Itron, a technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, is migrating Texas-New Mexico Power to Itron Total Outcomes to manage, operate and maintain what is currently one of the largest cellular advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) networks in the country.
TNMP is migrating its entire system, including meter data management and data collection, as well as analytics to be managed by Itron. This will allow TNMP to keep its resources focused on core business operations.
TNMP is an electricity transmission and distribution service provider to about 245,000 homes and businesses spread across 13,000-square miles of diverse and non-contiguous service territory in Texas.
To achieve a services-based strategy for its AMI solution, TNMP will take advantage of Itron’s team of experts to manage the system and mitigate any issues, ensuring successful AMI operations.
Itron will handle data collection, data storage, network operations and upgrades, endpoint monitoring and meter reading exports for billing. In addition, Itron will deliver analytic reports that identify likely cases of energy diversion.
“It’s advantageous to have a partner that has the expertise to operate and maintain these systems on our behalf so we can do what we do best by focusing on our core operations,” said Bobby Roberts, AMI program manager at TNMP. “Managed services helps us create additional value for our company and our customers.”