Silver Spring Networks Congratulates Customer Sacramento Municipal Utility District on Peak Load Management Alliance Awards Win

Smart Grid Enabled Demand Response and Customer Engagement Program Receives Top Honors at Prominent Demand Response Event

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Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (SSNI), a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today congratulated customer Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for its recognition for the Outstanding Public-Owned Utility Demand Response Program Award at the 11th Annual Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) Awards.

“We are honored to see a flagship customer receiving top industry recognition for their efficient, two-way smart grid enabled Demand Response and Customer Engagement program,” said Don Reeves, Executive Vice President of Smart Grid Services, Silver Spring Networks. “This industry recognition reinforces how the utility-customer relationship has transformed based on shared information, common environmental goals and informed communications, enabled through smart grid data and delivered with SLA-backed reliability over the standards-based, IPv6 Silver Spring Network.”

SMUD has run a broad range of demand side management pilot programs on Silver Spring’s networking platform that supported a wide range of in-home devices. SMUD’s objective was to provide savings opportunities to customers through granular insights into their energy usage to achieve peak load reduction. Two-way programmable communication thermostats were used across the Silver Spring Networks’ HCM platform and smart grid network to deliver a number of residential and small commercial demand response programs to over 800 customers. In addition, innovative electric vehicle charging and demand response programs leveraged the same network.

“By leveraging Smart Grid technology, we’re continually enhancing the customer relationship and delivering tangible value through bill savings that less predictable and reliable approaches cannot achieve,” said Craig Sherman, Senior Demand Side Specialist, Sacramento Municipal Utility District. “Our customers have shown they want to engage to get bill savings and feel empowered to do their part to conserve energy, all while we’re achieving the required load shed.”

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Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Silver Spring’s pioneering IPv6 networking platform, with more than 18 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and business throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring’s innovative solutions enable utilities to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks’ customers include major utilities around the globe such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Progress Energy and Singapore Power, among others. To learn more, please visit

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