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Silver Spring Networks Inc., a networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, and CPFL Energia, a Brazilian private electricity group, have completed the Grupo A client smart grid rollout in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

According to the companies, the next phase, which calls for CPFL to implement the smart grid for Grupo A clients in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, is expected to bring the total number of commercial and industrial customers connected to over 25,000 by the end of 2014.

Later this year, CPFL also expects to leverage the already-installed Silver Spring networking platform to deploy the smart grid to residential, low-voltage customers.

"As a part of CPFL's Tauron infrastructure modernization initiative, we've devoted much of our investment to this smart grid program," says Paulo Bombassaro, engineering director at CPFL Energia. "CPFL's success leading the first commercial-grade smart grid deployment in Brazil is based on the IPv6 platform from Silver Spring, and our customers are already reaping the benefits today."

In addition, the companies plan to partner on an initial distribution automation project, which will also leverage Silver Spring's standards-based network.

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