ATCO Gas completes automated metering deployment


Bill Stephens,
Edmonton, AB, Canada and Liberty Lake, WA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — August 6, 2013

ATCO Gas  has completed its automated metering deployment including 1.1 million gas communication modules, mobile and handheld collectors and associated software, the solution provider Itron has announced.

This marks the largest gas automation project in Canada to date. ATCO Gas provides natural gas service to more than one million customers in Alberta.

Itron’s automated gas metering solution is designed to help utilities like ATCO Gas streamline the meter reading process, improve operational efficiency and reduce costs.
“Automated meter reading allows us to read meters through a mobile collector as we drive through neighborhoods. This makes meter reading safer for our employees and more convenient for our customers,” says Bill Stephens, president of ATCO Gas.

The installation at ATCO Gas was scheduled to be completed within four years, but took just over two years to complete, after starting in Spring 2011.