Itron allies with C3 to boost smart grid benefits

Itron and C3 Energy have announced a strategic alliance to market energy-management services to North American utilities.

The companies say their tie-up will enable utilities to provide better energy-management services to customers.

Under the arrangement, Itron (Liberty Lake, USA) will combine its smart-metering and data-management products with C3’s energy-management services. The end result, it is hoped, will be used by utilities to help consumers better understand and reduce their energy consumption.

Itron and C3 Energy have announced a strategic alliance to market energy-management services to North American utilities.

The companies say their tie-up will enable utilities to provide better energy-management services to customers.

Under the arrangement, Itron (Liberty Lake, USA) will combine its smart-metering and data-management products with C3’s energy-management services. The end result, it is hoped, will be used by utilities to help consumers better understand and reduce their energy consumption.

“Itron is committed to helping our customers create knowledge and derive greater business value from their smart grid investments,” said Philip Mezey, Itron president, in a statement. “This alliance with C3 Energy [Redwood City, USA] is an excellent opportunity to enable utilities to create knowledge from smart metering, strengthening customer relationships and benefiting both the utility and its customers.”

“With this new partnership, utilities can act on a comprehensive vision of the smart grid,” said Ed Abbo, C3 Energy president and chief technology officer. “Itron and C3 Energy offer an integrated solution that helps utilities quickly get from fine-grain data collection to proven customer value, through greater energy efficiency and improved customer relationships.”