Avangrid Inc. has selected Itron Inc. to provide electric and gas technology infrastructure upgrades for New York State Electric & Gas Corp. customers in Ithaca, N.Y.
For the project, called "Energy Smart Community," the utility will deploy Itron's OpenWay Riva and smart gas solutions to 12,400 electric customers of NYSEG and 7,300 gas customers, according to a Jan. 31 news release. NYSEG is also installing advanced metering infrastructure in the community as part of New York's Reforming the Energy Vision initiative.
Avangrid said the OpenWay Riva solution will allow for management of changing grid conditions and to provide new services to customers. The company said it will also benefit from the solution's adaptive communications technology and Itron's analytics and meter data management "software-as-a-service."