Austrian Utility Opts For Advanced Metering


LINZ STROM of Austria has appointed Ubitronix to install Echelon’s energy management infrastructure to control electricity meters, in-home devices and city streetlights. Echelon’s Networked Energy Services (NES) System will network 75,000 of LINZ STROM’s customers using advanced meters. The project includes an option for an additional 75,000 meters.

NES Value-Added Reseller Ubitronix (also of Austria), will serve as the prime contractor. In addition, LINZ STROM will also install a LonWorks® based managed streetlight system in a segment of its territory, as well as provide direct control of in-home appliances such as hot water heaters or furnaces.