SSN to the rescue for muni and coop systems integration


By: SGN Staff


Quick Take: We've been telling you about the platforms wars - the battle to assemble lots of pre-integrated, pre-certified solutions. And about the move to interoperability. And about the increased attention to munis and coops, which can often move more quickly to adopt new innovations. And about the growing number of solutions delivered via the cloud, doing away with the need for a utility to employ a large IT staff. So I thought you'd want to see this comprehensive announcement, which encapsulates all four trends.- By Jesse Berst


Silver Spring Networks to Support MultiSpeak® Interoperability Standard,
Simplifies Integration and Speeds Deployment for Municipal and Cooperative Utilities

Interoperability with MilSoft, MeterSense, and SmartGridCIS to Help
Municipal and Cooperative Utilities Unlock More Value from Investments

Nashville, TN. - June 17, 2013 - Today at the American Public Power Association’s National Conference, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) unveiled several efforts to help simplify systems integration and accelerate deployment of smart grid technologies for municipal and cooperative utilities. Silver Spring will be leveraging the MultiSpeak specification for interoperability and will also enable a pre-paid billing solution to help municipal and cooperative utilities augment services and increase the return on their smart grid investment.

"Supporting industry standards and interoperability, which significantly lowers costs and speeds time to deployment, is vital for this important group of utilities,” said Anil Gadre, Executive Vice President of Products, Silver Spring Networks. "Our widely adopted, standards-based platform connects more than 16.5 million smart grid devices worldwide and our ecosystem continues to grow larger every day. Silver Spring is committed to accelerating smart grid innovation for municipal and cooperative utilities so they can deliver even higher value to their consumers.”