In the European smart metering market, the members of ESMIG represent the entire value chain for smart metering from meter manufacturing, software, and installation to communications, data management and system integration. The mandate of ESMIG is to help enhance national and European-wide deployment and management of smart metering solutions, as well as the identification and promotion of best practice solutions for smart multi-utility metering.
According to TMCnet, ESMIG administration director Dr. Howard Porter says, “ESMIG is pleased to accept Echelon as a member and we believe they will add valuable insight to the organization. Echelon’s expertise and proven experience in smart grid infrastructure — based upon many deployed projects across Europe — will help in the enhancement of smart metering and smart grid infrastructures based on open standards and interoperable solutions for Europe.”
Jeff Lund, Echelon’s vice president affair enhancement, adds, “ESMIG plays a key role in defining the landscape of the European smart metering and advanced metering infrastructure market,” TMCnet reports. “We believe that a tipping point has been reached with enough real-world implementation results to clearly illustrate the significant benefits from advanced metering infrastructures. Collaborating with other businesses and organizations will help drive both adoption and new innovations in the industry that will accelerate the contemporary transformation and set the boards for a very promising, energy-wise future. We look forwards to quick much knowledge from other members as well as offering our donations to ESMIG.”