Liberty Lake, WA, U.S.A. and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — (METERING.COM) — May 22, 2013 – Itron, Inc. has entered into a strategic alliance with Brazilian technology company Choice to integrate and jointly market its non-technical loss (NTL) solution to utilities around the world, with a strong focus in Brazil.
The joint solution will help utilities quickly identify areas of non-technical loss in their service territory, delivering a high return on investment.
“Several utilities in Brazil and Latin America experience high non-technical electrical losses,” commented Gadner Vieira, general manager of Itron’s electricity business line in Latin America. “This solution will help utilities (more efficiently manage their energy resources) by recovering lost electricity.”
Itron’s smart metering and data management solutions integrated with Choice’s revenue intelligence technology will provide utilities with a solution that more quickly and effectively identifies and recovers electricity losses. The solution will optimize both companies’ abilities to create, collect, measure, store and analyze meter information.