Echelon updates smart grid infrastructure

San Jose, Calif., June 29, 2010 — Echelon Corp. Networked Energy Services system-wide enhancements including a new generation of current transformer meter, enterprise smart metering network operating system software, downloadable smart meter enhancements and updated system tools.

Nearly two million homes are connected to the smart grid using Echelon‘s NES system, one of the most widely-deployed, next-generation smart grid platforms used by utilities.

The NES advanced smart grid infrastructure consists of a family of highly integrated, advanced electronic electricity meters accessed via a Web services based network operating system over an IP networking infrastructure.

Much more than a simple AMI system focused on billing related services, the NES System embeds intelligence into the grid itself, which provides utilities with information about the topology of their network that is essential when building a smart grid and is unavailable from other AMI systems.

The NES system provides utilities with a service-enabling platform that includes a wealth of information about the status, operation and health of the grid that enables them to reduce operating costs while increasing service quality and customer satisfaction.

Echelon’s NES technology is used by utilities worldwide, including in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S.


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