Navigant Research Names Siemens, Enbala, and AutoGrid Leading Providers of Distributed Energy Resources Management Systems for DER and Grid Management

Leading solutions can be tailored to operate in a wide variety of regulatory environments and by different actors in the power market

Jan 23, 2019

A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 16 distributed energy resources management systems (DERMSs) for distributed energy resources (DER) and grid management providers, with Siemens, Enbala, and AutoGrid ranked as the leading market players.

As the roles of stakeholders evolve—from the end customer, to the utility, and all the way up to policymakers—there are many questions as to how DER will be optimally managed. A new wave of technologies developed to manage DER, like DERMSs, presents both opportunities and challenges for vendors and utilities. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report from @NavigantRSRCH, Siemens, Enbala, and AutoGrid are the leading DERMS for DER and grid management providers.

“Incumbent information technology/operational technology (IT/OT) vendors, new entrants, and startups have each approached product development from different perspectives, creating a diverse landscape of vendors in the highly competitive DERMS market,” says Roberto Rodriguez Labastida, senior research analyst at Navigant Research. “Today’s leaders are offering comprehensive solutions that can be tailored to operate in a wide variety of regulatory environments and by different actors in the power market like market operators, system operators, energy suppliers, or aggregators.”

Companies that trail the leaders have different backgrounds, with most offering specialized platforms extending into DERMSs. These backgrounds include large technology companies expanding their advanced distribution management system (ADMS) platforms, demand response management systems (DRMS) platform vendors adding other DER, and market-facing virtual power plant (VPP) platforms extending their solution to offer direct grid management.

The report, Navigant Research Leaderboard: DERMS Vendors, 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 these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the global DERMS market. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.


Lindsay Funicello-Paul


* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Navigant Research Leaderboard: DERMS Vendors, 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.