Energy Forecasting

Education and Networking

Itron is always at the forefront of the energy forecasting field. We help customers around the world understand the complexities of energy forecasting by talking about the latest forecasting issues and solutions.

Take advantage of Itron’s expertise and experience to gain insightful knowledge and let us help you to improve your forecasts. For more than 20 years, Itron has trained hundreds of energy forecasters. Select from hand-on workshops, live webinars, attend an annual meeting to network with your peers or keep current by following our blog.



Lectures on real-world examples, demonstration of modeling techniques and hands-on exercises

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Brown Bag Webinars

Free hour-long internet seminars on a range of forecasting topics

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Forecasting Meetings


Itron hosts several forecasting devoted meetings. Select the one best for you

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COVID-19 et Prévisions de Consommation

La pandémie de COVID-19 a des effets sans précédent sur la prévision de la consommation. L'équipe de prévisionnistes d'Itron a abordé dans cette vidéo la manière de modéliser les changements de charge liés au COVID-19. L'équipe vous fournit également des mises à jour sur les dernières tendances régulièrement.

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Forecasting Workshops

Rely on Itron's forecasting training to provide your organization with increased knowledge, skills and confidence. We also provide on-site training and we can customize courses to meet the specific needs of your group.

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Energy Forecasting 101

Designed for analysts and managers who are new to forecasting and do not have a background in statistical analysis. Build sales/load forecasting models using linear regression and exponential smoothing models.

February 24-26, 2020 — Washington, DC

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Short-term Operational Forecasting

Gain hands-on experience developing near-term forecasts which account for the growing impact of behind the meter solar generation. A must attend class for analysts responsible for delivering operational forecasts.

2021 Dates TBD

Energy Forecasting Chicago

Sales and Demand Forecasting

Builds on the Forecasting 101 workshop. Expand your understanding of the application of regression models for weather normalization, sales analysis, and forecasting customers, sales, system energy and demand.

2021 Dates TBD

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Introduction to Forecasting and SAE Modeling

The Statistically Adjusted End-Use (SAE) model is designed for developing long-term energy and demand forecasts and entails integrating end-use information into an econometric modeling framework. Included is an overview of the modeling approach. Build MetrixND Residential SAE models and explore how the framework can be used for evaluating alternative efficiency paths resulting from utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs.

April 20, 2021 — New Orleans, LA

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Advanced Forecast Topics

Explore advanced topic areas of forecasting based on feedback directly from energy forecasters. Hot topics are determined throughout the year and the agenda is announced when registration for the Annual Energy Forecasting Meeting is open for registration.

April 20, 2021 — New Orleans, LA

Forecasting Brown Bag Webinars

Itron continues to host its popular hour-long internet seminars on a range of forecasting topics. 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-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.


A Method for Combining Load Forecasts

This Brown Bag will present a high level review of the econometric literature on combining multiple forecasts focusing on the alternative combining frameworks. The session will conclude with alternative recommendations for how the combining frameworks can be extended to meet the operational load forecasting problem.

March 31, 2020 - online

Energy Forecasting

Impact of Climate Change on Long-Term Electricity Demand

A recent analysis of weather trends as part of the New York Climate Impact Study shows a steady increase in average temperatures consistent with global climate models. This session discusses the trends and an approach for incorporating them into your long-term load forecast.

June 16, 2020 - online

Energy Forecasting

Forecast Accuracy Benchmarking Survey & Energy Trends

In early 2020, Itron conducts its annual forecasting accuracy benchmark survey. We will discuss the survey results and implications. 

September 15, 2020 - online

Energy Forecasting

Community Choice Aggregation Load Forecasting

Enabled in 8 states, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is an alternative to IOU energy supply. Local entities aggregate the buying power of individual customers within a jurisdiction to secure alternative energy supply and requires a framework designed with sufficient granularity to project the dynamic CCA portfolio in both the short and long-term.

December 8, 2020 - online

Forecasting and Load Research YouTube Library

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Forecasting Meetings

Itron wants to share its knowledge and foster the sharing of ideas and solutions in the energy forecasting community. Itron coordinates several important meetings each year so that forecasters can come together and benefit from networking and sharing ideas. Consider attending one of the annual meetings listed below.

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Annual Energy Forecasting Meeting (EFG)

The Annual Energy Forecasting Meeting brings you two and half days of topical peer and industry expert presentations along with roundtable discussions. No matter where your area of forecasting interest lies, this meeting is an excellent forum to exchange ideas and hear about modeling concepts, data development, efficiency trends, and related issues from industry speakers.

April 20-23, 2021 - New Orleans, LA

Annual Forecasting Meeting Webinars

Itron’s 18th Annual Energy Forecasting Meeting and Workshops have been officially cancelled for 2020. We will see you next year in New Orleans (rescheduled to April 20-23, 2021). While social distancing and shelter-in-place mandates means that we can’t meet in person, Itron is hosting several webinars throughout the originally planned dates to keep you informed. We hope that you will join us!

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Annual ISO/RTO/TSO Forecasting Summit

The Summit provides a forum that brings energy forecasters together to address the unique forecasting challenges faced by independent system operators around the world. Agenda topics are decided by ISO representatives in January. Attendance is limited to ISO/RTO/TSO representatives.

2021 Dates TBD

Itron Utility Week

Itron Utility Week is the utility industry's premier customer-focused event and offers the chance to gain valuable insights, be inspired and collaborate with peers about the opportunities facing electricity, gas and water providers. The Applications, Outcomes & Services track includes topics geared to the interests of energy forecasters.

October 27-29, 2020 - virtual
October 1-8, 2021 - Palm Desert, CA