Silver Spring Networks metering program to deploy in Western Australia

Silver Spring Networks was selected for an advanced metering program by Horizon Power, a Western Australian government owned utility, which has a service territory spanning about 888,000 square miles, one of the most sparsely populated in the world.

Silver Spring’s multi-application, IPv6 network platform will be used to connect Horizon Power’s 47,000 customers for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) program, making it the first distribution utility in Australia to pursue a non-mandated AMI deployment and a customer pre-payment program.

The program is a part of the $34 million project funded by the Western Australian government to reduce operating costs associated with customer services costs and the servicing of meters in remote locations.

Silver Spring was selected for the AMI program following the completion of a successful pre-payment program leveraging technology from Silver Spring partner SmartGridCIS to enable customers to pay for electricity in advance and better monitor their electricity use.

Silver Spring’s smart grid networking technology has connected over two million homes and businesses in Australia and New Zealand in partnership with CitiPower and Powercor Australia, Jemena, United Energy and Western Power in Australia, and SmartCo, Metrix and WEL Networks in New Zealand.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs