Silver Spring Networks Unveils New High-Precision UtilityIQ™ Demand Optimizer; Oklahoma Gas & Electric to Leverage for

  Silver Spring Networks Unveils New High-Precision UtilityIQ™ Demand
  Optimizer; Oklahoma Gas & Electric to Leverage for Pioneering SmartHours DR

Expands End-to-End Demand Side Management Portfolio for Load Control and Price

DistribuTECH 2013

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- January 29, 2013

DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition – Silver Spring Networks, a leading
networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today
announced the new UtilityIQ™ Demand Optimizer solution, a high-precision
Demand Response Management System that helps utilities manage peak load,
implement real-time demand response initiatives, and optimize load across all
DR programs and customer segments. The new UtilityIQ Demand Optimizer solution
further expands Silver Spring’s end-to-end Demand Side Management portfolio,
which leverages the power of the Silver Spring IPv6 networking platform that
connects more than 13 million homes and businesses worldwide.

“Our utility customers are looking to Silver Spring’s networking platform to
enable a new generation of intelligent applications, and for many Demand Side
Management is at the top of the list,” said Matt Smith, head of the demand
side management business at Silver Spring Networks. “The new UtilityIQ Demand
Optimizer solution further expands our DSM portfolio, providing our customers
with a robust set of technologies to implement their DR initiatives.”

The Silver Spring UtilityIQ Demand Optimizer solution delivers fully
integrated Demand Response Management capabilities including:

  *Optimizes load management across disparate DR programs and systems, such
    as load control, time of use, and price response, among others.
  *A powerful real-time optimization and forecast analytics engine that
    leverages existing meter data to provide granular, highly accurate load
    shed forecasts.
  *Advanced measurement and verification for reporting of results in real
  *Dispatch of load control events to devices via the Silver Spring Smart
    Energy Platform or other head-end system.
  *Simplified program management via a rules-based engine to administrate
    business rules and constraints and track and enforce events.
  *CRM functions to ensure customer eligibility, track customer
    participation, and manage multiple participations.
  *A customer notification system that alerts consumers of upcoming events
    through multiple communications channels.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric’s (OG&E) pioneering SmartHours DR initiative leverages
Silver Spring’s Demand Side Management solutions to encourage customers to
modify their energy use to off-peak hours. OG&E will be deploying Silver
Spring’s new UtilityIQ™ Demand Optimizer solution as it expands the SmartHours
program and further empowers its customers to shift energy consumption, save
money and reduce peak demand.

For more information on UtilityIQ Demand Optimizer visit

Powering Innovative Demand Response Programs

Today’s announcement underscores the innovation in Silver Spring’s end-to-end
Demand Side Management portfolio. Utilities are increasingly looking to demand
side management (DSM) programs and technologies to increase customer
satisfaction, meet more stringent regulatory requirements, reduce peak
consumption, manage new sources of demand and generation, and improve their
performance. Silver Spring is delivering an end-to-end DSM portfolio, which
includes award-winning smart grid network infrastructure, head-end and
back-office software, Direct-to-Grid™ load control solutions, ZigBee-enabled
HAN devices, price response solutions, and a consumer engagement platform and
education programs. Silver Spring also delivers a full suite of professional
services and a broad partner ecosystem to enable utilities to quickly deploy
new DSM programs.

For more information on Silver Spring’s industry-leading DSM portfolio visit

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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, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric,
and Pepco Holdings, Inc. among others. For more informationplease


Silver Spring Networks
Noel Hartzell, 650-298-4184
Global Communications
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