2018 Important Meeting Dates – Mark Your Calendars!

The Annual Energy Forecasting/EFG Meeting and Training will be in Austin, Texas on April 24-27 in 2018! The ISO/RTO/TSO Forecasting Summit will be…


Remember the 2017 ISO Forecasting Summit

This year’s 11th Annual ISO/RTO/TSO Forecasting Summit was held in San Antonio, Texas from May 16-18. Just like the defenders of the Alamo banded…


Common Challenges at the Energy Forecasters Meeting

Turning to her left, then right, Grace finds herself surrounded by strangers – men and women from across the United States; there’s even one from…


Free Forecasting Brown Bag Webinar

Now in our 11th year of hosting Itron’s popular, free hour-long internet seminars on a range of forecasting topics, we take great pride in helping…


A Grand View

The view from the 96th floor of the John Hancock Center is amazing. From here, cars are merely dots between the straight rows of lights and people…


Behind-The-Meter Solar Generation and Real-Time Load Forecasting – Part 3

In my blog posting “Behind-The-Meter Solar Generation and Real-Time Load Forecasting,” I presented four load forecasting challenges that have arisen…


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Behind-The-Meter Solar Generation and Real-Time Load Forecasting – Part 2

In part on of this series, I presented four load forecasting challenges that have arisen as the result of deep penetration of behind-the-meter (BTM)…


A Million Solar Rooftops and Counting… California Researches Grid Integration

At social events and dinner parties I no longer find myself having to explain at length to polite inquiries on what I do, as long as I utter the…


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…


FREE Forecasting Brown Bag Webinar

Itron continues to host its popular hour-long Internet seminars on a range of forecasting topics. We’re now in our 11th year!  Itron is always at the…


Who is Forecasting Long-Term Solar Generation?

In this last forecasting brown bag presentation on solar load forecasting, we asked participants who had developed a long-term solar load forecast…


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…


Accelerating the Integration of Variable Generation into the Electric Grid

Recently, I was invited to speak at the Utility Variable Generation Integration Group (UVIG) Conference, which was focused on improving the…


Improving Net Load

Renewable Portfolio Standard requirements and decreasing costs of photovoltaics (PV) are resulting in significant amounts of solar PV systems being…


The Buzz about Solar Forecasting

Installed solar generation capacity is growing worldwide and this movement’s effect on load forecasts is significant. Energy service providers and…


The Solar Lease Deal

Working in the energy industry puts a big target on your chest when it comes to solar leasing deals. In the span of weeks, I have had several friends…