Echelon introduces new control operating system

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Echelon introduces new control operating system

Greentech Lead America: Echelon, an energy control networking company, has launched a new Echelon Control Operating System (COS)-enabled control module.

The system enables electricity meter manufacturers to
cost-effectively offer a comprehensive solution for automated metering and low
voltage grid optimization.

The new CPM 0600 control point module implements the Open
Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and transforms the manufacturer’s electronic meter
into a smart
meter plus grid sensor that leverages Echelon’s proven, open standard, and
multi-application energy control networking platform.

Echelon’s CPM 0600 also provides an opportunity to offer
OSGP compatible meters to utilities in other markets that are looking for
multiple sources of interoperable meters and grid devices.

The new CPM 0600 for smart meters complements the Echelon
CPM 6000, which transforms other devices, such as solar micro-inverters, load
control modules, power quality sensors and electric vehicle chargers, into OSGP
smart grid devices that seamlessly plug into Echelon’s three-tier energy
control networking platform.

The company also announced that meter makers in Asia,
including Mitsubishi Electric Automation (Thailand), Korea’s VIDCOM, Malaysia’s
Comintel, and China’s Holley Metering, will offer solutions based on Echelon’s
platform.

“A key component of our strategy is to extend the
reach of our energy control networking platform by partnering with leading
manufacturers in high-growth geographies,” said Ron Sege, chairman and CEO
of Echelon.
 

“Building on the successes of our partnerships with
ELO in Brazil and Holley Metering in China, the new OSGP-compliant module is the
latest in a series of sub-systems designed to serve the needs of meter
manufacturers in high-growth geographies and accelerate both their growth and
ours, as utilities move to smart metering and grid systems,” Sege added.

Echelon’s energy control networking platform is a
three-tiered configuration of devices, control nodes, and enterprise software
from Echelon and its partners that enables multiple energy management
applications at the edge of the grid.

Echelon announces micro grid deployments in India

Recently, Echelon announced two micro grid deployments in
India and South Africa that integrate distributed generation to compensate for
disruptions in utility-supplied power. Echelon said the deployments are built
on Echelon’s multi-application energy control networking platform powered by
its Control Operating System (COS) and incorporate application software and
services from its local partners Grene Robotics and Power Meter Technics (PMT).

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