
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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…
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.…
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