New Report: GTM Research Names Top 150 Vendors in Smart Grid Across 12 Market Segments

New Report: GTM Research Names Top 150 Vendors in Smart Grid Across 12 Market
Segments

The Networked Grid 150 report is the strategic compendium on the vendor and
technology landscape for today's smart grid utility.

BOSTON, MASS., March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As smart grid technology
adoption grows rapidly, vibrant ecosystems of vendors are competing for a
share of the billions that will be spent by utilities globally by 2030. To
sort through this vendor ecosystem, GTM Research is publishing The Networked
Grid 150: The End-to-End Smart Grid Vendor Ecosystem Report and Rankings 2013,
a 279-page report that profiles and ranks the top 150 smart grid vendors
across twelve key smart grid market segments.

FIGURE: THE NETWORKED GRID 150 VENDOR OVERVIEW

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Combined with in-depth and strategic company profiles for over 150 smart grid
vendors, the report ranks the top vendors within each of the following market
segments; Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Building Area Networks, Consulting
& Integration, Demand Response, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Energy
Storage, Field Area Networks, Home Area Networks, Networking & Management,
Soft Grid, Security, Transmission & Distribution, Wide Area Network
Communications.

"We publish The Networked Grid 150 report annually to provide an objective
view of vendor positioning, competition, and technology maturity for smart
grid players," said David Groarke, Senior Analyst at GTM Research. "Our vendor
clients use this report to benchmark their positioning within their respective
market segment and better understand the trends and interplay between
technologies. The same goes for our utility clients, who also see The
Networked Grid 150 as a guide to which vendors they ought to be working with."

On a higher level, the report identifies its Top 10 Vendors in Smart Grid,
which is comprised of companies with proven market success, multiple
deployments and clear business cases. While there were over 40 finalists in
contention for a Top 10 spot, analysts at GTM Research agreed that the list
below represents the best smart grid vendors across the smart grid value chain
at present. This list includes companies that offer each of the vital
components of a smart grid.

FIGURE: TOP 10 VENDORS IN SMART GRID 2013

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Note: ABB, Cisco, IBM, Itron, Siemens, S &C Electric, Schneider Electric,
Opower, Silver Spring Networks, Tendril

In addition to the Top 10 Vendors, The Networked Grid 150 announces GTM
Research's Top 10 Vendors to Watch. There is an ever-increasing set of vendors
that operate in smart grid markets that are characterized by rapid innovation
and sophistication of solution provision, and many of the vendors on our Top
10 to Watch list fit this bill. More established vendors that are well
positioned to make a leading impression on the marketplace over the next
twelve months are included in this list as well.

FIGURE: TOP 10 VENDORS TO WATCH IN SMART GRID 2013

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Note: Accenture, EcoFactor, EMC, GE, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, On-Ramp
Wireless, Oracle, Space-Time Insight, Toshiba

For more information on The Networked Grid 150 report as well as this year's
vendor profiles and rankings, visit
http://www.greentechmedia.com/research/report/the-networked-grid-150-report-and-rankings-2013.

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