Technology provider Itron Inc. has implemented its fixed network AMR technology for Newmarket Hydro, Ontario, Canada, with the help of independent meter service company Olameter. Olameter has an agreement with Itron to provide Newmarket Hydro with data collection services.

The utility was interested in advanced metering, but wanted to avoid upfront costs and ongoing maintenance fees. Olameter provided metering services for a pilot  project, and now the company is reading electricity, gas and water meters using Itron’s Fixed Network radio system for three utilities in the region. This is the only system of its kind in Ontario to read all three types of meter using one network. The Olameter/Newmarket deployment is one of five ongoing Itron Fixed Network AMR pilot projects in Ontario.