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RWE npower Selects Smart Meter Platform from Trilliant

Windsor, England — 19 June 2013 —Today, global smart energy communications leader Trilliant announced that it has been selected by RWE npower to supply pre-DCC Foundation smart meter services, including the Trilliant Communications Hubs and UnitySuite Head-End Software (HES). Trilliant has already begun working on delivering its proven smart meter solutions to RWE npower for a rollout beginning this year.  The deal will make Trilliant the largest provider of in-home smart energy communications solutions in the UK.

With over 500,000 homes in the UK already connected to Trilliant’s UnitySuite Head-End, RWE npower will be able to use Trilliant’s knowledge of smart meter deployments to leverage the current solution for deployment this year. The UnitySuite HES, part of the Trilliant Communications Platform, is able to manage all of the demands of a compliant smart meter system by managing the devices and communications across the whole smart meter fleet.  UnitySuite is a powerful tool as the architecture is based on open standards, and supports the UK smart metering technical specifications, which can adapt to market demands.

Trilliant is also supplying its Communications Hub to RWE npower, which has already been proven to operate in the field in volume.  This means that customers can start taking advantage of smart meter services, with minimum inconvenience.  Combined, the Trilliant Platform offers a secure, compliant and scalable solution for RWE npower’s needs.

Neil Pennington, Programme Director of RWE npower Smart Programme said “Trilliant has demonstrated a real commitment to the UK Smart market and we are pleased to announce them as our Smart technology partner for head-end and communications hubs, during the Foundation stage of our Smart roll out.  We are focussed on maximising our smart learnings in the pre-DCC environment, and by selecting proven Trilliant technology, we believe we have the right platform from which to develop our Smart services.”

Andy White, CEO, Trilliant says “Winning the RWE npower pre-DCC contract secures Trilliant’s place at the top of the table for smart meter systems. The considerable effort we have put into developing a class leading smart meter system for the UK is paying off, and we are now the leading choice for smart meter deployments in the UK.”

Mike Halley, Vice President Europe, Trilliant says “We have scaled Trilliant’s business in the UK to ensure we can collaborate with the industry. We have focused on 3 core elements: customer partnerships, standards and regulatory compliance. With two UK suppliers confirming this strategy in as many months we are benefiting from the adoption of standards and sharing our customers challenges through a partnership approach.”


About RWE npower

RWE npower is a leading UK energy company and is part of the RWE Group, one of Europe’s leading electricity and gas companies. We serve around 6.5 million residential and business customers with electricity, gas and energy. Through RWE Generation, we operate and manage a flexible portfolio of coal, oil, biomass and gas-fired power stations, producing more than 10% of the electricity used in Great Britain.