A recent Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 12 leading energy storage systems integrators (ESSIs), including vendor profiles, ratings, and rankings, with the goal of providing industry participants an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the market.
I love rankings of many sorts, but I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of absolute rankings when relative rankings would tell us much more about who the true leaders are. For example, a ranking of “top electric car states” should rank the states by the percentage of car sales that were electric car sales, rather than simply ranking them based on total electric car sales. A relative ranking like this can lead us to state electric car policies that could be adopted in other places in order to help quicken the electric vehicle revolution. Luckily, some thinkin’ folk over at Edmunds recently created just such a ranking!
As a proud partner in energy efficiency for many years in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island, National Grid congratulates these states for their leadership, along with its customers, communities, contractors and employees, for their roles in helping them rank first, third and sixth respectively among the most energy efficient states in the country. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) included these rankings in its seventh annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The scorecard ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their policies and programs that encourage the efficient use of energy in buildings, transportation and industry.
San Diego’s Sempra Energy took top honors in the inaugural UtiliQ ranking of the top 25 intelligent utilities in the U.S. The evaluations and rankings were conducted by IDC Energy Insights and Intelligent Utility Magazine. The ranking was conceived largely because of the multitude of challenges and issues that face electric utilities in this era of lightning-speed changes in the industry.
Sempra, a Fortune 500 company, is among three California utilities to make the top five in the UtiliQ rankings. Southern California Edison was listed in third place and Pacific Gas and Electric Company in fifth. The other two utilities in the top five are both in Texas: Austin Energy and Oncor, based in Dallas.
IDC, a market research and consulting firm, looked at the top 100 utilities in the country before developing their list of the top 25. The rankings are based on company performance in five “quantifiable intelligence metrics,” according to IDC.