Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that Northern Indiana Public
Service Company (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI)
serving 786,000 natural gas customers and 457,000 electric customers in
northern Indiana, has selected Itron’s automated meter reading (AMR)
solution for mobile collection of meter data.
Over the next several years, NIPSCO will be installing AMR technologies
across its entire service territory as part of the utility’s continued
focus on improving customer service.
The contract includes a minimum of 400,000 Itron gas communication
modules and 450,000 Itron electric meters, including Itron’s new Bridge
Meter, which offers increased operational efficiencies and future
investment protection. In addition, Itron will provide more than 20,000
gas meters, its mobile collection system, Field Deployment Manager
software, overall project management and professional services. The
solution will enable NIPSCO to remotely obtain accurate meter readings,
while streamlining the meter reading process, improving operational
efficiency, reducing costs and improving safety.
“We look forward to better serving our customers through the
efficiencies offered by Itron's new system, as well as the opportunity
to improve overall safety,” said Mike Hooper, vice president of major
projects at NIPSCO.
“Helping utilities achieve their business goals is Itron’s priority.
Itron’s technology will help NIPSCO improve operational efficiency and
reduce operating costs. It will also give them the flexibility to
leverage their AMR system as their needs evolve,” said Mark de Vere
White, senior vice president of Itron’s Energy Group in North America.
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utilities measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad
product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy
measurement and control technology; communications systems; software;
and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly
8,000 utilities in more than 100 countries, Itron empowers utilities to
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