Energy control networking solution provider Echelon has been chosen for the Smart Grid Gotland project, a large-scale smart grid technology demonstration on the island of Gotland in Sweden.

The project is a joint venture between ABB, Gotland Energy, Royal Institute of Technology, Swedish National Grid, Schneider Electric, Vattenfall, and partly financed by the Swedish Energy Agency.

For the project, Echelon will supply its Edge Control Node and Control Operating System (COS) based application platform, in addition to providing 3,000 advanced grid sensors.

Load management, smart metering, power quality monitoring and analysis, transformer monitoring, and outage detection are among the first applications to use Echelon’s solutions.

Echelon worldwide markets senior VP Michael Anderson said the Gotland project is "the perfect way" to exhibit how a utility with a distinct plan for the future could trial new grid applications.

"Echelon is excited to play an important role in this project to help modernize Sweden’s grid and integrate new applications that will improve grid reliability, efficiency, and performance," Anderson added.