Press Release

Itron's High End Industrial Smart Meter Enters Brazilian Market with Inmetro Certification

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—April 30, 2013—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a global technology company, announced today the availability of an upgraded version of Itron's ACE SL7000 meter, a high-end industrial smart meter. The meter received certification from Inmetro, the government-managed Brazilian metrology institute, to be marketed in Brazil.

To date, more than 900,000 units of the SL7000 smart meter have been sold in 90 countries. The proven smart meter has been upgraded with an integrated modem, which optimizes communications and allows the meter to send alerts via SMS or e-mail about reverse energy detection, fraud attempts, excessive heating, quality of energy monitoring and demand excess. This functionality makes identifying and fixing failures faster and more efficient.

"Itron is excited to offer a globally successful product to the Brazilian market. Marketing the SL7000 smart meter is a very important step which will contribute to modernizing the Brazilian energy system and will prepare the market for the full deployment of smart grid technologies," said Gadner Vieira, general manager of Itron's electricity business line in Latin America.

The SL7000 meter incorporates several measuring and billing functions aimed at commercial and industrial (C&I) and transmission and distribution (T&D) markets, enabling complete integration with smart grid systems. The meter has the flexibility to be configured to meet both Free Clients and THS measuring requirements and regulations.

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