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Itron Implements Meter Data Management System in Dubai

System increases efficiency by integrating data from disparate cooling meters into consolidated system

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—June 4, 2012—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it has completed the installation of a meter data management (MDM) system for Emirates District Cooling (Emicool), a Dubai-based cooling service provider. The MDM integrates all of Emicool's cooling meters into one unified system, consolidating data from different meter manufacturers. It provides Emicool with automatic reading schedules, streamlined customer billing and a single alarm system for its meters. The system captures data from meters serving the Dubai Investment Park and Dubai Motor City and supports 10,000 Emicool customers.

Emicool and Itron began working on the project in late 2010 and completed the full implementation on time, as planned. Itron provided professional services, including project management, on-site system deployment and support.

"Itron's solution is a critical part of our long-term plans for transforming our operations to become more efficient and lower the total cost of ownership," said Koussai Mezher, head of Infrastructure and Data Control at Emicool. "We needed one system that could consolidate our billing and reporting across systems and technologies in order to more effectively manage and analyze information from our cooling meters. Itron provides a unified solution for us in a way no other can."

Itron is a leading provider of meter data management systems around the world. Its systems are scalable to accommodate any metering and IT environment. A proven MDM system allows utilities to generate consolidated, comprehensive reports about their systems turning that data into valuable knowledge.

"Itron is dedicated to helping utilities like Emicool make the most of their meter data," said Ayman El Shareif, Itron sales manager. "Our experience tells us that the true value in data is derived through analysis, and Itron's software provides the tools utilities need to better manage information and improve processes."


About Itron

Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services 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: www.itron.com.

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