Itron Inc. has signed 10 contracts in the past 60 days with utilities and energy delivery companies in North America, Asia and Australia to deliver Itron’s Enterprise Edition (IEE) Meter Data Management system.
The MDM deployments are, in part, preparation for large-scale advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) initiatives and to improve the data collection and billing process for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers.
By managing large volumes of interval, register and event data from advanced meters in a single enterprise repository, the IEE platform enables utilities to streamline IT infrastructure and leverage the data their automated meter reading (AMR) and AMI systems collect to support a wide variety of applications, including time-based pricing, demand response and load control, outage management, revenue assurance, customer care, distribution asset management, and demand forecasting.
Itron has recently signed contracts for IEE deployments at Seattle City Light, Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI), Georgia System Operations Corp. and the Cucamonga Valley Water District to name a few. In addition, several utilities have contracted with Itron to use IEE in pilot programs that will test and validate support for AMI-driven business processes.