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New Braunfels Utilities Selects Multi-Application Network for Smart Grid

Sept. 23, 2015
Municipal Provider Leverages Multi-Application Network and Managed Services to Improve Benefits for Citizens and Establish Dynamic Metering Infrastructure

Silver Spring Networks has been selected by New Braunfels Utilities to deploy its multi-application network across the city for a comprehensive Dynamic Metering Infrastructure program supporting both electricity and water services. The Silver Spring smart grid networking platform will help New Braunfels Utilities control costs, improve outage response, enhance customer communications, and deliver expanded energy and water services to its customers. New Braunfels Utilities is a municipally owned utility that delivers electricity, water, and wastewater services for more than 60,000 residents of New Braunfels, a fast growing city along the Austin-to-San Antonio Interstate-35 corridor in central Texas.

“NBU is expanding rapidly and we wanted to deploy a scalable network platform that allows us to deliver benefits today, while also establishing a foundation for new concepts for our community and customers in the future,“ said Trino Pedraza, NBU Systems Technology Manager. “We deliver a range of energy and water services to customers, so a platform that combines high performance with reliability, cost-effectiveness, and support for multiple applications was crucial in our selection.”

Silver Spring delivers a ready-to-deploy Municipal and Cooperative Utility solution that makes it easy to rapidly scope and deploy sophisticated Advanced Metering Infrastructure for electricity, water, and natural gas customers, Demand Response, Distribution Automation, and other critical infrastructure and smart city applications over time. Silver Spring is already working with municipal and cooperative utilities such as Choptank Electric Cooperative, City Utilities of Springfield, CPS Energy, Modesto Irrigation District, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Snohomish County Public Utility District and others, to unlock smart grid benefits for their consumers today.

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