A smart grid is an electricity network that uses digital technology to provide superior monitoring, automation, control, and management of energy transmission, distribution, power generation, and network supply.

COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING TERMINOLOGY

The MicroQuadrant matrix provides information about the major players who offer smart grid solutions. It outlines the findings and analysis on how well each market vendor performs within the predefined MicroQuadrant criteria. The vendor evaluations are based on 2 broad categories: strength of product portfolio and business strategy excellence. Each category carries various criteria based on which the vendors have been evaluated. The evaluation criteria considered under strength of product portfolio include the breadth and depth of product offering (on the basis of the industries that the vendors cater to, deployment models, and subscriptions), product feature and functionality, product quality and reliability, and focus on product innovation (on the basis of R&D activities for new product innovation). The evaluation criteria considered under business strategy excellence include vision alignment, effectiveness of growth strategy (on the basis of partnerships, collaborations, and acquisitions), channel strategy and fit (on the basis of the channel partners that the vendors cater to), and geographic footprint (on the basis of geographic presence).

VISIONARY LEADERS

General Electric Company, ABB Ltd., Siemens AG, Schneider Electric SA, Itron, Inc., Landis+Gyr, Aclara Technologies LLC, Cisco Systems, Inc., Open Systems International (OSI), Inc., IBM Corporation, Wipro Ltd., S&C Electric Company, and Eaton Corporation Plc are the leaders in the smart grid market and are recognized as the visionary leaders. They have a strong portfolio of solutions, services, and hardware in the smart grid market. These vendors are marking their presence in the smart grid market by offering customized solutions as per the requirement of the energy utilities sector. These vendors have undertaken various growth strategies to advance consistently in the smart grid market.

INNOVATORS

Oracle Corporation, NextGrid Inc., Tech Mahindra Ltd., and Fujitsu Ltd. are recognized as the innovators in the smart grid market. They possess innovative solutions to cater to the future mobility demands. These companies are concerned about their product portfolio, and they have the robust potential to build strong business strategies for expanding their business and stay on par with the visionary leaders. These vendors have been consistently offering smart grid solutions to fulfill customer demands. Innovators have been at the forefront for the deployment of innovative smart grid solutions.

DYNAMIC Differentiators

Kamstrup A/S, Trilliant Holdings, Inc., and EnerNOC, Inc. are recognized as the dynamic differentiators in the smart grid market. These vendors have an innovative portfolio of solutions, hardware, and services. They also have an extensive network of channel partners and resellers to increase the deployment of their solutions across a multitude of vertical markets. The dynamic differentiators have been consistently generating positive revenue growth in the smart grid market, and their market position is boosted by the organic and inorganic growth ventures undertaken by them.

EMERGING COMPANIES

Globema, Infrax Systems Inc., Esyasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd, e-Smart Systems Pvt. Ltd, and Grid4C are recognized as the emerging companies in the smart grid market. Most of the emerging companies have undertaken multiple acquisitions to boost their sales capabilities across various regions and to offer integrated solutions, hardware, and services to a wide range of clients.

TOP VENDORS
In Smart Grid Software

  1. ABB LTD
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    3.8
  2. SIEMENS AG
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    3.8
  3. ORACLE CORPORATION
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    3.7

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  • ABB offers a range of products and services for power and automation technology. The company supports the essential services required for dependable and high bandwidth communications and delivers reliable electric, water, heating, and cooling services for customers. In the smart grid market, ABB offers technologically-advanced offerings, such as network management systems, utility communication systems, and substations and feeders. Network management systems provide a complete range of smart grid solutions with business intelligence and crew resource management capabilities. ABB’s advanced power transmission systems rely on electrical transmissions featuring FACTS devices, which enable maximum power distribution; the HVDCA technology, which reduces energy loss; and WAMS, which monitors network instability.

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    3.8
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    • Enterprise
    • Zurich, Switzerland
    • Founded: 1988
    • S10BN to $50BN
    • 10,001 to 15,000
  • Siemens provides a complete end-to-end range of smart grid technologies, products, services, and solutions. The company works with energy producers, grid operators, industrial companies, and smart city operators to help them meet the challenges of efficient energy distribution and management. The company offers products for power quality measurement, substation automation, smart communication, grid control, cybersecurity, and smart metering infrastructure. Siemens is a pioneer in driving the digitization of smart grid solutions and services.

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    3.8
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    • Enterprise
    • Bavaria, Germany
    • Founded: 1847
    • $50BN to $100BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • Oracle is a leading provider of enterprise solutions. The company has a strong market foothold due to its diverse range of enterprise business solutions. Oracle offers a wide solutions portfolio for the utilities industry vertical. The company offers advanced technologies for the smart grid market. The company’s smart grid technology focuses on flexibility, shareholder trust, advanced technology, cost-effectiveness, and customer convenience. Oracle offers various utility solutions, such as the utility network management system to support vital distribution automation systems.

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    EXPERTS
    3.7
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1977
    • S10BN to $50BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • Schneider Electric offers various products, solutions, and services in the smart grid market. The company’s smart grid solutions combine electricity channels with IT infrastructure to build network structures for efficient demand and supply management. Schneider Electric’s ADMS solutions unify various model platforms under a single solution suite that includes SCADA, DMS, EMS, OMS, and DTS. Schneider Electric’s energy management products focus on making energy safe, reliable, productive, efficient, and green. The company offers advanced metering infrastructure, provides end-to-end smart metering solutions, and supports MDM and analytics solutions.

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    EXPERTS
    3.6
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    • Enterprise
    • Paris, France
    • Founded: 1836
    • S10BN to $50BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • Landis+Gyr provides utilities-based integrated energy management solutions. The company has a strong global foothold with 18 manufacturing units that ensure high quality and innovations. Landis+Gyr’s product portfolio delivers complete end-to-end advanced metering solutions. The company offers a broad-spectrum product and services portfolio in the electricity metering industry. Landis+Gyr designs and develops smart grid energy products and solutions, and also provides associated support services for utilities, such as electricity, gas, and water. Landis+Gyr’s smart grid portfolio focuses on gathering real-time data and information, which facilitates easy decision-making.

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    EXPERTS
    3.4
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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
  • Itron manufactures and distributes equipment essential for the measurement of electricity, gas, and water. The company supplies a broad range of standard, advanced smart meters and meter communication systems, including networks and communication modules. It offers services which involve small, mediumsized, and large enterprise software applications, project management systems, consulting services, and meter data management solutions. The company provides end-to-end utility solutions and services, such as consultation, program management, and smart meter deployment. Itron offers various smart grid solutions, such as AMI, that improve grid operational costs, reduce environmental challenges, and monitor the network demand and supply.

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    3.4
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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
  • Cisco offers various smart grid management solutions, including the GridBlocks Architecture, which transforms electrical facilities into digital facilities by integrating grids with communication networks; Field Area Network, which helps monitor and control the energy throughout a distribution network; Transmission and Substation solution, which monitors utility operations and diagnoses communication network concerns to protect grid operations; Grid Security solution, which protects grid operations from external cyber threats that target data and grid assets; Grid Operation, which lowers carbon emission; and Connected Grid Cisco Developer Network solution, which empowers its technology partner to access Cisco’s developing tools and resources, and go-to-market benefits.

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    3.4
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1984
    • S10BN to $50BN
    • 50,001 to 75,000
  • Open Systems International provides state-of-the-art and high-performance automation solutions for utility firms across the globe. The company’s solutions include SCADA systems, network management systems, EMS, DMS, OMS, GMS, substation automation systems, data warehousing analytics, situational awareness systems, individual software and hardware products, and smart grid solutions for utility operations. Open Systems Internationa solutions empower utility firms to meet operational challenges at a lower ownership cost. Open Systems Internationa offers the Spectra solution, Monarch/SGP, and OSIRIS Platform for smart grid management. These solutions are built upon the ADMS platform. Spectra comprises an absolute set advanced functionalities and applications. It can improve security and perform internal and external analysis.

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    3.3
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    • Enterprise
    • Founded: 2017
  • Aclara is a renowned provider of Smart Infrastructure Solutions (SIS). The company caters to approximately 800 electric, water, and gas firms globally. Aclara offers a robust end-to-end solutions portfolio that includes meters, edge devices, AMI, customer engagement software, installation services, and data analytics. These solutions equip utility operators with the actionable intelligence required to manage utility distribution networks. The wide-ranging solutions suite addresses the needs of utility providers, right from initial planning to implementation. The company offers a complete suite of electric utility solutions, smart meters, software solutions, communications networks, consumer engagement solutions, and sensors and controls.

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    EXPERTS
    3.3
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    • Enterprise
    • St. Louis, Missouri, United States
    • 51 to 100
  • IBM offers end-to-end solutions in the smart grid market. The company is focused on providing smarter energy capabilities to improve reliability, efficiency, and return on assets; better engage customers; reduce costs; manage distributed energy resources; and transform operations for the energy industry. IBM offers various smart grid solutions for transforming the grid network, improving power generation performance, and improving customer operations. The company’s offerings are backed by its strong analytics solutions. IBM analyzes data gathered from meters and other intelligent devices to reduce outages and improve business processes.

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    3.2
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    • Enterprise
    • New York, US
    • Founded: 1911
    • $50BN to $100BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • Wipro is a global IT, consulting, and business process services company that helps utility firms to create successful and adaptive businesses growth strategies in order to gain a competitive advantage in the market. Wipro combines digital strategy, customer-centric design, advanced analytics, product engineering, and a 360º view of “Business through Technology” to fulfill customer needs. The company offers smart grid operations management solutions for outage management, crisis management, smart demand management, microgrid management, enterprise security management, grid analytics and optimization, and remote diagnostics.

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    3.0
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    • Enterprise
    • Karnataka, India
    • Founded: 1945
    • $5BN to $10BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
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    EXPERTS
    2.9
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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
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    2.8
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    • Enterprise
    • Founded: 2017
    • 501 to 1,000
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    • Enterprise
    • Skanderborg, , Denmark
    • Founded: 1946
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 51 to 100
  • BUYERS
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    2.5
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    • Enterprise
    • Founded: 2017
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    • Enterprise
    • Founded: 2017
  • BUYERS
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    • Enterprise
    • Warsaw, Poland
    • Founded: 1997
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
  • BUYERS
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    • Enterprise
    • Tokyo, Japan
    • Founded: 1935
    • S10BN to $50BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
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    • Enterprise
    • Maharashtra, India
    • Founded: 1986
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 51 to 100
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    • Enterprise
    • Boston, Massachusetts, US
    • Founded: 2017
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • BUYERS
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    EXPERTS
    1.8
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    • Enterprise
    • St. Petersburg, Florida, US
    • Founded: 2017
    • 51 to 100
  • BUYERS
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    1.7
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    • Enterprise
    • Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    • Founded: 2014
  • BUYERS
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    • Enterprise
    • Founded: 2017
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    • Enterprise
    • Founded: 2017

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