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Itron to Modernize Electric and Water Systems in Northern California with OpenWay® Riva IoT Solution

City of Roseville partners with Itron to manage more distributed energy and water resources

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — March 21, 2018 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, has signed a five-year contract with the City of Roseville, California, to modernize its electricity and water systems with Itron’s OpenWay Riva IoT solution.

The project includes more than 100,000 electricity and water meters equipped with OpenWay Riva’s distributed intelligence and advanced communication capabilities. Roseville’s integrated utility services will also take advantage of Itron Total Outcomes, which provides the back-office IT infrastructure and cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, including meter data management and analytics, to streamline Roseville’s project resource requirements and accelerate time to value.

Located near Sacramento, Roseville is a rapidly growing city looking at ways to strategically and proactively manage power and efficiently use available water supplies both now and into the future. The utilities will deploy the OpenWay Riva solution to enhance electric system monitoring, offer new rate options and services to customers, and support water conservation goals. Specifically, the new meters will allow for improved customer service and response to power outages and water leaks, instantaneous meter turn-ons, turn-offs and re-reads.

“The new meters and communication network offer electric and water customers more control over their energy and water use while enhancing customer service,” said Philip McAvoy, assistant utility director, City of Roseville. “Upgrading our meters improves our air quality by reducing emissions while ensuring the City’s utility communication infrastructure is in place to adapt to changes in the water and electric industries.”

OpenWay Riva extends intelligence and awareness to the edge of the network. It enables real-time analysis of data and provides secure peer-to-peer communication among meters and intelligent devices within the network to better manage rapidly changing grid conditions. With greater water and electricity usage awareness, the city will offer customers a broader portfolio of utility services while improving customer service. The utility will also be positioned to take advantage of additional distributed computing capabilities, including applications for Volt/VAR optimization, demand side management, theft detection, high impedance detection, transformer load management, and tools to manage distributed energy resources. To support water efficiency, the platform will use advanced meter data and water analytics to alert customers to potential leaks and reduce water waste.

“We are excited to help the City of Roseville implement solutions that will advance their long-range operational and strategic objectives,” said Mark de Vere White, president of Itron’s Electricity business line. “By utilizing our open standards, multipurpose network, Roseville can now implement multiple applications for electricity, water and even smart city services on a unified technology platform that can expand to meet future needs for Roseville and its citizens.” 

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Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure solutions to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us:

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