Itron to deploy cellular communications, smart meters for Texas cooperative

Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative, which serves nearly 40,000 members in Grayson and Collin Counties in Texas, picked Itron for its advanced metering deployment using cellular communications.

GCEC recently completed a successful pilot of Itron’s cellular solution, which led to their decision to move forward with Itron for the full deployment, including the installation of 40,000 Itron cellular smart meters over the next five to seven years. With Itron’s cellular solution, GCEC will use existing cellular networks to deliver grid intelligence and support smart grid applications.

The cellular solution will allow GCEC to strategically and cost-effectively deploy a secure, scalable system to optimize the delivery of electricity. GCEC will also utilize Itron Services to manage and maintain the entire solution, freeing the utility to focus on core business operations.

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