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Rukshaya Smart Energy Advisory Services


Renewable Energy: Rukshaya’s Renewable Energy Advisory Service focuses on the clean generation and transmission of electrical power using renewable means such as solar, wind, geothermal, and ocean and hydrokinetic technologies. Our analysis includes in-depth examination of business models, technology issues, regulatory factors, and the competitive landscape for renewable energy, together with an assessment of how it relates to existing fossil fuel power generation methods.


Distributed Generation: The Distributed Generation Advisory Service covers the generation and distribution of electricity using distributed architectures, both at the sub-utility scale and as an integrated part of the utility grid. The service includes analysis of distributed generation for commercial, industrial, and residential markets on a worldwide basis, with detailed assessment of market conditions by country and world region. Sectors covered include renewable distributed energy generation from wind and solar, fuel cells, and fossil fuel generation.


Bioenergy: Rukshaya’s Bioenergy Advisory Service focuses on the utilization of renewable biomass feedstocks for the production of electricity, heat, liquid fuels, and chemicals. The service includes coverage of global regulatory and public policy trends, business models and economic factors, technology and intellectual property issues, and the emerging competitive landscape and supply chain for bioenergy markets.


Fuel Cells: The Fuel Cells Advisory Service focuses on stationary, portable, and motive applications for fuel cells. Rukshaya’s analysis includes coverage of the commercial, industrial, residential, and transportation sectors, including an in-depth assessment of the functional, technological, and economic suitability of different types of fuel cells for these markets, compared to other conventional and emerging technologies. As part of our research, we provide evaluations of key fuel cell industry players as well as detailed forecasts segmented by technology, geography, application area, and end-use market.


Energy Storage: Rukshaya's Energy Storage Advisory Service concentrates on three key categories: Electrochemical, Kinetic, and Thermal storage technologies. Applications covered include advanced battery and other energy storage technologies for Stationary, Transportation, and Portable Power applications. Our analysis includes an assessment of the economics and technologies underlying these emerging sectors, together with an in-depth view of the key industry players involved in their development.


Advanced Batteries: Rukshaya’s Advanced Batteries Advisory Service focuses on emerging battery technologies and their applications in consumer, commercial, transportation, and utility markets. Coverage includes lithium ion, sodium sulfur, advanced lead acid, and other battery chemistries that will compose the global battery market in a variety of industry sectors. Market analysis includes worldwide forecasts, key industry players, technology issues, and economic factors that will drive the adoption of new battery categories over the next decade.


Utility Innovations: Rukshaya’s Utility Innovations Advisory Service analyzes emerging technologies, business models, and market opportunities that are driving change and growth in the electric utility industry. Coverage includes Renewable Energy, Smart Grids and Smart Meters, Stationary Energy Storage, Carbon Capture technologies, and the impact of Electric Vehicles on the grid infrastructure. This Rukshaya service is designed to provide actionable intelligence and market strategy inputs for utility executives and key utility vendors as they plan for the next stage of the industry’s evolution.


Smart Grid: Rukshaya’s Smart Grid research practice covers grid automation, smart metering, and energy management applications that are defining the next generation of the electrical grid.  Research focus includes profiles of utility smart grid deployments, construction of microgrids at the sub-utility scale, examination of business models and technology issues including scalability and security, and quantification of the smart grid market opportunity across different sectors.

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Smart Meter: The Smart Meters Advisory Service covers deployments of smart meters with two-way communications capabilities by electric, gas, and water utilities. Analysis includes technology issues including networking, security, and data management, as well as utility business models, policy and regulatory issues, and consumer attitudes and acceptance of advanced metering. Key industry players are profiled in depth, and granular market forecasts are provided by country and world region.


Smart Energy Home: Rukshaya’s Smart Energy Home Advisory Service focuses on energy management and smart energy devices and applications in the residential environment. Our research concentrates on consumer attitudes and acceptance of home energy management systems, smart appliances, smart meters, and utility programs including demand response, variable pricing, and energy efficiency incentive plans. The service also covers technology issues such as home area networking and interoperability with existing digital home systems.


Smart Grid Infrastructure: The Smart Grid Infrastructure Advisory Service covers automation and control technologies for electricity transmission and distribution systems. The focus of our research includes analysis of utility smart grid deployment strategies, business models, policy and regulatory factors, operational requirements, and technologies issues. Key market segments include transmission, substation automation, distribution automation, and enabling technologies including communications networks, data analytics, and cyber security.


Microgrids: Rukshaya’s Microgrids Advisory Service concentrates on distributed sections of the electrical grid that can be safely islanded from the utility grid for purposes of adding resilience, redundancy, and security to the electrical distribution system. Our research focuses on various applications and deployment scenarios including institutional/campus microgrids, military microgrids, and remote off-grid microgrids. Enabling technologies and systems are covered in depth, along with detailed tracking of microgrid deployments and assessments of key industry players.


Smart Grid Security: The Smart Grid Security Advisory Service focuses on cyber security technology markets for substation automation, distribution automation, smart meters, and electric vehicles. The service assesses threats to the utility grid and evaluates the market opportunity for security solutions by application and risk type. Key industry players and their hardware, software, and services are analyzed in depth, and market forecasts are provided by industry segment and world region.


Smart Grid Communications: Rukshaya’s Smart Grid Communications Advisory Service focuses on networking and telecommunications systems that connect various elements of the utility grid including substations, transformers, smart meters, and smart energy devices within residential, commercial, and industrial environments. Coverage includes home area networks, building and facility networks, neighborhood area networks, and wide area networks. Our analysis focuses on business models, demand drivers, and technology issues such as security and scalability for public and private networks, including both fixed and wireless technologies.


Smart Grid IT: The Smart Grid IT Advisory Service covers a wide range of utility IT systems that are enabling the smart grid, from back office to customer premise. Research topics include smart grid data analytics, customer information systems, distribution management systems, cyber security, meter data management, managed services, and many more. Our analysis comprises market drivers and barriers, business models, technology issues, and the emerging competitive landscape for IT systems and services in the smart grid world.


Smart Transportation: The Smart Transportation practice examines the global market for hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and other alternate fuel vehicles for both consumer and commercial applications. Rukshaya also analyzes the use of clean energy technologies for mass transit and other forms of transportation beyond conventional vehicles. Additional coverage includes analysis of other complementary technologies that are related to transportation including biofuels and advanced battery and energy storage technologies.


Electric Vehicles: The Electric Vehicles Advisory Service focuses on the emerging market opportunities for electrified vehicles on a worldwide basis.  Research coverage includes plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles, and hybrid cars and trucks.  Enabling technologies such as batteries and charging equipment infrastructure are also analyzed in depth.  The service examines key industry players within the EV ecosystem as well as policy and regulatory factors and drivers of consumer and fleet demand for electrified vehicles.


Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Rukshaya’s Alternative Fuel Vehicles Advisory Service includes coverage of various drive trains that are emerging to challenge and complement the existing base of internal combustion engines. Areas of research focus include natural gas vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, clean mass transit systems, and transportation applications for biofuels. Technology issues are examined in depth, along with public policy and regulatory factors, manufacturer product plans, and profiles of key industry players.


Smart Industry: Rukshaya's Smart Industry practice concentrates on green business approaches being pioneered by companies in a variety of industries worldwide. This includes a focus on the application of clean technologies and business practices within industry verticals such as manufacturing, government, IT and electronics, and telecommunications. Coverage also includes case study analysis of corporate green initiatives, as well as survey research on business leaders' attitudes about cleantech and its impacts.


Energy Management: Rukshaya’s Energy Management Advisory Service covers the market for enterprise energy management systems and services.  Areas of focus include deep examinations of corporate energy management practices in various industries, analysis of end-user demand dynamics, profiles and rankings of key energy management industry players, and the major growth drivers that are shaping the development of this industry including policy and regulatory factors as well as market-based drivers such as supply chain mandates and the economics of energy efficiency and energy procurement.


Smart Cities: The Smart Cities Advisory Service covers the utilization of information and communication technology, as well as clean energy technologies, for the more efficient management of municipal operations. The service examines the various emerging models for smart cities around the world including overlays of existing infrastructure and systems as well as Greenfield strategies for futuristic cities. Analysis includes an assessment of technology issues, policy and regulatory factors, business models, and implementation strategies. Key industry players are profiled in depth, and detailed forecasts are provided for each key market segment.


Green IT: Rukshaya’s Green IT Advisory Service analyzes emerging technology trends and business models related to the opportunity for greater energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions in the global information technology industry. Areas of focus include energy efficiency solutions for data center operations, telecommunications networks, and the global electronics supply chain, as well as an examination of the opportunities for IT to be harnessed for energy management and smart grid systems. The service also provides quantification of the energy efficiency benefits for telecommuting, videoconferencing, and cloud computing.


Industrial Innovations: Rukshaya’s Industrial Innovations Advisory Service focuses on emerging energy technologies, sustainable business practices, and energy efficiency techniques being employed by companies in a wide range of industry sectors. Topics of coverage include water technologies, fuel cells, industrial automation and control, and other leading-edge technologies and business models designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of resource management. The service includes profiles and case studies, assessment of market and technology issues, and detailed market sizing and forecasting models.


Smart Buildings: Rukshaya's Smart Buildings practice focuses on the design, construction, and maintenance of highly efficient commercial and residential buildings. Research areas include energy management systems, automation and control technologies, energy efficient technologies, and green building practices including design, materials, certification programs, and construction technologies. The practice covers key market opportunities for each area, including a detailed assessment of key industry players, emerging business models, and the public policy and regulatory environment related to smart buildings.


Building Systems: The Building Systems Advisory Service focuses on energy management, automation, and control technologies that are being applied for the more efficient operation of commercial buildings. Key emerging technologies are covered including energy efficient lighting, building energy management systems, commercial building automation systems, demand response and other smart energy tools for the building environment. Our research also focuses on business models and financing structures such as performance contracting and energy service companies.


The Green Buildings: The Green Buildings Advisory Service covers key trends in the construction, retrofitting, and ongoing operations of more environmentally friendly and energy efficient buildings.  Areas of focus include green building certification programs, architecture and construction best practices, green building materials, and the public policy environment surrounding greener buildings.  Key industry players are profiles, along with detailed global market forecasts for the rapidly growing green building industry.

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Energy Professional Education and Training


Rukshaya energy education initiatives are aimed solely at our clients. We provide specialized training for organizations, Industries and Individuals. As the Energy industry continues to grow at an exponential rate, so does the need for highly trained educators and trainers who possess both the technical skills needed to understand Smart Grid and the classroom skills to effectively meet the next generation of Energy Professionals. Smart Grid implementation brings new security vulnerabilities and reliability challenges to communications networks and Smart Grid components. These new challenges are due, in part, to the growth of distributed intelligence in Distribution Automation, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Advanced Metering Infrastructure equipment, and advanced components for transmission and substations. Rukshaya provides the end to end training on Smart Grid Emerging Technologies




The Rukshaya performs Smart Grid and Analytics Research, creates innovations, and, demonstrates advanced wireless/communications, internet and sense-and-control technologies to enable the development of the next generation of the electric utility grid - The Smart Grid. The Smart Grid of the future would allow integration of renewable energy sources, reduce losses, improve efficiencies, increase grid flexibility, reduce power outages, allow for competitive electricity pricing, allow for integration of electric vehicles and overall become more responsive to market, consumer and societal needs. Rukshaya is currently working on the topics of Smart Energy Information Management, Automated Demand Response and Big data Analytics.Rukshaya's Smart Energy practice focuses on new technology and business models that are driving innovation in renewable energy, energy storage, and the smart grid, both on the utility scale and on a distributed basis. Research coverage includes the hardware, software, and systems required to deploy Smart Energy technologies, along with an examination of demand drivers, business issues, and regulatory/policy issues associated with their adoption.



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