NYC Utility’s New Smart Meter Network Utilizes Itron’s Industrial IoT
Network to Detect Gas Leaks
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2019--
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), innovating the way utilities and cities
manage energy and water, today announced that Con Edison has started
deploying battery-powered natural gas detectors on its smart meter
network utilizing Itron’s Industrial IoT network. Con Edison is
currently deploying 9,000 detectors as part of an initial pilot
developed by New Cosmos with Itron’s
Milli™ 5 battery-optimized communications module.
Con Edison’s multi-application network includes 3.8 million electric
meters and 1.3 million gas modules. With these natural gas detectors on
its smart meter network, Con Edison will be able to detect leaks and
quickly alert its emergency crews to improve safety for everyone in the
communities they serve.
“These detectors can help save lives by using smart technology to
communicate directly from a customer’s home to our emergency
department,” said Marc Huestis, senior vice president for Con Edison’s
Gas Operations. “This is an important first-in-the-world safety
initiative that leverages Itron’s IoT technology and underscores the
advantages available through Con Edison’s smart meter network.”
“We are excited that Con Edison is utilizing our battery-powered methane
detectors to identify natural gas leaks in its territory,” said
Yoshinori Nishiue, senior director of engineering at New Cosmos. “Thanks
to Itron’s developer’s program, we were able to quickly and easily
create a prototype and commercialize a solution utilizing their network.”
“As the first solution deployed at scale in an Industrial IoT network
from the Itron developer program, this deployment demonstrates the
success of our developer tools,” said Todd Thayer, director of
technology enablement at Itron. “Cities and utilities are expanding
their network IoT use cases to provide safer, more reliable and more
cost-effective delivery of energy to customers.”
To learn more about the Itron developer program, visit https://developer.itron.com.
Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably
deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100
countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters
and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water
resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to
ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the
safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the
globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.
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