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As PG&E goes bankrupt, Itron wins two expansionist utility deals

The utility market is one that is undergoing quite a lot of transitions, and there are going to be many victims along the way. Some firms are getting into the generation business, others are focusing on the transmission and networks business, and others have decided to zero-in on the customer relationships side. But as the definition of an ‘energy company’ continues to morph, suppliers like Itron are going to find new avenues to pursue. Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) and Consolidated Edison (ConEd) have signed two separate deals with Itron, which will see ComEd upgrade another 140,000 streetlights using Itron’s Vision Central Management System (CMS), powered by its Wi-SUN offerings, and ConEd is starting a 9,000-unit pilot project for wireless, battery-powered gas…

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