LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that City of Baltimore's
Board of Estimates has awarded Itron the contract for its Advanced
Metering Infrastructure and Water Meter System Installation Program. The
program will upgrade the City of Baltimore and Baltimore County's water
metering infrastructure with the goal of improving customer service and
billing accuracy for all of the Bureau's water customers. Baltimore
City's Bureau of Water and Wastewater is the supplier of water to 1.8
million people in the Baltimore Metro Area.
Baltimore aims to improve customer service through the elimination of
estimated bills, better management of billing disputes, and provision of
accurate and timely water-use information to customers so that they
might better regulate their own water consumption. It will also
streamline operations through the elimination of the Bureau's manual
meter reading process.
As a part of the contract, Itron will provide its advanced water
metering solution, including fixed network architecture, more than
400,000 water communication modules, Itron Analytics and network
software. Itron will also provide its mobile collection system for use
in rural areas of Baltimore County. The technology will be installed
over a three-year period.
"The City of Baltimore's Bureau of Water and Wastewater sought a vendor
with proven expertise, broad experience and a history of successful AMI
and AMR project implementations. Itron met this criteria perfectly,"
said Rudy Chow, Deputy Director of Public Works and Head of Bureau of
Water and Wastewater. "Itron's technology will help us meet our main
program objectives of improved customer service, improved water meter
accuracy and elimination of manual meter reading."
"Itron is a leading provider of water automation solutions and has been
for more than 30 years. We look forward to helping Baltimore upgrade its
water metering infrastructure so it can better serve its customers,"
said Paula Billingham, vice president of sales, marketing and delivery
for Water North America at Itron. "Itron is committed to helping our
customers improve their operations so they and their customers can use
water resources more efficiently."
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
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Source: Itron, Inc.
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