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Australia’s Jemena and UED Select Silver Spring Networks for Smart Grid

Silver Spring Networks, has been selected by Jemena Electricity Networks (JEN) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of energy infrastructure company Jemena Limited, and United Energy Distribution (UED) to provide the network to support the rollout of a government-mandated Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program.

Under the agreement, Silver Spring Networks will provide network infrastructure, devices, software and variety of services in support of the AMI Program. The deployment, which will begin on Sept. 1, 2009, and be completed by 2013, will network approximately 1 million homes and businesses throughout Victoria, Australia.

As part of the project, UED and Jemena will deploy other applications, including Remote Connect/Disconnect and Demand Response. The implementation plan is designed to allow these utilities to comply with the Victoria DPI mandates for smart metering.

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