Western Power taps Itron for connecting 240,000 electricity meters

Itron at a trade show

Itron announced its deal with Western Power, a government owned utility in the south west of Western Australia, for the deployment of Itron’s network technology, connecting nearly 240,000 electricity meters.

Western Power will use Itron’s solution in order to enhance visibility into the operation of its electricity distribution network, which will enable automated data collection, new remote services and the ability to proactively monitor faults and outages.

The solution will also enable Western Power to better manage distributed energy resources, including managing rooftop solar systems and battery storage, said Jacqui Hall, Western Power’s acting chief financial officer.

Paul Nelsen, vice president of sales, APAC at Itron, said Itron’s multi-application network and smart devices will assist Western Power to realize its energy efficiency and customer service goals.