Smart-grid networking provider Silver Spring Networks, Inc., Redwood City, Calif., said some of the largest utilities in the United States are expanding their networked street light deployments and initiating new street light and smart city projects with Silver Spring.
Florida Power & Light (FPL), already working with Silver Spring on North America’s largest networked street light project under contract, recently expanded its program from 75,000 street lights to nearly 500,000 street lights across its 35 county service territory statewide. FPL will also use Silver Spring’s Streetlight.Vision software to control and manage the networked street lights. The FPL connected street light initiative is believed to be the largest networked street lights program under contract in the world.
Silver Spring also announced that additional industry leaders including Baltimore Gas & Electric (BG&E), ComEd, and Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI) are partnering with Silver Spring on networked street light and smart city technology projects.
“Networked street lights have great potential to benefit our customers,” said Manny Miranda, Vice President of Power Delivery for Florida Power & Light. “As we expand our program to nearly 500,000 lights, Silver Spring’s technology enables FPL to help improve the reliability and efficiency of our street light network while also supporting the ongoing performance of our smart grid.”
In addition to its utility clients, Silver Spring is also deploying smart city networks in iconic cities such as Copenhagen, Paris, and Glasgow, among others. Silver Spring’s platform can enable multiple applications and services such as street lighting, traffic control systems, smart parking, electric vehicle charging, energy metering, environmental and pollution sensors, adaptive outdoor lighting, motion-‐sensing applications, waste management, and other sensors to leverage a common network, control and data platform. The solution can be delivered as a Network-‐as-‐a-‐Service where Silver Spring will deploy, manage and operate the networks