Silver Spring Networks, Inc. is entering the next phase of the project to provide a foundational networking platform supporting a new EDP Distribuição smart grid initiative in Portugal. The project will take place in the municipality of Batalha and is part of EDP’s continued implementation of smart grid technology following the InovGrid initiative. The project will combine advanced 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.
The Silver Spring Smart Energy Platform ensures seamless and system-wide connectivity and interoperability, establishing a foundation for multiple smart grid solutions to be deployed atop a common IPv6 network. Utilities benefit from improved operational efficiency, greater grid reliability, increased energy efficiency, and the ability to empower their consumers to take greater control over their energy consumption. This networking platform can be rapidly scaled across a diverse service territory, allowing utilities to quickly and economically expand their smart grid services offerings and add new solutions on the same, standards-based platform.