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PG&E Awards Itron Design Software Contract

Itron has signed contracts with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to provide California's largest utility with software to assist the utility with design and construction of overhead and underground distribution lines.

The $5 million in contracts includes software licensing, implementation and support services. It is the largest line design software project to date for Itron.

Itron's LD-Pro software reduces cost for utilities by improving their line design processes with automation, and by streamlining many of the labor-intensive and CAD-based distribution design functions utilities have employed for decades. This solution is intended to facilitate a more efficient design process resulting in reduced labor, optimal designs, reduced construction costs, and faster design turnaround.

"As a leading provider of premiere distribution design solutions, our software was developed to save utilities time and money," said Philip Mezey, senior vice president for Itron software solutions. "PG&E will provide their engineers with a powerful tool to achieve design and reliability objectives while optimizing productivity and costs. We are delighted to be working with PG&E once again."

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