The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has placed an order for approximately 550,000 solid-state electric meters with Itron, through its distributor General Pacific, Inc.
SMUD, the US’s sixth largest community-owned electric utility in terms of customers served, has nearly 600,000 meters. The utility plans to use Itron’s Mobile Automatic Meter Reading (MAMR) technology to automate its system over the next three years.
“By installing this technology, Sacramento Municipal Utility District joins a growing number of utilities that are putting into place a system that will enable operational efficiencies,” said Malcolm Unsworth, senior vice president of Itron’s hardware solutions. “We are glad that SMUD has chosen to work with Itron on this important project.”