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
20 Sep 2016  |  Global
Decreasing Costs and Technological Advancements of Decentralised Power and Storage Drives New Market Growth
“Microgrid” is the new buzzword amidst the rise of distributed energy resources and battery energy storage systems. Significant price declines in both distributed renewable power and battery technologies, coupled with more technological advancements in control and energy management systems, have created a vision of reliable, efficient, renewabl...
15 Sep 2016  |  North America
While the Economic Turnover Affected Most of the Markets, Renewable Energy Keeps Gaining Traction
This outlook discusses the short-term impact of the major trends affecting various sectors in the energy and environment industry across the Latin American region. It provides insights on current activity on the oil and gas industry; the evolving power generation matrix, with a special focus on the rapid development of renewable sources and distrib...
13 Sep 2016  |  North America
An Executive Analysis of Key Vertical Growth Trends
The driving force behind growth in the industrial generators market is the increasing energy demand, which brings investments in key industry segments, increases advancements in energy efficiency technologies, and enhances margins. This market insight evaluates current growth trends by vertical industry and provides revenue forecast by fuel type an...
17 Aug 2016  |  North America
An Executive Analysis of Key Regional Trends and Developments
The driving force behind growth in the standby generators market is the increasing energy demand, which brings investments in all industry segments, advancements in technology, and enhances margins. This market insight evaluates current issues along with revenue forecasts and key regional trends that are expected to impact North American Electricit...
04 Aug 2016  |  Global
Sustainable and Affordable Bioenergy Gains Momentum as a Key Renewable Energy Source
The biomass power market has evolved into a key energy source on the global stage. While decentralised energy is fast gaining attention over centralized power generation, renewable energy will continue to be an attractive source of energy with biomass set to benefit. Energy system flexibility, supportive policies and frameworks and smart energy ini...
03 Aug 2016  |  Global
Positive Economic Outlook and Increasing Demand for Reliability and Resilience to Drive Growth
Distribution automation represents an emerging and critical market for utilities globally. The study provides an analysis of the global distribution automation market, which has been divided into two product segments—hardware, and software and communication. Revenue forecasts up to 2020 and analyses have been provided for North America, Europe, A...
24 Jun 2016  |  Latin America
This snapshot analyzes the market for small-scale distributed generation (DG) from renewable sources in Brazil, which took off after the approval of net metering resolutions 482/2012 and 687/2015 by Brazil’s regulatory agency, ANEEL. Renewable DG technology scope includes grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, wind energy, biomass up to 5 MW ...
24 May 2016  |  Global
Managing Smart Grid Flexibility
Handling new generation power and balancing supply and demand, monitoring, and forecasting are some key functions adding complexity to distributors' new role. Meeting those challenges requires the adoption of national and trans-national legislation and large-scale investments. Embracing those changes will increase the stability of grids and also yi...
12 May 2016  |  Global
End-to-end Solutions Providers Gain Competitive Advantage as Participants Seek Differentiation through Breadth of DERMS Functionalities
Growing number of distributed resources including solar and EV charging stations is expected to present significant economic and technical challenges. Over the next 5 years, distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) is expected to be one of the preferred solutions for managing these distributed resources along the grid. This study provi...
08 Apr 2016  |  North America
Investments in Combined Heat & Power (CHP) and Distributed Solar PV to Spotlight Potential of Energy-efficient Technologies
The Distributed Energy Outlook provides analysis and forecasts of the global decentralised power generation market in 2016. The distributed energy coverage includes wind, distributed solar, combined heat and power (CHP), and generator sets. The total installed capacity for distributed generation (DG) is forecast to reach 495 GW in 2016 led by inves...