Press Release

Enedis Selects Itron for 4.6 Million Smart Meters for Second Phase of Linky Program

Itron confirms leadership position, successfully delivering more than 1 million meters in first phase of smart meter deployment

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — Nov. 16, 2016 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced today that it has been selected as a key supplier of 4.6 million G3 Linky smart meters for the second phase of the program, which will begin in early 2017 and will run through 2018. Itron has also delivered 1.5 million Linky smart meters to Enedis (formerly ERDF), an electricity distribution network operator in France, for the first phase of the program.

Itron has been a leading partner in the Linky program from the beginning, including research and development efforts and the pilot project from 2008 to 2010. Supported by the local team working in close collaboration with Enedis, the meters are manufactured in Itron’s Chasseneuil, France facility.
“Itron’s commitment to quality and enthusiastic approach to the partnership have been key factors in all of our projects with Enedis. Our continued involvement and leadership role in this visionary program illustrates the confidence Enedis has in Itron and our high-quality, high-performing smart meters as well as our ability to deliver on schedule,” said Mark de Vere White, president of Itron’s electricity business line. “Itron is proud to be a part of the Linky program and to help Enedis realize its vision of a digital revolution with the deployment of smart grid technology in France.”

About the Linky Program

The Linky meter is the latest generation of electrical meters installed by Enedis. It is referred to as "communicating" because it allows information to be transmitted remotely. It will replace all electricity meters in France by 2021 for all private households (generally from 3 to 9 kVA), businesses (generally from 18 to 36 kVA) and local authorities (from 3 to 36 kVA).

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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