2Q 2020

Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard: VPP Platform Providers

Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 15 Companies

The evolution of energy markets is accelerating in the direction of a greater reliance on distributed energy resources (DER), whether those resources generate, consume, or store electricity. A platform to manage this increasing two-way complexity is a virtual power plant (VPP)—the concept that intelligent aggregation and optimization of DER can provide the same essential services as a traditional 24/7 centralized power plant.

VPPs can help transform formerly passive consumers into active prosumers through integration and optimization of new technologies, such as demand response (DR), solar PV systems, advanced batteries, and EVs. Prosumers become active participants in delivering services tailored to their own needs, but when called on, can also serve the needs of the larger grid. The companies in this Leaderboard epitomize the innovation bubbling up from smaller innovators, often being used by larger more traditional technology companies.

This Leaderboard from Guidehouse Insights ranks 15 VPP platform providers capable of creating mixed-asset VPPs. There 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. 

Top 10 Companies
  • AutoGrid Systems
  • Centrica REstore
  • Enbala
  • Kiwi Power
  • Limejump
  • Siemens
  • ABB
  • Next Kraftwerke
  • Enel X
  • AMS
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Tables | Charts | Figures 25
  • Who are the leading VPP platform providers globally?
  • What metrics serve to differentiate VPP platform providers?
  • Which companies excel in attacking the VPP market with innovative strategies?
  • How fast is the VPP market expected to grow over the next decade and which regions will feature the greatest uptake?
  • What cutting-edge VPP projects are being deployed?
  • Who are the biggest investors in the VPP space?
  • VPP platform providers
  • Energy storage vendors
  • Smart grid software firms
  • DERMS platform providers
  • Retail aggregators
  • Utilities
  • Transmission grid operators
  • Distribution network operators
  • Investment community

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 Provider Opportunities

2.2   Market Drivers

2.2.1   A Neural Grid

2.2.2   Integrated Distribution and Transmission Market Structures

2.2.3   IoT Trends

2.3   Market Barriers

2.3.1   Grid Independence Movement

2.3.2   Dependence on Structured Markets

2.3.3   Standards, Certifications, and Property Rights

2.4   Market Trends

2.4.1   From VPPs to DERMS

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   AutoGrid Systems

4.1.2   Centrica REstore

4.1.3   Enbala

4.1.4   Kiwi Power

4.2   Contenders

4.2.1   Limejump

4.2.2   Siemens

4.2.3   ABB

4.2.4   Next Kraftwerke

4.2.5   Enel X

4.2.6   AMS

4.2.7   Moixa

4.2.8   tiko Energy Solutions AG

4.3   Challengers

4.3.1   LichtBlick

4.3.2   GreenSync

4.3.3   Sunverge Energy, Inc.

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 and Implementation Spending, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Grid
  • AutoGrid Systems Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Centrica REstore Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Enbala Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Kiwi Power Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Limejump Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Siemens Strategy and Execution Scores
  • ABB Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Next Kraftwerke Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Enel X Strategy and Execution Scores
  • AMS Strategy and Execution Scores     
  • Moixa Strategy and Execution Scores
  • tiko Strategy and Execution Scores
  • LichtBlick Strategy and Execution Scores
  • GreenSync Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Sunverge Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Top-Down and Bottom-Up Control Strategies Merge with VPP-DERMS Hybrid
  • Total VPP Implementation Spending, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • Total VPP Market Revenues, World Markets: 2020-2029
  • The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Overall Scores
  • Vendor Scores
  • Vendor Scores on Strategy Criteria
  • Vendor Scores on Execution Criteria
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