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SmartCo, a consortium of New Zealand electricity distribution companies, has selected Silver Spring Networks Inc. to deploy a smart grid network across New Zealand.

According to Silver Spring, SmartCo is pursuing a new business model in New Zealand's disaggregated market where retailers are responsible for deploying smart meters. SmartCo and its lines company members will use Silver Spring’s platform to provide smart metering services to energy retailers, as well as leverage the same platform to improve services for consumers.

“SmartCo chose Silver Spring’s standards-based platform because it was the only solution that served the needs of both our energy retailer customers and lines company owners,” says John O’Hara, executive chairman at SmartCo. “Building our own Silver Spring mesh network will allow us to cost-effectively provide the highest-possible meter coverage for our retailer customers.”




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