in News Departments > Products & Technology
print the content item

Silver Spring Networks Inc. has introduced a new smart grid solution that is designed primarily to enable municipal and cooperative utilities to deploy advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and other functionality.

The new Silver Spring Municipal and Cooperative Smart Grid Solution combines the necessary networking infrastructure, hardware, head-end software and professional services required to quickly initiate an AMI program. The suite enables utilities to improve operational efficiency, increase system reliability, and speed outage detection and service restoration.

Silver Spring is currently partnering with CPS Energy, the largest combined electricity and natural gas municipal utility in the U.S., to deploy a smart grid network that includes AMI, distribution automation and demand response. The company is also working with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) on multiple smart grid applications.

"Silver Spring's open, standards-based networking platform gives us the foundation we need to deliver advanced smart grid services to all of Sacramento's citizens," says Paul Lau, assistant general manager of power supply and grid operations for SMUD.

Hybrid Energy Innovations

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

USDA Invests $1.4 Billion To Boost Rural Grids Around The Country

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more loan guarantees for rural power companies and renewable energy firms in 21 states.


SPP Raises Concerns About EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan

Stakeholders around the U.S. are mulling over the Environmental Protection Agency's blueprint to cut emissions from existing power plants. The Southwest Power Pool has released its assessment of the plan.


Comverge, Constellation To Merge Demand Response Businesses

The two companies have announced a deal to combine their DR operations serving commercial and industrial customers and establish a new, standalone entity.


Grid-Scale Energy Storage Continues Making Inroads

A new report from Navigant Research highlights the biggest markets and most popular technologies for grid-scale energy storage.


Demand Response And Renewables Help SDG&E Tackle Record-Breaking Heat Wave

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recorded peak demand records last week and relied heavily on energy conservation, as well as imported wind and solar power, to keep the lights on.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180