Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned again as a leader in the latest IDC MarketScape: North American Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS) Strategic Consultants and Systems Integrators 2020 Vendor Assessment.1 As in the inaugural report, Accenture was recognized for its comprehensive DERMS offerings, which help electric utilities to effectively manage and integrate solar and wind renewable energy, storage and other distributed energy resources.
The report highlighted the breadth of Accenture’s staff, its global reach and assets, depth of experience, robust partner ecosystem and regulatory expertise. Other strengths cited included its role as a trusted partner for many utilities as the industry tries to keep pace with constant technology and regulatory changes.
Accenture also continues to invest in its resources and capabilities, the report stated, including its most recent acquisition of Bridge Energy in 2019, which strengthened its transmission and distribution consulting business.
"We are excited to be a leader in this second IDC MarketScape report on DERMS, which highlighted our strategy and capability to help utilities plan for and capture the benefits of distributed energy resources," said Stephanie Jamison, a managing director and global lead of Accenture’s Utilities practice. "Our talented team continues to bring deep industry insight and expertise, as we apply the best of every aspect of Accenture to help our clients lead in the energy transition to drive economic, environmental and grid benefits."
John Villali, research director with IDC Energy Insights and the report’s author, said, "As with our first report, Accenture remains best positioned to provide the wide variety of services and capabilities that utilities need to better manage DERMS. Innovation and creativity, for which Accenture is well known, are instrumental in driving flexible DERMS services."
The report, which can be found here, covers vendors that have delivered DERMS work in at least three regional markets in North America, serving three or more utilities or major municipal or electric cooperatives. Vendors were evaluated based on detailed surveys and interviews, publicly available information and end-user experiences.
More information about Accenture’s services to the utilities industry can be accessed here.
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About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
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