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Press Release

Itron Completes Installation of Canada's Largest Meter Automation Project at ATCO Gas

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—Aug. 1, 2013—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it has completed installation of its automated gas metering solution for ATCO Gas, provider of natural gas service to more than one million customers in Alberta, marking the largest gas automation project in Canada to date. Itron's gas metering solution included 1.1 million gas communication modules, mobile and handheld collectors and associated software.

Itron's automated gas metering solution is designed to help utilities like ATCO Gas streamline the meter reading process, improve operational efficiency and reduce costs. The installation at ATCO Gas was scheduled to be completed within four years, but took just over two years to complete. Itron and ATCO Gas worked together to manage all aspects of the effort, including project management and endpoint installation.

"Automated meter reading allows us to read meters through a mobile collector as we drive through neighborhoods. This makes meter reading safer for our employees and more convenient for our customers," says Bill Stephens, president, ATCO Gas.

"Itron's top priority is to ensure our customers are satisfied and their business needs are met. It has been Itron's privilege to help ATCO Gas realize its automation goals and streamlined meter reading. We are very pleased to help ATCO Gas realize these benefits ahead of schedule," says Carl Porter, vice president of sales, marketing and delivery for Gas North America at Itron.


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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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