Finland’s largest electric utility, Fortum Oyj has chosen Spanish IT company Telvent to design, develop, and implement the largest advanced metering project in Finland. Beginning in 2011, Telvent will deliver its Smart Metering Management System (SMM) using its Smart Metering Titanium integrated with Echelon’s Networked Energy Services (NES). The Echelon system includes integrated smart meters accessible via Web-based network operating system. Telvent is a value-added reseller for Echelon Corp., a smart meter company based in San Jose, California.
Telvent is an Echelon VAR but they aren't exclusive to Echelon, so they can be involved in smart grid projects that do not use the NES system. However, with the knowledge that Telvent has about the quality of the echelon technology, I would think that they would have presented PECO with the opportunity to use L&G or Elster meters in conjunction with the ECoS technology to provide the best solution.