San Jose, Calif., May 20, 2010 — Echelon Corp. has been accepted as a member of the European Smart Metering Industry Group.
The group provides knowledge and expertise to key stakeholders in the European smart metering market on smart metering and related communications, including European Union member states governments and institutions, authorities, regulators, consumers and utilities.
ESMIG members are the leading meter manufacturers, communication solution vendors, IT companies and system integrators in the European smart metering market.
Member companies represent the entire value chain for smart metering — from meter manufacturing, software, installation, and consulting, to communications, data management and system integration for electricity, water and gas utilities.
By giving support to the European Union and its member states, as well as through co-operation and partnerships with relevant stakeholders, the group aims to assist in the development of national and European-wide introduction, rollout and management of smart metering solutions, and the identification and promotion of best practice solutions for smart multi-utility metering.
ESMIG aims to help deliver the benefits of smart metering across Europe. Located in Brussels, the industry group gives advice and provides expertise on all aspects related to smart metering. ESMIG actively supports the development of open standards and is the industry voice in smart metering and smart grid developments in the European Union.