Navigant Research Names Sentient and Aclara the Leading Distribution Power Sensor Providers

Trailing companies must differentiate themselves via unique
technology, cost breakthroughs, or an expanded product portfolio

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DER–A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant
Research
examines the strategy and execution of nine distribution
power sensor providers, with Sentient and Aclara ranked as the leading
market players.

Utilities in the developed world are shifting their focus on monitoring
transmission grids to monitoring distribution grids, where nearly 90% of
all outages occur. These grids contain more line miles, are more
complex, and with shifting load dynamics thanks to increasing
distributed energy resources (DER), they are contributing to a growing
market for distribution line and pole-, pad-, and vault-mounted grid
sensors. Click
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: According to a new Leaderboard report from @NavigantRSRCH,
Sentient and Aclara are the leading distribution power sensor providers.

“Sentient and Aclara are enjoying large project wins and are proactively
broadening their technology and solution offering portfolios, bringing
more visibility to the distribution grid,” says Michael Hartnack,
research analyst with Navigant Research. “They have a large geographic
reach, demonstrate technological innovation with enhanced sensor
connectivity, and participate in numerous strategic alliances, all of
which are helping utilities reprioritize their focus on distribution
monitoring.”

Sentient and Aclara lead several other companies that must differentiate
themselves via unique technology, cost breakthroughs, or an expanded
product portfolio in order to advance in the market. According to the
report, these companies have the potential to become market leaders if
they can overcome weaker than expected demand and limited market
penetration.

The report, Navigant
Research Leaderboard: Distribution Power Sensors
,
examines the strategy and execution of nine leading suppliers active in
the distribution power sensor market. These vendors are rated on 13
criteria: vision; go-to-market strategy; partners; business model
innovation; sensor connectivity; technology; geographic reach; sales and
marketing; sensor performance; sensor quality and reliability; product
portfolio; pricing; and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s
proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and
ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an
objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and
weaknesses in the growing global distribution power sensor market. An
Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant
Research website
.

About Navigant Research

Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides
market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often
highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research
focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology
markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry
analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep
examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the
Energy Technologies, Utility Transformations, Transportation
Efficiencies, and Buildings Innovations sectors. Additional information
about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com.

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a specialized, global professional services
firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s
professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical
expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage
and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and
clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or
legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare,
energy, and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory,
consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s
practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and
delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found
at navigant.com.

* The information contained in this press release concerning the
report,
Navigant Research Leaderboard: Distribution Power Sensors,
is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based
on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations
are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from
those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the
full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying
the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the
report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation
to update any of the information contained in this press release or the
report.

Contacts

Navigant Research
Lindsay Funicello-Paul, +1-781-270-8456
lindsay.funicello.paul@navigant.com

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