Trilliant smart grid solutions to service utility customers in Southeastern Texas
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. –September 11, 2012– Trilliant, a global smart grid communications leader in delivering solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations, and renewable resource integration, today announced the full scale roll-out of a smart grid deployment with the Victoria Electric Cooperative in Victoria, Texas. Building on a successful 2011 pilot project, this deployment leverages the Trilliant Communications Platform and consists of Trilliant’s multi-tier SecureMesh® solution to deliver advanced utility services to the Texas town. The deployment will be completed by the end of 2014.
“Trilliant was an ideal partner for our installation, as the technology provides a strong foundation for the smart grid system in Victoria today, while also leaving us with a range of options for future smart grid applications,” said Blaine Warzecha, general manager at the Victoria Electric Cooperative. “We believe that Trilliant’s multi-tiered SecureMesh technology will provide us with a robust, high speed, low latency communications network.”
Over the past year, the state of Texas has taken part in many energy-saving initiatives that utilize smart metering to conserve energy. Given the extreme heat of summer months, smart energy management measures are welcome. Victoria Electric’s smart grid deployment will leverage Trilliant’s solutions to improve operational efficiency, provide interval data for Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) and Time-of-Use (TOU) rates, and enhance outage detection, empowering the co-op to improve the efficiency of power and enabling customers to more accurately manage their energy consumption.
“The Trilliant Platform is a perfect fit for this deployment as it is a tailor-made solution for Victoria Electric’s energy needs,” said Arnie Liepa, Senior Vice President at Trilliant. “Trilliant’s communications technology provides the optimal tools for any smart grid application, and prepare communities for the future with a smarter, better grid.”
This deployment will utilize the Trilliant Platform, the only purpose-built communications platform that integrates disparate systems of smart grid communications technology into a unified whole. Specifically, the project will leverage the Trilliant’s SecureMesh multi-tier architecture, which enables not only advanced metering, but also advanced distribution automation and demand-side management applications, which ultimately delivers benefits to utilities and their customers.