Algeria’s Societe Algerienne de Gestion du Reseau de Transport de l’Electricite (GRTE) has selected Itron’s data collection system for commercial and industrial (C&I) meters, due to be deployed and implemented by the end of 2011.

In the project’s first phase, Itron will upgrade C&I meters with communication modules and implement its automated collection system.

Itron said its solution includes complete back-up and redundancy features and is designed to ensure real-time, always-on data.

“In addition to the remote data collection capabilities, the new system will allow remote access to the meters and GRTE to identify and highlight technical losses on the electricity transmission network,” said a company statement.

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