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power-generation-overview.jpgEnergy concerns are a dominant challenge to businesses and governments around the world. Managing existing electricity usage, ensuring power up-time, and planning for growth are all vital when it comes to electricity and resources.

Frost & Sullivan’s  Power Generation Program Area looks at conventional and renewable power equipment and services.

Our coverage is global, with contributing analysts on all five continents that specialize in the critical aspects of electricity generation, including:

  • Fuel Mix
  • Power equipment
  • Power plant services
  • Renewable and alternative power

Meet the Team

Roberta_Gamble_grey.jpgRoberta Gamble

Partner & Vice President

ravi_k.jpgRavi Krishnaswamy

Vice President

amol-kotwal-grey.jpgAmol Kotwal


jonathan-robinson-grey.jpgJonathan Robinson

Principal Consultant

Travis_Hough.jpgTravis Hough

Business Unit leader, Energy & Environment, Africa

Expertise Areas

Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Power Generation research and consulting includes work in the following dynamic areas:

Critical Power

Critical-Power.pngIncreasing power demand combined with insufficient grid reliability drive power at both central and distributed levels, as well as long-term temporary power solutions.

Changing Business Models

Changing-Business-Models.pngMoving from a sole central power system to one that incorporates distributed power sources and energy storage technologies will have power generators rethinking strategies.

Market Globalization

Market-Globalization.pngAsian companies dominate global energy storage and solar PV markets, and are increasing their play in generator sets and other on-site power solutions.

Fossil Fuels Still Key

Fossil-Fuels-Still-Key.pngWhile much of Europe and the US move toward more renewable energy, natural gas is a growing fuel source and coal is still king in much of Asia.

IoT & Big Data Analytics

IoT-&-Cloud-Solutions.pngLeveraging IoT data from users and buildings, the grid, cities, and different power sources will be necessary to balance an increasingly complex energy landscape.

Sustainability and Carbon Footprint

Sustainability-and-Carbon-Footprint.pngMounting pressure on governments to reduce environmental emissions help grow renewable energy solutions as well as better emission controls for fossil power.

Increasing power demand combined with insufficient grid reliability drive power at both central and distributed levels, as well as long-term temporary power solutions.  Renewable energy continues to gain ground at a rapid pace, but fossil fuels still dominate the power landscape across many countries despite mounting environmental pressure.

Frost & Sullivan’s Power Generation program area focuses on power equipment, services, fuel mix, and renewable/alternative energy.

Robotics in the Power Industry, Global, 2018

This insight provides a case study on five robotics applications in the energy industry. These applications range across the industry value chain. This insight also covers the future trends and provides an overview on the major participants in this field. The need for implementing solutions such as…

Natural Gas Infrastructure and Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) offers tremendous potential for exploration, production, and utilisation of natural gas reserves. The region is set to be a hub for natural gas production and export with market potential in Asia-Pacific and Europe. In addition to LNG and pipeline exports, use of gas for…

Global Strategic Analysis of Charging Technologies for Electric Vehicles, Forecast to 2025

Although battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are being touted as a sustainable alternative transportation solution, hindrance of adoption can be attributed towards range anxiety. This coupled with increasing battery efficiency is driving OEM's to introduce long range EV's. Bigger battery…

Impact of Wearable Technology on the Global Energy Sector, 2017

This insight provides an overview of the key technology trends, growth potential, use cases in the energy ecosystem, and major innovators in the industrial wearable domain. A comprehensive overview of the use cases for wearable in energy with potential problems and how wearable can address the…

Global Solar Power Market, 2018 Update

This research report presents the Global Solar Power Market, with a specific focus on solar photovoltaic (PV). The study includes an in-depth analysis of the solar power market with a specific focus on eight regions North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, China, India, Africa, and the…

Asia-Pacific Energy & Environment Industry Outlook, 2018

In 2018, oil and gas (O&G) investments are likely to see a renewal as the sector gradually recovers. Opportunities continue to be rife in the LNG and refinery segments, as LNG regasification expansion will drive tank storage investments in Asia-Pacific. Renewable energy, including hybrid…

Global Energy Storage Market Outlook, 2018

The energy storage market is being swept by a wave of disruptive technologies and business models with companies looking to capitalise on this lucrative market. Deep understanding of the BESS technologies is currently a roadblock to its widespread adoption. Companies should embrace technologies such…

Analysis of the North American Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Microgrid Market, 2017

This research service analyzes the North American commercial and industrial (C&I) microgrid market by end users (commercial and industrial), US region (Northeast, Midwest, west, Southeast), and trends and provides revenue forecast till 2023. This study also discusses key trends and analyzes the…

power-generation2.jpgThe energy and environment industry, once staid and steady, has seen new and rapid changes across the market’s varied and increasingly diverse sectors.  Renewable energy has now become a significant portion of the world’s energy production, natural gas has found multiple adherents and controversies with the expansion of the market through fracking, and services to the industry are evolving to leverage the huge influx of information through the Internet of Things and related data analytics solutions.  Energy storage will continue to be a growth market while, further in the future, water and waste water are likely to be pivotal concerns and opportunities for both emerging and existing economies.

We work closely with the world’s largest OEMs, utilities, service providers and IT firms to help them find the opportunities in this sea of change.  Tailored, customized solutions provide clients with the best strategies for growth, supported by the right key data points researched to meet the client’s needs and the specific engagement.  Key projects have included helping clients expand their businesses into new geographies, with new customer groups and by developing new solutions.  We can provide services at any point in the business strategy cycle: from ideation to implementation, data collection to strategy creation, voice of customer insights to marketing services.

Frost & Sullivan's team can support your organization on each of the following areas:

  • Geographic Expansion
  • Ideation and Mega Trend Growth Workshops
  • Voice of Customer and Customer Strategies
  • Brand and Demand Marketing Outreach and Solutions
  • New Product Launch
  • Presenting Thought Leadership and conducting strategy workshops at your yearly business planning or customer events
  • Sourcing and supply chain development and market analysis.

Project Examples

  • Supply chain strategy for major utilities, to enable them to better plan budgets and negotiate supplier contracts
  • Voice of customer with power plant owners/operators to help an OEM develop new service solutions
  • Brand and demand suite of services to enable major international conglomerates to target new services to selected verticals
  • Full analysis of the value chain for fuel cells, generators, steam turbines, gas turbines, wind turbines and solar power to ascertain environmental practices and areas of corporate social responsibility, for a major global standards firm in order to develop a long term global expansion strategy in the energy industry
  • Go to market strategies for deploying new and innovative solutions in digital oil fields



power-generation3.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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"Frost & Sullivan ran a strategy workshop with Procter & Gamble to help our New Business Creation teams to understand the developing personal mobility market. The workshop consisted of Frost & Sullivan professionals presenting and informing us of the evolving opportunities across the industry value chain and then facilitating group plenary sessions to explore potential opportunities in this market. We found the information provided very insightful, strategic and tailored to our needs and appreciated the facilitation skills and tools used in the workshop, which helped us achieve our goals. We plan to be engaging with Frost & Sullivan in the future on other areas of interest."

Chief Innovation Catalyst, Proctor & Gamble

"Frost Research is compact, comprehensive, and easy to understand. Most of the reports are presented in presentation form which is easier to be digested compared to traditional report format. The insight information can be utilized to plan technology and procurement strategy to stay ahead from others and to give more value to the stakeholders especially end customer. The interaction with analyst and Frost & Sullivan team is very good and almost prompt responses. Overall partnerships are positive and encouraging. Even some of the topics which are not covered in the Energy and Power are also made available based on our request."

Business Development Manager, Procurement Division, Leading Power Utility Company

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Vice President & General Manager, Batteries Company

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Leading company in Building Technologies

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