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The Active Grid is where the smart grid meets the Internet of Things.


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Solar Energy: Can Technology Create a Win-Win for Utilities and Customers?

This afternoon we wrapped up the Itron Utility Week Knowledge Conference by attending a final breakout session titled, “Solar Energy: Can Technology...


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Edge Intelligence via Collaboration: The Itron Riva Developers Community

This afternoon we spent time with Roberto Aiello, managing director of Itron Idea Labs, as he discussed the Itron Riva Developers Community. We...


Big Picture Session: Protecting Utilities from the Risk of New Technologies with Outcome-Based Solutions

It’s day two of our Knowledge Conference at IUW, and this morning, we heard from two great speakers during our general session. Robert Swan, Order...


Transforming Energy Networks and Enabling Applications with OpenWay Riva

The second session we attended today was “Transforming Energy Networks and Enabling Applications with OpenWay Riva,” which was hosted by Curt...


Introducing Itron Mobile

Itron Mobile is a tool kit for collecting data and performing other field activities. It takes advantage of the latest mobile technologies used by...


TVA Forecasting Specialist Positions Available

One of our forecasting clients, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is hiring for two forecasting specialist...


IUW15 Knowledge Center – Spotlight on Itron Total Services and Solar Monitoring Solution

This afternoon we spoke with Itron’s Bryan Seal and Jeff Simmelink in the Knowledge Center to learn more about Itron® Total Services and our solar...


Don’t Show Me Big Data, Show Me the Right Data

The second Big Picture Session we attended today was “Don’t Show Me Big Data, Show Me the Right Data.” The session was moderated by Jill...


What Will the Utility Business Model Look Like in 2025?

This year, we added new Big Picture sessions to the Itron Utility Week line up. The thought-provoking sessions were led by industry leaders and...


IUW15 Knowledge Center – Spotlight on Itron Riva

This afternoon, we caught up with Todd Tucker, senior director of solutions marketing at Itron, to learn more about ITRON RIVA™, the new edge...


Pressures on Smart Grid Business Cases

This afternoon we attended an Itron Utility Week breakout session with Tracy Tinsley, project manager, information management, at Duke Energy. Tinsley...


Moving to a Single Multipurpose IP Network – Looking out to Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities

Itron Utility Week 2015 kicked off this morning with a great general session! We hope you had a chance to watch the livestream, but if you weren’t...


Innovating for the Future of Utilities: Itron and Cisco

  It’s day two of the Knowledge Conference at one of the year’s most anticipated events – Itron Utility Week. Utility industry observers...


A Solution for Utilities Looking to Affordably Upgrade Their Capacitor Bank Controllers to Include Ami Features and Benefits.

  Nighthawk’s new CCU960 Cellular AMI Capacitor Bank controller plugs into any standard capacitor bank controller socket.  It provides an...


Smart City Vision Reaches the White House: Itron Joins Team of Partners to make Envision America a Reality

Cities and utilities across the country are facing a broad range of pressing problems and considering how to best navigate and utilize technology for...


AWWA Anaheim: Itron Highlights from the Conference & Exposition

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference & Exposition recently took place in sunny California. Approximately 11,500 water...


Itron Discusses the Internet of Things in Incisor Magazine

Incisor IoT Article Incisor Magazine recently published an article by Itron’s Roberto Aiello about the Internet of Things (IoT) and moving from...


Envision Charlotte: Building a Smart City Through Collaboration and Innovation

Itron and Envision Charlotte recently hosted a conversation about the role technology and collaboration play in driving urban modernization and...


Itron Highlights Collaboration with Microsoft on CityNext Initiative

Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona During the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Sharelynn Moore, Itron's vice president of...


Itron Celebrates Frost & Sullivan 2014 North American Smart City Company of the Year Award at DistribuTECH 2015

This afternoon at DistribuTECH 2015, Itron celebrated our Frost & Sullivan 2014 North American Smart City Company of the Year Award with an award...


Itron Showcases New 4G LTE Smart Metering Solution at DistribuTECH 2015

As the world becomes increasingly more connected, continual communication and access to data are becoming more important. In response to this need, we...


The Age of Resourcefulness. Doing More While Consuming Less.

DistribuTECH 2015 kicked off this morning and during the opening session, we heard from Itron President and CEO Philip Mezey about waste and...


European Utility Week 2014 Talks Smart Cities

Exhibitions and sessions at the upcoming European Utility Week will highlight new demands for a sustainable future and offer the biggest smart utility...


Seattle Business Magazine Recognizes Itron at the 2014 Community Impact Awards

Seattle Business magazine honored Itron among the region’s most influential community leaders on October 22, 2014, at the inaugural Community...


Smart City Innovation at Envision Charlotte

Live streaming from San Antonio this afternoon, Amy Aussieker, executive director of Envision Charlotte, discussed how the Envision Charlotte smart...


Real World Experiences with Home Area Network Applications

In our ever-connected world, customers are demanding more technology and information to give them understanding and control of their energy usage. In...


IUW Knowledge Center – Gas Telemetry

In the Knowledge Center, Kevin Alishouse discussed Itron’s Gas Telemetry product portfolio. At this year’s conference we’re showing two...


Technology Watch – The Latest and Greatest Smart Grid Trends

Technology innovation is occurring at an exponential rate and new technologies promise huge benefits for utilities’ business operations. This...


IUW Knowledge Center – Itron Analytics for Water and Gas

The Itron Analytics solution encompasses products and services designed to turn data into faster, more informed and increasingly automated...


How Energy, Water and the Smart Grid Lead to Smart Cities

More of the world’s population lives in urban areas than ever before. As city populations grow, the demand for services increases and officials are...


IUW Knowledge Center – Smart Cities

Becca Jones and Roberto Aiello from Itron walked us through how Itron technology is helping to shape the smart cities of the future. Itron enables...


IUW Knowledge Center – Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

As part of IUW, Itron experts and partners are exhibiting multiple technologies at the Knowledge Center. We spoke with John Knuth regarding Itron’s...


Utilizing the Itron Cloud for Managed Services

Itron Utility Week’s Knowledge Conference is in full swing, and during one of our morning sessions, we heard from Rusty Cunningham, meter services...


Itron Expands Riva Solution with Smart Load Control

Itron Utility Week’s Knowledge Conference kicked off this morning with an exciting announcement. Today, we launched a new Itron solution – Smart...


Meet the Next Era of the Smart Grid: Unlocking Consumer Engagement

Today's guest blog post is from Dean Schiller, CEO CEIVA Energy We’re entering a new era of the smart grid. Itron has spent years working with...


Register to Watch Itron Utility Week Live

Not able to attend Itron Utility Week in person? Greentech Media is streaming Monday and Tuesday's general sessions as well as two key breakout...


Itron Brings Edge Intelligence to Internet of Things World Forum

    Itron Riva’s edge intelligence enables easy integration of third-party devices and real-time decision-making capabilities while...


Russ Vanos Featured in Meeting of the Minds- The Annual

Itron's Russ Vanos is a featured author in the most recent addition of The Annual, a Meeting of the Minds publication highlighting key blog posts...


Ex-Im Bank drives growth in Africa and America

Today Itron President and CEO Philip Mezey provided a guest blog post to The Hill Newspaper. In his post, Mezey shares ways the Ex-Im Bank and similar...


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...


Save the Date for Itron Utility Week 2014

Itron Utility Week is Itron’s annual customer event where gas, water and electric utility customers meet to discuss emerging trends and share best...


IUW Closes Strong, Attendees Mix It Up, Next Year Texas-Bound

Itron Utility Week closed with great fanfare. Attendees exited the last sessions of the day and flooded into the nearby convention hall to watch a...


Cathodic Protection, Customer Portal Added to Itron Analytics Suite

Two new ways to utilize AMI networks and data to extract more value out of existing assets. To complement Itron’s new 100T-CP Cathodic Protection...


IUW Thinks Big: Building a “Green Highway”, Microgrids and Big Brother

Big Brother, Hackers and the Smart Grid Smart grid, AMI and interval data has caused, according to Tim Wolf, Itron’s director of marketing for smart...


Keynotes: Ford’s 30 Million Electric Miles; Hogshead Fascinates, Stirs Crowd

Mike Tinskey, director, global vehicle electrification and infrastructure, talked electric vehicles this morning. Here’s the gist of his keynote:...


Monday’s Moonlight Beach Bash Lights Way for Tuesday’s Events

The beach bash was a blast. The band rocked. Costumes abounded. Dance moves gave way to late-night laughs.   On Deck for Tuesday A number of...


IUW Keynote Dr. Webber on Energy-Water Nexus, Resourcefulness and You

Ahead of his keynote address, we met with the Itron Utility Week keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Evan Webber, to dive a little deeper into how the...


Break! The IUW Knowledge Center Gathers People to Connect, Converse, Collaborate

The whole Itron portfolio. The dedicated people who helped create it. The customers who use it at work to manage energy and water. All in one place....


General Session Opens with Itron CEO Philip Mezey on Be Resourceful: Being Smart with What We Have

The general session opened with addresses from Philip Mezey, Itron’s president and CEO, and Sharelynn Moore, vice president, corporate marketing...


Smart Charging as Collaborative Energy Exchange Lowers Barriers, Gives Control to Consumers

Our Nissan Leaf is an exciting addition to the Knowledge Center. One can’t help but hop in and see what the future of transportation holds....


IUW Hits Orlando: Newcomers Meet IUW Advisory Board, Itron

As the more than 1,000 attendees flooded into the Hyatt Regency (formerly Peabody) Orlando on Sunday, Itron Utility Week started to take shape....


Knowledge Center Opens with Air Abuzz

The Itron Utility Week Knowledge Center opened this afternoon to the familiar sound of fun and laughter. As we write, customers are getting their...


IUW Monday Preview: Dr. Webber on Energy-Water Nexus, Exclusive Media Briefing, Utility Presentations, Beach Bash

KEYNOTE Itron Utility Week opens tomorrow with an exciting keynote from Dr. Michael Even Webber, of the Webber Energy Group. A regular contributor to...


Tune in Tomorrow: Live IUW Media Briefing with Itron Executives, Customers and Partners

  Join us for an exclusive media briefing. In the streaming broadcast, Itron executives will unveil the latest company news and developments. In...


Itron Utility Week, Created for and Sustained by Utility Industry Leaders, Kicks off Sunday with Focus on Being Resourceful

  Itron Utility Week brings together nearly 1,000 industry experts from some of the largest utility companies in the U.S. to talk about trends...


You Still Have Time to Register for Itron Utility Week

Registration Is Open You still have time to learn from and collaborate with Itron employees, partners and industry leaders to drive better management...


Utility Industry Leaders Bob Sitkauskas and Brad Long Join Itron Utility Week Board of Directors

The Itron Utility Week board of directors recently gained two new members: Bob Sitkauskas, manager of AMI for DTE Energy’s Major Enterprise Project...


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It has been brought to our attention that some of our customers have not been receiving Itron Utility Week emails. Itron uses Cvent to send...