Iberdrola picks Itron for European smart grid initiatives

Liberty Lake, Wash., June 16, 2010 – Iberdrola picked Itron, Inc. for the first phase of its smart metering program. Itron will be responsible for the development and integration of an advanced meter management system, including head-end and meter data management software, as well as smart meters.

The implementation of Iberdrola‘s smart meter program is focused on developing a new open and interoperable solution based on the PRIME telecommunications protocol.

This project will not only support smart metering functionalities but also progress toward the smart grid. The initial deployment will see the delivery of 100,000 meters to the city of Castellon, Spain, with the potential to expand to ten million meters countrywide. The first phase of the project is expected to run from July until the end of 2010.

Itron will be the unique supplier of the head-end and meter data management software for this first phase of the project, along with other manufacturers that will also supply PRIME-compliant smart meters. Itron’s end-to-end solution offers a flexible and robust data infrastructure that will allow Iberdrola to optimize network management, reduce operational costs and enhance its quality of service for the benefit of consumers.

Itron Inc. is a technology provider to the global energy and water industries. The company provides intelligent metering, data collection and utility software solutions, with nearly 8,000 utilities worldwide relying on Itron technology to optimize the delivery and use of energy and water.

Itron products include electricity, gas, water and heat meters, data collection and communication systems, including automated meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI); meter data management and related software applications; as well as project management, installation, and consulting services.

 

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