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In Western Australia, state-owned utility Western Power has selected Itron to connect some 240,000 smart electricity meters.

Western Power is deploying Itron’s standards-based network technology for automated, two-way smart meter data telemetry to improve efficiency, reliability and customer service.

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The utility will be able to offer new remote services and to proactively monitor faults and power outages. This will improve the efficiency of the energy distribution network.

The solution will also enable Western Power to better manage distributed energy resources, including rooftop solar systems and battery storage.

Jacqui Hall, COO of Western Power, said:  “Western Power is committed to delivering on the changing energy needs of our customers.

“With Itron’s IoT network as the foundation, we will be better placed to deploy advanced meters on our grid, to improve safety performance, reliability and operating efficiency. Advanced metering infrastructure is also one of the keys that will help unlock energy options and innovations for our customers such as renewables, community batteries and microgrids.” 

 “Our proven solution complies with Australia’s regulatory standards and is designed to cost-effectively improve operational efficiency for the utility’s central metropolitan area and major regional towns,” said Paul Nelsen, vice president of sales, APAC at Itron. “With Itron’s multi-application network and smart devices, Western Power will be able to realize its energy efficiency and customer service goals today while preparing for the future.”

Smart meters is a hot topic disrupting the energy industry and will be exhibited and discussed at this year's Australian Utility Week and POWERGEN Australia conference. To register and attend the event, click here