Comverge and EnerNOC Score Highest in Navigant Research’s Assessment of Demand Response Providers

Demand response, currently concentrated in North America, is expected to soon expand into global markets, report finds

BOULDER, Colo.--()--A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 13 leading demand response (DR) providers, including vendor profiles, ratings, and rankings to provide industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the growing DR market.

Market liberalization, economic pressures, and environmental regulations are all moving utilities down a path of fewer traditional central power plants and toward more distributed energy resources (DER) to address future needs. DR, one strategy expected to help speed this transition and make the grid more reliable, has created a vendor landscape in which providers are offering more flexible and technologically advanced solutions for curtailing electricity demand than ever before. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research, Comverge and EnerNOC now lead the DR provider market in terms of strategy and execution.

“Comverge and EnerNOC have gotten a jump on the competition through early market entry, strong market and customer relationships, and the ability to adapt and find new market opportunities,” says Brett Feldman, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. “These pure-play providers hold the leading positions in the industry, but larger and more-integrated companies are starting to catch up, and many of the companies currently at the lower end of this Leaderboard represent new DR technologies and business models that may hint at the future growth of the industry.”

The DR market has matured in the United States and is now starting to expand into other regions, including Europe, where numerous countries are opening up energy markets to DR resources and rolling out smart meters, according to the report. In Asia Pacific, countries like Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea have active DR programs, while Japan and China are piloting DR projects and expect to expand DR’s role in their markets in the next few years.

The report, Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Demand Response, examines the strategy and execution of 13 leading DR providers. These DR players are rated on 10 criteria: vision, go-to-market strategy, partners, technology, geographic reach, sales, marketing, and distribution, product performance, product portfolio, pricing, and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the global C&I and residential DR markets. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

About Navigant Research

Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Smart Energy, Smart Utilities, Smart Transportation, and Smart Buildings sectors. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com.

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* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Demand Response, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.

Contacts

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Ellie Stutts, +1-202-973-3249
ellie.stutts@navigant.com
or
Megan Maupin, +1-312-583-5703
megan.maupin@navigant.com

Release Summary

The DR market has matured in the United States and is now starting to expand into other regions.

Contacts

Navigant Research
Ellie Stutts, +1-202-973-3249
ellie.stutts@navigant.com
or
Megan Maupin, +1-312-583-5703
megan.maupin@navigant.com