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PEPCO Holdings Inc. | Date: 2011-12-22

A transport device for an electric vehicle charging device is provided. The transport module may include a platform having a through hole; a plurality of wheels coupled to a bottom surface of the platform; and a cable guide element coupled to the bottom surface of the platform beneath the though hole. When the transport module is coupled to the electric vehicle charging device, a service entrance cable extends from electric vehicle supply equipment of the electric vehicle charging device through the through hole and is supported and guided in the cable guide element. A portable electric vehicle charging device including the transport module may also be provided.


NEW ORLEANS, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today at the Utility Analytics Week conference, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SSNI) announced the availability of its new Operations Optimizer solution, a powerful analytics application that creates insights from a variety of data sources to improve operational efficiencies and program performance for utilities and cities. Operations Optimizer is the next generation of the flagship solution from Detectent, which was acquired by Silver Spring in January 2015. Operations Optimizer provides integration with any data repository, including the Silver Spring SilverLink Data Platform. Available today, Operations Optimizer features four modules, AMI Operations, Grid Operations, Revenue Assurance, and Customer Programs, which are purpose-built to support key business functions out of the box, coupled with flexible configuration tools to support the unique needs of each customer’s business processes. “Robust analytics help utilities improve reliability, reduce outages, ensure safe operations for both utility personnel and the public, increase efficiencies, and strengthen the utility-customer relationship,” said Mike Madrazo, Vice President of Analytics Product Management, Silver Spring Networks. “Operations Optimizer offers the unique ability to bring together data analytics and an intuitive user interface as well as workflow and automation tools to meet a plethora of business challenges.” Rich Insights Unlocked With the New Operations Optimizer Solution Operations Optimizer is a powerful analytics solution that enables utilities and cities to improve operational efficiency and develop business processes and workflows by leveraging insights from a variety of internal and external data sources. The solution’s four distinct modules support a variety of immediate use cases and are also configurable to support future needs: Operations Optimizer analyzes data from over 30 million water, gas, and electricity meters, in both AMI and legacy environments, at more than 20 leading utilities across the United States. “We selected the smart grid analytics solution from Silver Spring Networks because of their unrivaled experience, which shines through in the depth of the functionality delivered out of the box,” said Tami Vallier, Customer Service Administrator, Glendale Water & Power. “We recently deployed Silver Spring Operations Optimizer to gain immediate insights into our data which will also further benefit us when we turn our focus to driving efficiencies in other parts of our organization.” For more information on today’s announcement, please visit the Silver Spring Utility Analytics Week Booth (# 109). About Silver Spring Networks Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Silver Spring’s pioneering IPv6 networking platform, with over 21.5 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and business throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring’s innovative solutions enable utilities to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks’ customers include major utilities around the globe such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Progress Energy and Singapore Power, among others. To learn more, please visit www.silverspringnet.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements about Silver Spring Networks’ expectations, plans, intentions, and strategies, including, but not limited to statements regarding the benefits and performance capabilities of Silver Spring Network’s Operations Optimizer solution. Statements including words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" or “future” and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those described in Silver Spring Networks' documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Silver Spring Networks as of the date hereof. Silver Spring Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


News Article | October 29, 2015
Site: www.philly.com

Gamesa, the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in Trevose, Bucks County, said Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract to supply 37 of its G114-2.1 megawatt turbines for a wind farm project in New York state. The turbines will be delivered next year. The company did not disclose the price, the location of the installation, or the manufacturing location of the turbines. Gamesa operated a factory in Bucks County from 2006 until it wound down operations last year. When contacted, a Gamesa spokesman declined to disclose further details. Gamesa previously supplied turbines for Iberdrola Renewables' Hardscrabble Wind Project in Herkimer County, N.Y. That project was the target of lawsuits by nearby landowners who complained the turbine noise reduced their property value. - Andrew Maykuth


News Article | October 28, 2015
Site: chicagobusiness.com

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News Article | October 28, 2015
Site: www.baltimoresun.com

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined an effort in court Wednesday to require the Maryland Public Service Commission to reconsider its approval of Exelon Corp.'s merger with Pepco Holdings. Frosh filed a friend of the court brief in an effort by the Office of People's Counsel, Maryland's consumer advocate, which filed a petition in Circuit Court for Queen Anne's County asking for judicial review after the PSC approved the $6.9 billion merger in May in a 3-2 vote. Advocacy groups such as Public Citizen petitioned the court as well. Chicago-based Exelon is the parent of Baltimore Gas and Electric. Frosh and other critics had been vocal about their opposition to the merger, which they claimed would harm utility customers by creating a near-monopoly and lead to rate hikes. The merger was approved in several states until it was rejected by Washington, D.C., regulators in August, though the D.C. PSC is in the midst of another review of the case. Frosh's filing argued that the merger would harm efforts to expand renewable energy. "If Exelon acquires Pepco and Delmarva, it would be in a position to exploit its dominance in Maryland to force us to consume more energy from power plants, and less from renewable and decentralized sources," Frosh said in a statement.


News Article | October 7, 2015
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News Article | April 7, 2015
Site: www.bloomberg.com

Power outages across the Washington area knocked out electricity at the U.S. State Department and briefly disrupted activities at the White House, the Capitol and the city’s tourist attractions. The power failure Tuesday was caused by a dip in voltage because of a problem with a transmission line, the Pepco power company said in a Twitter posting. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative said a Pepco transmission conductor at a SMECO switching station in Charles County, Maryland, broke free from its support and fell to the ground, interrupting supply to four stations. Electricity has been restored to its customers, the Maryland cooperative said. U.S. Homeland Security officials “do not currently see a nexus to terrorism or anything like that,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters. President Barack Obama wasn’t affected, and the effect on White House staff was “minimal,” Earnest said. He said he and Obama were in the Oval Office during the outage. Power was restored at the State Department in phases. During the outage, hallways were lit only by light filtering in from the windows. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf completed her press briefing in the dark, reading from a binder by the light of her iPhone as reporters took notes with lighting from their mobile phones. The State Department said in a statement that it continued carrying out its “essential functions” during the outage. Power briefly flickered off at the White House, affecting the media workspace and at least some staff areas. Guests entering the White House were temporarily delayed because Secret Service screening equipment was briefly knocked offline by the outage. Multiple buildings in the U.S. Capitol complex experienced intermittent outages before power was restored, Capitol Police spokesman Shennell Antrobus said in e-mails. The Capitol Police and architect of the Capitol were investigating the cause, he said. The Smithsonian Institution closed four of its museums, including the Air and Space Museum, after the power went out. The electricity later came back on, but the museums couldn’t reopen until staff members checked to ensure that fire and other safety equipment was functioning, said spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas. Some office workers were evacuated from downtown buildings, according to NBC television’s Washington website. The Energy Department lost electricity, said Aoife McCarthy, an agency press secretary. The Justice Department said it had no power. The regional transit system, known as Metro, said at about 1 p.m. that all stations were open and trains had power, though a few rail stations were operating with emergency lighting. Metro didn’t say which stations were involved, NBC in Washington reported. A ceremony to unveil a Maya Angelou postage stamp was interrupted during a speech by Oprah Winfrey, television NewsChannel8 said on its website. First lady Michelle Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder were in the Warner Theater for the event, according to the website. University of Maryland President Wallace Loh used Twitter to report a campus-wide power outage. The campus is in nearby College Park, Maryland. “Crews are helping people stuck in elevators and locked buildings,” Loh said. “Region-wide power outage.” Georgetown University officials said in e-mails that power had been restored after being lost in all campus buildings. Pepco, a unit of Pepco Holdings Inc., delivers power to more than 801,000 homes and business in Washington and in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland.


News Article | May 15, 2015
Site: www.bloomberg.com

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index closed at a record for a second straight day, as investors speculated the Federal Reserve would continue to support economic growth after data showed an unexpected drop in consumer confidence and weak factory output. Netflix Inc. added 4.5 percent after people familiar with the matter said the company is in partnership talks with a Chinese media firm. Pepco Holdings Inc. and Exelon Corp. surged after Maryland regulators approved their merger. Keurig Green Mountain Inc. lost 8.6 percent, and bank shares capped their biggest retreat in a month. The S&P 500 rose 0.1 percent to 2,122.70 at 4 p.m. in New York. The gauge added 0.3 percent this week for its first back-to-back weekly gain in more than a month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 20.32 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,272.56. About 5.7 billion shares traded hands Friday, 11 percent below the three-month average. “The data plays into the renewed concern that economy in the second quarter will move at a glacial place, renewing hope that the Fed won’t move aggressively in 2015,” said Chad Morganlander, a money manager at Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., which oversees about $170 billion. “The market is listless today and you had a big move yesterday that took everybody by surprise on the back of economic data.” Consumer confidence unexpectedly fell in May by the most in more than two years, as the University of Michigan preliminary index of sentiment dropped to the lowest since October. A separate report showed factory production stalled in April, following a 0.3 percent March gain that was larger than previously estimated. The data add to previous reports that suggest economic growth isn’t strong enough to warrant higher interest rates. A report Thursday showed wholesale prices unexpectedly declined in April, indicating inflation is well-contained as Fed officials weigh when to raise the benchmark rate. Concern the Fed would raise interest rates even with worsening economic data and predictions for earnings declines have whipsawed stocks between gains and losses in the previous five weeks. Signs that the global bond market selloff has run its course and the dollar’s retreat yesterday spurred gains in multinational companies, helping the S&P 500 erase declines earlier in the week and close at a new high. The weaker dollar lessens the drag on the economy and corporate profits as it makes exports more competitive. With the earnings season drawing to a close, S&P 500 members are now on track to deliver income growth of 0.4 percent in the first quarter, compared with projections for a 5.8 percent decline as recently as March. Out of 460 S&P 500 companies that have reported earnings, 72 percent have beaten earnings expectations, while 47 percent have exceeded sales estimates. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index fell 2.8 percent to 12.38, after sliding 7.4 percent Thursday. The gauge fell 3.7 percent in the week, its first drop for the gauge, known as the VIX, in three. Seven of the S&P 500’s 10 main groups were higher, with utilities and consumer discretionary companies gaining the most while financial and technology shares led declines. Netflix rose 4.5 percent to an all-time high, bolstering gains in consumer discretionary shares. People familiar with the matter said it’s in talks with a Chinese media company backed by Jack Ma and other possible partners as it seeks entry into the country’s $5.9 billion online video market. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. jumped 5.3 percent, its biggest gain since September, after Leonard Green & Partners LP reported a new stake in the retailer. Transportation stocks in the S&P 500 advanced, as United Parcel Service Inc. climbed 1.7 percent after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. upgraded its share recommendation to buy from hold. Railroads CSX Corp. and Union Pacific Corp. each increased 1.7 percent. The Dow Jones Transportation Average gained 1 percent as Avis Budget Group Inc. jumped 10 percent, the most since May 2012, after competitor Hertz Global Holdings Inc. said it’s raising prices in expectation of a busy summer travel season. Hertz added 5.3 percent. Yum! Brands Inc. gained 4.4 percent to $93.96, a record, after JPMorgan Chase & Co. analyst John Ivankoe raised his rating on the shares to overweight from neutral. Pepco Holdings rallied 5.2 percent, the most in a year, and Exelon rose 2.9 percent to lead utilities higher after the Maryland Public Service Commission approved Exelon’s $6.8 billion buyout of Pepco. Financial shares in the S&P 500 dropped 0.4 percent as yields on 10-year U.S. Treasuries slid the most in six weeks on economic data. Traders are viewing softer-than-projected economic gauges as a challenge to any Fed interest-rate increase this year. The group has rallied as much as 2.6 percent this month as 10-year note yields climbed for three straight weeks. Charles Schwab Corp. and E*Trade Financial Corp. slipped more than 2 percent. Regions Financial Corp. fell 1.8 percent, the most in a month, while SunTrust Banks Inc. dropped 1.5 percent. Symantec Corp.’s 5.5 percent retreat weighed on the technology group after the the security software maker issued profit and revenue forecasts short of analysts’ predictions. Microsoft Corp. and Facebook Inc. gave back some of Thursday’s gains, each losing 1 percent. Keurig Green Mountain declined 8.6 percent after the company said its new cold brewing system won’t be available in all its retail outlets until next year, a slower schedule than investors had expected. Deere & Co. dropped 3.3 percent, the most since October, after JPMorgan Chase & Co. analyst Ann Duignan cut the stock to underweight, the equivalent of a sell rating, from neutral.


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today at LightFair International, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, Silver Spring Networks (NYSE:SSNI) announced its first North American street lighting network-as-a-service deployment for the cities of Randolph and Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Silver Spring, in partnership with LightSmart, will deploy, manage and operate the intelligent street light networks for the cities, allowing each municipality to reduce upfront capital costs and operational expenditures. Silver Spring’s IPv6, standards-based smart lighting solution allows cities, utilities and energy service companies to gain additional ROI by leveraging the network for additional smart city services and applications over time. These new projects build on Silver Spring’s recent announcement that it has been selected by Florida Power & Light (FPL) for what is believed to be the largest networked street lights project in the world, and is initiating smart street light projects with other leading utilities including Baltimore Gas & Electric, Commonwealth Edison, and Pepco Holdings Inc. Silver Spring also recently announced it is deploying a citywide network canopy across Paris to connect and manage the above-ground and subterranean cabinet-based controllers for street and traffic lights across the city. “We’ve seen an upswing in municipalities and cities embracing our networking technology. It not only improves their current public lighting infrastructure but also provides an open, standards-based platform they can leverage for future sensor networks, and smart city applications and services,” said Brandon Davito, Vice President of Lighting and Smart Cities, Silver Spring Networks. “Today we’re honored to expand the list of clients entrusting us to connect critical infrastructure in cities such as Chicago, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Melbourne, Paris, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Singapore and others worldwide.” Silver Spring’s standards-based smart city platform supports a wide array of software and device partners, providing customers confidence in choice and interoperability. Today, Silver Spring also welcomes Urbiotica to its smart city partner ecosystem. Urbiotica develops sensor-based products and solutions for smart city services for mobility (parking and traffic), waste management, and environmental monitoring. "We are excited to partner with a leading smart city and IoT innovator like Silver Spring Networks. Silver Spring’s ubiquitous networking capabilities and compelling economics will have a profound impact on the IoT capabilities for cities and utilities globally,” said Marc Boher, Chief Commercial Officer, Urbiotica. For more information on Silver Spring’s smart city solutions and ecosystem visit www.silverspringnet.com/smartcities. Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Silver Spring’s pioneering IPv6 networking platform, with over 20 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and business throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring’s innovative solutions enable utilities to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks customers include major utilities around the globe such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Progress Energy and Singapore Power, among others. To learn more, please visit www.silverspringnet.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements about Silver Spring Networks’ expectations, plans, intentions, and strategies, including, but not limited to statements regarding the benefits cities may achieve from Silver Spring Networks’ street-lights-as-a-service solution, and the scope and benefits of Silver Spring’s engagements with the cities of Randolph and Fitchburg, Massachusetts and Urbiotica. Statements including words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" or “future” and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those described in Silver Spring Networks' documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Silver Spring Networks as of the date hereof. Silver Spring Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


News Article | September 2, 2015
Site: www.businesswire.com

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SSNI) today disclosed that, in connection with the appointment of Mr. Michael Bell as its new CEO and President, Silver Spring expects that the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors will grant Mr. Bell inducement awards consisting of stock options to purchase 250,000 shares of Silver Spring’s common stock with an exercise price equal to the closing price of Silver Spring’s common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on the date of grant, 125,000 restricted stock units, and 125,000 performance stock units. Mr. Bell’s stock options will vest over four years with one quarter of the shares vesting on September 2, 2016 and the remainder vesting monthly thereafter. Mr. Bell’s restricted stock units will vest over four years with one quarter of the shares vesting on the first anniversary of the grant date and the remainder vesting quarterly thereafter. Mr. Bell’s performance stock units will be subject to vesting upon the achievement of certain average closing prices of Silver Spring’s stock over a period of three years from the date of grant, as well as time-based vesting over the three years. Vesting of Mr. Bell’s equity awards will be subject to Mr. Bell’s continued service with Silver Spring. The Board of Directors, including a majority of the independent directors, has authorized the Compensation Committee to grant these equity awards as an inducement material to Mr. Bell’s employment in accordance with NYSE Rule 303A.08. Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Silver Spring’s pioneering IPv6 networking platform, with over 21.5 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and business throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring’s innovative solutions enable utilities to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks’ customers include major utilities around the globe such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Progress Energy and Singapore Power, among others. To learn more, please visit www.silverspringnet.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements about Silver Spring Networks’ expectations, plans, intentions, and strategies, including, but not limited to statements regarding equity awards Silver Spring expects to grant to Mr. Bell. Statements including words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" or “future” and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those described in Silver Spring Networks' documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Silver Spring Networks as of the date hereof. Silver Spring Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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