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Liberty Lake, Wash.-based Itron Inc. has signed a contract with Brazil-based utility CPFL Energia to supply 20,000 Itron smart meters, a meter data collection system and support services.

CPFL is installing the meters and expects to complete the implementation of the project in 2013. After installation, the Itron meters will be integrated with CPFL's meter data management and billing system.

With Itron's smart meters and data collection system, CPFL will be able to remotely manage the meters, identify problems and collect measurement data at periodic intervals. Possible problems and non-technical losses may be rapidly identified and handled, Itron notes.

“CPFL needed a solution that would support their specific needs. The Itron solution, in addition to flexible data collection and communication systems, includes the latest-generation SL 7000 meter,” says Gadner Vieira, general manager of Itron’s Energy Group in Latin America. “This meter, ready to support evolving technologies, is suited to this dynamic market. It combines the versatility and reliability that is necessary for the CPFL’s clients.”



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