Singapore's SP PowerAssets Limited (SPPA) has awarded networking specialist Silver Spring Networks a contract to build the network and control platform for SPPA's advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project.
Under this contract, SPPA, which is a member of the Singapore Power Group and owns the electricity transmission and distribution assets in Singapore, will deploy Silver Spring's IPv6-based wireless networking platform across its service territory.
Silver Spring is also partnering with STEE-Infocomm, a division of Singapore Technologies and a recognised leader in implementing smart infrastructure, for this project. STEE-Infocomm will provide a variety of implementation and logistics support.
"Our proven, IPv6-based networking platform establishes an open and interoperable foundation upon which SPPA can deliver AMI services to its customers for years to come," said Scott Lang, chairman, president & CEO, Silver Spring Networks.
The revenue for the global AMI market is expected to be up to US$13 billion by 2014, according to McKinsey & Company. AMI systems allow utility providers to connect or disconnect services remotely. These platforms can also help determine the scale and location of outages.
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