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Itron Modernizes Vectren Corporation's Gas Infrastructure
Vectren Corporation deploying Itron mobile AMR solution for enhanced operational efficiency and customer service

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — Feb. 23, 2016 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced today that Vectren Corporation is working with Itron to modernize the utility's Ohio and Indiana service territories. The solution will automate 780,000 gas meters by 2017, helping Vectren streamline operations and improve customer service. To date, more than 150,000 gas communication modules have been installed in Vectren's territory.

Itron's advanced data collection system will allow Vectren to accurately and reliably capture and utilize meter usage data to drastically reduce estimated meter reads, enhance meter reading efficiency and improve customer service. The solution will reduce the number of manual meter reads necessary by utility personnel, allowing for optimal drive-by data collection.

"Vectren looks forward to implementing Itron's mobile AMR solution and benefiting from streamlined data collection and enhanced customer service," said Natalie Hedde, director of corporate communications for Vectren. "This solution is integral to our mission to provide the highest level of service and satisfaction to our customers."

"By choosing Itron technology, Vectren is selecting unparalleled system performance, reliability and affordability. Leveraging decades of experience and expertise in the industry, Itron is passionate about connecting utilities to meaningful information, while empowering their customers to make resourceful usage decisions," said Carl Porter, president of Itron's Gas business line.

About Itron:
Itron is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water. We provide comprehensive solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement devices and control technology; communications systems; software; as well as managed and consulting services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries, Itron applies knowledge and technology to better manage energy and water resources. Together, we can create a more resourceful world. Join us:

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For additional information, contact:
Angela Lockwood
Director, Public Relations
(509) 891 3816