The Danish utility EnergiMidt has awarded a contract to Eltel Networks A/S, a value-added reseller of Echelon Corporation’s Networked Energy Services (NES) advanced metering infrastructure, to deploy the NES system to all of its 170,000 residential customers. One of the five largest electricity distribution companies in Denmark, EnergiMidt, a cooperative owned by its customers, is focused on providing innovative and high-quality service.

NES value-added reseller Görlitz AG is also participating in the project, providing their EDW 000 software, a full-featured meter data management system (MDMS) and integration platform which runs on top of the NES system software to provide a rich set of utility applications. Volume shipments are targeted to begin in the fourth quarter of 008 and to continue into 2010.

The NES advanced metering 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. Multiple NES meters can share a single IP connection through the use of Echelon’s standards-based power line networking technology. This drives down the per-point connection cost and enables the system to easily and cost-effectively incorporate new wide area networking technologies over the life of the system.