Itron releases new software for load management and capacity planning

Spokane, WA, Dec. 12, 2005 — Itron Inc. announced the release and commercial availability of its Distribution Asset Analysis Suite (DAA), a modular suite of four asset load management and capacity planning tools for energy distribution systems.

Itron says the DAA Suite enables utilities to change asset load management and capacity planning processes from reactive to proactive. Utility distribution leadership gains visibility into individual distribution transformer loading, as well as asset loading system-wide. This would allow the utility to leverage investments in existing metering and customer billing data resources.

The analysis tools in DAA Suite combine actual customer usage and billing data with SCADA-based substation information and weather data to increase the resolution and accuracy of loading data throughout the distribution system, resulting in more effective asset management decisions and practices.

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