Silver Spring Networks (SSN) has signed an agreement to provide an advanced, two-way IP-based networking communication infrastructure in support of Modesto Irrigation District’s (MID) system-wide Smart Grid initiative. The project will support all of MID’s residential and commercial metering needs, including over 108,000 distribution points. The project will commence immediately and is expected to be completely installed and operational by the first quarter of 2009.

Under the agreement, SSN will provide the network, meters, and application and network management software. SSN’s metering partner, Landis+Gyr, will provide advanced electronic electric meters enabled with SSN’s IP-networking communications. MID has selected Landis+Gyr’s FOCUS™ AXSD meter, which will be equipped with service switches in support of the project.