Over the past few years, globally, Distributed Energy is considered to be one of the most hotly discussed topics that continue to reshape the power sector industry. Barring the advanced economies in the United States and Europe where the power system is well developed, other developing economies which are experiencing growing gap in power supply-demand coupled with ageing T&D infrastructure have accelerated the deployment of distributed energy technologies to address the immediate power needs. Besides, the deployment of such distributed power generation technologies like solar PV and small-scale wind near the place of use by consumers have challenged the power distribution and in specific the business models of utilities. The Distributed Energy research team in Frost & Sullivan constantly tracks such technologies and provides global industry analysis, custom consulting, growth consulting (strategy consulting), market research, market forecasts, and insights into emerging technologies. This program area covers the following markets:
- Engine and Turbine Generator Sets
- On-site renewable and alternative power and fuels
- DG services
- New business models in on-site power
- Virtual Power Plants
03 Jan 2017  |  Europe
Identifying Best Practices among Leading Firms
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 cleaner energy sources, changes in consumption patte...
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02 Jan 2017  |  Asia Pacific
Government Mandates and Rapid Technology Adoption will Drive the Adoption of Smart Meters and Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
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% from 2015 to 2020. Only the smart consumer applic...
30 Dec 2016  |  Global
Demand from Data Centers Drives Growth in the European Union and the United States, while Ageing Infrastructure Drives Revenue in Other Regions
The global UPS market is witnessing growth due to datacenter demand from North America and Europe. UPS is an inevitable product purchase to ensure high power quality to equipment that cannot afford an interruption or disturbance in power. The market witnessed a slump in 2013, due to decreased investments, but from 2014, there has been steady growt...
26 Dec 2016  |  North America
Commercial and Educational Facilities Gain with Benefits of VRF Technology
This research service presents the analysis of the North American variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems market. In North America, the heat recovery VRF units segment is the largest, compared to heat pump VRF units. The commercial and educational verticals depict a strong growth trend, positively impacting the demand for VRF units. Included in thi...
02 Dec 2016  |  Global
Although China still Dominates, it will be Outpaced by Asia-Pacific and Europe in Terms of Market Revenues by 2018
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. Although China remains the dominant market for sm...
10 Nov 2016  |  Europe
Renewables Dominate the Investment Landscape Across All 3 Markets
This installment forms part of Frost & Sullivan's European Electricity Industry Profiles Series and includes Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Included in these profiles are an assessment of the key market drivers and restraints; the current demand profile and total generation; the key aspects of energy policy; forecasts on the likely development of the ...
19 Oct 2016  |  Africa
New Business Models Must Consider Commercial Grid Connection Implications as the Distribution Network Transforms
The South African small-scale embedded generation market is entering an exponential implementation phase. Soon after 2010, the uptake of private solar photovoltaic (PV) systems began to increase. This resulted in the creation of more than 215 companies that provide either a product, a service, or both in South Africa. This new sector begged the opt...
14 Oct 2016  |  Global
Cooling Solutions and Rack & Rack Options Segments to Experience Fastest Growth over Forecast Period
The global data center infrastructure solutions market is mature. It is, however, expected to grow at a moderate pace over the forecast period. A smooth growth curve is expected over the forecast period. However, data centre consolidation and high capital expenditure combined with end-user scepticism towards implementing new technologies or unfamil...
29 Sep 2016  |  Asia Pacific
Immediate Needs to Reduce CO2 Emission in IPPs Will Create an Opportunity of More Than $27 Billion
IPPs in Southeast Asia, particularly ASEAN-6, face multiple challenges such as policy and regulatory restrictions and pressure to control carbon emissions. In addition, IPPs struggle to keep costs low to remain competitive while maintaining the highest quality in power generation, safety standards, and customer service. Incumbent technologies curre...
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23 Sep 2016  |  Global
Significant Increases in Energy Consumption and Need for Improved Efficiencies Drive Interest in Back-up Power Solutions
With the rise of industrial and commercial investments, along with the mismatch in power demand in developing markets, the need for generator sets is increasing. Furthermore, the power sector is undergoing a deep transformation, especially in terms of divergent trends in the choice of fuel used for power generation. However, several common developm...