Ewa Wojkowska
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 11:21

By Ewa Wojkowska
Co-Founder and COO

Silver Spring Networks brings lights to Atauro Island

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Silver Spring Networks, who are funding a solar lighting project on Timor-Leste’s Atauro island. Working with Kopernik’s local partner Roman Luan, Silver Spring Network’s donation will allow us to distribute solar lanterns to 200 households on Atauro, benefitting more than 1,000 people. Located a three-hour boat ride from Dili, Timor-Leste’s capital, communities on Atauro do not have reliable access to water or electricity. The solar lanterns will allow children to study at night, make communication easier by charging mobile phones and improve the quality of life in off-the-grid communities.

About Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks provides a leading networking platform and solutions that enable utilities to transform the power grid infrastructure into the smart grid, helping utilities to achieve operational efficiencies, reduce carbon emissions and empower their customers with new ways to monitor and manage their energy consumption. Silver Spring provides the hardware, software and services that allow utilities to deploy and run multiple smart grid solutions, including Advanced Metering, Distribution Automation and Demand Side Management, over a single, unified network. Silver Spring's Smart Energy Platform is based on open, Internet Protocol (IPv6) standards, allowing continuous, two-way communication between the utility and devices on the grid. Silver Spring has numerous deployments with leading utilities around the world, including Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc., and United Energy Distribution, among others. For additional information, please visit www.silverspringnet.com.