Houston, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 8, 2011
 - More than 150,000 gas meter communication modules have been installed by Itron in the greater Houston area for the natural gas distribution subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc., the company has announced.

The ChoiceConnect® 100G Datalogging ERT®gas modules are attached to CenterPoint Energy’s customers’ existing natural gas meters, allowing readings to be collected once a month by a mobile meter reading device mounted to a vehicle. This virtually eliminates the need for a meter reader to enter a customer’s yard to manually read the meter.

The project, which will offer greater meter reading efficiencies and enhanced customer satisfaction, will include a total of 1.2 million communication modules and will be completed by 2013.