The CENTRON Bridge meter is the bridge between Itron communication architectures that enable AMI and smart grid functionality. The meter’s adaptability allows it to be incorporated alongside existing Itron electric meters with a mobile collection system, delivering advanced metering benefits associated with interval data, remote service switch and demand reset. When prudent for the utility, the CENTRON Bridge can easily migrate to a full smart grid solution, offering demand response and distribution automation benefits. With CENTRON Bridge’s versatility and proven operational benefits, utilities can address current business challenges and see an immediate return on investment, all while readying for a full smart grid solution as the need develops.
Enabled to leverage field assets across two different data collection solutions, a utility can protect and extend its original investment.