Smart meters for Danish homeowners


Danish utility ELRO Net has awarded a contract to Echelon Corporation’s Networked Energy Services (NES) Value Added Reseller Eltel Networks A/S to deploy an NES-based advanced metering system to 50,000 Danish homes. This award marks the first win for the NES system in Denmark; initial deliveries are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2007 with project completion by 2010.

In the ELRO project a combination of wide area networks will be used for the system’s data collection infrastructure, WiMax, an emerging standard for high speed, low cost metropolitan wireless data networking, and GPRS cellular. ELRO recently acquired a national license to spread WiMax countrywide. /