US firm Itron has implemented a meter-to-cash smart metering system for Ecuadorian state-owned electric utility Eléctrica de Guayaquil, the former said in a statement.
The solution collects meter data and feeds Itron's meter data management (MDM) system installed by the utility through a two-way wireless communications network.
"With a complete smart grid system, including a network and meter data management system, now in place, we can realize the full potential of its benefits, including system efficiency and loss management," Eléctrica de Guayaquil commercial manager Diego Sánchez said.
Itron provides energy and water resource management solutions for nearly 8,000 utilities around the world. The firm offers end-to-end solutions that include electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement and control technology, communications systems, software and professional services.