Gartner Research

Utility CIOs Must Get Ready for the Digital Grid

Published: 17 September 2014

ID: G00269584

Analyst(s): Randy Rhodes

Summary

Energy provisioning will be transformed in the coming decades. Utility CIOs responsible for power delivery applications must be able to interpret and prepare for the coming changes.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Rapid digitization has set the stage for the influence of digital business on the grid, forcing utility CIOs to re-examine their relationships with suppliers and customers
  • Digital business will ultimately shape the emergence of local energy exchanges that integrate prosumers with the grid, causing utility CIOs to redefine their IT and business strategies
  • Distributed energy resources will have transformational impacts that will require utility CIOs to rethink their smart grid strategy
  • Appendix: What Is the Impact of Distribution-Connected Solar?

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