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Silver Spring Networks has announced that it has been selected by Unison for a smart grid project in New Zealand. Silver Spring's standards-based IPv6 networking solution will be deployed across the entirety of Unison's service territory (Hawke's Bay, Rotorua and Taupo).

According to the companies, the smart grid roll-out is expected to deliver improved reliability and service for Unison's consumers, provide enhanced management of power grid assets, and enable greater overall energy efficiency.

The deployment includes Silver Spring’s Gen4 networking technology, which the company says provides increased performance, reliability and security. Silver Spring’s standards-based IPv6 networking platform supports a range of solutions and applications focused on increasing power grid performance and improving energy efficiency.

Unison’s network spans over 9,000 km and supplies about 108,000 connected customers with approximately 1,678 GWh of electricity per annum.


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