20 Most Promising Utilities Technology Solution Providers - 2015

Utilities account for a very vital fraction in the economy of any society; it thrusts the baton of responsibility on everyone’s hands, especially utility businesses to display grounds for future availability. Be it water, electricity or gas, there is an acute imbalance in the production-consumption ratio. Production is not the only challenging factor, the next point of flow—distribution—is an area of unpredictability and a potential game-changer. The intervention of technology in the Utilities terrain has paved way for a globe-spanning synergism.

In the past few decades, many solution providers have emerged into the Utility sector to retort to the burning needs for effective production, distribution and optimal utilization. There has been a remarkable change in the way utility organizations started to address the rising predicaments in mass production and distribution. What was once considered a distant pipe dream is not a dream anymore; from wireless technologies to sensor networks that can track water consumption and generate customized pricing; and from smart meters to smart grids, the industry is witnessing a tremendous pace that keeps transpiring.

In an effort to help CIOs find the right technology solution provider for their enterprises, a team of prominent CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, VCs, analysts, along with the CIO Review editorial board has evaluated scores of Utility technology solution providers and picked out a list of prime choices.

We have evaluated the vendor’s ability to help clients reach this digital summit, keeping in mind, value for money and the ability to customize the products to organizational needs. We present to you CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Utilities Technology Solution Providers 2015.

Company Name

Company Description

ACS Supplier of utility automation systems that mainly provides smart grid solutions to the global electric power industry
Badger Meter A leading innovator, manufacturer and marketer of flow measurement and control products, serving water and gas utilities, municipalities and industrial customers worldwide
Comverge Provides an integrated cloud-based demand response, energy efficiency and customer engagement solution which enable electric utilities to ensure grid reliability and enhance the customer experience
emc Enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ITaaS)
energyOrbit Provides a proven outreach, tracking, and reporting platform for utility Demand Side Management (DSM) program operations
Exceleron Software Specializing in hosted applications for the prepaid utility industry.
geoAMPS Offering software for managing land rights and infrastructure assets
Itron A global technology and services company that provides comprehensive solutions to measure, manage and analyze energy and water for resourcful use
Master Meter Provides the Octave Water Management System, which serves as a conservator of water utility
NuTEQ Solutions Provider of customer- focused technology solutions for Broadband and Utilities Industries
Omni-ID Supplier of passive low-profile UHF RFID tags and visual tagging system
Opower Opower's customer engagement platform positions utilities as trusted energy advisors to the customers by combining data management, insightful analytics, and behavioral science
Oracle Utilities Developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products
Osii Supplier of open automation solutions for real-time management and optimization of complex production, transport and delivery networks for utilities
Paymentus A provider of comprehensive billing and payment solutions for industries such as utility, healthcare, insurance, and government, offering users a secure platform to carry out billing transactions
Sensus Helps public service providers by doing more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities
ServicePower Provides field service organizations with innovative, effective mobile workforce management solutions to help them lower costs while providing the best customer service possible and influencing the changing technological landscape
SilverSpring Networks SilverSpring Networks securely connects consumers and utility providers through powerful and proven energy networks that can be easily expanded as needs evolve
Synergis Software Develops engineering document management and workflow solutions that enable organizations to effectively leverage business and design content across the enterprise
Tantalus Provides Smart Grid communications and advanced data-driven applications technologies that enable utilities to automate processes and leverage consumption data to improve operational efficiency and ROI