Silver Spring Networks strikes smart grid deals in Baltimore, Singapore

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Silver Spring announced that Baltimore Gas and Electric will leverage its Silver Spring IPv6 smart grid platform to connect new devices in their distribution system.

The existing Silver Spring multi-application platform will connect about 3,000 automated reclosers and 4,800 capacitor controls to enhance BG&E’s smart grid across its 2,300 square mile service territory.

Additionally, Silver Spring will host its GridScape Network Manager for BG&E as software-as-a-service to support out-of-band and in-band management for polling, event management, diagnostics, real-time visualization and auditing across all grid management devices.

The expanded grid management solution is estimated to eliminate about 2 million interruptions for BG&E customers per year. In addition to supporting these critical intelligent devices, Silver Spring’s fifth generation platform – Gen5 – is interoperable with previous generations of Silver Spring technology deployed for BG&E, and can be used to support additional operational improvements such as automated fault locating to help improve overall system reliability.

Silver Spring also announced its agreement with Singapore Power to expand Singapore Power’s uses and applications of its existing wireless mesh network platform across Singapore. Singapore Power, which provides electricity to 1.4 million homes and businesses on the island, plans to leverage its AMI deployment to connect an additional 200,000 electric residential customers.

Silver Spring’s multi-application IPv6 platform will be extended to help Singapore Power improve its operational efficiencies, serve more advanced metering customers and for Singapore Power to develop a digital data and internet of things platform. The joint efforts will support Singapore’s ‘Smart Nation’ goal by leveraging the IoT to improve efficiency, security, economic development and quality of life for its citizens.

Since April 2014, Silver Spring has helped Singapore Power deliver deregulated energy services for the Energy Market Authority’s retail contestability program in Singapore. Silver Spring has deployed its IPv6 platform throughout the country to enable customers to choose from a variety of retail energy providers and purchase electricity at wholesale market prices.

With more than 24.9 million enabled devices currently delivered on five continents, Silver Spring is deploying IoT networks in additional iconic cities and regions, including Bristol, Chicago, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, San Antonio, San Jose, Stockholm and Kolkata, India.

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