About ESB Networks
ESB Networks is the Distribution System Operator (DSO) for the electricity network in the Republic of Ireland. They are in charge of the planning, construction, maintenance and operation of the electricity distribution network which includes all distribution stations, overhead electricity lines, poles and underground cables that are used to bring power to Ireland’s 2.3 million customers. ESB Networks also finances, builds and maintains the transmission system through which electricity flows from generation stations to bulk supply points before joining the distribution system. ESB Networks is at the forefront of defining Smart Networks. The networks of the future will critically rely on high speed communications and advanced IT systems. ESB Networks has invested and developed a state-of-the geographic information system (GIS) to support the planning, design, construction and day-to-day operations of its electricity distribution network. This enhanced capability will allow ESB Networks to meet future complex system challenges and will enable customers to play a more active role in energy management. Through building their Smart Network, ESB Networks has also significantly increased network reliability, resulting in a 42% reduction in power outages in 2014. They have invested over €6 billion in strengthening and upgrading the network over the last 10 years. ESB Networks continues the roll out of a smarter network and distribution of world leading self-healing network solutions.
About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks enables the Internet of Important Things™ by reliably and securely connecting things that matter. Cities, utilities, and companies on five continents use the company’s cost-effective, high-performance IoT network and data platform to operate more efficiently, get greener, and enable innovative services that can improve the lives of millions of people. With more than 24 million devices delivered, Silver Spring provides a proven standards-based platform safeguarded with military grade security. Silver Spring Networks’ customers include Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, ComEd, Consolidated Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, and Singapore Power. Silver Spring has also deployed networks in Smart Cities including Copenhagen, Glasgow, Paris, Providence, and Stockholm.