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Itron Signs Contract to Deploy OpenWay® Riva IoT Solution for Samoan Utility

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Electric Power Corporation to Implement Itron's Standards-based
Network to Improve Electricity Payment Convenience

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and
cities manage energy and water, will deploy its OpenWay® Riva
IoT solution, smart meters and Itron Prepayment Management Platform
(IPMP) support system for Electric Power Corporation (EPC) in Samoa to
improve vending channels for prepaid electricity and increase awareness
of the distribution system. Minimizing a lengthy implementation process,
Itron will host OpenWay Riva and IPMP and provide them as a
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to the utility. Itron will also provide
project management, meter installation and training.

Serving two major islands in Samoa in the South Pacific, EPC has nearly
40,000 customers and is currently limited to PC-based point-of-sale
terminals for new and existing prepayment customers. With IPMP, the
customers will be able to pay their bills through a self-service
internet portal, Android-based point of sale terminals and smart phone
applications. In addition, the OpenWay Riva platform has the ability to
offer significant advantages for the electricity distribution system
such as outage detection, conservation voltage reduction (CVR), theft
detection, demand response and the ability to detect unsafe conditions.

"This solution will modernize our existing electricity system and
empower us to sell electricity in a more innovative and convenient way
to improve consumer satisfaction through accessibility, monitoring and
management of their electricity usage," said Tologata Tile Leia
Tuimalealiifano, EPC general manager. "By harnessing Itron's hardware
and software, we will also be able to manage our electricity quality
efficiently and reduce the time and effort needed to set up and manage
the network."

"Utilizing our OpenWay Riva solution, EPC will be one of the first
utilities to utilize our smart meters for electricity payment on IPMP
and enable its customers to easily access and pay for electricity," said
Mark Atkinson, director of sales, Australia- Pacific at Itron. "Itron is
excited to collaborate with EPC to implement a modern, intelligent
network to realize new business value and smart grid capabilities in the
South Pacific."

About Itron

Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably
deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100
countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters
and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water
resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to
ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the
safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the
globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.

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