Smart grid Asia: Silver Spring and EDMI partner for global growth at Asian Utility Week


Global smart grid company Silver Spring Networks has teamed with Singapore-based smart meter maker EDMI to target opportunities in Southeast Asia and beyond.

The partnership, announced yesterday at Asian Utility Week, will see Silver Spring and EDMI offer smart city and smart energy solutions in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Southeast Asia following the pair’s successful first phase of deployment with the Singapore Power Group.

Commenting on the growth potential in these regions, Eric Dresselhuys, executive vice president of Global Development and Sales at Silver Spring Networks, said: “Asia is home to some of the most rapidly growing cities on earth and, along with this growth, we are seeing unprecedented demand for infrastructure modernisation in new regions, and for new smart energy and smart city applications.” [Listen to this – editor Claire Volkwyn talks to Landis+Gyr about Asia’s smart metering landscape]

Silver Spring, which has an open standards-based IPv6 networking platform with 125 members, will also leverage EDMI devices as control nodes to help manage and monitor intelligent street lights as part of the Silver Spring Smart City Solution.

Smart grid communications

In other news from EDMI at Asian Utility Week, the meter manufacturer is the first Asian partner to join US smart grid communications company Trilliant’s Open Smart Device Interface (OSDI).

Lee Kwang Mong, group managing director at EDMI, said: ”[The programme] will allow us to bring end-to-end solutions to our customers, including the leading unlicensed RF mesh solution together with our cellular solutions, thereby reducing the deployment risk and ensuring optimal benefits.”