Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions
provider for smart energy networks, today announced that it has
connected more than one million homes and businesses in Australia. In
partnership with CitiPower and Powercor Australia, Jemena, and United
Energy, Silver Spring Networks is providing the standards-based IPv6
networking platform, software and services to support the rollout of the
State Government of Victoria's Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
"Silver Spring's industry leading IPv6 networking platform, with over 12
million homes and businesses connected globally, is helping utilities
around the world better connect with their customers," said Scott Lang,
CEO of Silver Spring Networks. "Today's milestone achievement
establishes Australian utilities at the forefront of global efforts to
implement open, standards-based smart energy networks and empower
consumers to achieve greater energy efficiency."
Customers of CitiPower and Powercor, Jemena, and United Energy are
already realizing the benefits of the smart grid today. Because advanced
metering provides frequent and reliable reads, estimated bills are
quickly becoming a thing of the past, and consumers are already starting
to access their energy usage information online. Smart energy networks
also enable consumers with smart meters to enjoy faster and more
affordable service and maintenance without needing a field technician to
visit their home.
"Working with Silver Spring, CitiPower and Powercor have been able to
roll out more than 700,000 smart meters in both dense urban areas and
sparse rural territories to date, with more to come," said Shane
Breheny, CEO f CitiPower and Powercor. "Our program is on-time and
on-budget and has commenced delivering benefits to consumers via In Home
Displays, remote reconnections and enhanced outage management."
"Silver Spring has enabled Jemena to reliably read well over 99% of our
smart meters every day," said Paul Adams, Managing Director of Jemena.
"Jemena shares that information with consumers via our Electricity
Outlook portal enabling them to understand their household energy
usage and better manage their energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions."
"Silver Spring is helping us achieve our vision to create The
Intelligent Utility," said Hugh Gleeson, CEO of United Energy.
"Smart metering is just the first step. We are already beginning to
leverage our network investment to improve energy reliability and
efficiency by better managing the distribution network and empowering
consumers with new tools such as our Energy Easy internet portal.
By using Energy Easy (available to UE customers with a smart
meter installed via www.ue.com.au)
our customers can monitor and understand their energy use and use that
information to choose a retail electricity offer that better suits their
Silver Spring's standards-based IPv6 networking platform supports a
range of solutions and applications focused on increasing power grid
performance and improving energy efficiency. The platform supports
distribution automation and outage notification systems to enhance the
reliability of the electrical grid for consumers. The platform will also
support demand-side management and is fully compliant with the Victorian
Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) criteria enabling in-home displays for
About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and solutions
provider for smart energy networks. With its pioneering IPv6 networking
platform, Silver Spring has connected more than 12 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 Networks is used by major utilities around the globe
including Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth
Edison, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited,
Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc. and United Energy among
others. For more information please visit www.silverspringnet.com.
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