Turkey’s largest private gas utility, AKSA, has selected Itron to provide residential as well as commercial and industrial (C&I) gas meters. During the three year contract, Itron’s gas meters will be rolled out in twenty different regions of AKSA’s territory. With Turkey 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.
AKSA’s chief executive officer, Yasar Aslan, notes, “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. AKSA plays a key role in the Turkish market and relies on Itron for positioning us for the future.”
Rémy Brill, Itron regional vice president and managing director for EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Asia) Energy adds: “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. We have been actively serving the Turkish market since 2002 and are very proud to be part of the country’s gasification.”