Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Home Energy Management

Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 16 HEM Vendors

Home energy management (HEM) is a broad market segment covering technologies and services that consumers use to help them better manage and control their home energy consumption. According to Navigant Research’s definition, HEM technologies and services include home energy reports, web portals, standalone HEM, in-home displays (IHDs), and networked HEM. In the 2 years since the last iteration of this report, the HEM market has seen tremendous change. Some companies have pulled ahead, some have left the market to pursue other goals, and some have settled into their specialized HEM roles.

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Navigant Research expects steady growth for HEM products and services through 2023. The HEM market has struggled to gain traction in the past, particularly from a utility standpoint. However, it began picking up momentum in 2014, when non-utility stakeholders started making bolder moves. The initial jolt came from Google’s early 2014 purchase of Nest Labs, which signaled that a giant tech company saw something valuable in smart thermostats and connected home devices. Thermostat vendors have followed suit by becoming active outside of hardware devices. According to Navigant Research, the global HEM revenue is expected to peak at a little over $3 billion in 2020.

This Navigant Research Leaderboard Report examines the strategy and execution of 16 companies that offer HEM software solutions and rates them on 12 criteria. 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 HEM market. Both Opower and Google emerged as Leaders, as they scored highest for their ability to offer innovative suites of solutions to utilities and consumers that help them more efficiently manage energy use. Seven others are ranked as Contenders, six are Challengers, and one is a Follower.

Top 10 Vendors:

1. Opower

2. Google (Nest Labs)

3. EnergyHub (

4. EcoFactor

5. C3 Energy

6. Honeywell

7. Silver Spring Networks

8. Comverge

9. iControl Networks

10. Bidgely

Key Questions Addressed:
  • Which companies are Leaders, Contenders, Challengers, and Followers in the home energy management (HEM) market?
  • What should the lower-ranked players do to improve their position?
  • What drivers are shaping the global HEM market?
  • What barriers are keeping the HEM market in check?
  • How much revenue growth is expected in the global HEM market?
Who needs this report?
  • Home energy management (HEM) vendors
  • Utilities
  • Telecom and broadband service providers
  • Retailers
  • Home security providers
  • Regulators
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary                  

1.1  Market Introduction

1.2  Criteria Overview

1.3  The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

2. Market Overview   

2.1  Market Definition

2.2  Market Drivers

2.3  Market Barriers

2.4  Market Trends

3. The Navigant Research Leaderboard        

3.1  The Navigant Research Leaderboard Categories

3.1.1  Leaders

3.1.2  Contenders

3.1.3  Challengers


3.2  The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

4. Company Rankings      

4.1  Leaders

4.1.1  Opower

4.1.2  Google (Nest Labs)

4.2  Contenders

4.2.1  EnergyHub (

4.2.2  EcoFactor

4.2.3  C3 Energy

4.2.4  Honeywell

4.2.5  Silver Spring Networks

4.2.6  Comverge

4.2.7  Bidgely

4.3  Challengers

4.3.1  iControl Networks

4.3.2  Aclara

4.3.3  Schneider Electric

4.3.4  Tendril

4.3.5  CEIVA Energy

4.3.6  British Gas (AlertMe)


4.4.1  Apple

5. Company Directory
6. Acronym and Abbreviation List
7. Table of Contents
8. Table of Charts and Figures
9. Scope of Study and Methodology

9.1  Scope of Study

9.2  Sources and Methodology

9.2.1  Vendor Selection

9.2.2  Ratings Scale  Score Calculations

9.2.3  Criteria Definitions  Strategy  Execution

List of Charts and Figures

  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid
  • HEM Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • OPower Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Google (Nest Labs) Strategy and Execution Scores
  • EnergyHub ( Strategy and Execution Scores
  • EcoFactor Strategy and Execution Scores
  • C3 Energy Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Honeywell Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Silver Spring Networks Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Comverge Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Bidgely Strategy and Execution Scores
  • iControl Networks Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Aclara Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Schneider Electric Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Tendril Strategy and Execution Scores
  • CEIVA Energy Strategy and Execution Scores
  • British Gas (AlertMe) Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Apple Strategy and Execution Scores
  • HEM: Five Segments along a Continuum

List of Tables

  • HEM Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Overall Scores
  • Vendor Scores
  • Vendor Scores on Strategy Criteria
  • Vendor Scores on Execution Criteria

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