|[August 27, 2012]
Silver Spring Networks Selected by Unison for New Zealand Smart Grid Deployment
HASTINGS, New Zealand & REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions
provider for smart energy networks, today announced that it has been
selected by Unison (News - Alert) for a smart grid project in New Zealand. Silver
Spring's standards-based IPv6 networking solution will be deployed
across the entirety of Unison's service territory (in Hawke's Bay,
Rotorua and Taupo). Unison's smart grid roll out is expected to deliver
improved reliability and service for consumers, provide enhanced
management of power grid assets, and enable greater overall energy
"We are honored to partner with Unison to deliver the standards-based
networking platform underpinning its innovative smart grid strategy,"
said Scott Lang, CEO of Silver Spring Networks. "Unison is deploying a
smart grid infrastructure upon which it can deliver future innovations
to customers and is helping establish New Zealand as a global benchmark
for modern, efficient, and smarter energy networks."
"Silver Spring Networks is recognized as a global leader in this field.
Silver Spring's standards-based infrastructure allows us to leverage a
single platform to provide many smart grid applications and solutions,"
said Ken Sutherland, Unison Group Chief Executive. "Linked in to our
fibre backbone, Silver Spring's networking platform will become the
cornerstone for our smart grid by enabling real-time communiction with
network devices, as well as real-time monitoring of the status and
quality of customer supply."
The deployment leverages Silver Spring's Gen4 networking technology,
providing increased performance, reliability, and security. Silver
Spring's standards-based IPv6 networking platform supports a range of
solutions and applications focused on increasing power grid performance
and improving energy efficiency. Silver Spring's proven technologies,
growing partner ecosystem, and broad customer adoption have led to more
than 12 million homes and businesses networked on its Smart Energy
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Unison Networks Limited - trading as Unison - owns, designs, manages and
operates the electricity network that serves the Hawke's Bay, Taupo and
Rotorua regions. The network spans over 9,000km and supplies over
108,000 connected customers with approximately 1,678 GWh of electricity
per annum, making Unison one of the larger electricity distribution
businesses in New Zealand. Unison has been serving the community and
providing a service in this industry sector for over 80 years.
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 12 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, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited,
Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc. and United Energy among
others. For more information please visit www.silverspringnet.com.
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