Press Release

Itron Announces Largest Implementation of MDUS System

BC Hydro Goes Live with Itron's MDM System for SAP Utility AMI Solutions

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—January 5, 2012—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that BC Hydro has gone live with Itron MDUS, Itron's meter data management system for use with SAP® for Utilities solutions, and is currently collecting data from 400,000 meters. By the end of 2012, the system will collect data from over 1.8 million meters.The MDUS system combined with the Itron smart metering system being deployed by BC Hydro provides the utility with a complete end-to-end smart grid solution.

The installation at BC Hydro marks the first and largest system integration of an MDM system for SAP Utility AMI solutions with Enhancement Pack 5 (EhP5) in the industry.Other Itron customers, such as London Hydro, among others, are deploying this version of Itron MDUS. With Itron MDUS, these utilities have a flexible system to implement business processes, utilize smart meter data in existing processes and enable new services.

"The robust functionality of Itron MDUS, coupled with Itron's participation in the SAP Lighthouse Council and pre-integration work with SAP, made Itron's solution the clear choice," said Gary Murphy, Chief Project Officer, Smart Metering Program, BC Hydro. "BC Hydro's smart grid program required the use of SAP capabilities, which Itron MDUS supports. We see this release of Itron MDUS and its status as an SAP-qualified business solution as a commitment to help us achieve our program goals today and into the future."

As an SAP-qualified business solution, Itron MDUS has been developed and integrated in accordance with SAP development guidelines. It has been certified for integration with the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform and has undergone solution qualification by SAP to meet additional criteria. Itron has created a platform for its customers to succeed in their smart grid initiatives without limiting the use of their SAP solution capabilities. With Itron MDUS, utilities can support existing billing processes,develop new energy conservation and customer engagement strategies, and capture operational information to help optimize the electricity grid.

"Itron is committed to making our customers successful by delivering end-to-end solutions," said Matt Owens, director of product marketing. "Our MDUS initiative and our larger partnership with SAP embodies this approach. Itron's development has maximized the services MDUS supports to provide utilities access to the most comprehensive set of SAP for Utilities solutions capabilities on the market today."

About BC Hydro:
British Columbia is growing, and so is the need for electricity. BC Hydro is dedicated to fulfilling its goal of meeting at least 66 per cent of the province’s future electricity needs through conservation by 2020. But in order to meet the remaining demand and continue to ensure a clean, reliable supply of energy, BC Hydro is investing now in the projects that are needed to keep the lights on in BC province for the next 50 years.

About Itron

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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