Residential smart metering solution from Itron certified in Brazil


Gadner Vieira,
Itron’s general
manager electricity,
Latin America
Liberty Lake, WA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — August 30, 2013 – The OpenWay® CENTRON® residential smart meter has received certification by Inmetro for the Brazilian market, Itron has announced.

This flexible and proven meter addresses the Brazilian market’s wide variety of needs, including smart payment, distribution generated and “white tariff” or dynamic pricing capabilities.

With multi-application functionality, the Itron smart meter will bring more transparency to the national electric system and help both consumers and utilities better manage resources. The meter addresses the upcoming market requirement for accurate time-of-use pricing while also enabling customers to prepay for electricity and integrate renewable energy sources onto the grid.

“As white tariff time-of-use pricing is implemented in 2014, Itron’s residential smart meter is the leading solution to help consumers manage their electricity use and take control of their bill,” said Gadner Vieira, Itron’s general manager for electricity in Latin America.