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Milton Hydro to Deploy Trilliant’s Home Solutions Enabling Demand Management Program

Trilliant Incorporated, the industry’s leading provider of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) based on open standards, today announced Milton Hydro Distribution Inc., a leader in the successful adoption of AMI solutions, will deploy Trilliant’s Home solutions providing customers with choice of participation in planned Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) programs. Separately, Trilliant and Zensys announced plans to integrate Trilliant’s wireless mesh technology with in-home wireless control offerings available through the many Z-Wave™ Alliance members. The integrated solution will provide Trilliant customers with a broad range of retail options for expanded control of consumer appliances and home functions.

Trilliant is the first AMI supplier to provide an open standards-based platform for AMI-integrated demand response (i.e., load control) incorporating thermostats and other loads such as pool pumps and water heaters. The Trilliant Home solution also supports “in-home” consumer displays that control loads, display meter readings, and provides for utility initiated messages.

“The Trilliant Home offering provides Milton Hydro with a means to not only meet regulatory requirements but to enhance our customers’ experience,” said Don Thome, president and CEO of Milton Hydro Distribution Inc. “This program will provide residential consumers with the information and the means for direct participation in managing our limited energy resources.”

By extending the Trilliant AMI Mesh offering, based on IEEE 802.15.4, through integration with Z-Wave technology enabled products from the Z-Wave Alliance, residential customers who participate in demand response programs will be given access to a broad range of home automation functions available today through major retail stores.

“Integrating Trilliant’s market leading wireless mesh offerings for utilities with those offered through the Z-Wave Alliance for in-home automation is an obvious extension for both parties,” said Mark Walters, vice president of alliances for Zensys. “The value for consumers is choice provided through leading manufacturers and available through major retail outlets.”

“This standards-based utility-to-consumer solution represents the future of AMI,” said Bill Vogel, Founder, Senior Vice President Strategic Development of Trilliant “By combining Trilliant’s Mesh AMI with broadband networks and home networks utilities can significantly improve net return on assets with benefits in energy capacity management, system reliability and consumer satisfaction.”

Trilliant’s Home solutions are available now for utilities considering demand response initiatives. These offerings are an extension of Trilliant’s OpenMesh™ AMI solutions providing cost effective, high performance and highly reliable 2-way wireless communications for utility applications.

About Milton Hydro Distribution Inc.
Milton Hydro is a Local Electricity Distribution Company serving the Town of Milton. Milton is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada and has been designated by the Ontario government as a priority location for the installation of smart metering. Milton Hydro plans to have a smart meter on every home and business by the end of April, 2008.

About Z-Wave and the Z-Wave Alliance
Formed in January 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of more than 150 leading companies in the home technology space dedicated to providing Z-Wave enabled wireless home control products. Principal members of the Alliance include Danfoss, Intel, Intermatic, Leviton, Monster, Wayne-Dalton, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) and Zensys. Z-Wave technology allows ordinary devices such as light switches, window shades, door locks, pool and spa pumps and hot water heaters to form intelligent wireless networks. These networks enable simple “one button” control of home electrical appliances, providing increased comfort, convenience, safety and economy. You can even control devices at home when you’re away at the office or half way around the world through a simple internet connection. For more information:

Z-Wave® is a registered trademark of Zensys, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.