City Utilities of Springfield picks Silver Spring Networks for smart grid project

City Utilities’ advanced smart grid program is expected to unlock increased customer value by leveraging Silver Spring’s unified network platform and managed services across its three different services

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Silver Spring Networks has been selected for an advanced, multi-application smart grid deployment for City Utilities of Springfield, a community-owned utility delivering electricity, natural gas and water services to more than 106,000 customers in southwest Missouri.

City Utilities’ advanced smart grid program is expected to unlock increased customer value by leveraging Silver Spring’s unified network platform and managed services across its three different services. It is also expected to deliver improved service reliability, reduced operating costs, greater energy efficiency, and to empower City Utilities’ customers to make better energy and water usage decisions.

“We are honored to help City Utilities leverage some of the industry’s most advanced technology to deliver smart electricity, water, and gas services to their customers,” said Eric Dresselhuys, EVP of Global Sales and Development, Silver Spring Networks. “Multi-service municipal utilities face complex challenges in managing separate distribution networks for each service and we applaud City Utilities’ ‘no compromise’ approach to delivering lasting benefits for its customers. City Utilities’ program is expected to deliver benefits on par with the best global projects and set a new standard for public power providers.”

“Silver Spring’s multi-application networking platform allows us to better manage and reduce operational costs,” said Scott Miller, General Manager, City Utilities. “This solution provides innovative options for all of our customers.”

“This agreement with City Utilities continues the great momentum that Silver Spring has built in addressing the specific needs of public power providers,” continued Dresselhuys. “We expect to expand further into this market and increase our investments in this space.”

Silver Spring offers a ready-to-deploy Municipal and Cooperative Smart Grid Solution that makes it easy to rapidly scope, deploy and test results for capabilities such as advanced metering infrastructure for electricity, water, and natural gas customers, demand response, distribution automation, and other critical infrastructure applications over time.

Silver Spring is already working with municipal and cooperative utilities such as 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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