Canadian utility orders AMR-equipped electricity meters


Hydro-Québec, the largest electricity utility in Canada with close to 3.7 million customers, has ordered 30,000-plus AMR-equipped solid-state electricity meters from Itron Inc. The CENTRON® C1SR meters are factory equipped with integrated Itron AMR technology to support residential metering applications, and are scheduled to be delivered between now and the end of March 2005.

Itron’s AMR-equipped electricity meters enable utilities to collect advanced metering data, which can be used to support a variety of customer service and energy delivery applications like time-of-use rates, demand response and asset management. /