in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative (GCEC), which serves two counties in Texas, has selected Itron for its advanced metering deployment utilizing cellular communications.

GCEC recently completed a pilot of Itron's cellular solution and will move forward with a full deployment, including the installation of 40,000 Itron cellular smart meters over the next five to seven years. With Itron's cellular solution, GCEC will utilize existing cellular networks to deliver grid intelligence and support advanced grid applications.

“By starting with a pilot program, we were able to test and validate the system’s performance,” says David McGinnis, general manager and CEO of GCEC. “We have been very pleased with the results and look forward to the benefits of full deployment.”

Mark de Vere White, president of Itron’s electricity business line, adds, “As evidenced at GCEC, cellular communication networks continue to play an important role in enabling energy efficiency, reliability and resource conservation to benefit consumers, businesses and utilities alike.”



Hybrid Energy Innovations

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

Global Smart Grid Tech Revenue Slated For Solid Growth

According to a report from Navigant Research, annual revenue for smart grid technologies will reach over $70 billion within the next 10 years.


Utilities Partner With Energy Storage To Harness Renewables

As utilities struggle to incorporate the increased use of intermittent renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind power, onto the grid, the power providers are looking to energy storage.


Smart Meter Fire Probe Points To Sensus Design 'Shortcomings'

There has been more fallout in Saskatchewan: An investigation into SaskPower's halted smart meter program says Sensus Generation 3.3 units "have a tendency to leak" and the utility mishandled the rollout.


Two Years After Superstorm Sandy, Utilities Highlight Grid Efforts

As the U.S. reflects on the monster hurricane that struck in October 2012, utilities note what they have done to help protect against future severe weather.


USDA Invests $1.4 Billion To Boost Rural Grids Around The Country

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more loan guarantees for rural power companies and renewable energy firms in 21 states.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180