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Liberty Lake, Wash.-based Itron Inc. says that, to date, DTE Energy has installed 800,000 Itron end points, including smart electric meters and gas modules, in its southeastern Michigan service area.

According to the company, DTE Energy's advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project includes the installation of over 3 million electric and gas meters in Michigan homes and businesses.

"With Itron's next-generation utility technology, DTE Energy is modernizing our grid and lowering the cost of energy delivery to our customers," says Bob Sitkauskas, manager of AMI major enterprise projects at DTE Energy. "We are very pleased with the system's performance. It is delivering the automation capabilities we require while deriving significant distribution and consumer benefits."

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