Silver Spring Networks was selected to expand its public cloud network, data service and Internet Protocol platform to help upgrade aging systems in Stockholm, Sweden.
In a deal announced Wednesday at the Smart Cities Summit in London, the U.S.-based company will deploy its IPv6 platform to upgrade aging lighting infrastructure with intelligent street light controls in the capital of Sweden.
These deployments will be part of the European Union-funded GrowSmarter program, which aims to deliver smart energy and mobility solutions to “Lighthouse cities” Stockholm, Barcelona and Cologne. The GrowSmarter goal is reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent and create 1,500 jobs.
“We see great synergy between GrowSmarter’s program goals and Silver Spring’s own vision of a horizontal platform helping to stimulate sustainable innovation within the constraints of city bureaucracy and governance,” said Eric Dresselhuys, executive vice president of global development, Silver Spring Networks, in a statement. “By demonstrating the efficacy of open standards in enabling interoperability within intelligent lighting systems, we are thrilled to offer Starfish in Stockholm, and to help contribute to the city’s larger economic development and sustainability goals.”
San Jose, California-based Silver Spring Networks’ release says that Starfish will arm commercial enterprises, cities, utilities and developers in Sweden with two-way command and control, near-real time telemetry and industrial-grade security to every device.
“Cities and the industry need to collaborate more closely together on innovation to break the status quo of silos and drive more horizontal-focused models,” said Gustaf Landahl, Head of Departments, City of Stockholm. “Through GrowSmarter’s program and solutions such as those delivered by Silver Spring Networks, Stockholm is closer to meeting its larger sustainability and energy efficiency goals.”
Stockholm will join other cities around the world where Starfish will first be available including Bristol, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London and in Crossmolina, Ireland in Europe; in Chicago, Providence, San Antonio and San Jose in the U.S.; and in Kolkata, India.
Silver Spring Networks is a networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Silver Sping’s IPv6 networking platform, with over 24.3 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and businesses throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet.
The company’s customers globally include major utilities such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, Consolidated Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Progress Energy, and Singapore Power, among others.