Inform - Enel Acquires EnerNOC to Stay Competitive in DER Management Space

by Elta Kolo, Ph.D.

Energy giants Engie, Centrica, EDF have acquired solar, energy efficiency and other distributed energy resource companies. Is Enel’s acquisition of EnerNOC an effort “to keep up with the Jones”? EnerNOC was troubled financially, but also has the largest portfolio of demand response in the world with 6 gigawatts of controllable load, and relationships with 8,000 commercial and industrial customers. This brief report discusses different aspects of Enel’s acquisition of EnerNOC in the context of other market investments in the distributed energy market.

This report is available only as part of GTM Research’s Grid Edge Service.


Elta Kolo, Ph.D. Research Manager, Grid Edge

Elta is a Research Manager for the Grid Edge team at GTM Research working on demand-side management in U.S. electricity markets. Prior to joining GTM, Elta pursued a joint Ph.D. funded by the European Commission on Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. During her doctoral studies, she researched demand response policies for the implementation of smart grids and has presented her work at both U.S. and European conferences in addition to publishing in international scholarly journals. Elta holds a Master of Science degree in economics and management of network industries and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Union College.

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