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Jamaica Public Service Selects Trilliant for AMI Solutions Needed to Support Priority C&I Customers

Trilliant Incorporated, an industry-leading provider of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) based on open standards, today announced an agreement with Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS), to provide a complete AMI solution needed to support approximately 6,000 priority commercial and industrial (C&I) customers across the island. JPS is an integrated electric utility company and the sole distributor of electricity on the island of Jamaica.

The solution provided by Trilliant will support advance capabilities such as real-time reporting of power quality events providing a foundation for improved service, reduced costs and providing revenue assurance for JPS.

“Jamaica, a vibrant and growing country, can be a challenging environment for delivering reliable energy services,” said Harold Nembhard, JPS’ VP Power Delivery. “The solution from Trilliant will enable JPS to improve service levels while enhancing our revenue assurance programs.”

To meet the demanding business requirements of JPS, the implementation will consist of Trilliant SerViewCom® Data Acquisition and Processing Platform in combination with CellReader® Advanced Communications Modules integrated with Itron SENTINEL® meters (Nasdaq: ITRI). This combination of leading technology supports real-time detection of metering anomalies and tampering; detection of service outages particularly related to major tropical storms; and timeliness and accuracy of customer billing. By helping customers with a better understanding of their own consumption patterns they will be able to adapt their behavior toward more efficient energy usage.

“The SENTINEL is a meter of exceptional accuracy, and we are pleased to provide JPS and Trilliant with advanced metering solutions in Jamaica,” said Lowell Rust, Itron director of product marketing for electricity meters. “In today’s market, the demands for more information, faster information and better information drives utilities to look for the solutions that can provide the leading edge of technology with savings and efficiency.”

Trilliant CellReader devices are under-glass and provide an ideal solution for remote interval and time-of-use data collection communications using packet data transmission capabilities integral in leading digital cellular networks. CellReader modules provide cost-effective communications for all load profile, events and diagnostic data.

“By taking a leadership role in establishing socially responsible and cost-effective energy management and energy conservation systems, JPS is providing its customers with strong environmental stewardship,” said Bill Vogel, Founder, Senior Vice President Strategic Development of Trilliant. “Trilliant is pleased to be working closely with them in developing their AMI solution.”

About Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd.
JPS, an integrated electric utility company and the sole distributor of electricity on the island of Jamaica, is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, and also purchases power from a number of Independent Power Producers (IPPs). JPS owns and operates 28 generating units, 54 substations, and approximately 14,000 kilometers of transmission and distribution lines. Along with the provision of electricity, JPS is a key partner in national development. The Company has a vibrant corporate social responsibility portfolio, and makes significant contributions in the areas of education, health and sports. JPS also has a strong environmental focus, and makes every effort to carry out its operations in an environmentally responsible manner.

About Itron
Itron Inc. is a leading technology provider to the global energy and water industries. Itron Inc. consists of Itron in North America and Actaris outside of North America. Our company is the world’s leading provider of metering, data collection and utility software solutions, with nearly 8,000 utilities worldwide relying on our technology to optimize the delivery and use of energy and water. Our products include electricity, gas and water meters; data collection and communication systems, including automated meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI); meter data management and related software applications; project management, installation, and consulting services. For more information: www.itron.com.