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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

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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.

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.

Overview Of UK Balancing Services Market and the Potential for Battery Energy Storage

This Frost & Sullivan insight provides a neat overview of the UK s balancing services, with an astute focus on battery energy storage technology. This insight comprises analysis of the markets that are relevant to it. To begin with, an optimal balance between supply and demand is critical for…

Global Switchgear Market, Forecast to 2020

The global medium voltage (1-38kV) and high voltage (greater than 38kV) switchgear market is a mature one with steady growth across the globe driven by factors such as replacement of aged infrastructure, rising power demand, and growing renewable and industrial establishments. The study aims to…

An End User Perspective on Navigating Digital Transformation in Energy and Utilities, Global, 2017

The overall research objective is to measure the current use and future decision making behavior toward information technology (IT) in Energy and Utilities, specifically: Enterprise Mobility Management, eCommerce/mCommerce, Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC), Infrastructure and Data…

North American Digital Grid Communication Infrastructure, Forecast to 2023

The study estimates that the total digital grid communication infrastructure market for the North American electric grid would grow at a CAGR of 9.1% through the forecast years. The study estimates the size of the market to be $555 Million as of 2016 and is forecast to reach over $1 Billion by…

North American Digital Substation Market, Forecast to 2022

Utility substations form an integral part of the entire grid network. They will play a vital role in the smart grids of tomorrow.With growing complexity in the grid, energy companies are recognizing the importance of digital transformation. Additional challenges include substation projects coming…

Global Flow Battery Market, Forecast to 2023

The importance of utility-based energy storage is driving demand for multiple options of efficient, cost-effective, and long standing storage solutions. The flow battery, with all its attractive features, is to become the most preferred chemistry for utility-based storage. Thus, the global flow…

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…

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…

Indian Electricity Meters Market, Forecast to 2022

The Indian Electricity Meters market is highly dynamic with significant changes occurring in the technological landscape due to government initiatives like smart grid mission, Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) and Smart City Mission. The products covered in the research service are Tariff…

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

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