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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.”



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