Eléctrica de Guayaquil, Itron to broaden smart meter reach

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Liberty Lake, Wash., August 23, 2012 — Eléctrica de Guayaquil, a state-owned electric utility in Guayaquil, Ecuador, has contracted with Itron to add 7,700 smart meters to the Itron smart grid network that was deployed in 2011.

The expanded project will continue to help the utility identify and control non-technical losses and provide reliable service to more customers. The project is slated for completion in the next 90 days.

In 2011, Itron and Eléctrica de Guayaquil deployed Latin America's first meter-to-cash smart metering system. Over the course of the year, the utility has been able to accurately measure and manage its commercial and industrial (C&I) customers' electricity usage and is now extending its program to include additional C&I and residential customers.

Itron's solution provides the information Eléctrica de Guayaquil needs to discover and manage non-technical losses, or diversion, through proactive monitoring and data analysis. In some areas where the appropriate infrastructure is not in place, meters can be tampered with and electricity diverted, resulting in lost revenue. Using Itron's smart meters, the utility will be able to detect tampers and protect revenue.

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