Itron technology and services to help Virginia-based utility improve
efficiency and reliability
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services
company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced
that Roanoke Gas Company, provider of natural gas to customers in the
greater Roanoke, Virginia area and a subsidiary of parent company RGC
Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGCO), is collaborating with Itron to modernize
its gas distribution system. Roanoke Gas will utilize Itron to operate
more efficiently and improve service to its customers.
With the solution, Roanoke Gas Company will gain greater visibility into
its system and reduce costs, improve reliability and ensure overall
system integrity, using detailed meter data. The solution allows the
utility to gather meter reads remotely via mobile data collection, which
eliminates estimated billing and the need for field workers to enter the
customer premise. This improves safety, customer privacy and
convenience. The utility will use Itron's cloud-based Field Collection
System (FCS) to collect meter data and provide it to meter data
management and customer billing applications.
"As we continue to modernize our gas distribution system, we found that
Itron's smart gas solution perfectly met Roanoke Gas Company's needs for
automation today, while paving the way for future operational and safety
enhancing applications," said Jim Shockley, vice president of operations
at Roanoke Gas Company. "We look forward to using the solution to
improve service to our customers as we deliver clean, reliable natural
"Itron provides Roanoke Gas Company with the ultimate flexibility to
automate its gas distribution system now and then easily upgrade the
system to enable smart gas applications when the need arises," said Tony
Spiritoso, Itron vice president of sales for Gas in North America.
"Itron's smart gas solution is built upon decades of data collection
experience, helping utilities streamline their meter reading processes
and gain better insights into usage. It will provide Roanoke Gas Company
with a solid foundation to better manage natural gas resources."
Itron is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to
the resourceful use of energy and water. We provide comprehensive
solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad
product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy
measurement devices and control technology; communications systems;
software; as well as managed and consulting services. With thousands of
employees supporting nearly 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries,
Itron applies knowledge and technology to better manage energy and water
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About RGC Resources, Inc.
RGC Resources, Inc. provides energy and related products and services to
customers in Virginia through its operating subsidiaries Roanoke Gas
Company and RGC Midstream, LLC.
From time to time, the Company may publish forward-looking statements
relating to such matters as anticipated financial performance, business
prospects, technological developments, new products, research and
development activities and similar matters. The Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking
statements. In order to comply with the terms of the safe harbor, the
Company notes that a variety of factors could cause the Company's actual
results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results
or other expectations express in the Company's forward-looking
statements. Past performance is not necessarily a predictor of future
results. For more information about RGC Resources, Inc. visit www.rgcresources.com.
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