Kihei, Hawaii, November 14, 2011 — Silver Spring Networks received a new deal from Maui Electric Co. and Hawaii Natural Energy Institute at the University of Hawaii.
As per this deal, Silver Spring Networks will install a smart grid project on the island of Maui. Silver Spring Networks stated that the Maui Smart Grid Project will assess the use of smart grid technologies to combine renewable energy sources, including wind and solar photovoltaics; decrease expenses and boost management related to growing peak demand; as well as run the electricity grid more efficiently through better asset use.
MECO residential clients in Kihei area of South Maui can take part in this project. Volunteer participants can assess thorough information of their usage on an energy-management Web portal and in-home devices including smart thermostats.
Silver Spring Networks is collaborating with MECO and HNEI, to develop customer engagement and education program for the project. Besides this, the company will offer its Smart Energy Platform, which covers CustomerIQ, company's Web-based energy-management portal, advanced metering, demand response and distribution automation solutions.