Silver Spring Networks Launches New Transformer Monitoring Solution, Enabling Greater Energy Savings and Improved System

  Silver Spring Networks Launches New Transformer Monitoring Solution,
  Enabling Greater Energy Savings and Improved System Reliability

  Expands Distribution Automation Portfolio and Helps Utilities Unlock More
                      Value From Smart Grid Investments

DistribuTECH 2013

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- January 29, 2013

Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions provider
for smart energy networks, today expanded its Distribution Automation (DA)
portfolio with a new Transformer Monitoring solution providing utilities
real-time visibility into the performance of their distribution and substation
transformers. These insights, delivered seamlessly into the Silver Spring
UtilityIQ™ application software suite, enable utilities to improve operations
and management by providing granular load, power quality, and voltage data.
The Transformer Monitoring solution also aids in reducing outage investigation
times by helping isolate fault locations.

Utilities deploying DA solutions atop a standards-based network that supports
AMI and other smart grid initiatives benefit from significant capital and
operational savings. Silver Spring’s IPv6 networking platform connects 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.

“Historically, this level of visibility has been cost prohibitive for
utilities. With this new solution, we believe that our customers’ ability to
leverage the Silver Spring network for yet another high-value application will
result in increased ROI,” said Kuljeet Kalkat, Senior Director of Product
Management, Silver Spring Networks. “Tools that improve grid reliability,
especially ones that integrate seamlessly into existing systems, help our
utility customers optimize their DA programs even further.”

A result of the Silver Spring Partner Program, the Silver Spring Transformer
Monitoring solution integrates Silver Spring’s Gen4 Communications Module into
the Elster A3 Alpha meter for distribution pad-mounted and pole-top
transformers. Real-time, transformer-level monitoring of temperature, current,
and voltage enables utilities to pinpoint problem spots on the grid,
proactively minimizing outages, and identify both technical and non-technical
losses, improving energy efficiency. Silver Spring’s UtilityIQ Advanced
Metering Manager application already supports the Elster A3 meter, seamlessly
delivering this valuable transformer monitoring data to the back office. This
solution complements the communications, power restoration, Conservation
Voltage Reduction (CVR), and next-generation grid sensors already in Silver
Spring’s DA offerings. Silver Spring’s customers leverage this broad DA
portfolio to support new energy devices and services such as microgrids,
distributed generation, and electric vehicles.

For more information visit www.silverspringnet.com/transformermonitor.

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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
visitwww.silverspringnet.com.

Contact:

Silver Spring Networks
Noel Hartzell, 650-298-4184
Global Communications
nhartzell@silverspringnet.com
 
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