Top 20 Utilities Technology Solution Companies - 2016
Energy providers today are grappling with challenges of maintaining their ageing systems while catering to rising customer expectations. In the meantime, emerging trends such as distributed generation and Behind the Meter (BTM) on-site generation sources are having a greater impact on the landscape. This unrelenting pace of innovation in the utilities sector is dictating the requirement for solutions that augment efficient energy storage, mitigate the cybersecurity threats, and effectively reduce the need for costly infrastructure upgrades.
Meanwhile, the emergence of an increasingly decentralized and smarter power grid architecture, better known as the “Energy Cloud” is fast replacing the old infrastructure. Comprehensive solution providers that offer utility automation systems are keeping track of these new developments in the industry, and are introducing innovative solutions for real-time management and optimization of production, transport, and delivery for utilities. The presence of thousands of solution providers offering advanced data driven application technologies and smart grid communications make it quite toilsome for the CIOs to zero in on the best solution for their enterprises.
To help CIOs in navigating the utilities technology landscape, CIOReview is presenting to you a special edition on the utilities technology. In our selection we have evaluated the vendor’s capability to fulfill needs of the utilities sector—both providers and consumers—through a wide array of solutions that support core business processes, including the integration of innovative technologies like big data, cloud and analytics.
In this edition of CIOReview, we bring to you “20 Most Promising Utilities Technology Solution Providers 2016.”