Gartner Research

The Utility of the Future: The Information Utility

Published: 14 December 2009

ID: G00173193

Analyst(s): Zarko Sumic


Environmental and energy sustainability concerns are forcing a transformation of how energy is provisioned, thus challenging the traditional role of utilities, while simultaneously creating new opportunities.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The Utility of Today: The Provider of Energy "Cloud Services"
  • Sustainability Challenges Are Driving the Need to Transform Energy Provisioning
    • Global Concern: The Threat of Climate Change
    • National Concerns: Meeting Energy Needs
    • Future Cost of Grid-Delivered Energy
  • Policymakers' Vision and Changing Consumer Expectations
    • Policymakers' Vision
    • Changing Consumers' Expectations
  • Smart Grid as Energy Efficiency Enabler
  • Role of Consumer Technology Vendors in Energy Efficiency
  • The Utility of the Future: The Provider of Energy Information "Cloud Services"

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