Mitsubishi Electric to enhance global smart meter business through collaboration with Echelon
Mitsubishi Electric announced today that it will globally enhance business relating to smart meters, which are advanced electricity meters with communication functions, in collaboration with its partner Echelon. Mitsubishi Electric will integrate Echelon’s Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) into its lineup of smart meter products, which are designed for international markets. Mitsubishi Electric’s new smart meters will incorporate grid-sensing and communication technologies based on Echelon’s OGSP and its Networked Energy Services (NES) software as well as Mitsubishi Electric’s proprietary sensing and metering technologies.
The products will be manufactured at Mitsubishi Electric Automation in Bangkok, Thailand and PT. MELCOINDA in Bogor, Indonesia, both international subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Electric. The new meter will be exhibited at Metering, Billing/CRM Asia 2013, which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from May 22 to 23.