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.
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.
Demand and response programs are expected to change consumer behavior and general attitudes toward power consumption through providing monetary rewards for power reduction. DR transforms the centralized one-way traditional energy traffic flow from the power plants to energy-consuming units. DR…
Grid modernization initiatives (aka smart grid) have been undergoing for nearly over a decade in the North America, driven in part by the concern for an aging infrastructure, the ability to manage peak power load, as well as address growing interest for energy conservation and carbon…
Demand Response (DR) is a mechanism to alter changes in patterns in electricity consumption by consumers through pricing signals and incentives, thereby reducing peak demand and strengthening grid flexibility. DR covers intentional modifications on the customer s electricity usage patterns via…
A transformer is an electrical device that transfers electrical energy between two or more circuits through electromagnetic induction. The total global transformers market is forecast to register a CAGR of below 5% from 2017 to 2022. During the forecast period, the power and distribution transformer…
The Czech Republic sits at the heart of the European energy network, with connections to Poland, Germany, Austria, and Slovakia. The country invested heavily in upgrading existing coal plants in the 1990s and this, along with its 6 nuclear reactors, means that it is a significant regional exporter…
The residential battery storage market is expected to show enormous growth over the period of 2016 to 2022, from a market of USD744 million in 2016 to USD3.6 billion by 2022. The market is being spurred on by feed-in tariff and net metering revisions in historic residential PV hotspots, subsidies…
Frost & Sullivan s power industry outlook finds that $2.20 trillion will be invested in generation capacity additions for the period 2017-2021 driven mainly by renewable energies, solar and wind, accounting for $603.4 billion and $553.7 billion, respectively. Similar to 2017, Frost &…
Slovakia sits at the heart of the European energy network, with connections to Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Slovakia generates 71.4% of its electricity from nuclear and hydropower. With the new nuclear units under construction, export potential is likely to exist, but this is…
This study focuses on evaluating the market size and the growth opportunities for North American low-voltage dry-type (LVDT) distribution transformers. It specifically evaluates the prospects for 2 types of single- and three-phase LVDTs, namely, cast resin and vacuum pressure impregnated…
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- 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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