|[July 31, 2013]
Itron Selected by Duquesne Light for Smart Metering Technology and Services
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced today that Duquesne Light has signed
a contract with Itron for the deployment of Itron's smart metering
solution across the utility's entire service territory. The contract
signing follows approval from Duquesne Light's Board of Directors and
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PAPUC).
As a part of Duquesne Light's smart meter program, Itron will replace
the utility's existing 625,000 electricity meters with Itron smart
meters, implement sophisticated back-office data collection software,
supply critical network communications infrastructure, and provide
comprehensive professional services. Itron smart meters will be
installed on homes and businesses to meet the requirements outlined in
ACT 129 passed by the PA legislature in 2008.
"We rigorously evaluated smart grid vendors and their solutions, and
Itron's solution proved to be highly flexible an offered the most
robust capabilities. We are confident Itron's feature-rich and reliable
technology will put us in the best position to meet our business
objectives as well as the requirements of Act 129 and the PAPUC Smart
Meter Implementation Order," said Dave Wolfe (News - Alert), Director of Technology,
Duquesne Light Company.
To ensure the success of the project and the realization of the
long-term goals of their program, Itron will be involved with all
aspects of the full deployment, including consulting, meter exchange,
project management, training and support.
"We're proud to work in partnership with Duquesne Light as their smart
metering program evolves into a full-scale deployment," said Mark de
Vere White, president of Itron's electricity business line. "We look
forward to delivering the technology and services that will help
Duquesne Light manage resources and provide reliable service to its
Itron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help
utilities measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad
product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy
measurement and control technology; communications systems; software;
and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly
8,000 utilities in more than 100 countries, Itron empowers utilities to
responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources. Join us
in creating a more resourceful world; start here: www.itron.com.
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