Gartner Research

Use Utility Scenarios to Prepare for Change

Published: 12 May 2016

ID: G00303020

Analyst(s): Chet Geschickter , Zarko Sumic , Randy Rhodes


Energy utilities face a decade or more of unpredictable, disruptive operating conditions. This research presents four scenarios for the future that will enable utility CIOs to anticipate and prepare for change.

Table Of Contents


  • Purpose of This Analysis
  • Scenarios for Utility Industry Transformation
    • The Focal Issue
    • Scenario A: Landlords Protect the Franchise
    • Scenario B: Survivalists Assimilate and Manage Change
    • Scenario C: Explorers Chart New Ground
    • Scenario D: Pioneers Bet on New Territory
  • How to Use Scenarios
  • Recommended Next Steps

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