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City of San Diego Selects Itron for Citywide Automation Project



  City of San Diego Selects Itron for Citywide Automation Project

Business Wire

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -- February 19, 2013

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced today that the City of San Diego’s Public
Utilities Department (San Diego) has selected Itron’s advanced metering
infrastructure (AMI) solution for the automation of the City’s commercial and
industrial (C&I) water meters. Itron’s solution will help streamline meter
reading and enhance customer service by enabling San Diego to instantaneously
access water usage data using AMI technology.

The contract includes a citywide fixed-base communication network
infrastructure, water communication modules for C&I meters and private cloud
managed services. The AMI solution will provide remote meter reading
capabilities, allowing San Diego to be more responsive to customer needs,
minimize operating costs and improve safety for employees. Installation will
begin in early 2013 and is expected to be complete within eight months.

“Itron’s water AMI solution will give San Diego the ability to enhance our
water meter reading, customer service and billing capabilities for the 11,000
high impact service locations included in this initial implementation,” said
Dave Akin, compliance and metering manager for the City of San Diego. “We look
forward to working with Itron to make these capabilities possible.”

“Itron is committed to helping water utilities more efficiently and
responsibly manage precious water resources,” said Paula Billingham, Itron
vice president of sales, marketing and delivery for North America Water. “With
the help of our water AMI solution, the City of San Diego will be able to
minimize water loss from unknown leaks and maximize water distribution and
operational efficiency.”

About Itron

Itron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help utilities
measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio
includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement and control
technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. With
thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 utilities in more than 100
countries, Itron empowers utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage
energy and water resources. Join us in creating a more resourceful world;
start here: www.itron.com.

Contact:

Itron, Inc.
Sharelynn Moore, 509-891-3524
Vice President, Corporate Communications
sharelynn.moore@itron.com
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