Frost.com - Energy and Power Research http://www.frost.com/c/10199/home.do - Energy and Power Research Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:09:05 Advancements in Drug Delivery, Parkinson s Disease Treatment, Cyber Security, and Energy Generation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-5C-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE profiles Innovations in targeted drug delivery, Parkinson s disease treatment, cyber security, and energy generation. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of predictive analysis and elastomer materials. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Parkinson's, cyber security, elastomers, predictive analysis, micro hydro power, targeted drug delivery Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 An End User Perspective on Navigating Digital Transformation in Energy and Utilities, Global, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K23E-01-00-00-00 The overall research objective is to measure the current use and future decision making behavior toward information technology (IT) in Energy and Utilities, specifically: Enterprise Mobility Management, eCommerce/mCommerce, Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC), Infrastructure and Data Centers, Big Data and Analytics Omnichannel Marketing, Customer Experience Management, Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Enterprise Content and Business Processes Management, Fintech, and API/CPaaS (Application Programming Interface/Communications Platforms as a Service) Strategy. Frost & Sullivan aims to: Understand the IT-related challenges organizations face today Monitor the status of digital transformation including newer solutions such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), and mCommerce Assess the current and future use of business communications technologies Evaluate factors that drive investments in communications technologies Gauge IT and communications trends Appraise available IT budgets The top challenge for IT departments in the energy industry is security concerns (33% of respondents), followed by systems integration (31%), and the ability to align IT with business strategies and/or not having a clear IT strategy (26%). Big data and analytics is the leading technology to have the greatest impact on both, revenue growth and cost reduction efforts. Energy and utilities organizations are highly interested in enterprise content and business processes management solutions established providers and new market entrants will have opportunities to grow revenues in this industry. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 North American Digital Grid Communication Infrastructure, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K20F-01-00-00-00 The study estimates that the total digital grid communication infrastructure market for the North American electric grid would grow at a CAGR of 9.1% through the forecast years. The study estimates the size of the market to be $555 Million as of 2016 and is forecast to reach over $1 Billion by 2023. The study categorizes the market into two broad segments Technology and Application. As far as the technologies are concerned, the study classifies them into wired and wireless technologies and as far as applications are concerned it classifies them into 4 sub-segments under each type of technology namely Advanced Meter Infrastructure, Distribution Automation, Substation Automation and Emerging Applications such as edge intelligence, virtual power plants and micro-grids. The study also identifies technology specific drivers and challenges that not just contextualize the analysis but also determine the direction of growth of the industry. Some of the key influencing drivers include cyber-security, proliferation of DERs and improving the operational efficiency of utilities while some of the barriers of adoption include the lack of interoperability and willingness of utilities to modernize as well as the high investment costs associated with deployment. A key insight learned through the study highlights the fact that a rapidly changing market environment demands flexibility in the communications infrastructure. With a forward looking market and most utilities filing for rate increases in the last two or three citing rising capital expenditures in transmission distribution assets, vendors should be in a position to develop a compelling business models such as communication-as-a-service (CAAS) to improve bottom line results for end users. By 2023, the rate of growth of wireless devices will outpace that of wired owing to advancements in IoT and rolling out of 5G at scale. There will be a demand for outcome based solutions rather than application-specific products/services. Virtual power plants, micro grids and edge intelligence are forecast to drive demand and deployment of modern wireless communication devices The bottom line is: with competition intensifying, product innovation, reliability, interoperability and customer value are key factors in determining market leaders in the digital grid communications market. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Evolving Trends in the Global Power Rental Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K0C0-01-00-00-00 The focus of this research service is to analyze the drivers and restraints that affect the growth of the Global power rental market. Factors including increased awareness among customers, higher power demand, and unreliable grid infrastructure are likely to drive the demand for power rental solutions during the next five years. The study also addresses the future and present market opportunities in the Global and regional markets as well as the challenges faced by industry participants in a rapidly changing environment. Research Scope: The current market size for 2016 is provided for each segment and forecast till 2021. Forecast by competitive revenues is also provided. Key Questions This Study Will Answer: Is the market growing and at what rate? What is the anticipated growth between 2016 and 2021? What are the specific market drivers influencing this market? How will the structure of the market change with time? Are the power rental equipment offered today meeting customers needs, or is additional development needed? What are the major sales channels for this market and what is their future development? Why Partner with Frost & Sullivan? We have a robust and proven research methodology resulting in high-quality findings: Frost & Sullivan has established relationships with the leading participants in the value chain of the generator sets market with which it performs primary research for the purpose of its research services. We are subject matter experts with 35 years of Energy and Environment experience researching and tracking generator set markets generating reliable information. Our team of industry experts has multidisciplinary background in engineering, business studies and market strategy. We bring a solution that integrates our expertise areas to develop fact-driven strategies: Frost & Sullivan analyst team has performed analysis of the generators market from various perspectives including: o Segment: Stationary, portable and rental generators. o Fuel: Gas and diesel generators. o End User: Residential, commercial and industrial generators o Geography: Global and regional including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa among others. Our fact-driven, client-specific approach bridges the gap between market research and mainstream consulting, giving us an exceptional ability to help power rental companies realize their vision. Mon, 9 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Latin America Generator Set Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K0AA-01-00-00-00 The focus of this research service is to analyze the drivers and restraints that affect the growth of the Latin American generator set market. Factors including unreliable power supply, higher power demand, construction, mining and O&G industries' growth, and increasing digitization and computing demands are likely to drive the demand for generator sets during the next five years. The study also addresses the future and present market opportunities in Latin America as well as the challenges faced by industry participants in a rapidly changing environment. Research Scope The current market size for 2016 is provided for each segment and forecast till 2021. Forecasts by competitive revenue and unit shipments for natural gas generators and diesel generators are also provided. Revenue and units are tracked and forecast by power range inclusive of: <30kW 30.1-60kW 60.1-150kW 150.1-300kW 300.1-500kW 500.1-1000kW 1000.1-3000kW End user segments including commercial, industrial, and residential generators are monitored, additionally revenue is predicted by application including peak shaving, prime power, and stand-by. Key Questions This Study Will Answer Is the market growing and at what rate? What is the anticipated growth between 2016 and 2021? How will the structure of the market change with time? Is there any development with the products/segments offered today? What are the specific market/technology trends influencing this market? Are the generator sets offered today meeting customers needs, or is additional development needed? What are the major sales channels for this market and what is their future development? Why Partner with Frost & Sullivan? We have a robust and proven research methodology resulting in high-quality findings: Frost & Sullivan has established relationships with the leading participants in the value chain of the generator sets market with which it performs primary research for the purpose of its research services. We are subject matter experts with 35 years of Energy and Environment experience researching and tracking generator set markets generating reliable information. Our team of industry experts has multidisciplinary background in engineering, business studies and market strategy. We bring a solution that integrates our expertise areas to develop fact-driven strategies: Frost & Sullivan analyst team has performed analysis of the generators market from various perspectives including: o Segment: Stationary, portable and rental generators. o Fuel: Gas and diesel generators. o End User: Residential, commercial and industrial generators o Geography: Global and regional including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa among others. Mon, 9 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Molten Salt-based Concentrated Solar Applications, Offshore Wind Energy, Grid Monitoring, and Efficient Inverters http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-19-00-00 This edition of the Energy and Power Systems TOE covers topics such as molten salt storage and energy generation applications, a offshore wind turbine design, an innovation in grid monitoring, and an efficient inverter for Electric vehicles. Thermal energy storage is an important technology as it enables high storage density for prolonged periods of time. Molten salts are important and the most commonly adopted thermal energy storage solution as they can be used in tandem with solutions such as concentrated solar projects. This issue also covers innovations in two bladed offshore wind turbine array, the first offshore wind farm of Finland, a better inverter solution for EVs, as well as grid monitoring solution for efficient and stable grid operation. The Energy and Power Systems (EPS) TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides insights on the latest advances in the broad range of technology related to the energy industry. The topics regularly presented range from energy storage technologies (solid state batteries, solar chemical storage and other advanced energy storage devices) to non-renewable energy such as oil and gas. Special emphasis is given to emerging areas in the renewable sector such as photovoltaics, wind energy, and geothermal energy, and emerging alternative fuels such as hydrogen, syngas, ethanol and biofuels. The EPS TOE keeps clients abreast of the latest R&D developments at major corporate and academic research centers, provides competitor intelligence and helps create strategic alliances. The Energy and Environment cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: Molten salt, thermal energy storage, CSP, parabolic trough, offshore wind, two blade wind turbines, inverter, EV, grid monitoring Fri, 6 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 North American Digital Substation Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1CD-01-00-00-00 Utility substations form an integral part of the entire grid network. They will play a vital role in the smart grids of tomorrow. With growing complexity in the grid, energy companies are recognizing the importance of digital transformation. Additional challenges include substation projects coming under increasing cost and time pressure, investors demanding improved asset utilization, and regulators mandating better power quality and grid resilience. Substation automation is the act of automating and controlling all the equipment within a substation. Over time, substations have evolved with the usage of more advanced and intelligent sensors. Digital substation, an advanced stage of substation evolution, is all about getting IEC 61850 to the field equipment, eliminating the cabling between the primary equipment and secondary systems and replacing it with Ethernet cables. A digital substation differentiates itself from a conventional substation based on communication architecture. In general, a digital substation will leverage digital technology for measurement, protection and control of transmission and distribution assets within a substation. In contrast to a conventional substation, it will use optical fibre cables (OFCs) instead of copper wirings. The rising popularity of digital substations is driven by multiple factors including reduced cost and space requirements, increased reliability, and ease of integration. This research provides an market overview and market analysis of key opportunities with the digital substation sector. Wed, 4 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Healthcare, Wireless Power Transmission, and Biofuels http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-5A-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE profiles innovations in artificial intelligence, predictive healthcare, and wireless power transmission. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of bio fuels and precision farming. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Predictive healthcare, wireless charging, precision agriculture, nanobots, biofuel Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Technologies Enabling Zero Energy Buildings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E0-01-00-00-00 Zero energy buildings (ZEBs) are those buildings that do not depend on the grid for their own energy needs, They make themselves independent of the grid by improving the energy efficiency and also by depending on onsite renewable energy generation to meet their energy needs. These buildings depend on different solutions and technologies like solar power, geothermal, energy storage, energy management, the building design, components and the architecture itself in order to achieve the zero energy status. The energy efficiency part of the building can be achieved by improving the building design, orientation, the materials used to construct the building and the way these materials prevent the loss of heat and thermal energy or even allow excess radiation resulting in heating of the premises. This can be complemented by the use of more energy efficient loads like efficient lighting and heating and air conditioning options. Geothermal energy can be used in combination with the HVAC systems to achieve efficient thermal systems for the buildings and energy management solutions can be used to enable effective interaction between loads. The energy management solutions help monitor the energy usage, identify areas in buildings that have more losses and devise methods to improve the efficiency of these zones. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Materials Replacing Steel in Oil & Gas Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D78E-01-00-00-00 The oil and gas industry is in the lookout for new materials that can offer a solution to the challenges imparted by the traditionally used one such as steel. While steel and other metals such as aluminum and cast iron are remarkable in terms of strength performance and handling high volumes of oil and gas fluids, a major drawback associated with all these materials is corrosion due to various reasons. Some of these include handling corrosive chemicals, prolonged contact with the high moisture environment (if the pipe is buried underground) or even high temperature and pressure conditions can result in a metal based product being corroded that is followed by development of stress and finally leading to crack the material, many times referred to as stress corrosion cracking(SCC), which can even result in fatal accidents even causing death in some cases. Also, steel is heavy and the need of alternative lightweight materials that can easily be replaced and relocated resulting in lower freight costs are also under being evaluated. A myriad of advancements to explore alternative materials that can eliminate any corrosive factor and additionally prevent stress corrosion cracking is under progress. Aging pipelines across the globe are considered to be replaced by lightweight composite and plastic-baed pipelines that are less prone to stress corrosion cracking. For oil and gas drilling and gathering lines, reinforced thermoplastic pipes are being considered as a potential replacement of steel to cater high performance operation under extremely high temperatures. Oil and gas industrial flooring and gratings made initially of steel are being replaced with fiberglass alternatives for tough mechanical operating conditions. However steel has been used for decades. Though advancement towards alternative materials are prominent, end users are skeptical to use any alternative materials due to lack of reliability. Additionally, plastics and composites have no specific standardizations and specifications for use in this industry. This further creates the need to develop the alternative materials to replace in certain specific segments. Though stakeholders that support the use of steel defer to use traditional carbon or stainless or tool steel and instead are modifying the formulation of steel with innovative alloy compositions to enhance the strength of steel and reduce the corrosion aspect. An example to showcase the same is the use of iron steel. This type of steel is being used in oil and gas transmission pipelines where the high pressure and temperature and corrosivity of the constituents would hinder the use of any other material than steel. Hence nano scale additives, nioboium and titanium alloys and iron steel are penetrating and replacing the use of traditional steel in these segments. Oil and Gas firms as well as Engineering companies prefer these materials to high strength plastics to cater their needs of lightweighting, high strength, anti-corrosivity, HPHT applications and low sagging features. In the next few years, innovative technologies are expected to evolve, that can potentially match steel s performance characteristics. Some of the key potential materials have been discussed in the research. This research service (RS) depicts the current landscape and the evolving trends in the steel replacement materials development, particularly in oil and gas pipelines. The unique and synergistic approaches are defined below: Technical plastics used in the Oil and Gas industry: Polyethylene (Innovative types such as HDPE 3710), Polypropylene, Poly-amide-imide, Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) Advanced Composites: Carbon fiber in polymeric matrix, carbon fiber in epoxy matrix, glass fiber in polymeric matrix, aramid fibers in polymeric matrix, Other types of matrices with the three core fibers Nanostructured and microalloyed steels: Steel with modified crystalline structure for higher Rockwell hardness Innovative Alloys: Titanium and Molybdenum alloys replacing cast iron, aluminium and incoloys Iron Steel: Different types of ferrous steels designed with a unique formulation for an anti-corrosive effect in the oil and gas industry Nanoadditives: Niobium and carbon nanotube additives to prevent corrosion This study focused on the following: Technology capabilities of alternative materials A strategic opportunity evolution showcasing materials with highest potential to replace steel Stakeholder activities, influence, industry initiatives, key partnerships and funding opportunities Technology development roadmap highlighting the key materials that can evolve in the next few years Strategic recommendations for technology developers and end users Technology management strategies for alternative material technologies to evolve An appendix is also included, comprising lists of major participants of the study and the most notable patents in the field. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Genset Market for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCFD-01-00-00-00 The rapid increase in water-based infrastructure investments is expected to have a significant role in the diesel and gas genset market in water and wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). This market is expected to witness steady growth in revenue until 2021. The global water and wastewater genset market is mainly driven by growth in standby applications for water and wastewater treatment facilities used by municipalities and industries. Infrastructure investment in Asia, mainly China, India, Middle East, and Southeast Asia is expected to aid in the development of the market for diesel and gas gensets. Medium power gensets in the range of 300 KW to 500 KW are expected to increase, as companies and municipalities are establishing multiple gensets with cumulative power in a higher range, thus avoiding having a single generator in a high-power range. Also, large investments in industry and water resources in developing nations are driving the need for reliable power, as access to the power supply grid is limited. Regulatory requirements also make the need for such power generation facilities mandatory to prevent the shutdown of critical infrastructure. The water and wastewater genset market is expected to face headwinds in the form of competition from other sources of power mainly hybrid power generation. Furthermore, the perception of diesel as a polluting source of power generation is expected to be a challenge for the market in the future. The market is expected to reach revenue of $877 billion by 2021. Market trends have been analyzed for the study period 2013 2021 with the base year as 2016. The study covers the global market and includes North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Rest of the World. The standby power segment is expected to dominate the diesel genset market for the forecast period, while prime power is expected to dominate gas-based gensets in the water and wastewater treatment sector. The study analyzes key genset companies across the globe and assesses their market share. Fierce market competition is expected (especially in Asia) from Chinese and Japanese companies, which compete using inexpensive and quality products. Some companies that have been considered in this study include Caterpillar, Shengli Oil Machinery, Generac, Cummins, MTU, and Kohler. Key Questions This Study Will Answer: Is the market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? What are the key drivers and restraints in the diesel and gas genset market for WTPs and WWTPs? How is the competition in the market and will any acquisitions occur? How do the prices of gensets vary in different regions of the world? Which are the key regions associated with the growth of both diesel and gas gensets? How is the market likely to evolve over the next 5 years? Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 R&D Focus Areas for Battery Anode and Cathode http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E4-01-00-00-00 There are 3 main goals that influence direction research and development for anode and cathode for lithium-ion batteries, which are to increase longevity of the battery both in terms of capacity and calendar life, to widen safe operating windows and to reduce cost per kWh of battery. These 3 main goals or achievement lead or push researchers to concentrate their research on the specific capacity of battery in order to increase longevity of battery, manipulate nanomaterials to increase every aspect of the electrode, increase cycling stability of electrode and to reduce volumetric changes on the electrode. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Energy Generation, Autonomous Vehicles, and Water Treatment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-59-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE profiles innovations in energy generation, autonomous vehicles, and waste water treatment. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of fuel cells and energy generation from waste. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Perovskites, artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, fuel cells, nanoselenium Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Power Infrastructure Technologies of the Future http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7DC-01-00-00-00 The power infrastructure is divided into isolated subsystems to facilitate reliable power supply to auxiliaries, consumers and isolated power systems. The complication and unpredictability of operating conditions in the electrical networks are influenced by renewable energy sources and market factors which drives the importance for the enlargement and sophistication of the existing power infrastructure. The lookout for decrease in the probability of severe blackouts which are characterized by cascade development of emergency processes further embrace the requirement of an efficient power infrastructure. This research service briefs on the present and upcoming developments in the power infrastructure especially on the transmission and distribution network. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Technologies Enabling Digital Transformation in the Oil & Gas Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-15-00-00 This edition of Oil and Gas TOE focusses on technologies facilitating digital transformation in the oil & gas industry. Innovations profiled include an IoT Satellite Device for Near-real Time Remote M2M Communications, Drone-based Asset Integrity Inspection, a Wi-Fi Module for Wellsite-to-Center Communications, a free-flowing smart sensor for in-line pipe inspection, a cloud-based app for pipeline environment visualization, and a digital control of work solution for process plants. The Oil and Gas TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on innovations pertaining to technologies, products, and processes, along with strategic insights, in the upstream and downstream processes in the oil and gas industry. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Digital transformation, IoT satellite, drone, asset integrity inspection, free-flowing smart sensor, in-line pipe inspection Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Robotic Technologies for Marine Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D3-01-00-00-00 Unmanned autonomous robots are gaining prominence in the marine sector. Key trending applications include: autonomous surface vessels, unmanned underwater vehicle/robots, and shipboard robots. Automation in the marine industry largely enhances the efficiency of shipping goods. Presently, research community is increasingly focussing in autonomous vessels and its applicability in the marine sector. Autonomous vessels will minimize human involvement and reduce shipping costs, while improving delivery efficiency of marine vessels. Robotic technologies for marine applications are largely leveraged by transportation and defense sectors. Robots will mitigate hazardous risks thereby increasing the safety of human personnel. Marine robots are used in off-shore oil and gas; investigation activities of the ocean, ship, and harbour maintenance; and in defence marine robotic vessels. Government funding is boosting development and adoption of robots for marine applications. The technology and innovation report aims to capture the impact of robotic technologies for different applications in the marine sector. Key questions covered in the report: What is the significance of robots in the marine industry? What is the current scenario of automation? What are the key trending applications in the marine impacted by robots? What are key innovations driving adoption and who are the key innovators? How are patent and funding scenario boosting developments and adoption? What are the key factors influencing penetration of robots in marine? What is the future prospect for robotic technologies in marine? Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Technologies Enabling the Virtual Power Plant http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7DD-01-00-00-00 Virtual PowerPlants(VPPs) are an aggregation of different distributed energy resources(DER), controlled to meet the demand and manage loads, especially during the peak hours. They solutions those make a VPP possible include, DERs, energy storage solutions and a control and aggregation solution. A Distributed energy resource management solution enables the aggregation of the DERs and controls them so that all the connected DERs can be operated and controlled as a single unit. It also helps in visualizing the operation of the DERs. However, in a VPP the visibility on the load side is also very important. This helps in determining the loading patterns and the actual demand scenario. Each of the enabling technology has an important role to play in a VPP. This study helps in identifying the technologies those form a VPP, why are they important, important projects related to VPP and the important stakeholders involved in developing solutions for VPP. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Generator Sets Database http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=NE06-01-00-00-00 The Global Generator Sets database monitors and forecasts growth opportunities and growth outlooks for applications and end user segments affecting the Global Genset Market. The database covers historical data from 2000 and forecasts through 2020. Revenue and unit forecasts in key performance areas will get companies ahead of the competition. We provide information on the regions to look at for future investment along with growth strategies. The database covers revenues and unit shipments for natural gas generators and diesel generators. Market metrics are provided for North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Africa and Middle East. Revenue and units are tracked and forecasted by power range inclusive of <30kw, 30-60kw, 60-150kw, 150-300kw, 300-500kw, 500-1000kw, and 1000-3000kw. End user segments including commercial gensets, industrial gensets, and residential gensets are monitored, additionally revenue is predicted by application including peak shaving, prime power, and stand by. This study will answer 1. Which regions and countries have the highest revenue and which have the highest growth potential? 2. Which end users already have a high proportion of the market? Which are most ready for expansion? 3. How will the structure of the market change with time? The study covers the Global Genset Market from three basic angles 1. Revenue Generation and Unit Shipment 2. Fuel 3. Key End User 4. Additional analysis by Application This research follows a rigorous research methodology including 1. Aligned datasets from a variety of sources including in-house Frost & Sullivan data, published reports, additional data such as government information, trade journals and publications 2. Developed a historical and macro view of each region's genset revenue and unit shipment by fuel from 2000 to 2014. 3. 2015 to 2020 forecast is made based on our internal market modeling. Frost & Sullivan's bottom-up approach combined with top-down evaluation The combined secondary and primary approach of covering interviews with the maximum possible stakeholders (OEMs, distributors, etc.) ensures high accuracy for the quantitative analysis and the ability to cross-check and constantly revalidates market numbers while weeding out misinformation. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:29:43 +0100 Indian Electricity Meters Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P98D-01-00-00-00 The Indian Electricity Meters market is highly dynamic with significant changes occurring in the technological landscape due to government initiatives like smart grid mission, Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) and Smart City Mission. The products covered in the research service are Tariff Meters which is further classified into Single phase, Three phase, Prepaid and Smart meters and Panel Meters trickled down KWH meters, Multi-fuction meters and Dual source meters. The Government Initiatives to achieve hundred percent metering and reduce AT&C losses, coupled with energy efficiency measures facilitated by Bureau Of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has also open up opportunities in private commercial and industrial segment. A wide product and packaged solution portfolio, competitive pricing, and extensive market reach are likely to be the key success factors of the Indian electricity meters market. Focus on product innovation in smart meters and aligned marketing efforts are expected to provide a competitive advantage to participants. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Life Sciences, Solar Cells, Stroke Rehabilitation, and Farming Systems http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-57-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in life sciences, solar cells, stroke rehabilitation, and urban farming systems. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of age-related diseases and water desalination. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Aging, stroke, aquaponics, desalination, perovskite solar cells Fri, 8 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Network Traffic Management, Energy Storage, Water Filtration, Bio-oil Processing, and Solar Cells http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-56-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in network traffic management, energy storage, and bio-oil processing. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of flexible solar cells and reusable water filters for removal of heavy metals. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Network traffic management, energy storage, heavy metals removal, bio-oil, flexible solar cells Fri, 1 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Photovoltaic Cells, Electric Vehicles for Rural Areas, Energy Storage, and Fuel Cells http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-18-00-00 This edition of the Energy and Power Systems TOE provides insights on the latest advances in technologies related to the energy industry. This TOE focuses on advances in wind energy analysis, improvement of solar cell efficiency, and designing efficient smart grids at a lower cost. It also gives insights on innovations to predict the performance of solar cells and electric vehicles for rural areas in developing countries. The Energy and Power Systems (EPS) TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides insights on the latest advances in the broad range of technology related to the energy industry. The topics regularly presented range from energy storage technologies (solid state batteries, solar chemical storage and other advanced energy storage devices) to non-renewable energy such as oil and gas. Special emphasis is given to emerging areas in the renewable sector such as photovoltaics, wind energy, and geothermal energy, and emerging alternative fuels such as hydrogen, syngas, ethanol and biofuels. The EPS TOE keeps clients abreast of the latest R&D developments at major corporate and academic research centers, provides competitor intelligence and helps create strategic alliances. The Energy and Environment cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: Perovskite, tandem solar cells, electric vehicles, fuel cells, grid design, smart grid, solar forecasting Fri, 1 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Application of Drones and Robots in Oil and Gas Industry A Cost Effective and Safe Method of Inspection and Surveillance http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297828139 With increase in urbanization and industrialization, demand for oil and gas is expected to grow at a relentless pace in forthcoming 10 years. Giant fields which were discovered 30 years back are declining in their production and this situation has encouraged oil and gas companies to discover new conventional and non-conventional resources in remote locations both onshore and offshore. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 European Gas Storage Market: Will it be The Anchor point for Global Gas Supply http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297822501 Global demand for natural gas is projected to increase from 3,599 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2015 to 5,749 bcm by 2040. The increase of natural gas share in the primary energy consumption is largest as compared to other energy source. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Artificial Intelligence, Brain-computer Interface, Solar Energy, and Hydroponic Systems http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-55-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in artificial intelligence, brain-computer interface, solar energy, and hydroponic systems. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in clinical trials and solar glass blocks for buildings. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: BIPV, AI, hydroponics, drug development, clinical trials, artificial intelligence, building-integrated photovoltaics Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Technology Advances for Oil Spill Clean up, Offshore Structures Crack Detection, and Alternate Feedstocks and Processes http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-14-00-00 This edition of Oil and Gas TOE profile a method of using methane as a feedstock for producing various saturated and unsaturated chemicals in order to remove it from the atmosphere. A single step oxidation reaction for converting methane to methanol, conversion of methane to fuels from off-gases, mobile systems and GTL-FPSO process for recovery of methane in marine environment, feeding methylotrophs with methane to produce polymers are some of the other technologies highlighted in this issue. Some technologies associated with intelligent subsea crack monitoring systems and use of natural fibers for cleaning up spilt oils are also provided. The key focus of these innovations is to drive sustainability in the oil and gas industry. The Oil and Gas TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on innovations pertaining to technologies, products, and processes, along with strategic insights, in the upstream and downstream processes in the oil and gas industry. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Methane, methanol, off-gases, methylotrophs, polymers, subsea cracks Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Slow-paced development of resources in Latin America has led to increased dependence on gas imports http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297809800 Latin America is well endowed with natural gas resources and has a potential to produce enough gas to fulfil the regions burgeoning demand. According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), Latin America holds technically recoverable shale gas resources of around 1,978 trillion cubic feet (TCF). Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100