For more than 10 years, Itron has conducted its popular hour-long internet brown bag seminars on a range of forecasting topics. Itron has always been at the forefront of the energy forecasting field. We help our customers around the world understand the complexities of energy forecasting and talk about the latest forecasting issues and solutions. Take advantage of Itron’s expertise and experience to gain insightful knowledge and help you to improve your forecasts.

Participation is free, but prior registration is required. Each seminar lasts approximately one hour, allowing 45 minutes for the presentation and 15 minutes for questions. Seminars start at noon Pacific Daylight Time. If you can’t attend a seminar or missed one, don’t worry, your registration ensures that a link to the recording will be sent to you automatically approximately one week after the seminar date.

Our first seminar of the year is on Tuesday, March 24 and titled “Comparison of Peak Forecasting Technologies.” To register, click here.


Upcoming 2015 Brown Bag Seminars

  • June 9 – Modeling New Technologies
  • July 28 – The 25 Best Explanatory Variables used in Short-Term Forecast Models
  • September 15 – 2015 Forecast Accuracy Benchmarking Survey and Energy Trends
  • December 8 – Using Daily Data to Refine Peak Forecasting Models


Read a detailed description about these seminars and other Itron forecasting workshops at:

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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.