Gartner Research

An Overview of Renewable Energy Impacts on Utility IT and OT Systems

Published: 14 March 2013

ID: G00239874

Analyst(s): Randy Rhodes, Chet Geschickter


Utility IT and OT systems are not prepared for growth in renewable energy. Impending industry transformations require utility CIOs to revamp IT and OT portfolios to address reduced resource controllability, and to enable new business relationships with the owners and operators of renewable power.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Intermittent renewable energy resources impact all four core utility life cycle processes for utility CIOs: commodity, asset, revenue and customer
  • The variability and unpredictability of renewable power stress existing commodity resource management processes for utility CIOs
  • Grid modernization with alternative resources requires new business processes and OT software tools for utility CIOs
  • Pricing and incentives that encourage renewable energy have impacts for revenue and customer management life cycles for utility CIOs

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