Partner spotlight: Alstom, Itron, Civic Resource Group, Silver Spring Networks

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Alstom pact targets smart, energy efficient homes
Council Lead Partner Alstom Grid will work with IJENKO, a European company that provides a cloud platform for Internet of Energy and Internet of Everything services in the home, to commercialize integrated solutions for smart homes. The idea is to combine home-based smart energy gateways and cloud based energy services, such as energy saving monitoring, remote energy home control and demand response.  The solutions will enable utilities and municipalities to engage customers and residents to improve their energy efficiency.

Itron wins contract with Romania's largest water utility
The Apa Nova Bucureşti water utility, which serves 2 million customers in Bucharest, chose Council Lead Partner Itron to help modernize its water metering system. Over the next four years, Apa Nova Bucureşti will install Itron’s water meters for high-use customers and multi-family buildings, which will allow the utility to better manage and conserve water resources and improve billing accuracy. Itron’s high-quality water meters allow us to meet our goals for accurate billing to improve customer service and recover revenues," said Mihai Savin, the utility's executive director.

Civic Resource Group named a most promising government tech provider
Council Associate Partner Civic Resource Group (CRG) – a leading provider of Mobile/Cloud/Data First solutions for the broad public sector -- was named to CIOReview's Top 20 Most Promising Government Technology Provider list. The honor recognizes CRG's role in leading the digital transformation of the broad public sector in both the U.S. and international markets. "This is an exciting time to be working in the public sector, and especially in delivering new technology that is helping to reshape the sector for the digital world," said Gregory G. Curtin, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of CRG. "It's not often that you get a chance to do something that is transformative for a sector and also so beneficial for citizens and society -- that's what really drives us at Civic Resource Group."

Silver Spring Networks wins IoT Excellence Award
The Silver Spring Smart City Solution was honored with the 2014 M2M Evolution IoT Excellence Award for its progress in helping cities speed the adoption of smart technologies. The award, from TMC, acknowledges that Silver Spring Networks has already connected more than 20 million devices on five continents, helping cities reduce energy costs, operate more efficiently, and improve public safety, among other benefits. Cities using its technology include Chicago, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Melbourne, Miami, Paris, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, and Singapore. Silver Spring Networks is a Council Associate Partner.