Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Clean Tech Category
Redwood City, CA, June 19, 2009 – Silver Spring Networks, Inc., a leading Smart Grid networking solutions company, today announced that its President, Chairman and CEO Scott Lang received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award in the clean tech category in Northern California. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Scott was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at The San Jose Fairmont on June 13, 2009.
“I am honored to be recognized by Ernst & Young for leading the hard-working and dedicated team at Silver Spring Networks and to have been in the company of the other exceptional nominees in the clean tech category,” said Scott. “Those of us who work in this field are privileged to make a critical difference in how our society uses energy and help mitigate the effects of climate change. This award truly belongs to every employee at Silver Spring Networks, as well as to our partners, who all play a key role in transforming how we deliver and consume power around the world.”
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 23rd anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“We are proud to recognize the achievements of Scott Lang,” said Ernie Cortes, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for Northern California. “Award recipients of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award build leading businesses and contribute significantly to the strength of our region’s economy. Their success helps our area grow stronger.”
As a Northern California award recipient, Scott Lang is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 national program. Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 14, 2009. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have SAP and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as national sponsors.
In Northern California, local sponsors include The Big Picture, Scherzer International, Smart Business and The Summit Group.
About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks is a leading Smart Grid network solutions provider that enables utilities to achieve operational efficiencies, reduce carbon emissions and offer their customers new ways to monitor and manage their energy consumption. SSN provides the hardware, software and services that allow utilities to deploy and run unlimited advanced applications, including Smart Metering, Demand Response, Distribution Automation and Distributed Generation, over a single, unified network. SSN’s Smart Energy Network is based on open, Internet Protocol (IP) standards, allowing continuous, two-way communication between the utility and every device on the grid. SSN has successful 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. In 2008, the World Economic Forum honored Silver Spring Networks as a Technology Pioneer. SSN also holds numerous patents in the area of utility network optimization. For additional information, please visit www.silverspringnet.com.
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.
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