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Echelon And ELO Announce Eletrobras Advanced Sensor & Smart Meter Project In Brazil

Stock quotes in this article: ELON

"Meeting or surpassing the Eletrobras Parintins project goals for reduced losses and improved quality of service has been extremely satisfying," said Marcos Rizzo, vice president of Business Development of ELO. "Parintins will be the first Brazilian city with 100% of the customers with a smart meter installed. Echelon and ELO are able to offer the Parintins project unmatched flexibility and time to market advantages based on the industry standard Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP)."

About ELO Sistemas EletronicosFounded in 1980, ELO Sistemas Eletronicos is a leading metering provider for the South America market. With offices in Brazil and Chile, ELO is recognized as a key supplier of quality electronic equipment and systems to the Brazilian and South American electricity supply market. ELO provides integrated product and system packages to utilities to automate processes, such as the collection and treatment of metering data. In 1993, ELO introduced the concept of electronic metering for C&I applications to energy metering in Brazil and is a recognized leader and innovator in the Brazilian energy market. More information about ELO can be found at http://www.elonet.com.br.

About Echelon CorporationEchelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) is an energy control networking company, with the world's most widely deployed proven, open standard, multi-application platform, selling complete systems and embedded sub-systems for smart grid, smart city and smart building applications. Our platform is embedded in more than 100 million devices, 35 million homes, and 300,000 buildings and powers energy savings applications for smart grids, smart cities and smart buildings. We help our customers reduce operational costs, enhance satisfaction and safety, grow revenues and prepare for a dynamic future. More information about Echelon can be found at http://www.echelon.com.

Visit the Smart Energy Blog by Echelon.

About Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP)The Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) is a family of specifications published by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) used in conjunction with the ISO/IEC 14908 control networking standard for smart grid applications. OSGP is optimized to provide reliable and efficient delivery of command and control information for smart meters, direct load control modules, solar panels, gateways, and other smart grid devices. With over 3.5 million OSGP based smart meters and devices deployed worldwide it is a widely used smart meter and smart grid device networking standard. More information about OSGP can be found at www.opensmartgridprotocol.org.

Echelon and the Echelon logo are registered trademarks of Echelon Corporation registered in the United States and other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

This press release may contain statements relating to future plans, events or performance. Such statements may involve risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with market acceptance in Brazil and elsewhere of Echelon's technology by itself or combined with other applications or offerings, including offerings by ELO; the risk that Echelon's offerings by themselves or combined with other applications or offerings do not perform as designed or do not offer the expected benefits and savings; risks associated with international sales; the timing of orders and the possibility that pilot orders may not expand into full deployments; and other risks identified in Echelon's SEC filings. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Echelon undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Contacts: Colleen MartellEchelon Corporation+1 (408) 832-0147 cmartell@echelon.com

Roberta CorvinoELO Sistemas Eletronicos+ 55 19 2115-4900 roberta_corvino@elonet.com.br

SOURCE Echelon Corporation

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