Rooftop Solar and Short-Term Models – Advanced Methods

Under a California Energy Commission (CEC) study, Itron evaluated alternative approaches to incorporating forecasts of behind-the-meter solar PV…


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

If you’re reading this and you’re a load forecaster like myself (or know a thing or two about load forecasting), then you are well aware of the…


Spring Cleaning: Organizing the Impacts within the Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Closet

Electric utilities are increasingly promoting and adopting distributed energy technologies as an opportunity to modernize the electric grid and…


Itron at IEPEC in August

The International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) is the premier conference for energy program implementers; evaluators; local, state,…


The Smart Home Study

The vision of a smart grid is based on distributed energy resources dynamically interacting to create smart homes and smart loads that automatically…


Rooftop Solar PV and Smart Streetlights Survey

Itron recently surveyed the load forecasting community concerning the possible impact of rooftop solar PV installations on utility operations. There…


The Mile-High 2019 ISO Forecasting Summit

They have a saying in Denver – “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” While that is clearly an exaggeration, it’s not too far off from…


Developing Net Load Uncertainty Forecasts to Support System Operations

Today, the deep penetration of renewable generation resources system operators are requiring new tools to place reasonable confidence bands around…


2019 Forecasting Conferences – Register Today!

The 17th annual Energy Forecasting/EFG Meeting and Training will be hosted in Boston, Massachusetts on April 3-5 with optional one-day training…


America’s Finest 2018 ISO Forecasting Summit

San Diego’s slogan is “America’s Finest City” and being fortunate enough to call this place my home for the past seven years, I see why. It has a…


2018 EFG Meeting Summary

Sometimes when I sit back and consider all the things that need to be done, I feel overwhelmed. The endless demands for regular work—like producing…


The CEC Releases “Improving Short-term Load Forecasts by Incorporating Solar PV Generation” Interim Report

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Energy Research and Development Division supports energy research and development programs to spur…


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…


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…


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…