Itron’s forecasting group recently launched their Annual Energy Survey. As we have done in previous years, Itron is collecting information to assess industry growth expectations and forecast accuracy for electricity and natural gas. We will continue to focus on forecasts of customer and sales growth, weather normalized growth and forecast accuracy. All survey participants will receive a summary report, and the preliminary results will be presented at the annual Energy Forecasting Meeting in May and final results during our brown bag seminar on Sept. 13. Utility specific data will NOT be disclosed.

Surveys like this benefit the entire energy community by supplying valuable knowledge. If you would like to participate, contact Paige Schaefer at paige.schaefer@itron.com to participate.  Initial responses are requested by Friday, April 7.

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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.