Southern Utility to Deploy Itron’s Distribution Automation Solution
in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2018--
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and
cities manage energy and water, signed a new contract with Entergy,
which serves approximately 2.9 million customers in Arkansas, Louisiana,
Mississippi and Texas. As a part of the contract, Itron will expand
Entergy’s network beyond what is planned in support of their advanced
metering infrastructure (AMI) to support 33,000 distribution automation
Entergy's network expansion for DA will build on its existing
Itron Gen5 network, which the utility is deploying to enable two-way
meter communications and near-real time telemetry to support AMI
applications. Itron’s high bandwidth and low latency network is designed
to support multiple applications, including AMI, DA and other smart
utility and smart city applications on a single network platform. With
the addition of DA, utilities are equipped to re-route power around
problems to minimize impact on customers, improve system reliability,
improve power quality and provide pro-active customer service.
DA plays an important role in helping utilities improve grid
reliability, use energy more efficiently and lower operating costs. By
extending monitoring and control capabilities to a broad range of
distribution devices with Itron’s DA solution, utilities gain greater
visibility into the health and performance of their grid, allowing them
to improve safety, extend asset life and improve service reliability.
Itron’s DA networking solution also improves outage management and
restoration by taking advantage of a low latency network to help detect
and isolate outages, while working to automatically restore the network.
In addition, it enables accurate routing of field crews to fault
locations, potentially reducing restoration time.
“Using the Itron network to support distribution automation demonstrates
the value of its multi-application capabilities both today and in the
future. Our network is purpose-built to exceed distribution automation
requirements, including high bandwidth and low latency, and enables
utilities to improve grid reliability and lower operating costs,” said
Sharelynn Moore, senior vice president of networked solutions at Itron.
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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