Greentech Lead America: Southern California Gas Company
(SoCalGas) has selected Itron to install nearly 1.5 million Itron gas meters
and more than 600,000 gas regulators as a part of its advanced metering
Meter installation will begin in the fourth quarter of
“Itron is proud to work with SoCalGas, a leader in
natural gas distribution, as it upgrades its natural gas metering system,” said
Philip Mezey, Itron president and chief operations officer of Energy. “Itron’s
gas metering expertise and depth of industry knowledge helps natural gas
utilities like SoCalGas meet their business needs.”
The contract includes a minimum of 1.2 million
residential gas meters, 200,000 residential curb meters and 50,000 light
commercial meters for accurate measurement of gas usage as well as 500,000
regulators and 105,000 curb regulators.
Itron designed its curb meters and regulators, which are
suitable for installation in a pit environment, to meet SoCalGas’
specifications. The innovative meter is a modern solution to curb metering with
improved design for efficient deployment.
Itron product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water
and thermal energy measurement and control technology; communications systems;
software; and professional services. With these solutions, Itron empowers
utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources.