Next-Generation Distribution Automation Offering Delivers Always-On Power Line Intelligence for Utilities
Redwood City, CA, July 26, 2012 — Silver Spring Networks, a leading technology and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today announced the availability of the industry’s most advanced faulted circuit indicator integrated into its standards-based Smart Energy Platform. This new distribution automation (DA) solution provides utilities much deeper insight into the operational conditions of their smart grid, providing real-time, location-aware intelligence on the integrity of their distribution lines. These ongoing operational alerts and data help utilities reduce overall costs, improve operational efficiency, and speed response times when power outages occur.
“Silver Spring continues to deliver even more value to our utility customers with this unique DA solution integrated into our open networking platform,” said Anil Gadre, Executive Vice President of Products, Silver Spring Networks. “This is a great example of how one networking platform can serve the needs of DA, in addition to AMI and DR, and provide huge leverage to our customers because of that unified, proven, and extensible platform.”
Silver Spring has enhanced its GridScape network management application to support configuration and management of the Silver Spring Communications Module embedded within the advanced grid sensor. Designed by Sentient Energy and known as the Master Monitor 2 (MM2), the device installs easily on overhead power lines. As part of the Silver Spring Partner Program, the two companies worked closely together to integrate the device with Silver Spring’s technology.
Silver Spring is reselling the Sentient MM2. The device, as well as Silver Spring GridScape 1.3 with support for managing Silver Spring communications in MM2 devices, is available now.
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Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform technology and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Silver Spring has connected over 11 million homes and businesses throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring’s innovative products enable utilities to gain efficiencies, integrate renewable energy sources and empower customers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring clients include Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Pepco Holdings, Inc. among others. For more information please visit www.silverspringnet.com.
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