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Silver Spring Networks, a networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, has announced a teaming agreement with Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS), a vendor of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) integration solutions.
 
Customers will be able to leverage a solution that integrates Smarter Grid Solutions’ autonomous grid management technology with Silver Spring’s IPv6 smart grid networking platform. Together, this enables electrical grid operators to proactively manage renewable energy sources and grid devices. The joint solution builds on Silver Spring and Smarter Grid Solutions’ existing engagement at the Flexible Plug and Play project, delivered to client UK Power Networks, the distribution network operator for London, and the South East and the East of England. In the Flexible Plug and Play (FPP) project, Silver Spring’s networking technology connects an array of distribution equipment across a deployment of intermittent wind and solar resources in Cambridgeshire, UK. At the core of the FPP project, Smarter Grid Solutions’ Active Network Management technology monitors the electricity grid using data provided by Silver Spring’s field area network. The system autonomously calculates the available capacity of the grid and issues real-time control instructions to participating DERs.
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