Silver Spring Networks, DEWA Partner on Smart Grid Projects

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Silver Spring Networks announced Wednesdy that its subsidiary, Silver Spring Networks International Limited, has entered into an agreement with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) to establish a communication platform based on Silver Spring’s IPv6 multi-application Radio Frequency (RF) Mesh Canopy, which will allow DEWA to provide smart grid applications such as smart electricity, water meter and distribution automation.

The new communication platform will cover the whole of Dubai, including Hatta, and will serve all the communication requirements for any smart grid applications.

The agreement includes the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of RF mesh canopy for smart grids. This will allow DEWA to provide secure and reliable communications for smart electricity and water systems, as well as additional services in the future. The move reinforces DEWA’s efforts to implement the Smart Dubai initiative to make Dubai the happiest and smartest city in the world.

“Smart grid includes demand side management, assets management, power stations and networks automation, systems integration and smart metering. The AED 7-billion smart grid is aligned with our other smart initiatives, including ‘Shams Dubai’ to install PV panels on buildings to generate electricity, and connect it to DEWA’s grid, and the ‘Green Charger’ initiative to establish the infrastructure for electric vehicle charging stations,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“Our open, standards-based solutions enable utilities, cities, and companies to accelerate adoption of Internet of Things devices and services, allowing millions of devices to be securely connected over varying conditions and environments,” said Mike Bell, President and CEO, Silver Spring Networks.