Oracle, GE Digital, and Schneider Electric Are Named the Leading AI Vendors for Distributed Energy Resources Integration

Leading providers have differentiated themselves from the competition through holistic application portfolios and flexible system architectures

Dec 08, 2021

A new report from Guidehouse Insights assesses the competitive landscape for artificial intelligence (AI) vendors focused on distributed energy resources (DER) integration, with Oracle, GE Digital, and Schneider Electric ranked as the market leaders.

AI techniques have been deployed in the energy industry for a variety of grid and market operations. One of the most compelling applications of AI in the energy industry is for the integration of distributed energy resources (DER). The push for AI-enabled DER integration is a result of several factors including the expanding role of DER on a global scale, the ongoing digital transformation, the need for grid reliability and power quality, and the changing customer. According to a Leaderboard report from Guidehouse Insights, Oracle, GE Digital, and Schneider Electric are the leading AI vendors for DER integration.

“Leaders in this analysis have taken a holistic approach, offering a wide portfolio of AI solutions for DER integration,” says Hannah Davis, senior research analyst with Guidehouse Insights.Oracle, GE Digital, and Schneider Electric stand out from the competition because of their advanced technology and broad application portfolios, flexible system architectures, sustainable business model, and significant market traction.”

The group of companies that trail these leaders have established themselves in the market but may lag in terms of technology development or deployment. Some may only offer customer-centric, demand side management, or grid management applications rather than a holistic application portfolio spanning across all three application segments, according to the report.

The report, Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard: AI Vendors for DER Integration, assesses the competitive landscape for AI vendors focused on DER integration. Using Guidehouse Insights’ 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 AI-enabled DER integration market. Companies are compared based on 12 criteria. Company ratings capture the vendor’s standing at the time of the report and are not a retrospective of past accomplishments or an indication of future success. An executive summary of the report is available for free download on the Guidehouse Insights website.


Jennifer Peacock

*The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard: AI Vendors for DER Integration, is a summary and reflects the current expectations of Guidehouse Insights 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 Guidehouse Insights nor Guidehouse undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.