At this year's Metering, Billing/CRM Asia 2013 Mitsubishi Electric announced plans to grow its smart meters business globally in collaboration with Echelon. Mitsubishi said they will integrate Echelon's Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) into its new line of smart meter products, which are designed for the global market.
Echelon Corporation and Holley Metering Limited, a leading smart metering vendor in China have announced an agreement under which both companies will form a new joint venture company in China, Zhejiang Echelon-Holley Technology. ("Echelon-Holley"), to focus on the development and sales of advanced smart metering products for China. Echelon-Holley is committed to act in the best interests of the two companies' respective customers and agents.
Echelon Corporation, today as announced a commercial agreement under which the two companies will initially collaborate to develop advanced smart metering products that meet the stringent requirements for the vast China market set by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) and China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. (CSG).
Fortum Norway awarded a smart grid project to Echelon partner Telvent to deploy Echelon's smart metering system to Fortum Norway's 100,000 electricity customers, Echelon announced today. Fortum is making the first significant deployment decision that directly addresses Norway's new push to spread smart metering to the country's 2.6 million electricity customers by the end of 2016.
Volume deployments of Echelon's Networked Energy Services (NES) smart grid infrastructure system are targeted to begin in August 2013 and go through 2015.
Echelon announced today that its Echelon Edge Control Node (ECN) is Verizon 3G certified. The ECN runs Echelon’s Control Operating System (COS) software, which provides distributed intelligence and control throughout the smart grid and allows utilities to run smart grid applications at the edge of the grid, nearest the consumer. Certifying the ECN product through Verizon Wireless’ Open Development program ensures that utilities can use the nation’s premier wireless network as the backhaul for their smart grid systems.
Echelon in collaboration with Eltel has won a $16 Million smart grid solutions contract with Demark’s largest utility company NRGi. According to Echelon NRGi has selected their Networked Energy Services (NES) smart grid control system for its customers throughout its services territory. The solution features Echelon’s award winning software, which provides monitoring, application control and sensing for low voltage grid and smart meters. It is expected to serve approximately 150,000 NRGi homes and business customers.
Echelon Corporation announced that after completing a rigorous public tender process, the fourth largest utility in Denmark, NRGi, has selected Echelon’s Networked Energy Services (NES) smart grid control system throughout its services territory. The system includes the award-winning Echelon software for sensing, monitoring and control applications for the low voltage grid and smart meters for nearly 150,000 homes and businesses.