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…


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…


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…


When Does Humidity Make the Meter Spin?

For anyone that has tried to improve a model…


Aggregation Bias Strikes Again!

The issue of aggregation bias should not be…


Odds and Sods

Probabilities and odds express the same…


What are Weather Groups?

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


The Pitfalls and Pain of Aggregation Bias

As forecasters, averaging is something that…


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…


Dividing Two Interval Series in MetrixLT

In my previous post, I showed that MetrixLT…


Multiplying Two Interval Series in MetrixLT

“Help” was the desperate cry of a MetrixLT…


There’s More Than One Way to Round a Number

When we were in school, we all learned the…


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…