Itron has announced that it shipped its 75 millionth gas communication module, which was delivered to US utility NiSource.
This significant milestone demonstrates Itron’s continued investment in Encoder Receiver Transmitter modules (ERT) and natural gas solutions that improve service, cut costs and streamline operations.
Itron has been manufacturing gas modules in its state-of-the-art facility in Waseca, Minnesota since the invention of the ERT Radio Frequency (RF) gas module in 1986 and is proud to ship the 75 millionth module, an OpenWay Riva 500G ERT Module, to NiSource.
The 500G represents the latest in ERT technology, with the ability to accurately read and store energy usage data to provide visibility into natural gas usage and more accurate bills.
“Itron’s technology has equipped us to accurately read meters remotely, while improving operational efficiency, reducing costs and improving customer service,” said Heather Bauer, chief customer officer at NiSource. “We are honoured to be the recipient of Itron’s 75 millionth gas module and look forward to utilising this flexible solution as our needs evolve.”
NiSource serves approximately 3.5 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers across seven states.
“At Itron, we are committed to helping utilities and cities build safe, reliable and resilient energy and water systems, and our ERTs play an important role in fulfilling that commitment,” said Sharelynn Moore, senior vice president of Networked Solutions at Itron. “We are pleased to reach this milestone and celebrate it with NiSource, a longtime customer and leader in the natural gas industry.”