Liberty Lake, WA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- August 10, 2007 — Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) has selected Itron’s Enterprise Edition (IEE) Meter Data Management solution for its more than 310,000 electric meters.
IEE will work with Itron’s ChoiceConnect™ AMR system, which will allow OPPD to efficiently manage out-of-route and off-cycle reads in addition to collecting on-cycle billing reads through its mobile AMR system. By collecting and storing out-of-route reads in a central database, OPPD will be able to avoid field orders to obtain off-cycle readings, further enhancing the value of their Mobile AMR System.

“IEE enables us to streamline field operations that require more frequent meter readings and leverage the value of this data across the enterprise,” said Juli Comstock, manager of customer operations technology for OPPD. “Our costs are lowered and our customers are better served.”

IEE has an open architecture, enabling it to support all types of metering-based data – interval, register, and event data - collected from residential, as well as commercial and industrial customer segments.

Eric Miller, vice president for Itron Software Solutions, said OPPD’s decision represents a sound strategic investment for the long term because the product supports multiple technologies and accommodates a wide range of data sources.

“OPPD’s use of out-of-route reads is one of the best examples of using technology to optimize a utility business process,” Miller said.