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Itron Selected to Provide 745,000 Gas Meters to AKSA, Turkey's Largest Gas Utility
Itron smart-ready gas meters to contribute to Turkey’s gas infrastructure development
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — July 18, 2012 — Itron Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it was awarded a contract by Turkey’s largest private gas utility, AKSA, to provide residential as well as commercial and industrial (C&I) gas meters. During this 3-year contract, Itron’s gas meters will be rolled out in twenty different regions of AKSA’s territory. As Turkey is planning to increase its gas pipeline infrastructure to accommodate its growing energy consumption, Itron brings its industry expertise to help AKSA build a strong metering platform in the country.
 
As a leading gas distribution company in Turkey, we are pleased to work with Itron. We’ve used Itron meters for years and these new meters provide embedded technology for smart meter applications that we aim to implement in the near future,” said Yasar Aslan, AKSA’s CEO. “AKSA plays a key role in the Turkish market and relies on Itron for positioning us for the future.”
 
“This contract further illustrates the strong relationship that Itron has built with its customers in this region. We are pleased that AKSA has once again entrusted Itron with technology that modernizes their infrastructure,” said Rémy Brill, Itron regional vice president and managing director, EMEA Energy. “We have been actively serving the Turkish market since 2002 and are very proud to be part of the country’s gasification.”
About Itron:
Itron is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water. We provide comprehensive solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement devices and control technology; communications systems; software; as well as managed and consulting services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries, Itron applies knowledge and technology to better manage energy and water resources. Together, we can create a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.
 
For additional information, contact:
Sharelynn Moore
Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Public Affairs
(509) 891-3524
sharelynn.moore@itron.com
Lynn Collins
Itron Marketing & Communications, EMEA
+33 5 49 62 70 46
lynn.collins@itron.com