Energy Forecasting Workshops | Itron

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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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.

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

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.

2020 dates TBD

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.

2020 dates TBD

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 21, 2020 — New Orleans, LA

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 21, 2020 — 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 Waterfall Approach to Explain the Load Forecast

Introducing a methodology that underlies the load forecast in a proactive manner. By isolating core driving factors and generating sequential forecasts, the forecaster can approximate the relative impact of each driver on the load forecast, facilitating insightful results.

February 19, 2019 - online

Improving Financial Analysis with AMI Data

Smart Meter data are more granular and timely than monthly billing data, supporting a paradigm shift in forecasting processes and allows the development of more powerful methods and new approaches. Shifting from monthly to daily modeling can improve clarity and visibility in forecasting and variance analysis processes.

May 21, 2019 - online

Forecast Accuracy Benchmarking Survey & Energy Trends

In early 2019, Itron conducted its annual forecasting accuracy benchmark survey. We will discuss the survey results and implications. 

September 10, 2019 - online

Rooftop Solar & Short-Term Models – Advanced Method

Under a California Energy Commission (CEC) Study, Itron evaluated alternative approaches to incorporating forecasts of behind-the-meter solar PV generation into short-term load forecast models. In this Brown Bag seminar, we will present the findings from a follow on CEC study.

December 10, 2019 - online

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.

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 22-24, 2020 — New Orleans, LA

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.

2020 - May 5-7 — Atlanta, GA

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 Advanced Applications and Outcomes track includes topics geared to the interests of energy forecasters.

October 24-31, 2020 - San Antonio, TX