São Paulo, Brazil — (METERING.COM) — November 25, 2010 – Silver Spring Networks and Landis+Gyr have announced a partnership to provide an integrated smart grid solution in Brazil.
Under the agreement, Landis+Gyr will provide E22 and E34 meters and the SGP+M system equipped with Silver Spring communications modules. The Silver Spring Smart Energy Platform combines network infrastructure, software and professional services to enable a range of smart grid applications. The combined solution will deliver fully integrated, end-to-end, IPv6-based communications.
“We are delighted to add Landis+Gyr to our expanding international ecosystem of smart energy providers,” commented Eric Dresselhuys, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Silver Spring Networks. “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.”
Earlier this year, Silver Spring incorporated in Brazil and opened an office in São Paulo. The company expects to manufacture locally beginning in 2011, which will strengthen ties with Landis+Gyr’s products including the SGP+M System which was selected by Brazil in 2009 as the nation’s first approved smart meter system.
“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,” said Álvaro Dias, Jr., CEO of Landis+Gyr South America and group executive vice president. “The (solution) will help Brazilian utilities provide up-to-date energy information to help our utility customers control their energy use, cut energy costs, reduce environmental impacts and better protect against energy theft.”