Research. Evaluate. Perform.
- Data-driven solutions
- Strategic planning and roadmapping
- Distributed energy resources - grid integration and performance evaluation
- Consumer behavior and technology research
Itron’s Consulting Services has been at the forefront of DSM market research and program evaluation for over two decades, having developed and refined some of the most important evaluation approaches, including conditional demand analysis, statistically adjusted engineering models, discrete choice models and net-to-gross methodologies. Our interdisciplinary team of economists, engineers, data scientists and policy experts consistently deliver the highest quality and highest value research and evaluation studies in the industry.
Measure by Measure - the Real Reasons for Gaps in Claimed and Evaluated SavingsGap Analysis: Learn what factors and variables create gaps in energy efficiency program claimed and evaluated savings and approaches reducing those gaps going forward.
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Drop it like it's Hot: SDG&E's 2014 Residential Peak Time Rebate & Programmable Thermostat ProgramsMass market demand response programs are still in their early days. Learn more about "Reduce Your Use," SDG&E's smart enabled peak-time rebate program, and the results they're achieving thus far.
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The Calm before the Storage Tsunami: Lessons Learned from Evaluating California's First Behind-the-Meter Advanced Energy Storage ProjectsEnergy storage is often described as the missing piece of a reliable and more sustainable energy future. Learn how California's first behind-the meter energy storage projects have fared and what we've learned.
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Itron Strategic Analytics: Unlocking the Value of Clean, Reliable Energy and Water Resources
Maximizing the Value of Distributed Energy Resources
- SGIP Storage Report (released Sept 7, 2018 by CPUC)
- 2017 SGIP Energy Storage Evaluation Results Webcast
- Itron Selected to be a Leading Technology Provider in California Distributed Energy Management Project
- Smart Home Study
- Itron’s Energy Forecasting Meeting; Boston, MA (April 3-5, 2019) Brian McAuley presenting “Behind the Meter Energy Storage – Lessons Learned”
- 39th PLMA Conference; Minneapolis, MN (May 13-15) William Marin presenting “Behind-the-Meter Distributed Energy Resources–Lessons Learned from California”
The Sensitive Side of Cost EffectivenessApplying a Total Resource Cost (TRC) test to energy efficiency programs helps gauge the program's broader value, but it can also lead to widely varying assessments. Learn which inputs are most influential and how they impact cost sensitivity.
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Growing CHP: The Business Case of CHP Benefits for UtilitiesHow combined heat and power (CHP) can help manage the challenges of intermittency while also hardening the grid.
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Meet the Team
Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage
Consumer Behavior and Technology Research
From LEDs to connected homes to smart inverters, the technology landscape at the grid’s edge is more dynamic than ever. Stay ahead of the trend with Itron.
We'll help you assess and plan for the most important technology trends that impact energy demand, demand-side management (DSM) program performance and utility-customer relationships. From technology cost studies and market share tracking studies to research roadmaps and market assessments, Itron's Strategic Analytics team have a rich history of knowledge leadership that provides our clients with holistic, data-driven assessments of the latest trends in technology markets.
Understanding the customer is key to any business. In the utility space, this edict is more critical than ever.
Itron's Strategic Analytics team provides an extensive array of customer research offerings, ranging from customer surveys and focus groups to on-site surveys, end-use monitoring and sub-metering. Our team of professional interviewers, statisticians and field engineers create data solutions that address our clients' most critical information gaps.
What Behaviors Do Behavior Programs Change?What does the data tell us about the most effective ways to drive behavior change in people's energy consumption? The results may surprise you.
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The Surveys Are In! A Comparison of Three Commercial Market Share Data Collection MethodsWhat are the best ways to collect market share data in support of energy efficiency programs? Examine the pros and cons of three approaches.
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Commercial Customer DSM Participation: Who, What, and Where is it OverlappingUnderstanding the degree and distribution of overlap between energy efficiency, distributed generation, and demand response program participation is key to optimizing program results. Observe the overlap in the nonresidential sector in California.
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Data-Driven Analytics and Solutions
Deriving value from big data, medium data and small data.
Energy-related data comes in an increasing number of forms—from billing and AMI data to weather, satellite, LiDAR and sensor data. Combining and deriving valuable information from this sea of data presents a continual and increasing challenge for utilities, regulators, customers and other market actors.
Itron’s Strategic Analytics team has been at the forefront of developing cost-effective methods and processes for merging AMI, billing, CIS, program tracking, weather, U.S. census and other data to develop large analytic datasets that can be used for a wide variety of valuable program evaluation, program planning and resource planning applications.
Distributed Energy Resources – Grid Integration and Performance Evaluation
- Grid Integration – analysis of behind the meter and grid impacts of integrated high penetration of DERs.
- Performance Evaluation – Evaluating the performance and impact of DER technologies on both sides of the grid, provides insights for policy and programs, along with intelligence on market transformation and other such goals.
- Demand side measures
- Other DG — Self Gen Wind and CHP