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Press Release

Itron Begins Deployment of 1 Million Communication Modules for ATCO Gas

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—April 12, 2011—Itron Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it has begun installing the first of 1 million 100G Datalogging gas ERT® modules for Alberta-based ATCO Gas. Over the course of the four year deployment, Itron will manage all aspects of the effort, including project management and endpoint installation.

"We are delighted to work with ATCO Gas on this project, and we look forward to being there every step of the way to ensure its success," said Carl Porter, director of gas product marketing, Itron. "Itron technology provides a cost-effective, adaptable platform for our customers to operate more efficiently."

Itron's ChoiceConnect™ gas metering solution will be used to leverage the 100G modules and their proven remote data collection technology to automate the meter reading process and collect reliable monthly reads. This technology improves billing accuracy and enhances customer convenience, while creating significant operational efficiencies and reducing potential safety risks for field workers.

"Fully automating our meter reading technology reflects ATCO Gas's continuing commitment to provide customers with safe, reliable, cost-effective natural gas service," said Brian Hahn, president, ATCO Gas.


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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