Itron selected to provide advanced metering solution to Indonesian water utility


Itron selected to provide advanced metering solution to Indonesian water utility


By Greentech Lead Team: Itron, a provider of energy and
water resource management solutions, announced that its commercial and
industrial advanced metering infrastructure has been selected by the City of
Malang’s water utility, Perusahaan Daerah Air Minum Kota Malang (PDAM), in East
Java, Indonesia to effectively monitor its distribution network and improve
water resource management.

“We selected Itron’s comprehensive solution because it
ensures our investment is maximized. Itron provides high-quality products,
reliable support and a low-maintenance system,” said
Cahyono, technical director, PDAM Malang.

Itron’s IP-68,
battery-powered, electromagnetic metering technology will help the City of
Malang better manage water supply. Itron’s end-to-end solution will monitor
PDAM Malang’s distribution network at 39 district metering points to help
identify potential areas of unusual consumption and network losses using
enhanced leak detection capabilities, real-time consumption data and text
message alerts.

The solution will help PDAM Malang reduce
non-revenue water through real-time data logging and pressure detection on each
meter. The solution will also help prevent clogging problems from particles in
the water that could potentially stop meters from running properly.

“It is critical for PDAM Malang to be able to monitor
consumption and flow rate accurately, especially in areas power supply is not
available. Itron’s battery-powered technology delivers what we need; where we need
it,” added Cahyono.

PDAM Malang is serving more than 800,000 people in a
major urban area, the utility has been an Itron Indonesia customer since 2009.
The implementation of the system is expected to complete in May 2012.

“We’re honored that the company’s confidence in Itron’s
solutions is expanding our relationship. Significant projects for utilities
like PDAM Malang continue to demonstrate that Itron delivers complete solutions
that help utilities make smarter decisions about managing water and energy
resources,” said Gavin Van Tonder, Itron vice president of water marketing.

Recently, Itron and Cisco announced the launch of
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