Press Release

NRTC Partners with Silver Spring Networks to Deliver Advanced Metering

Agreement Offers Silver Spring Multi-Application IPv6 Platform and Solutions to Rural Electric Cooperative Membership

San Jose, CA and Herndon, VA – April 5, 2017 – Today Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) announced that it has been selected as a solutions provider by NRTC, which represents more than 1,500 rural electric and telephone utilities and affiliates in 48 states, collectively serving approximately 20 million homes and 50 million residents.

Under the agreement, NRTC will offer Silver Spring’s high-performance, multi-application Gen5 platform to its electric utility membership. The agreement will allow NRTC to offer reliable two-way advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and other future smart grid and related applications.

“We are honored to partner with NRTC to offer cooperative utilities across the U.S. our innovative technology being used by some of the world’s leading utilities on five continents,” said Mike Bell, President and CEO, Silver Spring Networks. “Silver Spring’s open standards-based platform helps ensure that we can provide all customers – regardless of their size or service territory – the best performance and flexibility to connect meters and a wide range of advanced end-devices, while also future-proofing for any services that they may consider down the road.”

“NRTC’s members require technology that is reliable, cost effective and scalable to meet their current and future needs,” said Tim Bryan, CEO, NRTC. “We look forward to continuing our leadership in helping members build, maintain and enhance communications networks that empower both utility and broadband applications by offering Silver Spring’s high-performance, multiple-application solution on a national scale.”

With over 25.5 million enabled devices delivered on five continents, Silver Spring works with cooperative, public power and municipal utilities including American Municipal Power, Choptank Electric Cooperative, City Utilities of Springfield, CPS Energy, Modesto Irrigation District, New Braunfels Utilities, Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Snohomish County Public Utility District, to deliver its proven, reliable and IPv6 standards-based platform.

NRTC has provided smart grid and AMI solutions to its members for 15 years, deploying nearly 3.5 million endpoints using a variety of solutions and technologies. NRTC provides a wealth of support for its members, including project management, network construction and management, ordering fulfillment, and technical support.
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