1Q 2020

Navigant Research Leaderboard: DERMS Vendors

Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 16 DERMSs
for DER and Grid Management Providers

Distributed energy resources (DER) have traditionally been isolated. This paradigm is changing as adoption drivers grow and distribution becomes more evenly allocated. Navigant Research forecasts that installed DER capacity, including distributed generation, energy storage, microgrids, EVs, and demand response (DR), will increase significantly over the next decade. As the roles of stakeholders evolve (from the end customer to the utility and all the way up to policymakers), there are still many questions as to how DER will be optimally managed.

A new wave of technologies developed to manage DER, including DER management systems (DERMSs), presents opportunities and challenges for vendors and utilities. Several important trends affect the market for DERMSs, from baseline technical challenges to a wider discussion around policy and the emergence of new markets and business models for energy and utilities. Incumbent IT/operational technology (OT) vendors, new entrants, and startups have approached product development from different perspectives, creating a diverse landscape of vendors in this highly competitive market.

This Navigant Research Leaderboard examines the Strategy and Execution of 16 leading vendors offering DERMSs for DER and grid management solutions. These providers are rated on 12 criteria: vision; go-to-market strategy; partners; product integration strategy; technology; geographic reach; sales, marketing, and distribution; product performance; product quality and reliability; product portfolio and ecosystem; pricing; and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing an objective assessment of their relative strengths and weaknesses in the global DERMS market.

Top 10 Vendors
  1. Siemens
  2. Enbala Power Networks
  3. AutoGrid Systems
  4. GE
  5. EnergyHub
  6. SGS
  7. Opus One Solutions
  8. Schneider Electric
  9. OATI
  10. Oracle Corporation
Pages 52
Tables | Charts | Figures 23
  • What is the competitive landscape for DER management technology vendors?
  • Which vendors are leading the DERMS for DER and grid management market globally?
  • How are DERMSs for DER and grid management solutions, services, and vendors differentiated in the market?
  • What are the key strengths and weaknesses of the leading DERMSs for DER and grid management vendors?
  • What strategic growth initiatives are emphasized by DERMSs for DER and grid management vendors?
  • Utilities and grid operators
  • DER owners
  • IT and OT vendors
  • Systems integrators
  • Consulting service companies
  • Policymakers and regulators
  • Investor community

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Market Introduction

1.2   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

3.1.4   Followers

3.2   The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

4. Company Rankings

4.1   Leaders

4.1.1   Siemens AG

4.1.2   Enbala Power Networks, Inc.

4.2   Contenders

4.2.1   AutoGrid Systems, Inc.

4.2.2   General Electric 

4.2.3   EnergyHub, Inc. 

4.2.4   Smarter Grid Solutions

4.2.5   Opus One Solutions

4.2.6   Schneider Electric SE

4.2.7   Open Access Technology International, Inc.

4.2.8   Oracle Corporation

4.2.9   Open Systems International, Inc. 

4.3   Challengers

4.3.1   ABB 

4.3.2   Indra – Advanced Control Systems

4.3.3   Doosan GridTech 

4.3.4   Itron, Inc.

4.3.5   Spirae, LLC 

5. Acronym and Abbreviation List

6. Table of Contents

7. Table of Charts and Figures

8. Scope of Study and Methodology

8.1   Scope of Study

8.2   Sources and Methodology

8.2.1   Vendor Selection

8.2.2   Ratings Scale

8.2.2.1   Score Calculations

8.2.3   Criteria Definitions

8.2.3.1   Strategy

8.2.3.2   Execution

  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid
  • DERMS Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Siemens AG Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Enbala Power Networks, Inc., Strategy and Execution Scores
  • AutoGrid Systems, Inc., Strategy and Execution Scores
  • General Electric Strategy and Execution Scores
  • EnergyHub, Inc., Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Smarter Grid Solutions Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Opus One Solutions Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Schneider Electric SE Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Open Access Technology International, Inc., Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Oracle Corporation Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Open Systems International, Inc., Strategy and Execution Scores
  • ABB Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Indra – Advanced Control Systems Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Doosan GridTech Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Itron, Inc., Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Spirae, LLC Strategy and Execution Scores


  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Overall Scores
  • DERMS Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Vendor Scores
  • Vendor Scores on Strategy Criteria
  • Vendor Scores on Execution Criteria
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