NYISO Climate Change Study: Phase 1

Serving nearly 20 million people and having a peak demand of roughly 32,000 megawatts, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) manages the…


Staying Resourceful While Working from Home

As people around the world transition to working remotely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is seeing positive environmental impacts. For the…


New Challenges and Opportunities Converge at TechAdvantage 2020

A huge thank you to all who took the time to connect with us at TechAdvantage this year. Over the past several weeks, we have all experienced new and…


How to Account for COVID-19 in Your Load Forecast

There are unprecedented load forecasting effects due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 26, Itron’s forecasting team will discuss how to best model…


Addressing COVID-19

Dear Customers and Partners, Over the past several weeks, Itron has continued to monitor and navigate through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.…


Itron’s New Forecasting YouTube Library

Itron’s Forecasting group has conducted webinars on a variety of forecasting and load research-based topics for many years and continues to host new…


Itai Dadon Discusses the Itron Smart Community Challenge with Meeting of the Minds

In 2020, we begin a new decade in which vehicle electrification is becoming a dominant force in reshaping the electric grid. In a recent article for…


Lift Up for All

In the early days of my career, women were often not supportive of each other in the workplace. One of my wise female colleagues pointed out that it…


Annual Energy Forecasting Survey

Itron’s forecasting group just launched their Annual Energy Survey. As we have done in previous years, we collect information to assess industry…


Timing is Everything

When evaluating peak loads, load forecasters commonly focus on the severity of peak producing weather, considering meteorological factors such as…


Forecasting is Hard – Especially for the Future

Predicting behavior in the future is no easy task. Yet, we energy forecasters do this every day. The complexity of the problem should not be…


Exploring the Energy-Water Nexus at DISTRIBUTECH 2020

Water and energy are the world’s two most critical resources to humanity and are fundamental components of a healthy society. What most people don’t…


DTECH 2020: Key Impressions from the Show Floor and Beyond

Another successful DISTRIBUTECH event is in the books and it certainly delivered on its promise to provide insights into where the energy industry is…


Industry Predictions: Where Challenges and Opportunities Reside

DISTRIBUTECH 2020 is one of our industry’s leading events, and this year it did not disappoint. The conference delivered an impressive line-up of…


Energy Forecasting 101 Workshop

New to energy forecasting? Itron can provide you with an introduction to the use of regression for forecasting applications, which is designed for…


Catalyzing IoT Innovation to Bring Utilities and Communities Together

This week, we are excited to announce the Smart Community Challenge, Itron’s second edition competition that is designed to bring innovation to solve…


Intelligent Connectivity is Changing the Way Utility and City Operations and IT Work Together

Come talk to the IT and OT experts from Itron and Cisco at DistribuTECH 2020   As we enter into a new decade, technology is shaping our future…


Distributed Intelligence: Providing Value for Utilities

Utilizing multiple communications technologies, intelligent connectivity paves the way for distributed intelligence capabilities. It enables devices,…


Leveraging Machine Learning for Phase Identification

Inaccurate phase connectivity information may cause several operational inefficiencies – for example, unbalanced phases that lead to significant…


Itron Delivering Innovation at DISTRIBUTECH 2020

From safe, reliable and resilient critical infrastructure to efficient and connected communities, Itron is innovating how utilities and cities manage…


Developing a Combined Operational Load Forecast

With the deep penetration of non-grid connected renewable generation and storage, electric vehicle charging, smart load control and time-of-use rates…


To Move or Not to Move: Insights from CES 2020

Humans are designed to walk 12 miles per day, according to anthropologists. This dates back to when we roamed the Serengeti desert. Modern humans…


Itron Named in 2019 Gartner Market Guide for Meter Data Management

As a trusted leader in the meter data management space, Itron has 92 utility companies currently using Itron Enterprise Edition Meter Data Management…


We are Living in the Future: A Week at the Consumer Electronics Show

I feel like the gap between what I would see in science fiction movies and what actually exists used to be much wider. Futuristic movies today show…


Itron Appoints Justin Patrick as Incoming Senior Vice President of Device Solutions

Justin Patrick will join Itron, effective Jan. 6, 2020, to succeed Carl Porter as senior vice president of Itron’s Device Solutions business upon his…


2019: Our Year in Review

At Itron, we're dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Together with our customers, we work to improve the quality of life, ensure the…


Itron Idea Labs @ CES 2020: Innovating for a Sustainable Future

With 275 cities adopting energy and water mandates since 2017, utilities, cities and countries across the globe are being challenged to do better…


The Story is in the Residuals

In any field that involves heaps of data and information, details are everything. Load forecasting is no exception. If you’ve spent any amount of…


Reduce Waste this Holiday Season

I just returned from the World Climate Summit in Madrid, which brought together key leaders from around the globe to discuss solutions and define an…


Itron Named a Visionary in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide

Today, Itron announced it has been named a Visionary in Gartner Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide (formerly the…


2020 Forecasting Meetings – Registration Now Open!

The 18th annual Energy Forecasting/EFG Meeting will be in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 22 – April 24 with optional one-day training workshops on…


Inspiring a Day of Generosity with #GivingTuesday

At the core of Itron’s mission and purpose as a company is a commitment to resourcefulness and community impact. We believe that the way we manage…


Rooftop Solar and Short-Term Models – Advanced Methods

Under a California Energy Commission (CEC) study, Itron evaluated alternative approaches to incorporating forecasts of behind-the-meter solar PV…


Improving Efficiency and Accuracy with Forecasting in the Cloud

In today’s increasingly dynamic energy market, it is important for utilities to have access to accurate and timely energy forecasts. Whether…


Public Utilities Fortnightly Recognizes Itron Among Top Innovators in 2019

This November, Public Utilities Fortnightly released its Top Innovators 2019, and recognized the collaboration between Itron, New Cosmos and Con…


Itron Recognized for 20 Years of DLMS Membership

In 1997, Itron was one of three founding members of the Device Language Message Specification (DLMS) user association, an organization created with…


Natural Disasters and Technology for Resiliency

Itron recently released our report on utilities’ current state of disaster preparedness. As many of you have experienced or may already know,…


Itron LAM Awarded for Innovation

More than ever, utilities and communities are looking for sustainable and efficient solutions to better serve their customers and conserve resources…


It’s a DER World, We’re Just Living in It

If you’re reading this and you’re a load forecaster like myself (or know a thing or two about load forecasting), then you are well aware of the…


The Importance of Modern-Day Innovation

For those of us who grew up with the Space-time continuum as defined by Dr. Emmett Brown (Doc Brown) in the Back to the Future trilogy, we know that…


The Self-Generation Incentive Program: Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Evaluation Results

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) evaluation found that behind-the-meter (BTM) storage provides tangible benefits – load reduction during…


2019 Benchmarking Survey

The end of October brings something for everyone. Fall foliage for adults, Halloween candy for children and Itron’s Annual Benchmarking Survey…


Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery—Tackling Our New Reality

Since 1970, the number of disasters worldwide has quadrupled to around 400 a year. In the U.S., The Economist reported: “According to the UN’s…


Empowering Women in Utilities

At Itron Utility Week 2019, we once again celebrated the women who contribute their time and talent to the utility and smart city industries.…


IUW 2019 Day Two: Promoting Purpose

The general session for day two at IUW 2019 was just as encaptivating as day one. Afdhel Aziz, one of the world’s leading experts in marketing…


Getting to Yes: Helping Utilities Make the Case with Regulators

During the Big Picture Session on Monday at Itron Utility Week, NARUC President Nick Wagner and Itron’s VP of government affairs, Dan Pfeiffer,…


IUW 2019 Day One: The Power of Community

We kicked off Itron Utility Week (IUW) with a compelling general session lead by a strong lineup of speakers to get the Knowledge Conference…


Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Pepco Holdings and Carlsbad Municipal Water District with Excellence in Resourcefulness Awards at Itron Utility Week

Frost & Sullivan honored utilities for their societal and business impacts on their journey to reduce energy and water waste at the opening…


What to Explore at IUW 2019: Knowledge Center Spotlight

Flights are booked, our solution and product demos are prepped, and the sunscreen is packed – it’s time for Itron Utility Week (IUW) 2019. This…


Saving Sea Turtles with Streetlights

Every year in Florida, baby sea turtles scurry from their nests at night and make their way to the ocean. Thousands of nests are laid every year on…


Creating a More Resourceful World…Together

At Itron Utility Week (IUW) 2019, we are focusing on the power of community. Our partners play an important role in that community, and together we…


Delivering Intelligent Connectivity: Unlock the Potential of the IIoT

Communities and utilities have a lot to consider when choosing a partner for a digital transformation initiative. Here at Itron, we are critical…


Prep List: Time to Get Ready for IUW 2019

Itron Utility Week (IUW) 2019 kicks off on Oct. 11 with pre-conference trainings and hits full steam on Oct. 13 with the Knowledge Conference. As…


Improving Sustainability at Commercial and Industrial Companies: It Begins with Measurement

As I read the news of those who hit the streets for the climate strike, I reflected on my own habits. I consider myself an environmentally…


Averaging the Weather First or Averaging the Energy Forecast

There is a question that has long vexed me: If we calculate a normal series of weather variables by averaging them first and running them through a…


IUW 2019: Connecting Our Community

Itron Utility Week (IUW) kicks off next month with a focus on the power of community—because our power to transform the industry lies in community.…


Big Thinking Abounds in Idaho

This past weekend, I took part in the Think Big Festival located in Coeur D' Alene (CDA), Idaho – just a short drive away from Itron’s headquarters…


Ensuring Safety and Preventing Theft with Itron Revenue Assurance

When you hear the word “theft,” you likely picture people in ski masks carrying electronics, jewelry and piles of cash out of a home, but you…


Innovation and the Inception of Itron Idea Labs

Nine out of 10 Fortune 500 companies in 1955 disappeared from the list by 2016. The average tenure of a Fortune 500 company decreased from 33 years…


Will an Electric Vehicle Be Cheaper than a Gasoline Vehicle?

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, chances are you have thought about the possibility of an electric car. They’re all over the news and…


My Friend Went 100% Solar. . . Indirectly

I was speaking with one of my friends recently and they were proudly telling me that they signed up for their utility’s 100% solar rate plan. I…


Annual Forecasting Benchmark Survey Results

Our third seminar of the year reveals the results of our annual benchmarking survey. This survey has been conducted since 2012 and presents a broad…


Fort Collins Utilities Reaches Milestone with Itron DEM Program

Fort Collins Utilities, a municipal distribution utility in Colorado, launched the Peak Partners program in June 2014 in partnership with Itron.…


Spring Cleaning: Organizing the Impacts within the Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Closet

Electric utilities are increasingly promoting and adopting distributed energy technologies as an opportunity to modernize the electric grid and…


Where Did Durbin and Watson Go Wrong?

I’m sure you have all been there—the spot where you mention autocorrelation and the Durbin-Watson statistic. I saw this recently in some testimony…


Introducing Itron’s New President and CEO

Today, Tom Deitrich steps into his new position as president and chief executive officer at Itron. Deitrich has served as Itron’s executive vice…


Is My Smart Home Really Smart?

I am a smart home geek. I have all the “smarts”: voice assistant/speaker, security cameras, lighting, fans/air purifiers and a thermostat. My home…


Itron and Discovery Education Awarded for Global Sustainability Leadership

Today, the Business Intelligence Group named Itron and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources,…


Holidays Are No Vacation for the Load Forecaster

Summer has arrived. While your friends are frolicking at the beach, you are struggling in a darkened cubicle to ensure that the load forecast…


Dates and Serial Numbers: Might As Well Leap

In Excel and MetrixND, dates are actually serial numbers. This is obvious in Excel when you format a cell containing a date as a number. In the…


Seeing Climate Change First-Hand

I just returned from a stirring expedition to the frozen Arctic, the fastest-warming place on earth. During the trip, I witnessed first-hand what is…


Itron at IEPEC in August

The International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) is the premier conference for energy program implementers; evaluators; local, state,…


Itron Rings Closing Bell at Nasdaq

On June 26, Philip Mezey, Itron president and CEO, and members of Itron’s leadership team joined Nasdaq in Times Square for a ceremonial ringing of…


The Front Door for Cleantech Innovation in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s La Kretz Innovation Campus is the front door for cleantech innovation in Los Angeles. The campus…


Resiliency in the Wake of Hurricane Season – Using IIoT Applications to Prepare for and Mitigate Natural Disasters

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season has officially begun. From June 1 to Nov. 30, NOAA predicts a range of 9 to 15 storms to occur. With hurricane…


Itron Releases 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report

When it comes to making a difference, few companies have the good fortune to align the three most important ingredients to making a positive,…


When is the R² Not the R²?

A recently received support email contains a riddle. “When I build a regression model in Excel and remove the intercept, I get a different R²…


The Smart Home Study

The vision of a smart grid is based on distributed energy resources dynamically interacting to create smart homes and smart loads that automatically…


Welcome to the New Itron.com

Today, we unveiled our new global website, which serves as the front door to our company and allows visitors like you to quickly understand who we…


Itron Goes Arctic

It’s summer, and many of Itron’s employees are taking summer vacations to sunny destinations, but one employee will spend the next 12 days on a…


Rooftop Solar PV and Smart Streetlights Survey

Itron recently surveyed the load forecasting community concerning the possible impact of rooftop solar PV installations on utility operations. There…


IoT for Impact: How Smart Devices are Preparing Communities to Respond to Disasters and Save Lives

Smart metering networks can be leveraged to support a host of complimentary Industrial IoT applications to improve the performance, reliability and…


Accepting Nominations: 2019 Excellence in Resourcefulness Awards

In partnership with Frost & Sullivan, Itron is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Excellence in Resourcefulness Awards. Presented on Oct. 11…


The Mile-High 2019 ISO Forecasting Summit

They have a saying in Denver – “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” While that is clearly an exaggeration, it’s not too far off from…


Itron Collaborations Recognized at IoT World Awards

Last week at IoT World, Itron was shortlisted for its nomination of Con Edison’s methane detectors for the Best Industrial IoT Solution Award and…


Itron Showcases the Potential of Intelligent Streetlights and Smart City Use Cases at LIGHTFAIR International

Cities around the world are beginning to implement smart city solutions to ensure greater safety, efficiency and convenience for their citizens. For…


Improving Financial Analysis with AMI Data

Smart meter data is more granular and more timely than monthly billing data. Access to this data supports a paradigm shift in forecasting processes,…


Industrial IoT Takes Center Stage at IoT World 2019

Next week, Itron heads to the IoT World Conference and Exhibition hosted May 13-16 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. Throughout…


Methane Detection on Itron’s IoT Network

During this year’s AGA conference, we’ve been discussing natural gas safety. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the role of methane detection in…


Enabling the Active Network for Natural Gas

Continuing our blog series on natural gas safety, in this blog we will discuss the role of the Active Network in improving the delivery of gas.…


Ensuring Safety in Natural Gas Delivery Amid Natural Disasters

For cities and utilities, it can be challenging to ensure the safety of citizens especially when natural disasters occur. Incidents such as…


A Few Thoughts on P-Values

I recently read an article about P-Values that led to some discussion with my Itron colleagues, along with some thoughts on the matter. In the…


2019 Annual Energy Forecasting Meeting

Two pre-conference classes. Three conference days. Eighteen industry presentations. Forty-nine companies. Sixty-nine attendees. These are…


Five Ways to Be More Resourceful This Earth Day

At Itron, we’re all about resourcefulness. Our technology connects people, devices and insights to better manage energy and water resources, all…


DistribuTECH 2019: The Full Itron Experience

Participating in the Itron Experience strengthened my understanding of Itron’s vision for smart cities—and provided an important visualization of…


Innovation in the Age of ‘Smart’ Tech

Recently, I had the honor of speaking at the National Governors Association (NGA) winter meeting. For those who are unfamiliar with the NGA, it is a…


Developing Net Load Uncertainty Forecasts to Support System Operations

Today, the deep penetration of renewable generation resources system operators are requiring new tools to place reasonable confidence bands around…


Empowering the Next Generation

I became a Girl Scout when I was 9 years old, and I was an active volunteer when my two daughters were Girl Scouts. In 2011, I was fortunate to join…


It’s All the Same, Only the Names Will Change

Last year, Itron was contracted by a small utility (about 11,000 customers) to construct a 10-year-ahead load forecast for capacity planning. I was…


Smarter States, Smarter Communities

Itron President and CEO Philip Mezey recently spoke to the importance of creating smarter communities at two national conferences: the National…