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8/22/2012 10:14:11 AM

Brazilian utility chooses Itron
Private Brazilian utility CPFL Energia signed a contract for the supply of 20,000 Itron smart meters, a meter data collection system and support services.

CPFL is installing the meters and expects to complete the implementation of the project in 2013. After installation, the Itron meters will be integrated with CPFL's meter data management and billing system. The unified metering platform will serve as the foundation for future smart grid initiatives.

Itron Inc. is headquartered in Liberty Lake.

STCU collects school supplies
STCU will be collecting back-to-school supplies through August to benefit local students. To help those in need, new school supplies can be dropped off at any STCU location.

The most requested items are: backpacks, glue sticks, scissors, No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, water-based markers, spiral-bound or composition notebooks, three-ring binders and pocket folders, rulers with English and metric measurements and Scotch tape.


Donated supplies will be distributed to various organizations and nonprofits that serve families in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

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