Comverge and EnerNOC top the list of companies rated in Navigant Research’s new “Leaderboard Report: Demand Response Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 13 Demand Response Providers.”
The criteria by which the 13 participants are scored and compared in this Navigant Research Leaderboard Report include:
- Go-to-Market Strategy
- Geographic Reach
- Sales, Marketing, and Distribution
- Product Performance
- Product Portfolio
- Staying Power
To qualify for the Leaders category, a company must perform exceedingly well in both Strategy and Execution—there are not many companies that currently meet these requirements. Contenders, which are companies that have exhibited the required staying power in the market despite relatively slow growth, boast significant financial reserves for future investment. The companies that fall into the Challengers category use varying strategies for capturing market share, and all have some hurdles to overcome before establishing themselves as market Leaders. Overall, in a competitive space such as demand response, the Challengers and Contenders in this Leaderboard Report represent credible competition for the Leaders.
As the global demand response market has heated up in recent years, leading companies have invested heavily to develop their capabilities and strategy. There are also a number of companies focused on other aspects of the smart grid arena that are now starting to tackle the demand response space, but have a lot of ground to cover in order to catch up to the incumbents.