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Itron to deploy smart meters for Johannesburg

Smart meter company Itron is going to be providing $150 million worth of smart meters to Africa’s first large-scale smart metering project.

Itron, in collaboration with South African electrical contracting company Edison Power Group, received a major contract award from the City of Johannesburg in South Africa.

Johannesburg, through its municipal-owned electricity distribution company City Power, is in the midst implementing improvements to the service delivery and efficiency of their power network.

Key to these improvements would be the development of a smart grid by which City Power will be able to provide its customers with better ways to manage their electricity usage and take steps to save energy and money.

The contract awarded to Itron will require the company to supply its latest generation smart meters and associated smart metering system technologies to Johannesburg.

“It is our assessment that the consortium offer of Edison Power and Itron provides the right combination of local empowerment, world-class technology and proven delivery performance to support the utility’s future priorities,” said Sicelo Xulu, chief executive officer of City Power. – EcoSeed Staff

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