The energy and environment industry is undergoing rapid transformation from a static and conventional system to the fluid and dynamic Internet of Energy. Renewables are a significant portion of the world’s energy production, with rapid growth of the last decade spurring advanced solutions in grid technologies and energy storage. Nevertheless, fossil fuels continue to dominate much of the world’s power portfolio, from the adherents and detractors of fracking for oil and gas, to the continued high volume of coal used in key global regions. Services to the industry are rapidly evolving to leverage the influx of information from the Industrial Internet, creating new solutions and business models such as advanced predictive maintenance, optimized generation and storage, innovative energy efficiency solutions and X-as-a-Service. And all of this is driven by the push and pull of increasing demand for cleaner air and water alongside the need for more power and energy.
Frost & Sullivan works closely with the world’s largest OEMs, utilities, service providers and IT firms to help them find the opportunities in this sea of change. Our experts and consultants constantly engage with markets from oil and gas to electricity, grids to homes and buildings, and the critical needs for power, water, and environmental solutions across all sectors of the global economy.
04 Apr 2023  |  Africa
Future Growth Potential to be Driven by Electrification Mandates and EU Exports
Universal access to electricity has been central to the African development story, with power being critical to the continent's economic growth. As more than 600 million people (or 44% of the population) lack access to electricity, Africa is racing to add capacity to electrify rural communities and secure baseload supply in urban and industrial zon...$4,950.00
24 Nov 2022  |  Africa
Innovation, Integration, and Transition to Renewable Energy Sources Drive Future Growth Opportunities
South Africa is arguably sub-Saharan Africa’s most developed economy and home to the region’s largest energy sector. However, the country’s chronic energy crisis, most evident from the frequent loadshedding, largely stems from the failure of the national power utility, Eskom, to provide reliable, constant power supply due to its ailing coal-p...
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16 May 2019  |  Africa
Regional Interconnections to Drive Power Pool Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
As the region with some of the lowest electrification rates in the world, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) will exhibit continued growth of power pools. This growth is likely to be driven primarily by expanding transmission and distribution (T&D) networks within and between member countries. This outlook provides an analysis of the power pools in SSA, foc...
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13 Jul 2018  |  Africa
Growing Need for a Dynamic Energy Mix and the Demand for Private Investment will Create New Opportunities for Independent Power Producers
The access to electricity in Africa is well below the global average, presenting a significant opportunity for the development of the energy supply industry, largely in the form of private sector investments in electricity generation. Many African governments are under immense pressure to improve the quality and reliability of electricity supplied ...
14 Mar 2018  |  Africa
Opportunities Arising from LNG Export and Local Gas-to-Power Projects will Fuel Growth
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 power generation and domestic energy demands will dri...
24 Nov 2017  |  Africa
Development of Remote Power Systems and Mobile Connectivity will Drive Uptake of Battery Energy Storage Systems
Power storage through the use of battery energy storage systems is critical to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. While the foremost application of battery storage would be in renewable energy-based off-grid power systems for rural electrification and all-round electricity access, batteries are set to play a major role across commercial and industria...
11 Oct 2017  |  Africa
Power Utilities Seeking Expertise from OEMs in Improving Product Performance and Reducing Life Cycle Costs
Renewable energy has taken centre stage in South Africa's expanding power generation capacity, necessitating development and maintenance of requisite transmission infrastructure. Switch gears, transformers, and reactors are critical in supplying quality power to customers in a cost-effective manner. Local research and development, manufacturing, an...
30 Jun 2017  |  Africa
Reforms in Electricity Supply Industry Expected to Transform Power Infrastructure Scenario
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 renewable sources into the system. There is a nece...
31 May 2017  |  Africa
Up to 37.8 Million Gigajoules of Fuel Can be Converted to Natural Gas from Existing Sources, Bringing the Total Natural Gas Market to 220.9 Million Gi
South Africa’s energy mix is dominated by coal, complemented by renewable and nuclear energy. The government of South Africa has set targets according to the IRP 2010, which forecasts an energy mix containing a greater contribution from renewable energy such as wind, solar, and hydro. This mix also contains a substantial contribution from gas. Th...
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08 May 2017  |  Africa
Changing Economy and Expanding Renewable Energy Set to Alter Future of the Electricity Supply Industry
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 detrimental impact on the mining and manufacturing indus...