A recent study, requested by the Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Ohio and conducted by MetaVu, confirms the precision measurement of Echelon's smart meters in Ohio. Of the meters examined during the test, all were found to be accurate to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards.

Consumer advocacy groups across the U.S. have raised concerns that incorrect and inaccurate data collected by smart meters leads to higher-than-expected utility bills. The testing and verification efforts undertaken by MetaVu demonstrate that Echelon smart meters are accurately and reliably delivering meter data to utilities.

"Not only were the Echelon meters well within the manufacturer's specifications, certified test lab Alliance Calibration found they were much more accurate than the meters being replaced," said Paul Alvarez, leader of MetaVu's utility practice and the Ohio deployment assessment project.