Silver Spring Networks Keynotes Australia and New Zealand’s Largest Smart Grid Conference

  Silver Spring Networks Keynotes Australia and New Zealand’s Largest Smart
  Grid Conference

Smart Utilities Australia & New Zealand Conference 2012

Business Wire

MELBOURNE, Australia -- November 21, 2012

Today at the 10^th annual Smart Utilities Australia & New Zealand conference,
Anil Gadre, Executive Vice President of Products at Silver Spring Networks,
delivered a keynote presentation detailing next-generation initiatives for
utilities that are moving past the smart meter ‘tipping point.’ Silver
Spring’s open, IPv6-based networking platform has connected more than 13
million homes and businesses worldwide and enables utilities of all sizes and
across all geographies to deploy the broadest array of smart grid applications
atop a common platform. The keynote can be viewed in its entirety at

“The market has tipped. In just 6 years the industry has moved beyond science
projects and small pilots to proven, industrial-scale deployments that are
delivering clear and demonstrable benefits to consumers and utilities alike,”
said Gadre. “With the Silver Spring Smart Energy Platform, we are helping our
global utility customers deploy multiple applications atop their
standards-based smart grid network, unlocking even more value from their
infrastructure modernization investments.”

During the keynote presentation, “Past the Tipping Point: Beyond the Smart
Meter,” Gadre described five grid modernization initiatives utilities can
implement immediately. These include leveraging smart grid for higher
reliability through faster and less expensive service restoration in the event
of outages; precision Demand Response for peak load reduction and the
empowerment of end-consumers to monitor and manage their power consumption;
utilizing a single, territory-wide canopy network to integrate multiple AMI
and water programs; integrating renewable energy sources and bringing online
more electric vehicles; and improving operational efficiency and grid
performance through advanced analytics and insights.

Working in partnership with CitiPower & Powercor Australia, Jemena Electricity
Networks Limited, and United Energy, Silver Spring Networks has connected more
than 1.2 million homes and business to the smart grid in Victoria, Australia
for the state’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure program. In New Zealand,
Silver Spring was recently selected by Unison to deliver the standards-based
networking platform underpinning its innovative smart grid strategy. WEL
Networks has also selected Silver Spring for an innovative smart grid
deployment in the Waikato region of New Zealand.

The Smart Utilities Australia & New Zealand conference, attended by
electricity industry retailers, distributors and water utilities, is one of
the largest forums for discussing water and electricity utility developments
and innovation in the Australia and New Zealand region.

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About Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks isaleadingnetworking platform and solutions provider
for smart energy networks. With its pioneering IPv6 networking platform,
Silver Spring has connected more than 13 million homes and businesses
throughoutthe worldwith the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for
the planet. Silver Spring’s innovative products enable utilities to gain
efficiencies,integrate renewable energy sources and empower customers to
monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks is used by major
utilities around the globe includingBaltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower &
Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, CPFL Energia, Florida Power & Light, Jemena
Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc. and
United Energy among others. For more informationplease



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Noel Hartzell, 650-298-4184
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