GE and Trilliant Deliver Smart Grid Solutions as a Service for Public Power Utilities

Trilliant's Smart Grid Communications Platform has been chosen by GE to be a part of GE's Grid IQ Solutions as a Service (SaaS) offerings for the public power industry.

Public power utilities are exploring and considering smart grid investments to enhance operational efficiency, improve reliability and increase customer engagement. Deploying smart grid technology can pose unique challenges for public power utilities given their unique business and operating conditions. Some public power utilities may choose not to invest the capital or information technology resources necessary for integration with their own infrastructure. Others may not have the business processes and organizational expertise required to deploy new smart technology on their own, but see the need. For those utilities, a different approach offered through GE's Grid IQ SaaS may be the best choice to deploy advanced smart grid solutions. With GE, public power utilities will receive the benefits of advanced smart grid deployments without the high costs and risks usually associated with owning the smart grid assets and managing the deployments themselves.

Trilliant's SecureMesh, part of the Trilliant Communications Platform, is a combination of wireless networking technologies pre-engineered to work together and purpose-built for the smart grid. The Trilliant Communication Platform provides utilities with the flexibility to phase in their smart grid deployments to meet their most pressing needs first. Utilities can choose which smart grid capabilities -- Smart Distribution, Smart Metering, or Smart Consumer -- they want to deploy first. The Trilliant Platform allows a utility to deploy not only Smart Metering (AMI) today, but also the flexibility to support advanced Smart Distribution applications such as Volt/VAR control, fault detection, isolation and restoration (FDIR), and other real-time distribution automation initiatives in the future.  

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