Itron signs ten global MDM contracts


Eric Miller,
Vice President of
Software Solutions,
Liberty Lake, WA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — March 4, 2008 – Itron Inc. has signed ten contracts in the past 60 days with utilities and energy delivery companies in North America, Asia and Australia to deliver Itron’s Enterprise Edition™ (IEE) meter data management system.

The MDM deployments are, in part, preparation for large-scale advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) initiatives and to improve the data collection and billing process for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers.

By managing large volumes of interval, register and event data from advanced meters in a single enterprise repository, the IEE platform enables utilities to streamline IT infrastructure and leverage the data their automated meter reading (AMR) and AMI systems collect to support a wide variety of applications, including time-based pricing, demand response and load control, outage management, revenue assurance, customer care, distribution asset management, and demand forecasting.

“We are gratified to see the large number of customers building Itron meter data management solutions into their AMI and IT infrastructure,” said Eric Miller, vice president of Itron software solutions. “For an increasing number of utilities, putting into place the MDM platform is a vital first step to ensuring AMI success and a strong return on their hardware investments.

“Itron now has more than 24 million meters licensed under the Itron Enterprise Edition platform. We see this momentum in the marketplace as a strong affirmation of IEE’s proven functionality, scalability, maturity and attractive cost of ownership. These MDM system attributes will become even more critical as advanced metering technology is deployed on a much broader scale.”