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Maverick* Research: The Grid Is Dead, Long Live the Grid!

Published: 02 October 2015

ID: G00290571

Analyst(s): Michael Warrilow , Dale Kutnick


As the business model of the conventional electricity grid faces increased pressure and uncertainty, CIOs and business planners must prepare for a far more diverse energy market. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • Introduction
    • Maverick Thinking on Solar
    • The Future of the Grid
    • Productivity Challenges
    • Economic Inertia
    • Data Center Implications
    • Increasing Competition From Sustainable Generation
    • A Death Spiral?
  • Maverick Scenario
    • Scenario Implications

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