Reducing the Potential for Generation Redispatch

The pan-European electricity market enables…


If It Were Not for the Data, Everything Would Be Great

I recently developed a set of 15-minute load…


The Logit Function: A Tool for New Things

With emerging technologies such as electric…


Itron’s New Forecasting YouTube Library

Itron’s Forecasting group has conducted…


Timing is Everything

When evaluating peak loads, load forecasters…


Forecasting is Hard – Especially for the Future

Predicting behavior in the future is no easy…


Energy Forecasting 101 Workshop

New to energy forecasting? Itron can provide…


The Story is in the Residuals

In any field that involves heaps of data and…


It’s a DER World, We’re Just Living in It

If you’re reading this and you’re a load…


Where Did Durbin and Watson Go Wrong?

I’m sure you have all been there—the spot…


Holidays Are No Vacation for the Load Forecaster

Summer has arrived. While your friends are…


Dates and Serial Numbers: Might As Well Leap

In Excel and MetrixND, dates are actually…


When is the R² Not the R²?

A recently received support email contains…


Improving Financial Analysis with AMI Data

Smart meter data is more granular and more…


A Few Thoughts on P-Values

I recently read an article about P-Values…


2019 Annual Energy Forecasting Meeting

Two pre-conference classes. Three…


It’s All the Same, Only the Names Will Change

Last year, Itron was contracted by a small…


Capped vs. Uncapped Degree Days

In energy modeling, we often utilize spline…


Odds and Sods

Probabilities and odds express the same…


What are Weather Groups?

If you’re a user of Itron’s Automated Demand…


Daylight Saving Time: The Bane of the Load Forecaster

Sunrise and sunset times vary from summer to…


Ignore Missing Option

The Sum function in MetrixND seems like a…


Using Neural Networks to Build Robust Hourly Models

Our first brown bag seminar of the year is…


Seasonal Sales? Not a Problem.

There is a client who has a reporting issue…


Forecast Tests in MetrixND

Out-of-sample tests are a useful tool for…


Creating a Nonlinear Growth Variable

I love straight lines. After all, the…


The First MetrixND Newsletter

I stumbled across the first MetrixND…