Echelon's Latest Version of NES Software to Propel E.ON Sweden's Grid Modernization Program

    Echelon's Latest Version of NES Software to Propel E.ON Sweden's Grid
                            Modernization Program

400,000 Unit Echelon Smart Metering System to be Integrated into New Service
Designed to Harness Big Data and Enhance Smart Grid Solutions for E.ON's

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 2, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ:
ELON), the world's leading control networking platform provider, today
announced that Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), the world-leading provider of
communications technology and services, will provide E.ON Elnat Sverige AB
(E.ON) with the latest version of Networked Energy Services (NES) Software and
Element Manager in support of Ericsson's Smart Grid as a Service. Ericsson's
service will cover the over 400,000 existing Echelon smart meters, providing
new features including the ability to remotely upgrade the meters with new
meter functionality and to monitor network conditions to prevent and predict
outages. These network upgrades improve overall reliability and safety of the
E.ON grid.

"Echelon is proud to work with Ericsson in support of a leading utility like
E.ON in making the smart grid a reality," said Michael Anderson, senior vice
president & general manager, Grid Modernization, at Echelon. "We believe our
proven NES software, based upon Echelon's control networking technology, will
provide the foundation for a modern grid by supporting a range of applications
that will help improve Sweden's energy infrastructure, paving the way for a
safer, more reliable and efficient grid."

E.ON, part of one of the largest private energy companies in the world, choose
Ericsson to provide the hosted solution, which will gather data from Echelon's
smart meters and provide collected data to E.ON's internal IT environment.
Data will be exported daily rather than monthly, increasing data delivery by
3000%. Ericsson will also provide E.ON with related field services including
consulting and systems integration.

The solution is an important step towards real-time big data measurements,
supplying E.ON's customers with accurate and up to date information on energy
consumption. The evolution of smart grids is a priority in a number of
countries, including EU and the US, and will eventually create a smart energy
network that manages a huge amount of data in 24-hour intervals.

"In the long term, we believe empowered consumers will be more efficient in
their energy usage and this will result in a more sustainable society," said
Per-Olof Lindholm, Management Director, at E.ON Elnat Sverige.

About E.ON
E.ON Sweden is part of the international E.ON group, one of the world's
largest investor-owned energy companies. E.ON has just under 4,000 employees
in the Nordic countries and had sales in 2012 about 39 billion. As an energy
company, we want to help build a sustainable society. E.ON is investing 58
billion in the Nordic countries between 2006 and 2013.

About Ericsson
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and
services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time
solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in
sustainable societies around the world. Our offering comprises services,
software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology
for telecom operators and other industries. Today 40 percent of the world's
mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers'
networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions.

About Echelon Corporation
Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) is an energy control networking company,
with the world's most widely deployed proven, open standard, multi-application
platform, selling complete systems and embedded sub-systems for smart grid,
smart city and smart building applications. Our platform is embedded in more
than 100 million devices, 35 million homes, and 300,000 buildings and powers
energy savings applications for smart grids, smart cities and smart buildings.
We help our customers reduce operational costs, enhance satisfaction and
safety, grow revenues and prepare for a dynamic future. More information about
Echelon can be foundat

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performance. Such statements may involve risks and uncertainties, the risk
that Echelon's offerings by themselves or combined with other applications or
offerings do not perform as designed or do not offer the expected benefits and
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SOURCE Echelon Corporation

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