EnerNOC is a provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions including demand response services, energy efficiency, or monitoring-based commissioning services, energy procurement services, and emissions tracking and trading support services. At the end of the third quarter, the company boosted its commercial, institutional, and industrial demand response network to more than 5,100 megawatts under management, across more than 3,500 customers at 8,200 sites.
The company recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Global Energy Partners, an industry leader in designing and implementing utility energy efficiency and demand response programs, in order to expand its target market. EnerNOC also announced its participation in the U.K. Power Networks' Low Carbon London project to help the U.K. achieve its goal of moving to a low-carbon energy future. The partnership will run for three years starting this month.
JPMorgan favors ENOC as a long-term position because of the company's high-growth business model.
The EnerNOC model uses network operating centers to provide energy management and efficiency solutions for grid operators, utilities, and large companies. Generally, utilities invest in excess capacity to handle unusual demand spikes. The International Energy Association believes that load sharing with other utilities helps these companies save a huge sum of money, thereby cutting the need for additional power plants. Through this cost containment, utilities worldwide will save almost $60 billion in the upcoming 20 years.The company is well-positioned in the demand response market as it plans to launch two additional demand response products offering higher availability, enabling greater market penetration. Of the 27 analysts covering the stock, 63% recommend a buy with a target price of $35.80, implying an upside of 49% from current levels. Meanwhile, 33% of analysts recommend a hold.