A wide range of technologies is being deployed as the energy system transitions from analogue and centralised to intelligent and distributed. New technologies include smart grid technologies, energy storage, demand-side management, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. These technologies will not only make our energy systems more efficient and resilient; they are also a key step in integrating larger amounts of renewable and distributed generation. Their development is fostering new business models and creating opportunities for energy companies and technology and service providers. We track the global development of smart grid, energy storage, energy efficiency and electric vehicles, including related areas such as demand response, virtual power plants and smart lighting systems. Our market forecasts, competitive analysis, technology coverage and policy tracking tools support strategists, finance professionals and policy-makers in staying ahead of industry developments and making critical strategic decisions.


Electric and hybrid vehicles are gaining market share as battery and drivetrain costs decline, consumer preferences change and charging infrastructure roll-outs continue. For the first time, personal mobility networks will converge with electric distribution networks, and the impact on both industries will be significant. Our EST Insight service includes full coverage of the electric vehicles industry, including the vehicle-home and vehicle-grid interface, as well as underlying technologies such as battery storage and charging infrastructure.

COVERAGE AREAS
Electric and hybrid vehicles
Fuel cell vehicles
EV batteries and drivetrains
Charging and refuelling infrastructure
Grid integration of EVs

NEWS
Daily Newswatch with all of the major renewable energy news
Customisable contents – daily ‘First Take’ commentaries

ANALYSIS
Market forecasts
Technology studies
Competitive benchmarking and market shares
Business models for infrastructure and services
Industry and utility strategy
Policy and regulatory analysis
Country studies on key target markets

INDEXES
Electric vehicle battery price index
EV model database
Database of battery and battery materials manufacturing plants


Modern energy storage projects range from MW-scale storage plants to distributed battery systems, and can be used for renewable integration, grid support, ancillary services and energy management, as well as in reliability and microgrid applications. Our EST service includes full coverage of the technologies, business models, economics and policies driving the energy storage industry forward.

COVERAGE AREAS
Grid-scale and distributed energy storage
Battery storage
Flow batteries
Flywheel
Compressed air storage
Fuel cells
Power-to-gas

NEWS
Daily Newswatch with all of the major renewable energy news
Customisable contents – daily ‘First Take’ commentaries

ANALYSIS
Market forecasts by technology and geography
Economic cost-benefit analysis of storage
Technology benchmarking, including costs and performance by application
Competitive benchmarking and market shares
Industry and utility strategy
Policy and regulatory analysis
Country studies on key target markets

INDEXES
EV lithium-ion battery price index
Global energy storage project database
Database of battery and battery materials manufacturing plants


While the cheapest and simplest form of clean energy, energy efficiency is a complex sector with a variety of competing business models and a broad range of relevant technologies. Our efficiency coverage focuses on the major business models and policy tools, such as energy performance contracting, energy efficiency obligation schemes and on-bill financing. We also cover the most relevant technologies both mature and emerging – from heat pumps and industrial efficiency projects to LED lighting and building energy management systems.

COVERAGE AREAS
Energy efficient buildings and industry
LED lighting and smart lighting systems
Energy services and business models
Utility energy efficiency
Energy efficiency financing, policy and regulation

NEWS
Daily Newswatch with all of the major renewable energy news
Customisable contents – daily ‘First Take’ commentaries

ANALYSIS
Market forecasts
Technology benchmarking
Industry and utility strategy
Policy and regulatory analysis
Economic analysis
Country studies on key markets

DATA
LED/smart street lighting projects database


We cover the technologies and business models that are emerging around the world, the utilities leading innovative projects, the strategies of key industry players and the policies and regulations that are enabling the smart grid transformation.

COVERAGE AREAS
Smart metering
Distribution automation
Software and analytics
Home and building energy management
Demand response/virtual power plant
Microgrid
Smart lighting

NEWS
Daily Newswatch with all of the major energy smart technology news
Customisable contents – daily ‘First Take’ commentaries,

MARKET
Market forecasts by technology and geography
Technology and business model analysis
Competitive benchmarking and market shares
Industry and utility strategy
Policy and regulatory analysis
Country studies on key target markets

DATA
Global smart grid projects database