Trilliant Selected to Deliver Smart Communications Platform to Malaysia’s National Electric Utility, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

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Network deployment to begin in Malacca, enabling TNB’s multi-year smart grid programs to improve customer service and increase reliability and efficiency

Redwood City, Calif.(June 13, 2016)Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia’s national electric utility, has selected Trilliant’s smart communications platform for the majority of its deployment in the state of Malacca. Installation will begin this year as part of TNB’s multi-year upgrade to smart meters/AMI, announced last year, to give customers greater control over their energy use.

In addition to enabling advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), TNB is evaluating feasibility of the Trilliant platform as a communication option for Distribution Automation and SCADA applications.

Trilliant Managing Director of Asia Pacific Bryan Spear said, Trilliant’s unique single platform for multiple applications – including AMI, smart city, internet of things and distribution automation makes it ideally suited to the evolving needs of a dynamic utility like TNB. Trilliant’s globally unlicensed frequency offers sufficient spectrum and bandwidth to support TNB’s nationwide AMI deployment in the future.

“The selection of Trilliant’s communication platform comes after some period of technical evaluation and completion of a successful pilot,” according to related sources in Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

Trilliant has been recognized for its excellence in meeting the communications needs of the Asia Pacific region, including being named “Innovative Business of the Year” by the Asia Power & Electricity World in May 2015. The company also received Frost & Sullivan’s highest honor, being named2015 Global Company of the Year” for its service to the global distributed automation industry.

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About Trilliant

Trilliant offers the energy industry’s only enterprise-wide Smart Communications Platform for connecting the internet of things (IoT) through a secure, standards-based, multi-technology, open spectrum solution. With three decades’ experience and the most field-proven and globally compliant solution, Trilliant maximizes smart grid and smart city investments and makes operations future-ready. 

About TNB

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is the largest electricity utility in Malaysia and a leading utility company in Asia. Listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia with almost RM87 billion in assets, the Company’s more than 33,500 employees serve an estimated 8.6 million customers in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan. TNB has been Keeping the Lights On in Malaysia ever since it was set up as the Central Electricity Board in 1949, powering national development via the provision of reliable and efficient electricity. TNB’s core businesses are in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. In Peninsular Malaysia, the Company supplies households and industry with electricity generated from six thermal stations and three major hydroelectric schemes. It also manages and operates the National Grid which links TNB power stations and IPPs to the distribution network. For more information please visit: http://www.tnb.com.my/

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