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Utilities will soon begin adopting analytics technologies that will allow them to become more proactive in decision making and to adjust their strategy based on predictive views of the future. As a result, utilities will be able to capitalize on smart grid technologies, side-step potential problems and better handle the steep challenges facing an industry in transition. Learn more in this excerpt from the December 2012 GTM Research report titled The Soft Grid 2013-2020: Big Data and Utility Analytics for Smart Grid. Research for this report was conducted over a six-month span and included primary and secondary research as well as extensive interviews with industry players and utilities.