Kinder Morgan Inc.'s retail gas division serves customers in Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado. The utility has appointed Itron Inc. to install a mobile AMR system throughout its distribution territory, with the goal of being fully automated within the next two years. Kinder Morgan believes this will reduce meter reading costs and thus allow it to hold down retail prices for customers.

The utility will work with Itron's project management team to install the new meters, equipped with Itron AMR modules, over the next 18 to 24 months.

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