Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Silver Spring flags milestone of 20 million connected devices

Iain Morris
November 18, 2014

Smart grid player Silver Spring Networks says it has hit the milestone of providing some 20 million connected devices for smart energy and smart city networks globally.

Besides flagging this achievement, the company said it had also reached a record backlog of business at the end of its third quarter, claiming to have seen off competition from other smart grid players in the recent three-month period.

“Today I want to thank both our longtime and our new customers,” said Scott Lang, the chairman, president and chief executive of Silver Spring (Redwood City, CA, USA). “Together, we are transforming the industry by unlocking exceptional efficiencies, driving record consumer satisfaction levels, and improving the sustainability of our communities.”

“In partnership with our leading global customers, we are delivering the only proven platform that delivers these ongoing benefits for decades to come,” he added.

The company has recently expanded its technology offerings to complement its Gen4 network platform and its efforts appear to have borne fruit.

New offerings include its SilverLink Sensor Network big data analytics solution, which is being used by Consumers Energy (Jackson, MI, USA) – a utility in Michigan – to provide additional services and benefits to some 2.9 million customers.

Meanwhile, Florida Power & Light (Juno Beach, FL, USA) has adopted Silver Spring’s new Streetlight.Vision software for a smart street lights initiative in South Florida.

Another success has come via City Utilities of Springfield (MO, USA), which has chosen a recently launched water metering solution from Silver Spring for use in a smart grid “triple play” that supports the use of electricity, gas and water services.

Silver Spring has deals in place with a number of other leading utilities, including Baltimore Gas & Electric (MD, USA), Commonwealth Edison (Chicago, IL, USA) and Pepco Holdings (Washington, DC, USA).
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