Itron recognized for methane gas detectors developed with Con Edison and New Cosmos USA

Gold Stevie

Itron was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Industrial Products & Services category in the 18th Annual American Business Awards®.

The company received the award in the Industrial Products & Services category for its battery-powered natural gas detector, which was developed through a collaborative effort between Itron, New Cosmos USA and Con Edison. Con Edison has deployed 9,000 battery-powered, plug and play natural gas detectors as a part of an initial pilot and plans to deploy them across their service territory. These detectors operate seamlessly on the utility’s existing Industrial IoT network from Itron, which includes 3.8 million electric meters and 1.3 million gas modules. This allows Con Edison to detect natural gas leaks and quickly alert its emergency crews to improve safety for everyone in the communities they serve.

“With these detectors, Con Edison has effectively transformed its gas leak detection process from a manual, often customer-reported detection process to an automated solution, demonstrating how Industrial Internet of Things solutions can transform existing processes to deliver greater safety, innovation and resourcefulness,” said Sharelynn Moore, Itron’s senior vice president of Networked Solutions. “We are honored to receive this prestigious Stevie award, which recognizes our dedication to developing breakthrough solutions that enable utilities and cities to ensure public safety and improve operations.”

More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations—public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be virtually presented to winners during a live event on Wednesday, August 5. Tickets for the virtual event are now on sale.

“Despite the toughest business conditions in memory, American organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation, creativity and bottom-line results, said Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations are full of inspiring stories of persistence, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and compassion.  We celebrate all of their stories and look forward to showcasing them during our virtual awards ceremony on August 5.”

More than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. The Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.

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