The energy control networking company Echelon Corporation of the USA and the Chinese manufacturer of energy meters Holley Metering have announced their new partnership to supply over 10 million smart grid meters into the Chinese and global markets in 2011.

The first objective of this partnership is to develop advanced smart meters to meet standards set by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) and China Southern Power Grid (CSG).

Holley Metering will integrate Echelon’s power line smart transceivers into meter communication modules and adapt Echelon’s Control Operating System (COS) and control modules for the Chinese market.

In a statement Echelon said: “The new partnership will create a unique energy control networking platform, based on the best technologies and years of real-world experiences and will deliver unsurpassed reliability, performance, capabilities and value to the market.”

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