Richmond, BC, Canada --- (METERING.COM) --- July 13, 2011 - BC Hydro has selected Clevest Solutions Inc. to assist with the deployment of smart meters throughout the province of British Columbia, with the company to provide a software solution to enable a safe and efficient rollout of meter installation.

The majority of the 1.8 million smart meters will be installed by Vancouver-based Corix Utilities, and Clevest will assist with the deployment of communications infrastructure for commercial meters as well as some residential meters.

“We’re confident that our advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployment toolkit will help increase the productivity of smart meter installers and we look forward to working with BC Hydro,” commented Thomas Ligocki, president and CEO of Clevest.

In addition to Corix and Clevest, other partners involved in BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Program, which is getting under way this month, include Itron, which is supplying its OpenWay smart meters, and Capgemini.