Leveraging Advanced Metering Infrastructure to Improve Outage Response

Getting a handle on overall grid reliability and outage trends for the entire U.S. is challenging. Despite generally high reliability numbers, power…


Itron Selects Microsoft Azure as Preferred Cloud Platform

Itron recently announced that it intends to use Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform for Itron Analytics. The cloud computing and…


ERCOT Forecasting Planning Analyst Job Opening

One of our forecasting clients, ERCOT, is looking for a forecasting planning analyst. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the…


Smart Grid Technology Applied to Industrial IoT

Over the past few years there has been increased interest in using technologies currently deployed in smart grids for Internet of Things (IoT)…


Using the Right Weather Data

I recently reviewed a customer’s monthly weather normalization model. The regression model included cooling degree days (CDD), heating degree days…