Energy Acuity (EA) broadly uses the term “Smart Grid” to define a wide variety of technologies used to modernize power delivery and consumption. Smart Grid consists of controls, software, automation, new technologies, and equipment, all working together to respond digitally to quickly changing electric demand.

We used the Energy Acuity Grid Platform to search for the smart grid companies with the highest number of active Demand Response contracts; the list below includes the Top 5 Smart Grid Demand Response Companies by Active Contracts.


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Top 5 Smart Grid Demand Response Companies by Active Contracts


Company Name Contracts
1.) Enel X North America (FKA EnerNOC) 63
Enel X North America (Formerly EnerNOC), an Enel Group Company, is a leading provider of cloud-based energy intelligence software (EIS) and services to thousands of enterprise customers and utilities globally. Enel X’s EIS solutions improve energy productivity by optimizing how our customers buy energy, how much they use, and when they use it. EIS for enterprise includes budgeting and procurement, utility bill management, facility optimization, visibility and reporting, project tracking, demand management, and demand response. Enel X’s EIS solutions for utilities help maximize customer engagement and the value of demand-side resources, including demand response and energy efficiency.

Energy Acuity is monitoring 66 Enel X Smart Grid Projects, 15 executives, 1 RFP, & 51 Supply Agreements.

2.) Itron (FKA Comverge) 58
Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Their proven portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters, and sensors helps our customers better manage energy and water for the people they serve. Itron’s Demand Response (FKA Comverge) solutions start with the premise that you can have grid reliability and lower energy costs using the energy that already exists. They not only provide demand response solutions, but Itron leads the industry, putting you back in control and on a cost-effective path to a more reliable grid.

Energy Acuity is monitoring 70 Smart Grid Projects, 13 Executives, & 41 Supply Agreements.

3.) Honeywell 52
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address tough challenges linked to global macro trends such as safety, security, and energy. With approximately 132,000 employees worldwide, including more than 19,000 engineers and scientists.

Honeywell helps utilities by identifying and recruiting the right customers and then developing shed strategies tailored to both the customer and the needs of the utility. For these customers, common measures implemented by Honeywell include turning off or adjusting specific equipment, pre-cooling buildings in early morning hours, turning on emergency generators and turning off non-essential lighting. Honeywell also helps these customers understand utility incentives and tariff implications as well as look for permanent energy-efficiency opportunities.

Honeywell technology also maximizes efficiency for both customers and the utility. The DRAS 8.0 is OpenADR 2.0b certified and offers advanced functionality for commercial and industrial customers with real-time telemetry analysis, load forecasting, advanced dashboards and more. The Honeywell Comfort Point™ Gateway contains an OpenADR 2.0b driver and facilitates meter data collection. It communicates via pulse, Modbus®or BACnet®interface and provides a simple installation process at a lower installation cost.

Energy Acuity is monitoring 252 Honeywell Smart Grid Projects, 79 Executives, 9 RFPs, & 18 Supply Agreements.

4.) Cooper Power Systems 51
Cooper Power Systems has long been a provider of comprehensive reliability and productivity solutions for utility, commercial and industrial customers. The Energy Automation Solutions (EAS) group within Cooper Power Systems is a leading provider of innovative smart grid technologies and solutions that enable customers to optimize their electrical grid performance. These solutions include Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Demand Response (DR), Smart Sensors, Power Systems Engineering Software and Services, Substation Automation and Feeder Automation. Energy Automation Solutions (EAS), a business unit of Cooper Power Systems (CPS), provides comprehensive automation technologies and expertise in order to assist customers to improve productivity, system reliability, and energy efficiency. These comprehensive automation solutions integrate both legacy and new transmission and distribution products.

Energy Acuity is monitoring 450 CPS Smart Grid Projects, 57 Executives, & 25 Supply Agreements.

5.) Oracle (FKA Opower) 47
Oracle is leading the cloud. From intelligent business applications to infrastructure, they deliver tomorrow’s emerging technologies today, like the world’s first – and only – autonomous database. Oracle’s Utilities Opower Peak Management Cloud Service revolutionizes utilities’ approach to managing peak demand through behavioral science, driving world-class results at a fraction of the cost. Oracle’s DSM motivates customers to save energy during times of peak demand, deliver reliable peak savings at one-third the cost of traditional demand response (DR), boost dynamic pricing participation with the right motivation, & increase customer satisfaction while marketing your demand-side management (DSM) programs. This allows utilities to send millions of personalized messages within minutes with Behavioral Demand Response or Peak Time Rebates, show per-event energy savings with post-event communications, use a single set of tools to segment customers, call events, and examine outcomes with Inside Opower, & View and update program information on an individual basis with the Customer Service Interface.

Energy Acuity is monitoring 64 Oracle Smart Grid Projects, 31 Executives, & 34 Supply Agreements.


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