CPFL Energia Subsidiary to Expand Gen5 Network for Commercial &
Industrial Customers to Improve Operations
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 28, 2019--
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and
cities manage energy and water, today announced that RGE, a subsidiary
of CPFL Energia, will expand its Itron GenX network canopy to the
utility’s Commercial & Industrial (C&I) customers in the area previously
named as RGE Sul.
Operating in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, RGE Sul serves
nearly 3.6 million consumers. The utility will extend its existing GenX
network to focus on improving its operational efficiency by applying
automated processes. This network extension and automated processes will
enable an improvement of quality of service by quickly and effectively
managing outage and restoration of services. Additionally, Itron’s
solution will build a future infrastructure for the utility to deploy
Distribution Automation (DA) capabilities.
This contract builds on Itron’s collaboration with the utility to
complete CPFL’s GenX infrastructure modernization initiative. This
project has been created to improve grid reliability, speed up response
time, optimize on-site operations and protect group revenues. For the
first phase of this project, Itron deployed its GenX network for
commercial and industrial customers in the state of Sao Paulo and Rio
Grande do Sul.
“This project is the second phase of our RF Mesh infrastructure
modernization initiative, which is already providing benefits to our
customers,” said Caius Malagoli, engineering director at CPFL Energia.
“By expanding smart grid capabilities to C&I customers in the area
previously named as RGE Sul, CPFL will ensure process standardization
and quality of service for all customers.”
“We are thrilled to rollout the second phase of our collaboration with
CPFL Energia,” said Sharelynn Moore, senior vice president of networked
solutions at Itron. “With our solution, the utility will be equipped to
expand its applications with our network infrastructure and add DA
devices to improve operations.”
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
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