New York regulator approves Itron’s gas module for AMI and AMR rollouts


The New York State Public Service Commission has approved Itron’s gas module for use by the state’s gas utilities.

The 550G Gas Encoder Receiver Transmitter (ERT) module has both advanced meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) capabilities.

The 550G ERT is equipped with cutting-edge features such as high-flow safety alarm, on-demand reads, firmware downloads from the back office and extended data storage.

Con Edison will now deploy 550G ERT modules on its existing IoT network from Itron as a part of its ongoing efforts to improve delivery of natural gas to its customers.

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Jude Del Percio of Con Edison’s AMI team, said: “This will help our customers by providing on-demand readings: If our customer is moving out of their apartment tomorrow, we can get a reading for them.

 “If they believe their bill is high, we can check the reading for them right away.

“These gas modules have been rigorously tested in accordance with National Standards and NYS PSC requirements and feature the unique capability to operate with handheld and mobile AMR systems, equipping us to transition to our IoT network in certain service-territory areas without need for a field visit. We constantly explore ways to innovate and take advantage of cutting-edge technology and adopt the next generation of Itron’s technology.”

John Marcolini, senior vice president of Networked Solutions at Itron, adds: “The 550G ERT module is the next step in helping our customers leverage their technology investments and reduce stranded costs by providing a seamless migration from mobile meter reading to advanced metering infrastructure.

“Building on our collaborations with Con Edison to deploy our IoT network and develop a ground-breaking methane sensor, we look forward to similar success with the 550G ERT module.”