Jason Rodriguez,
CEO, Zpryme
 
Austin, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 6, 2012 - From analysis of the total amount of Smart Grid Investment Grant and Smart Grid Demonstration Program funds awarded to smart grid vendors, Itron has emerged as the clear leader, receiving more than $304.8 million of the total $1.13 billion in funding, according to a new study from Zpryme.

In second and third places are Trilliant Networks with $99.5 million and GE with $98.7 million.

These are followed with a further step down by Honeywell with $60.9 million, Landis+Gyr with $56.2 million, and Accenture with $53.9 million.

The remainder of the top 10 are Cooper Power Systems ($48.7 million), Sensus ($43.3 million), Elster ($42.3 million), and IBM ($42.3 million)

And the balance of the top 20 are S&C Electric Company ($39.4 million), Alcatel Lucent ($38.7 million), BSC ($32.1 million), A123 Systems ($29.9 million), Oracle ($28.7 million), Silver Spring Networks ($28.6 million), Beacon Power Corporation ($24.1 million), Tantalus ($21.1 million), Schweitzer Engineering Labs ($18.4 million), and Ervin Cable Construction ($16.9 million).

 “The U.S. government realizes they must incentivize energy conservation and are finally seeing the ARRA funds come into play,” commented Zpryme CEO Jason Rodriguez. “Companies such as GE, Siemens, Itron, Elster, ABB and Honeywell have been shining examples of delivering smart grid technologies that will be the future of U.S. energy infrastructure investments over the next ten plus years.”

The analysis covers the 131 projects funded by the Smart Grid Investment Grant (99 projects) and Smart Grid Demonstration Program (32 projects) awards. The time period covers from February 17, 2009 to March 31, 2012.