Ira Pearl Resized

Spokane, WA, USA --- (METERING.COM) --- August 08, 2006 — Atlanta-based energy services holding company AGL Resources has concluded a five-year agreement with Itron Inc. to purchase automatic meter reading (AMR) modules and related meter reading equipment for the expansion of the mobile AMR technology into the states of Florida and Virginia.

AGL Resources has approximately 375,000 meters in these two states to date and has the technology already deployed in Georgia and New Jersey.

The new contract provides for Itron to be the AMR and meter reading equipment provider throughout the AGL group and purchase orders will be issued by AGL Resources throughout the five year term.

“AMR saves us money and helps us operate more efficiently – which is why we are continuing to expand its use,” says Ira Pearl, vice president of engineering at AGL Resources. “Our IT systems are compatible with these solutions, and allow us to leverage our current assets and implement AMR without significant resource requirements.”

 “AGL Resources has found that the financial, operational and customer service benefits of AMR technology are indeed compelling,” says Malcolm Unsworth, senior vice president of Itron’s hardware solutions. “We are pleased that AGL Resources continues to count on us as they deploy Itron AMR technology into additional states.”

AGL Resources serves 2.2 million customers in six states through its utility subsidiaries - Atlanta Gas Light, Elizabethtown Gas in New Jersey, Virginia Natural Gas, Florida City Gas, Chattanooga Gas, and Elkton Gas in Maryland.