Accelerating Smart Grid Initiatives in Response to Strong Global Demand
Redwood City, CA, December 15, 2009 – Silver Spring Networks, a leading Smart Grid solutions provider, today announced the closing of a $100 million preferred equity round. The financing will be used for development of new smart grid applications, job growth and the continued expansion of Silver Spring’s global footprint.
“We have a terrific opportunity to accelerate the development and deployment of next generation smart grid initiatives,” said Warren Jenson, Chief Financial Officer of Silver Spring Networks. “At a time when world leaders have gathered in Copenhagen, we’re honored to be partnering with some of the most progressive utilities in the world to address energy efficiency by building out the smart grid. We are pleased to have a great set of investors that share our vision.”
The investment round was led by institutional investors and included existing investors Google Ventures, Foundation Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Northgate Capital.
About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks is a leading Smart Grid solution provider that enables utilities to achieve operational efficiencies, reduce carbon emissions and empower their customers with new ways to monitor and manage their energy consumption. Silver Spring provides the hardware, software and services that allow utilities to deploy advanced applications, including Smart Metering, Demand Response, Distribution Automation and Distributed Generation, over a single, unified network. Silver Spring’s Smart Energy Platform is based on open, Internet Protocol (IP) standards, allowing continuous, two-way communication between the utility and devices on the grid. Silver Spring has numerous deployments with leading utilities in the US and abroad, including Florida Power & Light, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc., Jemena Electricity Networks Limited and United Energy Distribution, among others. For additional information, please visit www.silverspringnet.com.