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Stillwater to Deploy Water SaveSource Fixed Network Solution from Itron

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Here are some tangible details on more of the applications of the occasionally enigmatic, smart grid technology. Not only can it help to transmit electricity more efficiently and gather more detailed information on electricity usage, as shown here, it also has some excellent applications for water users and utilities.

It’s a fascinating time to be alive.


LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. – February 24, 2010 (News Release)

Itron Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that the City of Stillwater, Okla., (Stillwater) will deploy Water SaveSource, Itron’s fixed network metering system for water providers. Serving a population of more than 50,000, Stillwater pursued an advanced meter data collection system upon receiving an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus fund award.

Located 60 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, Stillwater will deploy 17,000 Water SaveSource end points over the next three years which will be read by a fixed network. By deploying Water SaveSource, Stillwater expects to collect incremental meter reads and data logging, which will facilitate analysis of customer water usage and the tracking of unaccounted for water losses. This will improve Stillwater’s customer service and provide data for proactive in-home leak detection programs.

Read the entire article here.

Written by Jason

February 24th, 2010 at 8:52 pm