San Francisco, CA and Liberty Lake, WA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 4, 2012 - Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) is to install nearly 1.5 million Itron gas meters and more than 600,000 gas regulators as a part of its advanced metering project.

Meter installation will begin in the fourth quarter of 2012.

“Itron is proud to work with SoCalGas as it upgrades its natural gas metering system,” said Philip Mezey, Itron president and chief operations officer of Energy.

The contract includes a minimum of 1.2 million residential gas meters, 200,000 residential curb meters and 50,000 light commercial meters for accurate measurement of gas usage as well as 500,000 regulators and 105,000 curb regulators. Itron designed its curb meters and regulators, which are suitable for installation in a pit environment, to meet SoCalGas’ specifications.

SoCalGas’ AMI project was given the go ahead in May, following review by the California PUC.