At this point, many of you have probably seen the news that Pike Research has joined Navigant to offer a strong combination of market research and consulting services for the global energy and clean technology industries. The Pike Research team is very excited about this combination as we see an extraordinary opportunity to enhance and expand Pike Research’s market intelligence services in the energy and utility world while leveraging the strength and depth of Navigant’s consulting expertise during a period of dramatic transformation and change for all industry players.
Since Pike Research was founded in early 2009, our team has have explored a wide diversity of cleantech industry topics, authoring hundreds of research reports and custom research deliverables for our clients. The team has published more than 900 blog posts, issued more than 400 press releases, presented at scores of industry conferences, and has been being cited in the media countless thousands of times. But despite all this research activity, amidst which Pike Research has been recognized as a strong global leader in cleantech market analysis, the journey was really just beginning. Now, we look forward to the next chapter – providing in-depth market intelligence on an expanded set of critical industry topics as a part of Navigant.
The Pike Research and Navigant teams have worked together closely to identify strategic opportunities for expanded research offerings, particularly by leveraging the broader Energy Practice’s knowledge and expertise in numerous industry sectors. Going forward, you can expect to see research diving deeper into several key areas that are strong cornerstones of Navigant’s energy industry expertise:
- Customer engagement
- Demand side management
- Emerging technologies
- Energy certification programs
- Energy efficiency
- Energy research & development
- Military and defense markets
- Natural gas markets
- Power generation
- Power transmission
- Renewable energy
- Wholesale electricity markets
In addition, we anticipate continuing to deepen our research activities focused on several key industry stakeholder groups:
- Electric, gas, and water utilities
- Energy service companies
- Gas distribution and pipeline companies
- Government agencies
- Independent power producers
- Project developers
Naturally, during this process of evolution and expansion, we will continue to focus on emerging cleantech markets in our core practice areas: Smart Energy, Smart Grid, Smart Transportation, Smart Industry, and Smart Buildings. And our strong existing client relationships will continue to be a top priority – even as we expand our reach into new market segments.
The road ahead is an exciting one, and we look forward to continuing to work with all of you as we aim to provide the world’s highest quality, most insightful and valuable market intelligence focused on global cleantech and energy sectors. As always, we welcome all of your feedback, input, and ideas on the most worthwhile areas for our analysts to research, in addition to any ways that we can better serve our clients and industry stakeholders.