|[November 01, 2012]
LADWP Selects Itron and Cisco Technology for Smart Grid Project
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that the Los Angeles
Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the nation's largest municipal
utility, has selected Itron and Cisco (News - Alert) technologies for its smart grid
The project, supported by U.S. Department of Energy ARRA funding, will
provide the city with the ability to evaluate technology and program
benefits as part of its continuing grid modernization and infrastructure
improvements. LADWP will install up to 52,000 Itron smart electric
meters and 20 smart water modules that will operate over an integrated
cellular and multi-application IPv6 communication network based on the
Cisco GridBlocksTM architecture using Cisco Connected Grid
routers and Network Management System. In partnership with Cisco
Services, LADWP will be able to deploy a secure, scalable communications
infrastructure. Installation is scheduled to be complete by fall 2013.
This project will allow evaluation and development of increased energy
efficiency and grid reliability, improved water resource management, and
new programs and services for customers. In addition, it will create a
foundation for the integration of electric vehicles onto the grid. LADWP
will also be able to evaluate the technlogy to detect and restore power
outages more quickly with this smart grid solution, and have the
technology platform in place to shift peak power loads during periods of
high demand to improve system efficiency and reliability within the
"We look forward to working with Itron, Cisco and other developers as
part of our demonstration project to prove the viability and evaluate
the benefits of smart grid and smart water technologies for both DWP and
our customers," said Aram Benyamin, Senior Assistant General Manager,
Power System at LADWP.
"LADWP is a truly visionary utility and we are excited to support their
smart grid demonstration project," said Philip Mezey, president and COO
of Itron Energy. "With Itron's smart grid solution, LADWP could have a
technology platform in place to manage the delivery and use of energy
and water resources and build a more sustainable future."
Itron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help
utilities measure, monitor and manage 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
responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources. Join us
in creating a more resourceful world; start here: www.itron.com.
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transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information
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