Itron announced that CenterPoint Energy, an electric utility company in Houston, and NMB Water (formerly City of North Miami Beach Public Utilities) have been recognized with Frost & Sullivan’s Excellence in Resourcefulness Awards during Itron Utility Week in Orlando, Florida.
The Excellence in Resourcefulness Awards honor utilities that have demonstrated their commitment and ability to significantly reduce wasted energy and water based on a recent and successful technology implementation.
CenterPoint Energy was recognized in the energy category for its early adoption of smart grid technology and impressive results conserving energy and reducing costs in its operations.
NMB Water, which serves 170,000 residents in Northern Miami-Dade County in Florida, was recognized in the water category for focus on conservation through the use of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and leak detection technology. The utility recently completed the installation of its AMI solution with Itron.
“CenterPoint Energy’s significant results in reducing vehicle trips and thus lowering CO2 emissions made it the clear winner in the energy category. NMB Water has a strong vision to reduce water loss and is well on its way to making this vision a reality using AMI and leak detection technology,” said Farah Saaed, principal consultant at Frost & Sullivan.