Smart energy networking provider Silver Spring Networks Inc. expanded the Silver Spring Partner Program in support of its new SilverLink Sensor Network, a new approach to unlocking insights from real-time smart grid data to enable breakthrough business value.
With the SilverLink Sensor Network, vast quantities of previously unavailable data can now easily be delivered to third-party software, fueling new applications and services.
Silver Spring plans to make a wide array of new applications readily available to utilities, sensor network operators, and consumers through a SilverLink App Store that will include new applications from Silver Spring and members of its partner community as they come to market.
Partners including AutoGrid, Bidgely, DVI, MongoDB, ONZO, Plotwatt, and Sentient are already engaging with Silver Spring to leverage the SilverLink Sensor Network.
Many of Silver Spring’s utility customers find that more than 70 percent of the data inside their entire enterprise is generated from their smart grid networks — and the volume is growing daily. Collecting, analyzing, and extracting actionable insights from this data, and developing and deploying new applications that utilize it, has proven to be costly and time consuming for already over-stretched utility IT departments. Silver Spring’s new SilverLink Sensor Network enables utilities to dramatically lower these costs and accelerate the deployment of innovative new offerings leveraging the data from these networks.
SilverLink software partners can leverage the SilverLink Sensor Network to automatically consume real-time data streams via APIs and add their value-added applications to the network. Applications from these software partners will also be included in the new SilverLink App Store, giving them access to Silver Spring’s growing portfolio of blue-chip utility customers and global market footprint. Utilities and consumers benefit from the innovations of a rapidly growing global software ecosystem and the ability to leverage new applications at a fraction of their historic costs.