Itron to modernize Southern Connecticut Gas Co. metering system

Longtime Itron customer, The Southern Connecticut Gas Co., natural gas provider to customers in 22 Connecticut communities, picked Itron to modernize and manage its metering system.

The solution will help SCG optimize the delivery of natural gas, improve customer service and streamline business operations. SCG will use Itron Total AMI to run, manage and maintain their gas meter reading system for 20 years.

The gas advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution, combined with analytics, will give SCG more insight into its assets, more control over its system and the option to offer more services to its customers. The comprehensive solution will deliver insight needed for conservation and offer cost savings and predictability.

Itron will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of the entire system, including 220,000 Itron gas communication modules and associated fixed-network infrastructure. Installation is expected to begin in mid-2014 with completion by the end of 2015.

With the Itron TOTAL solution, Itron’s team will manage all aspects of SCG’s data collection system and operations, offloading the burden of day-to-day management tasks and freeing utility staff to focus on gaining more benefits and capabilities from their system.

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