Denmark’s fourth largest utility NRGi has selected Echelon to supply its networked control system for a smart grid project.
The networked energy services (NES) control system includes Echelon’s software for sensing, monitoring and controlling a low-voltage grid and smart meters in up to 150,000 homes and businesses.
The system uses web-based services to connect advanced electronic electricity meters and other smart grid devices over an IP network infrastructure.
Unlike radio-based metering connection systems, the NES system allows multiple devices to share a single IP connection.
The deal, which is worth an estimated $16 million for Echelon, will see the company start shipments in the summer and complete initial deployment within a year.
Together with its partner Eltel Networks, Echelon has now secured nearly 50% of Danish utility’s contracts for advanced metering systems.
Meanwhile, the US division of building services company Johnson Controls has announced the acquisition of demand response services provider EnergyConnect Group for $32.3 million.
The acquisition will position Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency business at the heart of demand response for large commercial, industrial and institutional customers. For further information:www.echelon.comwww.nrgi.dk/www.johnsoncontrols.com/www.energyconnectinc.com
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