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 April 21. Forecasters continue to tell Itron that there is no greater value than meeting with their peers. Itron understands the importance of these interactions. This meeting is an excellent forum to exchange ideas and hear more about modeling concepts, data development, efficiency trends and related issues from industry speakers. Your participation is invaluable. The agenda is already filing up, but we are still accepting abstracts. Submit something today! Review the current agenda, see who has already registered and sign up at http://www.cvent.com/d/mhqxg4.

In addition, the 14th ISO/RTO/TSO Forecasting Summit will gather in Atlanta, Georgia on May 5 – 7. The summit provides a forum that brings energy forecasters together to address the unique forecasting challenges faced by independent system operators around the world. Over the past 13 years of meetings, summit discussions have ranged from sub-hourly forecasting models and techniques that support generation scheduling and dispatching to long-term forecasting supporting capacity planning. Participation and attendance at this event are limited to ISO/RTO/TSO representatives. Register at http://www.cvent.com/d/khqdfn.

Don’t miss out on these networking opportunities to discuss real world issues and practical solutions. We look forward to seeing you.

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Paige Schaefer
Sr Forecast Analyst - Itron
Paige Schaefer directs various web-based projects, including brown bag seminars, internet surveys, and other web-based projects and services. Schaefer manages Itron’s Energy Forecasting Group (EFG), which supports end-use data development, the Statistical End-use Approach (SAE) and coordinates their annual meeting for discussing end-use modeling and forecasting issues. In addition, Schaefer develops, manages and executes marketing campaigns for forecasting products and services and provides software support and documentation. She is responsible for project accounting and support, financial budgeting, accounting and invoicing. Schaefer received a B.S. in Business Administration from San Diego State University with an emphasis in Marketing.