2Q 2022

Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard: Virtual Power Plant Platform Vendors

Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 16 Companies

Energy markets are increasingly relying on distributed energy resources (DER) that generate, consume, or store electricity creating a two-way power flow system. A platform that can manage that more complicated two-way configuration is a virtual power plant (VPP). In essence, VPPs link retail markets to wholesale markets with the primary goal of maximizing profit for DER owners while maintaining the proper balance of electricity on the grid at the lowest economic and environmental cost. VPPs use the concept that intelligent aggregation and optimization of DER can provide the same services as a traditional, centralized 24/7 plant.

VPPs can transform passive consumers into more active prosumers through the integration of new technologies such as demand response, solar PV systems, energy storage, and EVs. Prosumers become active participants in grid operations, delivering the energy services they need but when called on, can also serve the needs of the larger grid. The companies profiled in this report represent some of the most forward thinking and innovative companies in the VPP platform market.

This Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard examines the Strategy and Execution of 16 VPP platform vendors whose platforms can create mixed-asset VPPs. These providers are rated on the following criteria: vision; go-to-market strategy; partners/acquisitions/investors; DERMS integration strategy; technology scope; geographic reach; sales, marketing, and distribution; platform performance; value chain capture; project portfolio; business model; and staying power. Using Guidehouse Insights’ 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 VPP platform market.

Top 10 Vendors
  1. Centrica Business Solutions
  2. AutoGrid Systems
  3. Generac Grid Services
  4. Moixa
  5. GridBeyond
  6. energy & meteo systems
  7. Sunverge Energy
  8. EnergyHub
  9. Next Kraftwerke
  10. Enel X
Pages 56
Tables | Charts | Figures 28
  • What is the competitive landscape for VPP platform vendors?
  • Which vendors are leading the VPP platform market globally?
  • How are VPP platform vendors differentiated in the market?
  • How fast is the VPP market expected to grow in the next decade and which regions will lead?
  • What are the key strengths and weaknesses of the leading VPP platform vendors?
  • VPP platform providers
  • Utilities and grid operators
  • DER owners
  • IT and OT vendors
  • System integrators
  • Policymakers and regulators
  • Retail aggregators
  • Independent power producers

1. Executive Summary

1.1    Virtual Power Plant Market Introduction

1.2    The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Grid

2. Market Overview

2.1    Market Definition for VPP Platform Vendors Opportunities

2.2    Market Drivers

2.2.1   A Neural Grid and Increased Renewable Energy Deployments

2.2.2   New DER Frameworks and Business Models

2.2.3   Digitalization and Electrification

2.3    Market Barriers

2.3.1   System Costs

2.3.2   Dependence on Structured Markets

2.3.3   Standards, Property Rights, Cybersecurity, and Customer Privacy

2.4    Market Trends

2.4.1   Development of a Comprehensive DER Management Solution

3. The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard

3.1    The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Categories

3.1.1   Leaders

3.1.2   Contenders

3.1.3   Challengers


3.2    The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Grid

4. Company Rankings

4.1    Leaders

4.1.1   Centrica Business Solutions

4.1.2   AutoGrid Systems

4.1.3   Generac Grid Services (Formerly Enbala)

4.2    Contenders

4.2.1   Moixa

4.2.2   GridBeyond

4.2.3   energy & meteo systems

4.2.4   Sunverge Energy, Inc.

4.2.5   EnergyHub

4.2.6   Next Kraftwerke

4.2.7   Enel X

4.2.8   Siemens AG

4.2.9   SwitchDin

4.2.10  Evergen

4.2.11  Virtual Peaker, Inc.

4.2.12  Veritone

4.3    Challengers

4.3.1   gridX

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    Score Calculations

8.2.3   Criteria Definitions    Strategy    Execution

  • The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Grid
  • Total VPP Capacity, Implementation Spending, and Revenue, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Company Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Total VPP Capacity, Implementation Spending, and Revenue, World Markets: 2022 2031
  • Centrica Business Solutions Strategy and Execution Scores
  • AutoGrid Systems Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Generac Grid Services Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Moixa Strategy and Execution Scores
  • GridBeyond Strategy and Execution Scores
  • energy & meteo systems Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Sunverge Strategy and Execution Scores
  • EnergyHub Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Next Kraftwerke Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Enel X Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Siemens Strategy and Execution Scores
  • SwitchDin Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Evergen Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Virtual Peaker Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Veritone Strategy and Execution Scores
  • gridX Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Top-Down and Bottom-Up Control Strategies Merge with VPP-DERMS Hybrid
  • Total VPP Capacity, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Total VPP Implementation Spending, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Total VPP Market Revenue, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Overall Scores
  • Vendor Scores
  • Vendor Scores on Strategy Criteria
  • Vendor Scores on Execution Criteria
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