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,…


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…


Improving Net Load

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


An Open Dialogue: The Benefits of Two-Way Communication in Demand Response Programs

This blog was originally posted on Comverge.com. Itron acquired Comverge on June 1, 2017, and  all future demand response blogs will be posted here.……


Heat Pumps: Gaining Ground in Colder Climates

Air source heat pumps were once predominately found in the warmer southern regions of the U.S. where temperatures infrequently drop below freezing.…


Technologies You Can Rely On: The Importance of a Pay-for-Performance Approach to Demand Response

This blog was originally posted on Comverge.com. Itron acquired Comverge on June 1, 2017, and  all future demand response blogs will be posted here.……


Holiday Savings

With Christmas rapidly approaching and neighborhoods throughout North America intricately decorated with a variety of Christmas lights, I can’t help…


The Fundamentals of Sales and Demand Forecasting Workshop, October 2014

Last month we held our Fundamentals of Sales and Demand Forecasting workshop in Boston. It was a great turn out with 15 forecasters from across the…


The Power of Prices

It’s 3 p.m. on a warm summer San Diego afternoon. My south facing windows are hot to the touch, but the building air conditioning units efficiently…


Internet of Things (IoT), the Cloud, Edge Analytics…

  As my eyes wandered through the Knowledge Center at this year’s recent Itron Utility Week (IUW), I was captivated by the future. Stretching…


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…


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 Impact…


The 2015 Annual Energy Forecasting Meeting is moving East!

After 12 years on the West Coast, the Annual Energy Forecasting/EFG Meeting and Training is moving east! The 13th Annual Meeting will be in…


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 commercially…


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 Load…


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…


The First MetrixND Newsletter

I stumbled across the first MetrixND newsletter today. In July 1998, Regional Economic Research (RER) was preparing users for the MetrixND 1.2…


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…


Are Utility Sales Trending Up?

Just the other day, I saw a news article that raised the question of whether utilities' sales are trending up. Considering the reports from EIA and…


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…


Leveraging Advanced Metering Infrastructure to Improve Outage Response

Getting a handle on overall grid reliability and outage trends for the entire U.S. is challenging. Despite generally high reliability numbers, power…


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…


ERCOT Forecasting Planning Analyst Job Opening

One of our forecasting clients, ERCOT, is looking for a forecasting planning analyst. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the…


Smart Grid Technology Applied to Industrial IoT

Over the past few years there has been increased interest in using technologies currently deployed in smart grids for Internet of Things (IoT)…


Using the Right Weather Data

I recently reviewed a customer’s monthly weather normalization model. The regression model included cooling degree days (CDD), heating degree days…


Taking a Holistic Approach to Non-Revenue Water

Every day, between 10 and 30 percent of water pumped is lost or unaccounted for. Known as non-revenue water (NRW), this lost water costs utilities a…


Hybrid and Electric Cars: Implications for Electricity Usage

As of 2013, all electric vehicles are considerably more expensive than hybrid-electric vehicles, not to mention gasoline-powered cars.  However, the…


Connecting the Unconnected—Leveraging Technology to Improve the Way Cities are Designed, Built and Run

Achieving greater sustainability – in the economic, social and environmental realms– is possible when we connect people, process, data and things in…


Itron Leads Industry in Energy Forecasting

Meeting Highlights Issues and Solutions for ISOs and RTOs At the start of May, over 20 representatives from 11 different U.S. and Canadian…


Future Focus—Extending Value in the Gas Industry

Gas utilities around the world face a complex mix of new challenges. The emergence of new gas sources, rising customer expectations for information…


How could cities better connect all their residents to economic opportunity?

How do cities create greater opportunity for their residents? In two words, innovation and collaboration. With the world’s population reaching 8…


Managing Energy and Water Resources to Shape Cities of the Future

In a trend of ever-expanding urban centers, more than half of the world’s population now lives in towns and cities for the first time in history. As…


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…


12th Annual Energy Forecasting Meeting

                          It’s been a couple weeks since the 12th Annual Energy…


12th Annual Energy Forecasting Meeting Approaches

Next week Itron hosts the 12th Annual Energy Forecasting Meeting at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. On April 2-3, 2014, over 50 forecasters from…


Free Itron Forecasting Brown Bag Seminars

Itron is proud to continue hosting the popular hour-long internet seminars covering a range of forecasting topics. Itron is always at the forefront…


Tips & Tricks: Creating an Index in MetrixND

Comparing multiple economic drivers in MetrixND can be difficult when the data series are developed in different units. Employment, reported in…


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…


Welcome

Welcome to Itron’s Forecasting Blog dedicated to energy forecasting related discussions and ideas. For over 30 years, Itron has worked with electric…


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……


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 and…


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. “Cool”…


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…


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.…


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…


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…


Email Delivery Tips

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…