Silver Spring and Tecnologias EOS to connect additional meter devices in Mexico

In collaboration with Tecnologias EOS, Silver Spring Networks has expanded its meter device connection on the smart grid programme for Comisión Federal de Electricidad’s (CFE) Reducción de Pérdidas de Energía en Distribución (Loss Reduction Projects on Distribution), a state-owned utility of Mexico.

The company will integrate its standards-based wireless internet of things (IoT) technology into earth-observing system (EOS) subsystems to connect around 92,000 advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) devices across Southern Mexico City.

Nearly 71,000 AMI devices will also be installed in Southern Mexico through cabinet-based solutions.

The standards-based platform will help CFE protect its revenue, enhance reliability, and assist customers with energy management.

"Advanced metering helps address the inefficient use of energy, improves grid reliability, and lowers pollution."

Silver Spring has joined forces with Tecnologias EOS to integrate its IPv6 platform and SensorIQ, an application used to collect and transmit data to facilitate remote reading, command, and control of meters placed in a cabinet to help prevent non-technical loss for residents and businesses.

The cabinet solution will allow Tecnologias EOS to offer remote indoor displays that would enable customers to monitor their energy usage.

Silver Spring Networks' Americas general manager Dave Whalen said: “Advanced metering helps address the inefficient use of energy, improves grid reliability, lowers pollution, and enables the utility to deliver a better quality of service for increased customer satisfaction.

“CFE’s success with loss reduction through its use of smart grid solutions provides a clear example for other energy providers in high-growth markets that are looking to modernise their infrastructure while maintaining profitability.”