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Echelon, Kapsch expand partnership in Austria

Echelon and Kapsch Smart Energy, a subsidiary of Kapsch Group, announced that they are currently operating 13,000 of Echelon's smart meters, which is part of the Echelon Energy Control Networking Platform, at Stadtwerke Feldkirch, the municipal utility for the city of Feldkirch, Austria. Kapsch and Echelon plan to target other utilities in Austria and Central Europe to bring the benefits of a multi-application grid modernization platform to utilities there. In the next few years the partners expect this market to be nearly 5M in size.