Telvent Chosen as Echelon’s Smart Grid Partner of the Year and Top Performer

Company took top honors among eight outstanding achievement awards to Echelon’s smart grid partners

July 25, 2012 – Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that it was selected as Echelon Corporation’s partner of the year and top performer at its Smart Energy Conference held on June 12-15 in Budapest, Hungary. Telvent was awarded the top honor among eight outstanding achievement awards.

The awards were founded to recognize achievements by Echelon’s top smart grid partners in the areas of sales and commitment to customer excellence. The awards also recognize key development partners that, together with Echelon, offer complete turn-key energy control networking solutions for smart grid, smart city and smart building applications.

In this long-standing partnership, Telvent’s Titanium smart energy services platform, builds upon the features in Echelon’s metering platform and devices. This combination of Echelon’s hardware and Telvent’s proven technologies offers utilities a best-in-class solution for operating an advanced power grid. This partnership greatly benefits utilities that are continually looking for ways in which they can operate their power grid more efficiently and securely by ensuring efficient energy demand response during peak demand times.

According to Telvent's Chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, “Our partnership with Echelon has positioned us well for the rapid growth of smart metering infrastructure. Being selected as Echelon’s performer of the year is an honor, and we look forward to continuing this mutually beneficial partnership for many years to come.”

Telvent has partnered with Echelon for more than 10 years. Currently, Telvent has ongoing projects using Echelon’s technology that will continue for the next nine years. Projects include the installation of more than 600,000 meters in Vattenfall, Sweden, a 550,000 meter rollout currently underway in Fortum, Finland and a project to install 100,000 meters in Fortum's network in Norway.

About Telvent

Telvent is a global IT solutions and business information services provider dedicated to helping improve efficiency, safety and security for the world’s leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors. (

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.



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