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
30 Sep 2015  |  Europe
Continued Solution Innovation Drives Growth
This research service on the European substation automation market presents a detailed analysis of key market trends, market drivers and restraints, revenue forecasts for the hardware and the software segments, country-wise forecasts, and market share analysis. It also provides an in-depth analysis of the role of information and communication techn...
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09 Feb 2015  |  North America
Environmental Concerns and Safety Policies Lead to Market Development
Factors including increased customer awareness, unreliable grid-infrastructure, and severe power outages are likely to drive demand for portable generator sets during the forecast period (20142018). This study details the driving and restraining factors expected to impact the North American market by 2018. The portable generator set market is one ...
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26 May 2014  |  Global
An in-depth look at Customer Choice for Energy Service and Electricity Consumption Patterns
Of the 24 states in the U.S. having deregulated markets for energy, 14 are fully deregulated in both electricity and gas with liberty to purchase from the best-price bidder while continuing to get electricity delivered using the distribution lines of the local utility. Between October and November 2013 Frost & Sullivan conducted a customer survey o...
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12 Nov 2013  |  Africa
Quick Wins where High Electricity Tariffs can Negatively Affect Profit Margins
The research service highlights energy efficiency in the South African commercial sector, with a focus on large commercial businesses. The research service discusses the major drivers as well as major restraints the commercial sector faces when implementing energy efficiency projects. The study also outlines potential energy savings as well as curr...
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24 Oct 2013  |  Europe
Building a Future towards Energy Self-sufficiency
Both the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the EU Member States have identified district heating as a growth area. However, implementation of combined heating and power (CHP) policies is slow and growth has been sluggish. However, the market is set to grow steadily between 2012 and 2019. The key challenge facing the market is defining policy an...
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01 Apr 2013  |  North America
Insufficient Centralized Electricity Provision Drives the Market
The failure of the traditional model for the electricity market, which includes a large infrastructure for power generation, transmission, and distribution, is laying the groundwork for a distributed power generation (DPG) model. Key activities in isolated areas of Mexico, such as in mining and oil and gas, are expected to increase their gross ener...
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