Why We Need a Smart Grid

As we enter the 21st century, society and energy providers around the world are faced with daunting, modern energy challenges. These modern challenges require a paradigm shift in thinking and provide new, exciting opportunities.

Modern energy challenges in the 21st century require utilities and energy providers around the world to be able to

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  • Integrate more intermittent renewables such as wind and solar 
  • Integrate more distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar and electric vehicles
  • Adhere to environmental mandates and constraints
  • Balance limited energy supply and increasing peak demand
  • Modernize aging energy infrastructure
  • Participate in new business models

That’s where the Trilliant Smart Grid Communications Platform comes in – To Help Utilities and Energy Providers Tackle Modern Energy Challenges and Deliver Safe, Reliable, Clean and Affordable Energy.

Smart Grid Two Way Comms

The Trilliant Smart Grid Communications Platform provides secure, scalable, meter-independent, and multi-technology two-way communications across our energy value chain to enable:

  • Distribution networks that can both “deliver” and “exchange” energy
  • More engaged and empowered consumers
  • Modernized energy infrastructure with Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) integration

A modernized energy infrastructure – the Smart Grid – will help equip energy providers and utilities around the world  with better visibility, control and flexibility to handle modern energy challenges and deliver the benefits of better efficiency, reliability and a more balanced system between our energy supply and our energy demand.

Fast Facts*

  • Increasing energy efficiency, renewable energy and distributed generation would save about $36 billion annually, by 2025.
  • Smart grid-enabled distribution system would reduce carbon emissions by up to 25%.
  • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV’s) could potentially displace 52% of net oil imports and reduce carbon emissions by more than 27%.
  • Power outages and interruptions cost Americans at least $150 billion annually – about $500 for every person.

*According to US Department of Energy Smart Grid reports.