Itron Technology Forms Foundation for Smart City Movement in China with Sino-Singapore Eco-City Project in Tianjin
Itron deploys water, heat and gas meters, wireless fixed network, and software to measure and manage energy and water, enabling Tianjin to make smart decisions about city services.
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. and TIANJIN, China — June 4, 2013 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it has successfully completed the installation of a combination of 25,000 smart water, heat and gas meters and communication modules as well as its fixed network for Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City in Tianjin, China. The comprehensive solution measures, collects and analyzes data from water, heat and gas meters.
Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City is a flagship government-to-government project between Singapore and China. Established in 2007, it is built on the vision of being “a thriving city which is socially harmonious, environmentally-friendly and resource-efficient.” When completed in 2020, Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City is estimated to have approximately 350,000 residents.
Itron’s EverBlu wireless fixed network system, which has provided data collection services to Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City for over two years, enables Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City to achieve its vision of energy and water resource conservation by providing actionable data such as high accuracy readings and reading rates, automatic meter reading and graphical data analysis to educate residents about their energy and water usage. It also helps simplify the billing process and provides detailed consumption information which reduces billing disputes with the end-user.
“We are very proud to collaborate with Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City and contribute to their vision of becoming a model for sustainable development,” said Mingus Yu, general manager, Water and Heat, for Itron in China. “With this project, Itron is providing China’s only unified platform that manages water, heat and gas data together under one system. Through this successful deployment, Itron is demonstrating its commitment to supporting the Chinese government’s smart city plan.”