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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.

South and East African Power Utilities, 2016

This research service contemplates the current scenario of the energy supply industry and its future developments in the target countries.To reduce the over dependence on the conventional methods of power generation, these countries are trying to diversify their power generation mix by adding more…

Global Harmonic Filters and Reactors Market, Forecast to 2020

The global harmonic filters and reactors market will continue to be driven by power quality standards and compliance, transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure investment, the energy demand and supply gap, and technological innovation. Increased demand from emerging markets will be the…

Independent Power Plant (IPP) Market in South and Southeast Asia, Trends in 2017

Developing Asia, which has significant peak power shortages and substantial electrification gaps, offers abundant opportunities for private developers or Independent Power Producers (IPPs). A massive 184.4GW of expected IPP capacity additions between 2015 and 2020, makes it perhaps the largest…

Electricity Industry Profiles Poland and Hungary

Poland will remain dependent on coal-fired generation, with 5GW of new capacity under construction. Installed capacity will decline by 2030, but coal will still account for 46% of electricity supply based on current policies. Wind energy was a promising market in Poland, but the changes in the law…

Turkish Generator Sets Market, Forecast to 2021

The Turkish genset market shrank because of challenging market conditions, the generator set market is expected to recover 2017 onward taking advantage of its strategic position as an import-export hub. Despite the market's settled structure, fierce competition and price-oriented approach combined…

Battery Energy Storage Systems for Grid Applications in Asia-Pacific, Forecast to 2021

The key objective of this research study is to understand the dynamics of the utility-scale, grid-connected battery-based energy storage systems (BESS) market for utility applications. The geographic scope of the study includes South Asia (India and China), Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Indonesia,…

Global Energy Storage Market Outlook, 2017

2017 will represent a breakout year for distributed energy storage, largely driven by the battery energy storage market. The utility-scale market is expected to continue the strong growth shown in 2016. The global market revenue will increase by 30% by the end of 2017, driven by continued price…

South African Electricity Market 2016 Snapshot

The electricity sector in South Africa has witnessed dynamic changes over the past few years. Sharp increases in electricity tariffs have been a prominent feature of the electricity supply industry in South Africa. Declining global commodity prices and increasing electricity prices have had a…

Emerging Business Models in the Global ESS Market, 2017

Distributed energy resources and distributed energy storage systems (ESS) are changing the face of power generation and distribution in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. To tap these new market opportunities, consumers need to be properly supported with…

Global Virtual Power Plant Market, Forecast to 2022

This research service analyzes the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) market by end users (demand management, power trading), region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest-of-world), trends, and revenue forecast till 2022. VPP promises significant improvements in grid reliability and resilience and…

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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