Itron Inc. has signed a contract with Glendale Water and Power to provide the California-based utility with advanced metering technologies for its electric and water operations.
Serving a combined 120,000 customers, Glendale sought an integrated system — from the meter to customer portal — from a single vendor that would help reduce its overall risk in deploying an advanced metering system.
Itron’s solution for Glendale consists of OpenWay electricity meters, Water SaveSource endpoints and Itron Enterprise Edition (IEE) Meter Data Management (MDM) software.
OpenWay provides a two-way communication network between the utility and each meter. OpenWay provides interval data collection, time-of-use metering, load-limiting remote disconnect and reconnect, outage detection, net metering capability and ZigBee home area network connectivity — all working in concert to empower customers to participate in energy management, conservation and distributed generation.
IEE MDM will be used to create a single repository for both OpenWay and Water SaveSource meter data collection and data management going forward. This will reduce the cost and time to gather and reconcile meter data from multiple collection systems, while streamlining IT infrastructure and improving data security. IEE Customer Care will be used to display data as part of Glendale’s website, providing its electric and water end users with insight into their usage patterns and the opportunity to change their behavior.