Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ:ELON), a global networkingcompany providing technology
and solutions for controls, smartmetering, and energy and environment management,
today announced thatEchelon's NES System has been selected under the European
Union publictender 65798 -- "eTender Automatic Meter Reading" issued by the Dutchutility
Nuon. The companies have entered into a letter of intent, withfinal agreements
expected later in February. Echelon will act as alead supplier for the project,
providing approximately 25,000intelligent, communicating electricity meters and
associated dataconcentrator and NES system software infrastructure.