US-based smart energy networks, networking platform and solutions provider, Silver Spring Networks, has announced to extend its smart infrastructure platform and add a new smart grid solution to its portfolio, to meet the needs of municipal and cooperative utilities.

Silver Spring’s new cost-effective smart grid solution open IPv6-based networking platform is said to be easy to scope, deploy and test.

The new solution will help municipal and cooperative utilities to rollout sophisticated Advanced Metering Infrastructure program for electricity, water, and gas customers, according to the company release.

The solution developed on standards-based will lay a foundation for future initiatives such as Distribution Automation, Demand Response, and other critical municipal infrastructure applications.

The company’s open IPv6-based networking platform enables utilities and infrastructure operators of all sizes, and across all geographies, to deploy a broad array of smart grid and Smart City solutions.

Silver Spring Networks chairman, president & CEO Scott Lang said that in US about 40 million customers are served by 3,000 municipal and cooperative utilities.

"Providing these operators with a cost-effective and ready-to-deploy solution means that all citizens can benefit from the full capabilities of our industry leading smart infrastructure platform," Lang added.

"Our proven, standards-based networking infrastructure enables rapid deployment of new and innovative smart grid solutions and establishes the foundation for future Smart City services such as streetlight control, traffic management, and other municipal infrastructure applications."

To deploy the smart grid network, the company is partnering with CPS Energy and Sacramento Municipal Utility District.