Swedish utility selects new smart metering system for 38,000 homes

San Jose, CA, Feb. 15, 2008 — Echelon Corp. announced that Swedish utility Halmstad Energi och Miljo AB has selected Echelon’s Networked Energy Services (NES) advanced metering system for updating its customer base of 38,000 electricity meters. The project, which began late in the fourth quarter of 2007, has been awarded to NES partner ES Matteknik AB. Revenue from the project, including data concentrators, and other system components and software, is expected be a total of approximately $4 million.

Building on the smart grid concept, the Halmstad project will utilize a number of advanced metering applications provided by ES, and also use the NES system as a backbone for a supervisory, control and data acquisition (SCADA) application for electricity transformer supervision. The SCADA application, provided by Powel, along with the metering applications provided by ES, will run on top of the NES system software.

A key feature of the NES system demonstrated by this project is the system’s open web services application programming interface (API). This scalable, standards-based interface enables multiple applications to be integrated onto the system and to simultaneously access system data and services. By using standard enterprise application technology, integration costs can be reduced.

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