Itron announced its contract with Liberty Utilities Company, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities, which operates nearly 40 utilities in 13 U.S. states.
Liberty Utilities will deploy Itron’s OpenWay Riva, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution for building network for gas, electricity and water. The solution will help Liberty Utilities improve operations and enhance the customer experience.
Itron will also provide managed services and cloud hosting services to ensure smooth implementation and operation of the network.
Liberty Utilities will deploy Itron’s IoT network to upgrade infrastructure with advanced metering and distributed intelligence capabilities across its electric, water and gas installed base, said Brent Baker, vice president, national customer experience at Liberty Utilities.
Liberty Utilities will use Itron’s managed services to operate and maintain the IoT network. Itron’s team of experts will manage the system and mitigate any issues, ensuring successful network operations.
Itron’s technology will enable accurate data collection, data management and automate the meter-to-cash process while optimizing network operations, upgrades and endpoint monitoring, said Mike Zimmer, vice president, commercial and customer enablement, Americas.