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Ottawa, ON, Canada --- (METERING.COM) --- March 13, 2007 – Measurement Canada, the regulatory authority of the Ministry of Industry to evaluate and approve all trade measurement devices, has given approval for Itron’s OpenWay™ CENTRON® electricity to be used for revenue billing in Canada. The OpenWay CENTRON meter is a smart meter for the residential market that incorporates modular communications systems design and advanced functionality. It will provide standardized C12.19 meter data along with the C12.22 Network functionality for a truly “open” system.

Several utilities are using the OpenWay by Itron system in North America, including Manitoba Hydro in Canada.