Mitsubishi Electric Corporation says it will globally enhance business relating to smart meters, which are advanced electricity meters with
communication functions, in collaboration with its partner Echelon Corporation.
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 (Thailand) 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.
Mitsubishi Electric launched its electricity meter business at its Fukuyama Works, Japan, in 1946. Since then, the company has worked to steadily expand this business globally, developing satellite production facilities internationally to meet local demand. In recent years, the company’s focus has turned to smart meters.
Echelon is a key technology provider of open standard control networking and has developed one of the world’s most widely deployed open standard, multi-application platforms. This advanced technology has a proven track record in applications ranging from embedded sub-systems to complete grid modernization.