Leading utilities and energy retailers are under increasing pressure to deal with supply limitations, environmental mandates, intermittent renewables, and changing demand with the growing popularity of plug-in electric vehicles, distributed generation, and consumers’ desire to use energy more efficiently They are also faced with the daunting technical complexities to unify the disparate information from the many systems resulting from the evolving landscape of systems, energy devices, and applications.
British Gas is pleased to extend our partnership with Trilliant. British Gas and Trilliant have worked closely to build the right solution… We are committed to bringing this standards-based solution to the broader UK market supporting a smooth transition from the current rollout to the UK-wide mandated rollout.
Chief Operating Officer, British Gas
Trilliant helps savvy utilities and energy retailers achieve their smart grid visions through the Trilliant Smart Grid Platform, the only purpose-built communications platform that integrates these disparate system of systems into a unified whole. Only with using a smart grid platform purpose-built for the energy industry can utilities and energy retailers unify the information from their disparate system of systems to achieve their smart grid visions and enjoy the benefits.
Trilliant understands that a particular utility’s smart grid business needs may be different from those of other leading utilities and energy retailers. For example, some utilities may seek to satisfy regulatory mandates while also increasing reliability and improving operational efficiencies. Others may seek to empower customers to use energy better and offer differentiated services. Still others may seek to integrate more renewables, distributed energy resources (such as electric vehicles, storage and solar panels) or be able to reduce non-technical losses. Whatever a utility’s smart grid business needs are, the Trilliant Communications Platform offers utilities and energy retailers the widest range of options and flexibility to solve their unique smart grid business needs, tailored to the business’ particular goals, regulatory model, and service territory, today and tomorrow.
Trilliant helps utilities and energy retailers successfully deploy a broad set of smart grid initiatives – from advanced metering to distribution automation to consumer applications such as demand response and distributed energy resources. The breadth and depth of the Trilliant Platform deliver the flexible and proven smart grid solutions needed for utilities and energy retailers to deploy mission-critical applications to achieve their business goals.
Trilliant has worked with leading utilities and energy retailers around the world who collectively serve more than 85 million homes and businesses, including Hydro One Networks, Centrica’s British Gas, and Iberdrola USA’s Central Maine Power. Trilliant has helped implement some of the most advanced Smart Grid networks, including the largest North American deployment that we’re helping Hydro One build in Ontario. Today, they have over one million Smart Meters deployed across 350,000 square miles to enable demand-side management applications like time-of-use pricing and critical peak pricing to provide customers with energy efficiency programs. Trilliant successfully helped Hydro One moved 1.05 million customers to time-of-use (TOU) billing and won numerous prestigious awards such as the Utilimetrics Excellence in Project Management award and Greentech Media Top 10 Smart Grid award.
One significant benefit of working with leading electric utilities like Hydro One is getting insight into their long-term goals. Smart Grid solutions’ architects envision an “Energy Internet” that not only connects home devices like thermostats, appliances, solar panels, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) but also connects all other devices on the grid, including distributed power generation, distribution substations, and a variety of other grid assets. This Energy Internet requires considerably higher capacity, lower latency, and broader coverage than the standard advance metering infrastructure (AMI) networks being deployed today.
Trilliant actively partners with other industry-leading companies to integrate best-in-class technologies and services. Our partners include large systems integrators such as Accenture, CapGemini, and IBM, distribution automation vendors such as ABB, Cooper, and Telvent, meter manufacturers such as GE, Itron, Landis+Gyr, and Elster, and a variety of in-home device manufacturers.
Trilliant and is backed by prominent investors such as ABB, GE, Investor Growth Capital, MissionPoint Capital Partners, UMC Capital, VantagePoint Capital Partners and zouk ventures.