Itron smart gas solution to improve operational efficiency and
enhance customer service
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
today that Peoples Natural Gas has signed a contract with Itron. The
utility, which provides natural gas service to approximately 700,000
customers in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky, will
deploy Itron's smart gas solution. The solution will enable Peoples to
operate more efficiently and ensure overall system integrity, while
paving the way for future smart city applications.
With the solution, Peoples can streamline operational processes, reduce
costs and enhance customer service levels with detailed meter data. This
data will give the utility greater visibility into system operations and
customer consumption patterns so it can improve reliability. Peoples
will take advantage of mobile data collection to eliminate estimated
billing and the need for field workers to enter the customer premise,
improving worker safety and customer privacy.
As a part of the contract, Itron will install approximately 460,000
OpenWay Riva™ gas communication modules over the next five years. The
modules give Peoples the flexibility to automate meter reading today
with the ability to expand the system in the future to include a
multi-purpose network for smart gas and smart city applications and an
increasingly diverse ecosystem of meters, network devices and
"Itron's smart gas solution gives us the technology we need today to
improve our operations while preparing us for the future," said Ruth
DeLost-Wylie, senior vice president & CIO at Peoples Natural Gas. "We
look forward to working with a leader in the gas industry to enhance the
way we operate so we can improve service to our customers."
"At Itron, we are working to create more insightful utilities, smarter
cities and a resourceful world. We are glad to be able to help Peoples
Natural Gas achieve its goals of improved operational efficiency and
customer service," said Tony Spiritoso, Itron vice president of sales
for Gas in North America. "Whatever the challenge, Itron has the
solutions to help our customers achieve the business outcomes they need."
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
resources. Together, we can create a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.
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Sharelynn Moore, 509-891-3524
President, Global Marketing and Public Affairs
Source: Itron, Inc.
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