Smart Grid Leader Recognized for Proven, Secure IPv6 Networking Platform and Innovative Solutions
Washington, DC, October 17, 2011 – Silver Spring Networks would like to thank its utility clients, partners and employees for their hard work, dedication and commitment to being named Company of the Year for North America, awarded to the highest-ranked company on the annual Global Cleantech 100 list from each region. This is the third consecutive year that Silver Spring has been selected to this prestigious list. Presented by The Guardian newspaper and Cleantech Group, the Global Cleantech 100 represents the collective opinion of hundreds of leading experts from cleantech innovation around the world, as well as the specific input of an expert industry panel.
“This honor is the result of the commitment of our utility clients, partners and employees to transform the electrical grid. By modernizing the grid with a proven IPv6 networking platform and innovative solutions, we can improve the reliability, security and efficiency of our energy delivery while increasing consumer empowerment and reducing our environmental impact,” said Scott Lang, Chairman, President and CEO of Silver Spring Networks. “On behalf of our clients, partners and employees, we are honored that our shared commitment to transforming the way the world thinks about energy is being recognized by this prestigious award, for the third straight year.”
The Global Cleantech 100 program is produced in collaboration with the UK’s Guardian News and Media. The list is derived from Cleantech Group’s own data and research combined with the weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations and the viewpoints of a global panel of 70 cleantech experts. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.
About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks provides a leading networking platform and solutions that enable utilities to transform the power grid infrastructure into the smart grid, helping 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 and run multiple smart grid solutions, including Advanced Metering, Distribution Automation and Demand Side Management, over a single, unified network. Silver Spring’s Smart Energy Platform is based on open, Internet Protocol (IPv6) standards, allowing continuous, two-way communication between the utility and devices on the grid. Silver Spring has numerous deployments with leading utilities around the world, including Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc., and United Energy Distribution, among others. For additional information, please visit www.silverspringnet.com.
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