Itron Inc., in collaboration with local partner Impianas Sdn Bhd, has entered into a contract with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia's largest electricity utility, for deployment of Itron Enterprise Edition (IEE) meter data management (MDM) software. The installation of Itron MDM software is a key component part of the utility's largest remote meter-reading technology initiative that includes 90,000 low-voltage customer and industrial (C&I) meters to automate meter data collection, analysis and the billing process.

IEE MDM software is an enterprise data management solution that collects energy-consumption information and builds a central repository of data that can be accessed and applied to optimize the efficiency of the electric distribution system. The software enables the consolidation and management of data from dissimilar meter devices. IEE enables TNB to collect, analyze and manage data daily from its population of C&I meters in a single place. The installed system will enable TNB to introduce state-of-the-art technology in meter data management and customer service, while streamlining business processes and increasing overall efficiency.