Echelon to offer Smart Grid intelligence with Oracle


Echelon, an open-standard energy control networking
company, announced its partnership with Oracle to help utilities better manage
outages, protect revenue, offer demand response, and offer prepayment options.


The Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway integrated with
Echelon’s proven smart metering solution allows utilities to quickly and
reliably deploy multiple applications to manage their assets and customers.


European Union member states are required to have 80
percent of consumers equipped with a smart meter by 2020,” said Bastian
Fischer, vice president industry strategy, EMEA, Oracle Utilities.


Utilities need to act now even though regulations,
standards and available technology will change, so they are looking for an
open, multi-application solution that will grow with them over time. Oracle and
Echelon offer a highly flexible solution that is adaptable to changing
customer, operations and regulatory needs,” Fischer added.


In the combined solution, Echelon control nodes (data
concentrators or Edge Control Nodes) running the COS Operating System aggregate
data from Echelon meters or other smart devices deployed on the low-voltage


Echelon head-end based system software intelligently aggregates and pre-processes the
data from these control nodes, where they are passed to the Oracle Utilities
Smart Grid Gateway. The Smart Grid Gateway then presents this data in a unified
fashion to Oracle’s suite of applications. The result is a quick, easy and
reliable deployment for utilities.


Utilities need the ability to collect data from the
field to diagnose problems faster and the ability to turn that data into
actionable, distributed intelligence,” said Michael Anderson, senior vice
president for utility sales and market development at Echelon.


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