Spring Cleaning: Organizing the Impacts within the Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Closet

Electric utilities are increasingly promoting and adopting distributed energy technologies as an opportunity to modernize the electric grid and…


Itron at IEPEC in August

The International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) is the premier conference for energy program implementers; evaluators; local, state,…


Rooftop Solar PV and Smart Streetlights Survey

Itron recently surveyed the load forecasting community concerning the possible impact of rooftop solar PV installations on utility operations. There…


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…


A Simple Approach for Addressing Behind-the-Meter Solar Generation

I was recently asked to account for behind-the-meter (BTM) solar generation in a set of day-ahead hourly electric models. Fundamentally, the problem…


The CEC Releases “Improving Short-term Load Forecasts by Incorporating Solar PV Generation” Interim Report

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Energy Research and Development Division supports energy research and development programs to spur…


Behind-The-Meter Solar Generation and Real-Time Load Forecasting

Recently, I was invited to speak at a California Energy Commission (CEC) sponsored workshop on Research Needs for Renewable Energy Forecasting.  The…