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Itron Inc. has announced that its OpenWay CENTRON residential smart meter is now certified for the Brazilian market. The solution received Inmetro certification in July.

According to the company, with its multi-application functionality, the Itron smart meter will bring more transparency to the national electric system and help both consumers and utilities better manage resources. The meter addresses the upcoming market requirement for accurate time-of-use pricing while also enabling customers to prepay for electricity and integrate renewable energy sources onto the grid, Itron adds.

“Itron has 12 million OpenWay CENTRON meters installed in the field. This meter is proven, reliable and accurate and will bring significant benefits to the Brazilian market,” says Gadner Vieira, Itron’s general manager for electricity in Latin America.




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