The 2011 San Francisco Business Times Cleantech Awards says it singled out companies that are working on “groundbreaking innovations, pioneering innovation and championing environmental sustainability in the Bay Area to address climate change and boost the economy.”
The San Francisco Business Times received 200 nominations to be considered for this year’s awards. Winners were selected in 15 categories based on the strength of their nomination, the innovation behind their technology, the potential to achieve commercial success and have a positive environmental impact.
Trilliant’s Chairman and CEO, Andy White, says, “Trilliant is honored to be selected as the winner in the Smart Grid category of The San Francisco Business Times Cleantech Awards. This recognition reflects Trilliant’s commitment to and history of innovation in helping utilities meet their Smart Grid goals with the best communications infrastructure.”
Trilliant provides communication solutions, which it says delivers “on the promise of the Smart Grid to utilities and their customers. These benefits include advanced metering, improved energy efficiency, grid reliability, lower operating costs, and integration of renewable energy resources.”
Trilliant currently has more than 200 utility customers including Centrica, Iberdrola USA, and Hydro One Networks and is backed by prominent investors such as ABB, GE, Investor Growth Capital, MissionPoint Capital Partners, UMC Capital, VantagePoint Venture Partners and zouk ventures.