Smart Grid News in the US has been running a feature on the Smart Grid Companies to Watch in 2010, as voted by its readers, and the results are here.
Here’s the headline top 10 companies with a very brief description of what they do:
Ambient - designs, develops and markets communications technologies and equipment.
Beacon Power - designs and develops products and services to support electricity grid operation.
Consert - designs and implements intelligent energy distribution and management networks.
GRIDiant – provides real-time and historical intelligence software systems and services for the electric power grid.
PowerIt Solutions - provides intelligent energy management systems for industrial facilities using demand response and demand control.
REGEN Energy - works with resellers and engineering consulting firms to deliver solutions for demand management and demand response.
SmartSynch - a Smart Grid infrastructure company enabling utilities to communicate with any device on the grid.
Tropos Networks – supplies IP broadband mesh networks used to build foundations for smarter utilities and communities.
Viridity Energy - provides large energy consumers with tools to increase energy efficiency and create energy revenues.
VYCON - a manufacturer of flywheel energy storage systems.
There’s more information and links to these companies in on the Smart Grid News site (which I would recommend to those interested in the market).
I don’t know these companies but I suspect a few will become familiar in the coming years. ICT suppliers will be looking for alliances and acquisitions in the sector as the market takes off and some of the main targets may well be in this list. On the other hand, readers votes may not necessarily reflect the best there is …