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.


Hse SandyHook
Latest Top Stories

NERC CIP Version 5: Security In The Age Of Cyber Warfare

An expert from Waterfall Security Solutions finds that the latest standards are a leap forward for cybersecurity.


Does Income Determine Who Benefits The Most From Smart Grids?

According to the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, low-income consumers may be at a disadvantage.


Accenture And Siemens Form Smart Grid Joint Venture

OMNETRIC Group will help utilities improve energy efficiency, grid operations and reliability.


Maine Public Utilities Commission: Smart Meters Are Safe

According to a report by the commission, there is no direct link between smart meters and health issues.


Report: Global Solar Deployment Topped Wind In 2013

Research firm Clean Edge finds that solar surpassed wind for the first time since it began tracking international markets in 2000.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id