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Ameresco and Silver Spring collaborate to accelerate smart cities

Deal allows Ameresco to offer Silver Spring Networks’ IPv6 Starfish platform and SLV6 city management platform service models to its customers


Agreement means more cities can maximise the benefits of smart street lights
Agreement means more cities can maximise the benefits of smart street lights

Energy efficiency and renewable company Ameresco has signed a deal with Silver Spring Networks to market its IPv6 Starfish platform and SLV6 city management platform service models.


The non-exclusive master reseller agreement allows Ameresco to vend Silver Spring’s Internet of Things (IoT) network and data platform as part of its own smart city and municipal street lighting solution offerings.


The collaboration affords an innovative approach to assist cities and other public lighting operators to deliver smart street lighting programs and to establish a foundation for future Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services such as smart water, traffic signals, and distributed energy resources.


“This is a natural evolution of Ameresco’s successful track record in implementing energy saving LED street lighting conversion projects,” said Louis Maltezos, executive vice president, Ameresco. “In addition, it enables us to extend our traditional project implementation role into an ongoing service/support role while more seamlessly offering a broader array of energy management and smart city value-added services and capabilities to our customers.”


Silver Spring claims its network-as-a-service model allows municipalities and utilities to cost-effectively deploy a multi-application network and data platform without having to build and manage the network themselves, helping to reduce capital outlay and the need for IT expertise. The economics and benefits of the smart street light network approach helps cities and utilities manage their resources prudently, and achieve sustainability-driven initiatives and goals throughout their communities.


“We look forward to working with Ameresco to help utilities and cities build smart lighting systems and to support their broader smart cities goals,” said Brandon Davito, vice president, smart cities and street lighting, Silver Spring Networks. “Ameresco offers outstanding value at a lower capital expenditure, reducing the capital and operational barriers that have constrained the market.”


With a reported 24.9 million devices delivered, Silver Spring claims to provide a proven standards-based platform safeguarded with military grade security. Its customers include Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, ComEd, Consolidated Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, and Singapore Power. It has also deployed networks in smart cities including Copenhagen, Glasgow, Paris, Providence, and Stockholm


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