) has been selected by Larsen & Toubro to provide an advanced
metering solution to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), the water board.
The solution will help in measuring water consumption accurately
within the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India.
DJB, which has been meeting the needs of potable water for a
large population in Delhi, is facing challenges regarding the
accurate measure of water consumption. Constant growth of
population in DJB's service territory is the main hindrance to
DJB in its metering automation project will utilize Itron's
advanced metering solution to collect, measure and analyze water
usage. The solution includes 120,000 advanced automated meters,
40,000 standard meters, mobile collection equipment and software.
The solution will allow DJB to efficiently access information and
process bills for water usage.
DJB's metering automation project is expected to complete in Mar
2014. It will be the largest mobile advanced metering system in
India after completion. Larsen & Toubro, the largest Indian
construction company, has also selected Itron to deliver 300,000
residential water meters in 2011 for DJB. All meters supplied
under both contracts will be manufactured in Itron's water meter
factory in Dehradun, India.
Currently the water industry is facing unique challenges. With
increasing population it is difficult to reduce water losses and
optimize distribution. On the other hand, Itron supports more
sustainable water usage and better management of water reserves
through its innovative solutions.
Itron, which belongs to the electrical equipment industry along
Agilent Technologies Inc.
), has also been awarded another pilot project in India by SPML
to improve water distribution and improve customer service in
several regions of Delhi. As per the contract Itron will deliver
90,000 advanced meters replacing all current meters.
Liberty Lake, WA-based Itron produces electricity, gas, water and
heat meters, data collection and utility software solutions along
with various other associated metering products for residential,
commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution
Itron currently retains a short-term Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
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