Itron provide smart grid solution to Burlington Electric Department

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Liberty Lake, Wash., April 5, 2012 — Vermont-based Burlington Electric Department selected Itron's smart grid solution to more efficiently and reliably manage its electric grid.

A municipally owned electric utility serving about 16,000 residential customers and more than 3,600 commercial customers, BED's smart grid project will include 20,000 Itron smart meters, network communication infrastructure and professional services.

BED will leverage an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Smart Grid Investment Grant received through Vermont Transco to fund the project, which is scheduled to be complete in early 2013.

Itron's smart grid solution will help BED streamline its meter data collection and billing operations and provide more granular system load data, giving BED the ability to enhance energy forecasting and optimize its distribution system. It will also give BED the ability to support future rate structure regulations and to leverage the solution's outage reporting to streamline restoration efforts.

BED will also have the ability to perform on-demand reads as well as remote disconnects and reconnects with the solution. With a highly transient student population in Burlington that results in an average turnover of 6,000 residential accounts between May and August, this capability will be especially beneficial to BED, providing increased operational efficiency and improved customer service.

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