San Mateo, Calif., October 21, 2008 – eMeter, a global leader in clean energy technology, announced today that Silver Spring Networks, a leading provider of Smart Grid technology solutions has joined its IntegratedMDM SM Program.
“The purpose of eMeter’s IntegratedMDM Program is to foster closer cooperation and interoperability between eMeter’s EnergyIPTM, the leading independent Meter Data Management (MDM) System, and leading AMI technologies,” said Larsh Johnson, eMeter CTO. “With the capabilities of AMI systems evolving so rapidly, this program is designed to provide utilities with assurance that if they select a participating AMI technology, the technology will operate with the EnergyIP MDMS now and in the future. Utilities selecting AMI solutions can be fully confident that our products will work well together and meet or exceed performance requirements.”
This program formalizes the working relationship that eMeter has enjoyed with Silver Spring Networks. Under the program, each company independently agrees to cooperate in the integration of their Smart Grid technology with the EnergyIP software. The eMeter IntegratedMDM program consists of the following elements:
Interoperability. Enabling eMeter’s MDM to interoperate with the participating advanced metering technologies.
Independence of MDM and Metering Systems. Creating open, independent MDM that allows utilities to select from multiple offerings now and in the future.
Integration Planning. On-going development cooperation and release planning between eMeter and the AMI companies covering existing and future functionality.
“We are pleased to be a member of the eMeter IntegratedMDM program, a component of the developing Smart Grid ecosystem.” said John O’Farrell, Executive Vice President, Silver Spring Networks. “EnergyIP’s architecture supports and complements our IP-based Smart Energy Network, ensuring that our customers will get the full value of our advanced metering solution.”
Silver Spring Networks joins Current Technologies, EDMI, Eka Systems, Elster, Landis+Gyr, Sensus and Trilliant as the newest member of the IntegratedMDM program. eMeter developed EnergyIP specifically to support the installation, operation, and management of AMI systems and meter data. eMeter’s software is the leading multi-vendor AMI integration platform built upon an open Service Oriented Architecture incorporating real-time messaging technology. EnergyIP supports a wide range of growing Smart Grid functions, ranging from interval metering to Home Area Networks (HANs).
About eMeter Corporation
With 23 million meters under contract, eMeter Corporation of San Mateo, California, provides software that enables electric, gas, and water utilities to realize the full benefits of their Advanced Metering and Smart Grid initiatives. EnergyIP, eMeter’s premier enterprise MDM software platform, offers a full suite of Meter Data Management functionality, an Integration Platform for linking a variety of AMI systems to multiple utility information systems, and Business Process Management Tools specializing in AMI implementation, operations, and maintenance. eMeter’s experienced professional services team is available to plan, install, and configure the EnergyIP software, as well as provide strategic consulting services related to meter data management, advanced metering, and demand response. eMeter recently announced a strategic partnership for global distribution with Siemens Corporation. For more information, please visit www.emeter.com.
About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks has created the technology, software and services to enable utilities to transmit and receive information from any point on the grid – also known as the Smart Grid. The Company’s patented technology enables our customers to enhance the reliability and quality of their services while at the same giving them the potential to better utilize their scarce power generating capacity, reduce carbon emissions and improve operating efficiency. The Company’s technology systems and services are based on the Internet Protocol (IP) suite. The Smart Energy Network addresses the challenges of running multiple applications and devices on a common infrastructure by using multiple transport technologies and empowers consumers to manage their energy more efficiently. This smarter, more efficient grid could cut the growth rate of worldwide energy consumption by more than half over the next 15 years and drastically reduce carbon emissions.
Silver Spring Networks was named a Technology Pioneer at the 2008 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was named to the 2008 Red Herring 100 and the 2008 AlwaysOn Global 250 and was a recipient of the GoingGreen and Brilliant Innovation Awards in 2007. For additional information, visit www.silverspringnetworks.com.
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