Echelon Corporation recently announced the next phase in establishing its Networked Energy Services (NES) system as an open system for intelligent electricity metering by launching their first NES Value-Added Reseller (VAR) program with Telvent. Telvent is the first company to be involved in the NES VAR program which creates an opportunity for companies to offer high-value project management and installation services, software applications, new services such as outsourced meter reading, and meters customized for local market needs.