Delivering Intelligent Connectivity: Unlock the Potential of the IIoT

Communities and utilities have a lot to consider when choosing a partner for a digital transformation initiative. Here at Itron, we are critical…


Ensuring Safety and Preventing Theft with Itron Revenue Assurance

When you hear the word “theft,” you likely picture people in ski masks carrying electronics, jewelry and piles of cash out of a home, but you…


Fort Collins Utilities Reaches Milestone with Itron DEM Program

Fort Collins Utilities, a municipal distribution utility in Colorado, launched the Peak Partners program in June 2014 in partnership with Itron.…


Introducing Itron’s New President and CEO

Today, Tom Deitrich steps into his new position as president and chief executive officer at Itron. Deitrich has served as Itron’s executive vice…


Itron and Discovery Education Awarded for Global Sustainability Leadership

Today, the Business Intelligence Group named Itron and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources,…


Seeing Climate Change First-Hand

I just returned from a stirring expedition to the frozen Arctic, the fastest-warming place on earth. During the trip, I witnessed first-hand what is…


Itron Rings Closing Bell at Nasdaq

On June 26, Philip Mezey, Itron president and CEO, and members of Itron’s leadership team joined Nasdaq in Times Square for a ceremonial ringing of…


Resiliency in the Wake of Hurricane Season – Using IIoT Applications to Prepare for and Mitigate Natural Disasters

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season has officially begun. From June 1 to Nov. 30, NOAA predicts a range of 9 to 15 storms to occur. With hurricane…


Itron Releases 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report

When it comes to making a difference, few companies have the good fortune to align the three most important ingredients to making a positive,…


IoT for Impact: How Smart Devices are Preparing Communities to Respond to Disasters and Save Lives

Smart metering networks can be leveraged to support a host of complimentary Industrial IoT applications to improve the performance, reliability and…


Accepting Nominations: 2019 Excellence in Resourcefulness Awards

In partnership with Frost & Sullivan, Itron is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Excellence in Resourcefulness Awards. Presented on Oct. 11…


Itron Showcases the Potential of Intelligent Streetlights and Smart City Use Cases at LIGHTFAIR International

Cities around the world are beginning to implement smart city solutions to ensure greater safety, efficiency and convenience for their citizens. For…


Unlocking Action at the Edge: Announcing Itron’s New Developer Tools for Distributed Intelligence Applications

The frontier of smart grid innovation is continuing to accelerate with more devices and applications proliferating across the electricity…


Industrial IoT Takes Center Stage at IoT World 2019

Next week, Itron heads to the IoT World Conference and Exhibition hosted May 13-16 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. Throughout…


Methane Detection on Itron’s IoT Network

During this year’s AGA conference, we’ve been discussing natural gas safety. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the role of methane detection in…


Enabling the Active Network for Natural Gas

Continuing our blog series on natural gas safety, in this blog we will discuss the role of the Active Network in improving the delivery of gas.…


Ensuring Safety in Natural Gas Delivery Amid Natural Disasters

For cities and utilities, it can be challenging to ensure the safety of citizens especially when natural disasters occur. Incidents such as…


Five Ways to Be More Resourceful This Earth Day

At Itron, we’re all about resourcefulness. Our technology connects people, devices and insights to better manage energy and water resources, all…


DistribuTECH 2019: The Full Itron Experience

Participating in the Itron Experience strengthened my understanding of Itron’s vision for smart cities—and provided an important visualization of…


Innovation in the Age of ‘Smart’ Tech

Recently, I had the honor of speaking at the National Governors Association (NGA) winter meeting. For those who are unfamiliar with the NGA, it is a…


Empowering the Next Generation

I became a Girl Scout when I was 9 years old, and I was an active volunteer when my two daughters were Girl Scouts. In 2011, I was fortunate to join…


Smarter States, Smarter Communities

Itron President and CEO Philip Mezey recently spoke to the importance of creating smarter communities at two national conferences: the National…


DistribuTECH Insights: Blockchain in Energy and Intelligent Streetlights

The last day of DistribuTECH 2019 last week prompted an engaging discussion about the impact of IoT and blockchain on current and future energy…


The Importance of Grid Reliability

While we enjoyed balmy weather at DistribuTECH 2019 in New Orleans this week, the recent polar vortex much of the country experienced last week…


Itron and Cisco: Connecting the Dots in Utility & City IIoT Strategies

Itron and Cisco have a long history of working together to revolutionize the utility industry and sharing a vision of what we can achieve together.…


Shaping the Future of Energy: DistribuTECH Day 1 Recap

The Itron team kicked off DistribuTECH yesterday with a compelling welcoming address from Itron President and CEO Philip Mezey on shaping the future…


A Lot of Buzz Around Revenue Assurance at DistribuTECH 2019

Non-technical losses are a major concern for all utilities, and it never ceases to amaze me what some people will do to try to cheat a utility out…


The Itron Experience at DistribuTECH: The Journey Continues

Itron was created by utility executives and engineers who, back in the 1970s, were looking for a better way to collect meter data—one with improved…


Smart city

Itron at DistribuTECH 2019

Itron will be showcasing its industry leading technology and smart city solutions next week as the premier sponsor of DistribuTECH 2019, the utility…


The Recipe for Smart Cities: How Utilities are Paving the Way for Resourceful Communities

The digital transformation of the utility industry is proceeding apace, with many utilities extending beyond their traditional offerings and…


Itron Named Among World’s Most Sustainable Corporations

Corporate Knights, which includes the business and society magazine Corporate Knights and a research division that produces rankings based on…


Itron and Utilidata to Demo Grid-Edge Meter Application at DistribuTECH 2019

Itron and Utilidata will showcase the power of grid-edge meter applications at DistribuTECH, the utility industry’s leading transmission and…


Itron Recognized as a Leader for the Sixth Time in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management Products

Itron is excited to announce we have been named a Leader in Gartner Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management Products [1] for the sixth…


Our Year in Review

At Itron, we are dedicated to creating resourceful communities across the globe with our technology, growing portfolio and community outreach. This…


Bring Your Smart City Solution to Life with Itron

Itron has invited IoT developers to submit their solutions to the inaugural Itron Smart City Challenge. The Smart City Challenge will bring together…


Itron Named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide

Itron recently announced that it has been named a Visionary in Gartner Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide for the third time.…


Itron Wins Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability

Itron continues to create a more resourceful world. We have recently been recognized as the winner of the Golden Peacock Global Award for…


Engaging Students with Conservation Station

Itron and Discovery Education’s joint educational outreach program, Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World, launched last week. This…


Wi-SUN: The Chosen Technology Connecting the World’s Smartest Cities

Cities worldwide are ramping up deployment of smart technologies that accelerate progress towards sustainability goals, while empowering them with a…


Itron Has Been Busy this Summer Helping Utilities Keep the Lights On

This summer has been particularly steamy in certain parts of the country, unfortunately resulting in periodic blackouts as utilities struggle to get…


Sentient Energy Leverages Itron Developer Program to Expand Product Capabilities and Commercial Opportunities

Sentient Energy and Itron began their strong, mutual supportive relationship over 10 years ago when Sentient Energy first came to market. Sentient…


Focusing on the Future of Smart Cities at ITS World Congress

As Itron continues to influence and make an impact on the future of smart cities, we are excited to be an exhibitor at the upcoming Intelligent…


Itron Customers Top Smart City Governments List

Itron delivers solutions that help cities become more efficient and sustainable. Recently, Eden Strategy Institute, a strategy consulting firm, put…


US3 and Itron Win American Public Works Association Project of the Year

Congratulations to our partner, Utility Systems Science & Software (US3), who recently won the Texas Public Works Association Project of the Year…


Bringing Safety to the Edge

Safety is always top of mind for gas utilities, and new technology advancements, like the OpenWay® Riva Intelis gas meter, make it possible to reduce…


Accepting Nominations: 2018 Excellence in Resourcefulness Best Practice Awards

Itron partner Frost and Sullivan is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Excellence in Resourcefulness Best Practices Awards. As a growth…


New Intelis Water Meter Debuts at ACE18

Itron recently attended American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) 137th Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE), and for the first time, showcased our…


IoT World Continued: Partner Engagement Demonstrated During IoT Live! Tour

In last week’s blog post, we highlighted what we said on stage during IoT World. This week, we’re going to discuss how our partners helped us…


EEI Convention: Looking Toward the Future

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Annual Convention in San Diego. This annual event brings together energy…


IoT World 2018: Itron Leaders Share IoT Insights During Industry Event

The IoT industry is evolving quickly, and it isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. GSMA Intelligence projects that the IoT market will be worth…


Itron Showcases Proven Networks at UTC Telecom & Technology 2018

Electric, gas and water have long been considered essential services provided by utilities and cities around the world. But now, as utilities are…


Power Over Energy: Educating Consumers Through Social Media

At Itron, we strive to help create a more resourceful world—and that mission goes beyond partnering with utilities and cities. Through our Power Over…


Partnering for Smarter Cities

I recently had the pleasure of attending the second annual Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley, organized by the Smart Cities Council. During this…


Transforming in the IoT Space

The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) age has changed the way many industries—including Itron—engage with customers. In this new era, it’s all…


Analytics and Customer Portals Shine at CS Week 2018

At CS Week 2018 in Tampa, Florida, Itron hit the show floor and showcased our expanded portfolio, bringing to the forefront the best of our smart…


National Hurricane Preparedness Week: How Smart Technology is Helping Cities Prepare for an Active Season

Following a record-breaking 2017 hurricane season – which cost the U.S. more than $200 billion in damage, eclipsing the previous record of $159…


Don’t Miss Itron and #IoTLive at #IoTWorld

Itron is excited to yet again be participating and exhibiting at this year’s IoT World at the Santa Clara Convention Center on May 14-17. This event…


CS Week: Transforming the Customer Experience

In 2017, Itron acquired not one, but two companies. First Comverge—a leading distributed energy management company—and then Silver Spring Networks—a…


How Will You Practice Resourcefulness on April 22?

Here at Itron, we have a saying—the way we manage energy and water will define this century. Through our technology and innovation, we are working to…


Five Grid Management Capabilities You Should Demand That Only RF Mesh Delivers

Modernization efforts are ramping up for leading European utilities with the rapid proliferation of smart devices extending throughout the…


To BYOT or Not to BYOT: That is the Question

Itron is a long-time member of the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA), which was founded in 1999 as the voice of demand response practitioners. I…


Fulfilling the Vision of the Multiple Application Network

In the past year, many people have asked me about smart cities, and how useful they are for the citizens living in the city. A study that we…


A Year of Innovations and Impact

At Itron, we seek to grow resourceful communities across the globe with our technology, growing portfolio and community outreach. Last year, we…


Seven Reasons Grid Solution Providers Partner With Itron

Modernization of the power grid is picking up steam globally, making it the ideal time to be a solution provider in this incredibly exciting and…


Powering Women in Utilities

The work-life balance can be a challenge to manage, but as with any difficult situation, Samantha Ettus has proven it is better with pie. Ettus…


WEI’s Women in Energy Symposium and Celebrating American Business Women’s Day

Today is American Business Women’s Day. This day is about networking, celebrating broken barriers and looking ahead to further progression of working…


Breaking New Ground with Demand Response

Itron and Comverge, now Itron Distributed Energy Management, have a tradition of technological innovation. By joining forces, we have the opportunity…


Beyond the Hype of Smart Cities

Communities organizations, cities and companies must work every day to truly achieve the big picture of creating smart cities. Our goal of…


Cotati, CA – Transitioning to AMI: Removing the Guesswork

Cotati, California is a bedroom community of 7,500 residents located in Sonoma County about 45 miles north of San Francisco. As a progressive,…


Itron + Scholarship America = Dream

In the next five to 10 years, more than 500,000 employees in the energy industry are expected to retire , according to the Committee on Energy and…


An Exciting Time for the Gas Industry

Next week, the natural gas industry will convene in Orlando for the American Gas Association Operations Conference to share knowledge, ideas and…


Removing the Guesswork with AMI

For water providers of all shapes and sizes, collecting data from assets in the field is a critical component of your operations—but it can be a…


Itron’s OpenWay Riva Pushes Intelligence to the Edge at DistribuTECH 2017

Propelled by technology selection announcements this week at Public Service Company of New Mexico and AVANGRID in New York, Itron’s OpenWay Riva™…


Why Itron Idea Labs?

I just got a Google Home – you know, the speaker you can talk to and it will play music. It tells me what the outside temperature is or what a cup of…


In Search of Machine Intelligence @CES 2017

Day three at CES. I was on a mission to find machine intelligence, not a product but an ingredient technology. I was expecting to see it embedded in…


The Connected World and Autonomous Cars @CES 2017

Day two at CES was all about the cars—self-driving cars—a.k.a. Autonomous Vehicles (AV). AVs will change transportation as we know it by creating a…


Virtual Reality, Tech, Tools and Smart Energy and Water @CES 2017

CES day one. It’s been a crazy day of taking in the latest and greatest gadgets and technology in Las Vegas. As usual, I’ve geeked out as much as…


IoT at CES – More Than Just Buzz in the Energy Sector

CES 2017 marks the 21st year since the term Internet of Things (IoT) was introduced. Since it first appeared in 1985, we have seen a growing number…


Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to Itron’s blog! Whether this is the first time you’ve visited our blog or if you are a regular follower, I hope you find the stories we are…


Welcome to the Active Grid

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


Itron Among Founding Partners of Spokane’s Smart City Living Lab

Itron is among the six founding partners of Urbanova, the newly-named smart city living lab in Spokane, Washington, which announced today the…


The Power of Perfect Partnerships

Resourcefulness isn’t just our mission – it’s in our DNA. It is more than a mantra, it’s a passion, and we aim to inspire and educate others to join…


Utilities Have an Opportunity to Lead Industry Transformation and Pave the Way to a More Resourceful World

Utility companies have long been the pillars of our communities, linked with the prosperity of nations, serving as an engine of commerce and…


Itron Plays Key Role in Envision America Workshop

Itron, a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, is pleased to be among the partner…


The Internet of Things Generating a Buzz at CES in Las Vegas

It’s day three of the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, and as always it’s living up to the hype. From cool innovations in drones and car concepts…


Not only Smart but Active – Distributed Intelligence for IoT

In the developing age of the Internet of Things (IoT), we must stay attune to emerging technologies and industry transformations. What if real IoT…


Connecting Today’s Cities for Greater Resourcefulness Tomorrow

The need to apply technology to solve real challenges in our communities is growing. Cities and utilities across the country are facing a broad range…