Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative, which serves nearly 40,000 members in Grayson and Collin Counties in Texas, has selected Itron for its advanced metering deployment using cellular communications. The cellular solution will allow GCEC to strategically and cost-effectively deploy a secure, scalable system to optimize the delivery of electricity. GCEC will also use Itron Services to manage and maintain the entire solution, freeing the utility to focus on core business operations.
GCEC recently completed a successful pilot of Itron’s cellular solution, which led to its decision to move forward with Itron for the full deployment, including the installation of 40,000 Itron cellular smart meters over the next five to seven years. With Itron’s cellular solution, GCEC will utilize existing cellular networks to deliver grid intelligence and support advanced grid applications.