The two companies aim to target public utilities across North and Central America to provide smart metering, energy management and other resource efficiency programmes.
The partnership will combine Itron’s Sentinel and Centron electricity meters with Tantalus’s TUNet communications network. They claim that the combination will enable co-operatives and public utilities to offer programmes like smart metering, demand response, and distribution automation.
“Our combined solution delivers on the promise that all utility companies should be able to leverage their current installed base of equipment to deliver the benefits of smart grid to all customers,” said Itron president Philip Mezey.
Eric Murray, president and CEO of Tantalus, said the two companies would together leverage existing and future electric metering endpoints to help public utilities make their grids smarter.
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