Itron BV has announced a partnership with Axway BV, a company specialising in application integration, to help energy utilities to meet the challenges of the European regulatory demands. The agreement means that the Axway B2Bi Gateway will be offered with Itron’s Enterprise Edition meter data management system.

Axway B2Bi Gateway is an electronic messaging system that allows utilities to share energy data stored in meter data management systems with third parties such as grid operators, meter reading companies and energy suppliers. It transfers information using Electronic Data Interchange and SML and, combined with Itron’s meter data management, creates a flexible solution capable of communicating large volumes of information, covering everything from housing and analysing meter data to ensuring communication of that data between parties that meet regulatory standards.