Duquesne Light has signed a contract with Itron for the deployment of smart metering solution across the utility’s entire service territory. The contract signing follows approval from Duquesne Light’s Board of Directors and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PAPUC).

As a part of Duquesne Light’s smart meter program, Itron will replace the utility’s existing 625,000 electricity meters with Itron smart meters, implement sophisticated back-office data collection software, supply critical network communications infrastructure, and provide comprehensive professional services. Itron smart meters will be installed on homes and businesses to meet the requirements outlined in ACT 129 passed by the PA legislature in 2008.

To ensure the success of the project and the realization of the long-term goals of their program, Itron will be involved with all aspects of the full deployment, including consulting, meter exchange, project management, training and support.