REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Nov. 7, 2011 – Trilliant, a global smart grid communications leader, announced today the availability of the Trilliant® Consumer-Engagement Solutions. This interoperable standard-based product combines Trilliant’s UnitySuite™ software, SecureMesh® networking and DDX technology to provide a platform for utilities to enable demand response and energy awareness programs. It enables utilities and energy service providers to empower consumers with relevant information at the right time to manage and increase their awareness of their own energy consumption.
Trilliant listened to regulators and utilities and developed a product to create simplified demand response for its customers. Markets such as Ontario, Canada, where time-of-use pricing is widely deployed, will greatly benefit from a solution such as this. Many utilities consider time-of-use billing a critical business benefit of a smarter energy grid because it allows them to delay the construction of power generation and distribution infrastructure, resulting in lower environmental impact, more reliable service and lower capital expenditures.
“Engaging customers in their energy consumption is one of the most critical benefits of a smart grid,” said Rob Conant, chief marketing officer for Trilliant. “However, finding simple, holistic, interoperable solutions has previously been difficult. This new offering provides a platform for a simpler rollout of consumer programs, with proven interoperability on a variety of electricity meters and in-home devices and systems.”
Trilliant’s Consumer-Engagement Solutions simplify the daily activities for utilities relating to consumer engagement programs by streamlining and improving device management. The product has integrated industry standard HAN security into a utility grade multi-tier network and provides built-in privacy enhancements.
Built on Trilliant’s UnitySuite DSM Enterprise Software and run across Trilliant’s SecureMesh network, the solutions leverage Trilliant’s DDX technology, which has previously been used to give Trilliant scalability in metering applications through distributed intelligence in the millions of meter nodes deployed at customers’ homes. With this new solution, Trilliant has extended the use of the distributed intelligence of DDX technology to provide that same scalability, real-time alarms and efficient use of communications resources.
In related news, Trilliant also announced today that a robust ecosystem of industry leaders have joined to deliver interoperable energy awareness devices for utilities to more quickly bring the benefits of smart metering to consumers. These vendors’ products will be compatible with Trilliant’s Consumer-Engagement Solutions and promote interoperability with a smart grid for the benefit of utilities and consumers. Through the Partner Interoperability Process (PIP), Trilliant and leading partners strive to increase the certainty, clarity and quality of end-to-end interoperable, smart grid-enabled, consumer-owned home area network (HAN) solutions. This reduces the risk for utilities in navigating the rapidly-changing home area network landscape.