Smart grid initiative in Oklahoma to be rolled out by Silver Spring Networks


Scott Lang,
Chairman, President,
CEO, Silver Spring
Tulsa, OK and Redwood City, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — March 25, 2011 – Tulsa-based Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) is to deploy Silver Spring Networks’ smart grid solutions, the company has announced.

The agreement follows the deployment of Silver Spring’s IP-based Smart Energy Platform at two of American Electric Power’s other operating companies, AEP Ohio and Indiana Michigan Power through AEP’s gridSMART® initiative.
As part of the initial phase of PSO’s project, Silver Spring will deliver the Smart Energy Platform, enabling the utility to upgrade its existing energy infrastructure. The company also will provide unified network infrastructure, professional services and multiple smart grid applications, including advanced metering and automated power restoration equipment on its distribution lines.

“We are pleased that consumers and businesses in Oklahoma will have an opportunity to realize the benefits of the smart grid with the introduction of the gridSMART program at PSO,” commented Scott Lang, chairman, president and CEO of Silver Spring.

PSO serves more than 530,000 customers across a 30,000 square mile service territory in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma.