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TMCNet:  Silver Spring Networks Bolsters Smart Grid Project with EDP Distribuicao in Portugal [Manufacturing Close - Up]

[October 05, 2013]

Silver Spring Networks Bolsters Smart Grid Project with EDP Distribuicao in Portugal [Manufacturing Close - Up]

(Manufacturing Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Silver Spring Networks, Inc., a networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, announced it is entering the next phase of the project to provide a foundational networking platform supporting a new EDP Distribuicao smart grid initiative in Portugal.

According to a release, the project will take place in the municipality of Batalha and is part of EDP's continued implementation of smart grid technology following the successful InovGrid initiative. The project will combine Distribution Automation features to minimize customer interruptions together with consumption and generation-intensive duty-cycle automated meter reading, enabling new customer services and a smarter integration of distributed generation supported by an active distribution system management, all using the same standards-based communications platform. Silver Spring's open, IPv6 networking platform enables utilities of all sizes and across all geographies to deploy a broad set of smart grid applications atop a common platform.

"We're proud to help EDP Distribuicao unlock more value and better serve their customers with our proven, market-leading smart grid networking platform," said Scott Lang, Chairman, President and CEO, Silver Spring Networks. "We look forward to continued success in our project and helping EDP Distribuicao continue to transform its power grid." "We believe that Silver Spring is a partner that can help us to achieve our smart grid vision in this new project," said Joao Torres, CEO of EDP Distribuicao. "Silver Spring's multi-application networking platform has demonstrated its performance in a previous pilot project and we now want to extend it to more customers and deliver a wide array of advanced smart grid services." The Silver Spring Smart Energy Platform ensures connectivity and interoperability, establishing a foundation for multiple smart grid solutions to be deployed atop a common IPv6 network.

Silver Spring Networks is a networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks.

More information: silverspringnet.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com)) (c) 2013 ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved.

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