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The City of Port Angeles, Wash., is alleging that Atlanta-based smart meter company Mueller Systems is in breach of contract because of continued software issues.

Port Angeles claims that Mueller has failed to demonstrate that its "advanced metering infrastructure system ... can reliably transmit electricity and water usage ... to the city's billing system," according to a report in the Peninsula Daily News.

Mueller has struggled to integrate its software with the city's software after entering a $4.9 million contract in December 2010, the article notes. City staff has been forced to manually read all the new meters.

Port Angeles has brought in a consulting firm to assess the problems, and a report will be presented to city council members. The article adds that potential litigation will be discussed.

The full article can be found here.

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