An integrated smart grid solution in Brazil will be provided by Silver Spring Networks in collaboration with Landis+Gyr. An announcement in this regard has been made by the U.S.-based global smart grid solution provider, Silver Spring Networks. Landis+Gyr is a top company in energy management and advanced metering technology.
E22 and E34 meters will be provided by Landis+Gyr under the agreement. The SGP+M system will also be provided by Landis+Gyr. This system will be equipped with Silver Spring Communications Modules.
Network infrastructure, software and professional services are combined by the Silver Spring Smart Energy Platform. A range of smart grid applications will therefore be enabled. Fully-integrated, end-to-end, IPv6-based communications will be delivered by the combined solution.
In a press release, Eric Dresselhuys, executive VP and CMO of Silver Spring, said, “We are delighted to add Landis+Gyr to our expanding international ecosystem of Smart Energy providers. This partnership builds on our initial investment, expands choice of IP-enabled meters, and sets the foundation for successful relationships with utility companies in Brazil.”
Silver Spring and Landis+Gyr have a long-term commitment to modernize the electricity grid in Brazil. This commitment is underscored by the joint solution from the two companies. An office in São Paulo was opened earlier this year by Silver Spring. Beginning 2011, Silver Spring is expected to begin local manufacture.
Ties with Landis+Gyr’s products will therefore be strengthened. This includes the SGP+M System. In 2009, Brazil had selected the SGP+M System as the nation’s first approved smart meter system.
In a statement, Álvaro Dias, Jr., CEO of Landis+Gyr South America and group executive vice president, said, “Brazil is leading the way for energy management in South America, and we are very pleased to partner with Silver Spring Networks to help local utilities meet the challenges of our growing population and increasing demand for energy.”
Dias, Jr. added that the company’s portfolio is best complemented with Silver Spring’s Smart Energy Platform. Brazilian utilities will therefore be able to provide up-to-date energy information along with the company’s Inmetro-certified advanced metering solution. The utility customers will be able to control their energy use and cut energy costs. They will also be able to reduce environmental impacts and be better protected against energy theft.Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Jaclyn Allard