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…