Echelon Corporation a leading provider of networking technology that is used to manage and reduce energy consumption, today announced that Swedish utility Halmstad Energi och Miljö 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 value-added reseller partner ES Mätteknik 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 enabled by the NES system, the Halmstad project will not only utilize a number of advanced metering applications provided by ES, but will also use the NES system as a backbone for a supervisory, control and data acquisition (SCADA) application for electricity transformer supervision. This SCADA application, provided by Powel, along with the metering applications provided by ES, will run on top of the NES system software. This open web services interface makes it easy to integrate multiple applications onto the system.