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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.

Varentec's ENGO field hardware will leverage Silver Spring's multi-application network to help utilities proactively achieve better grid control and also manage renewable energy sources on the grid. This distribution automation solution will offer utilities a combination of control and monitoring capabilities that yield granular results to help achieve energy conservation and improve grid reliability.

"The partnership will offer utilities grid modernization that will be able to deliver more reliable power quality, increase energy efficiency and reduce response time in the event of a grid disturbance," says Andrew Dillon, vice president of business development for Varentec.

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