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Itron Selected to Modernize and Manage Southern Connecticut Gas Company Metering System
SCG to take advantage of Itron TOTAL™ solution as a service to simplify deployment
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — April 29, 2014 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that its longtime customer, The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG), natural gas provider to customers in 22 Connecticut communities, has selected Itron to modernize and manage its metering system. The solution will help SCG optimize the delivery of natural gas, improve customer service and streamline business operations. SCG will utilize Itron TOTAL™ AMI to run, manage and maintain their gas meter reading system for 20 years.
The gas advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution, combined with analytics, will give SCG more insight into its assets, more control over its system and the option to offer more services to its customers. The comprehensive solution will deliver insight needed for conservation and offer cost savings and predictability.
"Itron has been a great partner to SCG for many years. Our relationship combined with Itron's broad portfolio of proven, reliable AMI technologies, sensors and controls made Itron the logical choice," said Robert M. Allessio, president and CEO of SCG. "We look forward to taking our system to the next level with AMI and analytic capabilities, which will help us gain more value from our assets."
Itron will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of the entire system, including 220,000 Itron gas communication modules and associated fixed-network infrastructure. Installation is expected to begin in mid-2014 with completion by the end of 2015.With the Itron TOTAL solution, Itron's experienced team will manage all aspects of SCG's data collection system and operations, offloading the burden of day-to-day management tasks and freeing utility staff to focus on gaining more benefits and capabilities from their system.
"Our expanding relationship with SCG is a testament to Itron's commitment to our customers and their success. We've extended value beyond the meter for many of our customers by allowing them to save money and resources with an end-to-end managed service solution," said Carl Porter, vice president of sales, marketing and delivery for Gas North America at Itron. "We are pleased to help SCG achieve its business objectives and provide the greatest service and convenience to its customers."
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