AusNet selects Silver Spring to implement AMI in Victoria

Smart Grid

Australian energy company AusNet Services has selected software and services provider for utilities Silver Spring Networks to implement the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program launched by the government of Victoria.

Silver Spring will be deploying and supporting the initial operations of a multi-application, IPv6 network that it will be setting up as a temporary arrangement to cover AusNet Services’ territory across Eastern Victoria.

The Silver Spring solution will complement AusNet Services’ existing core technology systems.

Scott Lang, the chairman, president and CEO of Silver Spring Networks said: “By adopting the Silver Spring platform, AusNet Services will be utilizing a solution that is proven across the other Victorian distribution businesses.”

Silver Spring has been involved in enabling technology that meets Victorian specifications. It has more than 20 million homes and businesses worldwide connected to the grid.

The customers of Silver Spring Networks include utilities around the globe such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Progress Energy and Singapore Power.

Earlier this month, Silver Spring announced an expansion of its relationship with EVESA.

EVESA is the operator responsible for managing the street light and traffic control systems in Paris.

Under the agreement Silver Spring is to deploy a citywide canopy network connecting the above-ground and subterranean cabinet-based controllers for street and traffic lights across Paris.

The network will cover localities including such iconic neighborhoods as the Louvre, Hotel-de-Ville, Palais-Bourbon, Elysee, the Bourse, and remaining arrondissements.

Ajith Kumar S