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Snohomish County Public Utility District

Smart Utilities & Distrinution Automation

The second largest publicly owned utility in the Pacific Northwest, Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) selected Silver Spring Networks for a distribution automation (DA) project to improve grid reliability, efficiency and resiliency. Leveraging Silver Spring’s powerful, two-way communications, Snohomish County PUD can remotely connect, monitor and manage DA equipment, improving quality of service for over 9,100 customers in the DA demonstration area. A standards-based IPv6 infrastructure also gives Snohomish County PUD a ‘future-proof’ guarantee – by supporting multiple smart grid applications on a single network.

Silver Spring’s standards-based platform lets us deliver value to our customers – decreasing costs through improved energy usage management and increasing reliability through automated processes and faster response times.
Chris Heimgartner, Assistant General Manager Distribution & Engineering Services