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  1. Power management: Dynamic grid connectivity modeling

    Power management: Itron Inc., a technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, is helping utilities improve grid performance with its new Itron Grid Connectivity offering, which is now commercially available. The repair of distribution infrastructure following a power outage can sometimes lead to meters being reconnected to the wrong transformer or phase, which leads to issues with grid balancing. Delivered as a service, Itron Grid Connectivity helps utilities quickly and accurately identify meter-to-transformer and meter-to-phase connectivity using hourly interval voltage data and sophisticated machine learning algorithms, without the need for expensive hardware or field labor. The offering was developed by Itron Idea Labs, an organization within Itron that accelerates business innovation. “Traditionally, verifying transformer and phase connectivity has required either visual tracing of overhead lines or sending and receiving electrical signals over the wire. With Itron Grid Connectivity, we are using existing voltage data to significantly improve the speed and accuracy of connectivity and helping utilities ensure high-performance grid operations and applications,” said Roberto Aiello, managing director of Itron Idea Labs. “Enabling smart grid applications without accurate and timely knowledge of meter to transformer and phase connectivity is like finding your way with an out-of-date map. Itron Grid Connectivity is like the GPS, accurately tracking meter locations in relation to the transformers that serve them.” With accurate knowledge of meter to transformer and phase connectivity, electric utilities can enable a balanced grid and achieve better outcomes from their applications, such as outage restoration, revenue protection, load balancing, system planning, voltage optimization and asset optimization. Itron Grid Connectivity is a cloud-based offering that helps achieve this by applying algorithms to determine the precise connectivity from every meter to its distribution transformer as well as the feeder phase supplying the power. This helps utilities eliminate the substantial costs and risks associated with sending personnel into the field to trace the circuit of every meter to its distribution feeder as well achieve operational efficiencies and reduced truck rolls for unplanned outages. About Itron Itron is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water. We provide comprehensive solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement devices and control technology; communications systems; software; as well as managed and consulting services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries, Itron applies knowledge and technology to better manage energy and water resources. For more information about Itron or other products, click here to go to Utility Products’ Buyers Guide.  

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    Mon, 30 Jan 2017

  2. Energy management: Meter data management products

    Power management: Itron recognized as a leader in 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management Products. Position based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

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    Mon, 19 Dec 2016

  3. Energy management: Itron tops Navigant Research Leaderboard for Utility Field Area Networking

    Power management: Itron recognized as leader for OpenWay Riva IoT solution strategy and execution.

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    Wed, 14 Dec 2016

  4. Construction equipment: Single drum multi-purpose puller/tensioner

    Line construction: Sherman + Reilly has launched the Revolution Series PTX-3500, a single drum multi-purpose puller/tensioner capable of pulling up to 3,500 lbs., along with additional reconductorer capabilities.

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    Tue, 29 Nov 2016

  1. Construction equipment: All-in-one puller, tensioner, V-groove reconductorer

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    Thu, 1 Dec 2016

  2. Construction equipment: Tensioner designed for simplicity, can be used on a variety of cable pulls

    Line construction: Sherman + Reilly’s technologically advanced Revolution SeriesT-1608 Tensioner is designed for simplicity. It can be used on a variety of cable pulls, including fiber.

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    Wed, 9 Nov 2016

  3. Utility tools: Battery-powered hydraulic tools

    Utility equipment: Sherman + Reilly launches new Next Generation battery-powered hydraulic tools. The design includes real-time communication technology, improved ergonomics focused on optimizing the tool’s center of gravity, and more power with an enhanced Makita battery platform.

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    Mon, 17 Oct 2016

  4. Data logger: Smart mobile devices transform data collection

    Mobile computers: Itron launches Itron Mobile, transforms data collection using smart mobile devices. Accurate, flexible and connected mobile data collection solution raises the bar for utility efficiency and productivity.

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    Thu, 20 Oct 2016

  5. Utility equipment: Battery-powered hydraulic tools

    Utility tools: Sherman + Reilly, a manufacturer of power line stringing and installation equipment, offers its new line of Next Generation battery-powered hydraulic tools.

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    Tue, 25 Oct 2016

  6. Construction equipment: Underground cable puller for 7,500 or 10,000 lbs. of pulling capacity

    Line construction: Sherman+Reilly Duct Dawg X Underground Puller, DDHX-75/100, offers 7,500 and 10,000 lbs. of pulling capacity.

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    Mon, 14 Nov 2016

  7. Shelf rig fleet undergoes communications upgrade

    Satcomms specialist ITC Global has completed installation and commissioning of communications systems for 35 rigs for Dubai-based Shelf Drilling.

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    Thu, 18 Jun 2015

  8. Energy management: Analytic outcomes as a service for utilities

    Power management: Itron brings analytic outcomes as a service to utilities. Itron Total Outcomes features unified platform for energy and water.

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    Mon, 16 May 2016

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