Distributed Energy Management

Measuring, monitoring and orchestrating DERs.

Optimize the benefits of distributed energy resources and their impact on the grid.

Leveraging DERs as utility resources for grid optimization.

With rapid integration of renewable energy and distributed technologies onto the grid, you’re challenged with maintaining power quality, balancing supply and demand, and ensuring adequate distribution capacity. Itron helps you do exactly that.  

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Forecasting: Measuring

Improve forecasting capabilities within the distribution grid with our distributed energy resource management solutions (DERMS).



Grow revenue and offer more valuable EV services with proper monitoring and management.



Offer new services to gain visibility and control over DERs, improve reliability, lower rates and enable customers to maximize their value.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Have utilities gained enough confidence in Machine Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to adopt autonomous managed Electric Vehicle (EV) charging as a tool in their Demand Response (DR) Programs?

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Read about using behind-the-meter assets for grid optimization

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Customer Successes

Raising the Bar: Automated Residential Price-Based Demand Response

“The Energy Select program results in significant improvements in customer satisfaction and proven reductions in peak demand. Itron has been a valued partner in helping us bring this innovative program to the marketplace. It was only natural that we would extend our work with them to enhance the Energy Select program by adopting the IntelliSOURCE platform.”

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Customer satisfaction rates as high as 95%

Empowering Customers to Meet Demand Response Goals

“Our program reflects PHI’s commitment to reduce energy consumption and to support initiatives. Itron gives us more flexibility to manage peak energy demand and controls needed to optimize events to ensure we have the capacity available.”

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Over 456,000 energy management devices installed, more than 400MW load reduction

Pay-for-Performance Exceeds Curtailment Goals

“We will have more control over the cost of meeting our utility obligations with a more diverse resource mix. This also allows us to rely less on conventional supply-side resources with costs widely fluctuating from high fuel prices.”


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20% greater load reduction than anticipated

IntelliSOURCE is OpenADR Certified

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Strategic load shaping programs = stronger utility/customer relationships

It’s no secret that most people only think about their utility when something bad happens. With Itron, our partnership and solutions offer you a host of customer programs that deliver incentives, comfort, convenience, technology and bill savings - creating dozens of options for positive touchpoints with your customers.

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Featured Use Cases

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Smart Home Optimization

Explore how rate analysis, market outreach and automated price-responsive home DER orchestration of electric vehicles (EV), battery storage and HVAC systems are impacting customers in California.

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Non-Wires Alternatives

Discover how to defer significant infrastructure investments and upgrades with non-wires alternatives to manage peak load, just like Itron customer Central Hudson did.

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Demand Response with Distributed Intelligence

Avoid new generation costs and improve system reliability by utilizing distributed intelligence to increase the effectiveness of demand response programs.


Transformer Load Management

Utilize aggregated data from service points or distribution transformer meters to calculate loss-of-life and transformer utilization more accurately and on a scale never before possible.

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles (EV)

Managed EV charging ensures end customers manage their costs and utilities protect the grid.

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IntelliSOURCE Enterprise

IntelliSOURCE Enterprise helps you manage energy efficiency programs and distributed energy resources. 

IntelliSOURCE Express

IntelliSOURCE Express

For electric cooperative or municipal utilities, IntelliSOURCE Express is an enterprise distributed energy resource management (DERM) solution designed specifically to meet your needs.

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IntelliSOURCE Commercial and Industrial (C&I)

C&I businesses possess the potential to drive the largest impacts in demand response (DR) and distributed energy resource (DER) programs. Implement an interactive end-to-end solution for your largest customers.

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Smart Devices

Itron supports 3rd party devices and systems (AMI-enabled load control switches, thermostats, EVs, PV panels, battery storage and EMS systems) plus Itron-sourced devices to support your DSM programs.


eBook: How Utilities are Planning for Distributed Energy Resources

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Outcomes: Delivering Intelligence that Empowers

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Targeted Demand Management

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The Smart Home Study

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Enabling Distribution Grid Optimization

Itron provides turnkey solutions from analytics and technology to software and customer services to enable utilities to advance distributed energy and decarbonization objectives, while optimizing and enhancing the distribution grid.

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