My take is that Meters and more is not using an NES meter, and E.ON Spain is supplying meter management software of their own. Just because E.ON is a VAR, that doesn't mean they don't offer solutions that have nothing to do with Echelon. It's like when Telvent announces a contract using their sotware program and some people on here get excited like it somehow involves echelon. Most of the business generated by Echelon VARs has nothing whatsoever to do with Echelon. I wish people would come to grips with that. Frankly, I don't think there is any chance at all that Echelon will be supplying meters to Enel projects. I do think that Enel might be interested in our Edge control node.
If they were just thinking of using our -EcOS -why would they put Livio Gallo on the Elon board? He has a long record with Enel.
Found this on Echelon web site:
Livio Gallo has been a director of our company since June 2011. Mr. Gallo has been the Managing Director of Networks and Infrastructure Division of Enel and CEO of Enel Distribuzione since 2005, leading innovation and driving the future evolution of their 32 million customer Italian smart grid deployment. He has held various executive management positions at Enel since 1999 including Executive Vice President of Regulated Sales Area, responsible for selling energy to 30 million residential and business customers, and Executive Vice President of Sales Area, managing the privatizing of Enel's 15,000 MW of generation power. Prior to Enel, Mr. Gallo was with Elsag Bailey Process Automation, a Finmeccanica Group's company, as Area Vice President West Europe and Africa, providing automation products and solutions for the Industry and Energy markets. Mr. Gallo is on the board of Chilectra, the Latin America Distribution Company of the Enel Group, and CEI, the Italian Electrical Committee, and also serves as president of Enel Sole, which is responsible for managing public lighting for 4,000 Italian municipalities. He is Chairman of EDSO for Smart Grid Association and Vice Chairman of the Eurelectric DSO Director's Gathering