Itron Inc. announced a new alliance with i2O Water. The collaboration will expand Itron’s water portfolio and round out its non-revenue water (NRW) offering. i2O’s technology helps minimize non-revenue water by reducing physical water losses in the distribution network.
Itron Inc. signed a four-year contract to supply water meters to Evides Waterbedrijf, water supplier to 2.5 million customers in the Western Netherlands. The utility will use Itron’s AMI-ready volumetric water meters to accurately and reliably manage water delivery to residential customers.
The city of Bismarck, N.D.’s water department will manage its water distribution system using the Itron network deployed by Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU), a provider of electric and natural gas service to parts of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.
Itron Inc. announced its intent to use Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform for Itron Analytics. The cloud computing and infrastructure platform will provide a secure, reliable and cost-effective option for hosting Itron Analytics, Itron’s analytic application that harnesses the value of the data generated by utility smart grid and smart distribution investments.
Itron Utility Week is a customer-focused event providing utilities with the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with Itron employees, partners and industry leaders to drive better management of energy and water resources. This year’s conference, Oct. 17 to 24, 2014 at the JW Marriott San Antonio, is focused on how utilities are being resourceful to improve their organizations and the communities they live in, every day.
Itron Inc. will collaborate with OSIsoft LLC to enable data sharing between their solutions by integrating OSIsoft’s PI System, real-time infrastructure for streaming data and events, with Itron Analytics, an analytics application providing business intelligence. The integration is designed to enable water utilities to analyze performance of the distribution network in real-time. Integration work is expected to be complete by the end of 2014.
Itron Inc. announced that Malta’s Water Services Corp., water provider to 400,000 residents and more than one million annual tourists in the Mediterranean’s island of Malta, has expanded its contract with Itron as a part of Malta’s nationwide water grid. The utility has successfully installed 120,000 Itron smart water meters and has signed a contract for an additional 33,000. The meters, as part of the smart water grid program, and are helping increase operational efficiency and improve customer service.
Itron Inc. announced that Saudi Arabia’s National Water Co. (NWC) is installing Itron’s water technology to help the city of Jeddah conserve water resources. Itron meters and communication modules will enable NWC to measure water consumption more accurately, helping the utility and its customers better utilize the country’s scarce water resources.
Itron Inc. announced the release of the first-ever “Itron Resourcefulness Index,” a global survey of the state of the utility industry.
The survey finds the industry at a critical tipping point, with 94% of utility executives believing the industry needs to be transformed and 80% of consumers dissatisfied with the current amount of information they are receiving from their utility. The findings highlight the need for utilities to do more to achieve operational efficiencies and to take a more active role in educating consumers about energy and water use.
Itron Inc. announced that Cleveland Water was the recipient of Itron’s 15 millionth water communication module. The water utility is more than halfway through its deployment of Itron’s smart metering solution, with 220,000 of its 425,000 water communication modules installed. The modules and associated Itron advanced metering infrastructure are part of Cleveland Water’s Clear Reads program, which aims to deliver improved customer service and efficiency.
Gartner Inc has positioned Itron Inc.’s meter data management (MDM) solution in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management Products, moving the company from its previous position in the “Challengers” quadrant.
Itron Inc. announced that City of Baltimore (Md.)’s board of estimates has awarded Itron the contract for its advanced metering infrastructure and water meter system installation program. The program will upgrade the city of Baltimore and Baltimore County’s water metering infrastructure with the goal of improving customer service and billing accuracy for all of the bureau’s water customers. Baltimore City’s Bureau of Water and Wastewater is the supplier of water to 1.8 million people in the Baltimore Metro Area.
Itron Inc. has been ranked number one across multiple categories in a new global water meter market analysis report. The ranking, published by IMS Research, names Itron as a preferred partner for utilities worldwide for metering and communication technologies.
The IMS report, an annual assessment of global water meter sales, notes that Itron has the leading position globally for total water meter and communication module shipments. Itron is also ranked a top supplier across a number of smart water metering categories in Latin America, EMEA and North America.
Itron Inc. announced the availability of its 2012 Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR). The report demonstrates Itron’s commitment to a sustainable future through its development of innovative solutions, corporate conservation initiatives and community giving programs.
Itron Inc. announced that it is helping address water conservation and efficiency efforts in India by delivering advanced automation technology. Itron has been selected by Larsen & Turbo, the largest construction company in India, to provide an advanced metering solution to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB). The solution includes 120,000 advanced automated meters, 40,000 standard meters, mobile collection equipment and software, which will be used to collect, measure and analyze water usage.
Itron Inc. has built a PlayPump at Tshwarelela Primary School as part of a collaboration with its customer the Sol Plaatje Municipality. The municipality is situated in the diamond mining city of Kimberley, capital of the Northern Cape Province in South Africa.
Itron Inc. announced the official launch of the Smart Cities Council, which is dedicated to creating smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs. As a founding member and lead partner, Itron joins other global leaders, including Cisco, IBM, GE, Microsoft and AT&T, in supporting and promoting the Council’s mission.
Itron Inc. announced a new release of Itron Enterprise Edition (IEE), the company’s data management solution for smart metering. The new release features high-volume processing capabilities and a significantly reduced data storage footprint, which lowers the total cost of ownership of meter data management (MDM) for electricity, gas and water utilities of all sizes. This release further improves the company’s mature MDM competencies, simplifying and speeding deployment.
Itron Inc. announced that Philip Mezey has been appointed as the company’s president and CEO and named to Itron’s board of directors, succeeding LeRoy Nosbaum. Selected by Itron’s board of directors following an extensive international search, Mezey will assume his new role Jan. 1, 2013.
Itron Inc. announced that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the nation’s largest municipal utility, has selected Itron and Cisco technologies for its smart grid demonstration project.