Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions
provider for smart energy networks, today expanded its Distribution
Automation (DA) portfolio with a new Transformer Monitoring solution
providing utilities real-time visibility into the performance of their
distribution and substation transformers. These insights, delivered
seamlessly into the Silver Spring UtilityIQ™ application software suite,
enable utilities to improve operations and management by providing
granular load, power quality, and voltage data. The Transformer
Monitoring solution also aids in reducing outage investigation times by
helping isolate fault locations.
Utilities deploying DA solutions atop a standards-based network that
supports AMI and other smart grid initiatives benefit from significant
capital and operational savings. Silver Spring's IPv6 networking
platform connects more than 13 million homes and businesses worldwide
and enables utilities of all sizes and across all geographies to deploy
the broadest array of smart grid applications atop a common platform.
"Historically, this level of visibility has been cost prohibitive for
utilities. With this new solution, we believe that our customers'
ability to leverage the Silver Spring network for yet another high-value
application will result in increased ROI," said Kuljeet Kalkat, Senior
Director of Product Management, Silver Spring Networks. "Tools that
improve grid reliability, especially ones that integrate seamlessly into
existing systems, help our utility customers optimize their DAprograms
A result of the Silver Spring Partner Program, the Silver Spring
Transformer Monitoring solution integrates Silver Spring's Gen4
Communications Module into the Elster A3 Alpha meter for distribution
pad-mounted and pole-top transformers. Real-time, transformer-level
monitoring of temperature, current, and voltage enables utilities to
pinpoint problem spots on the grid, proactively minimizing outages, and
identify both technical and non-technical losses, improving energy
efficiency. Silver Spring's UtilityIQ Advanced Metering Manager
application already supports the Elster A3 meter, seamlessly delivering
this valuable transformer monitoring data to the back office. This
solution complements the communications, power restoration, Conservation
Voltage Reduction (CVR), and next-generation grid sensors already in
Silver Spring's DA offerings. Silver Spring's customers leverage this
broad DA portfolio to support new energy devices and services such as
microgrids, distributed generation, and electric vehicles.
For more information visit www.silverspringnet.com/transformermonitor.
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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 13 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, CPFL Energia, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks
Limited, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Pepco
Holdings, Inc. among others. For more information please visit www.silverspringnet.com.
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