CenterPoint Energy, one of the US’s largest combined electricity and natural gas delivery companies in terms of customer numbers, will install 263,000 AMR modules on gas meters over the next five years. Itron Inc.’s AMR technology has been chosen for the project; CenterPoint Energy installed its first Itron AMR endpoint for gas meters in 1985, and the system has grown to more than 600,000 units installed to date.

The current project represents a replacement of AMR modules installed years earlier, as well as an expansion of the AMR system to additional meters.