Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) today welcomes the news of the New York State Public Service Commission’s (NYPSC) approval of Con Edison’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) plan. When complete, the program will connect Con Edison electric and gas customers through the deployment of Silver Spring’s multi-application networking, data, and control platform. The rapid approval of the program demonstrates that the NYPSC recognizes the value of a proven, two-way smart grid program that will provide customers with a wide array of benefits and also support New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Initiative.
Silver Spring Networks (SSNI) Tuesday reported it will install an “advanced, multi-application smart energy and smart city network” for CESC Ltd., an Indian utility with 2.9 million customers in Kolkata. No terms were disclosed. Silver Spring said the initial installation will connect 25,000 customers and automate CESC’s electricity distribution grid. Silver Spring said CESC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in offering smart grid and smart city services to other organizations in West Bengal and throughout India. Silver Spring said its installation will enable CESC to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and will empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption.
Silver Spring Networks joined the increasingly crowded race to provide a wide-area wireless network for the Internet of Things. Starfish is a public version of the 900 MHz network the company developed initially for smart utility meters.
Nearly a dozen contenderss are trying to fill a need for long distance networks that cut the cost and power consumption of today’s cellular machine-to-machine networks. Silver Spring believes it can offer at relatively low cost significantly better throughput and latency than current leading 900 MHz competitors in the space, Sigfox and the LoRa Alliance.
Silver Spring Networks SSNI, -0.68% today announced its selection for the Comisión Federal de Electricidad’s (CFE) ‘Reducción de Pérdidas de Energía en Distribución’ (Loss Reduction Projects on Distribution) smart grid project in Mexico City’s Central District. In partnership with Tecnologías EOS, under the Megacable and Hola Innovacion consortium, Silver Spring will deploy a canopy network across various residential and commercial areas of Mexico City’s Central District and provide connectivity solutions to cabinets which house a group of centralized meters. The Silver Spring solution will reduce electricity theft for residents and businesses, while Tecnologías EOS will provide remote indoor displays to help these customers monitor their power usage. Silver Spring will also provide its multi-application IPv6 network and UtilityIQ® software suite to connect and manage the individual cabinet meters.
As Silver Spring Networks put it in a recent press release, Hawaii Electric’s ambitious, multi-application program unlocks value for consumers and raises the bar for smart grid programs.
How so? Consider that leveraging Silver Spring’s platform enabled the utility in its initial deployment to quickly and cost-effectively roll out the following smart grid apps…
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SSNI – News) today announced that it was recognized with the Frost & Sullivan 2014 New Zealand Smart Grid Solutions Company of the Year award. In New Zealand’s retailer led, disaggregated market, Silver Spring’s standards-based IPv6 networking platform, software, and services has helped enable energy retailers, distribution companies, and Metering Service Providers more flexibility and reliability in the delivery of their services and empowered consumers to take more control over their energy choices. Silver Spring has collaborated with SmartCo, a consortium of lines companies including Alpine Energy, Electricity Invercargill, Network Tasman, The Power Company, OnMetering, and WEL Networks, to deploy smart infrastructure services to support a number of retailers, and serving urban and rural consumers across New Zealand.
Silver Spring Networks, Inc., a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today announced that the SilverLink™ Sensor Network has been honored with a 2014 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award from TMCNet.com and Crossfire Media.
Silver Spring’s SilverLink Sensor Network is a new approach to unlocking insights from smart grid big data at up to 10x the speed and 1/10th the cost of traditional IT infrastructure.
Silver Spring Networks Inc. is working with Varentec Inc. to integrate Varentec’s Grid Edge Control technology with Silver Spring’s IPv6-based smart grid networking platform to provide utilities with greater volt/VAR optimization and conservation voltage reduction (CVR) capabilities.
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. SSNI +0.06% , a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today expressed its support for the CEPT’s framework for members to rationalize spectrum use at 870-875.6 MHz within European countries. Within the CEPT framework, 5.6 MHz of spectrum (870-875.6 MHz) has been allocated for use by systems such as “Metropolitan and Rural Area Networks (MRANS),” also widely known as wireless mesh machine-to-machine (M2M) networks. CEPT is the organization that represents the national regulatory authorities (NRAs) of 48 European countries.
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SSNI), a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today congratulated its customers Florida Power & Light (FPL) and Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for their recognition at the annual POWERGRID International Awards at the DistribuTECH 2014 Conference & Exhibition. FPL won the Smart Grid Program of the Year award for its ‘Reaping the Benefits of the Smart Grid’ program. John Di Stasio, GM and CEO of Sacramento Municipal Utility District, was also honored with the Large Utility CEO of the Year award.