Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) has been selected for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployment by Choptank Electric Cooperative, which serves over 52,000 members on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Silver Spring’s multi-application IPv6 network platform and managed services will connect Choptank’s members across its 7,500 square mile service territory, while providing the option to cost-effectively add additional smart grid applications in the future.
“Millions of people nationwide are served by cooperative utilities, and we view this market as one that holds significant opportunity in providing energy advances to operators and the members they serve,” said Eric Dresselhuys, EVP of Global Development and Sales, Silver Spring Networks. “We are honored to partner with Choptank to leverage our proven, standards-based networking infrastructure and rapidly deploy smart grid solutions and services for the citizens of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, while building a long-term foundation that can offer to unlock more value for Choptank Electric and its members.”
“Our geographic location and rural service territory means improved grid reliability, remote connect / disconnect, advanced outage management and other smart grid benefits are critical advanced energy services for our members,” said Mike Wheatley, President and CEO, Choptank Electric Cooperative. “Silver Spring’s proven platform, managed services and breadth of its partnerships were critical in our selection process. Additionally, their commitment to open standards and interoperability with MultiSpeak were crucial in helping us avoid the expense and time of costly integrations.”