The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) has signed a contract with Itron Inc. for the deployment of 100,000 Itron electric AMR devices and a mobile collector system. The utility expects improved billing efficiencies of more than 50% and additional revenues as high as $15 million once the technology is fully deployed.

BEC will be the first utility in the Caribbean Basin to fully deploy AMR technology across its service territory. The investment will allow it to provide more accurate, faster, regular and reliable readings, and the additional revenues expected will be used for future investments as the technology advances.