The Smart Grid deployment, which begins later this summer, will use Trilliant’s SecureMesh communications network, which the company says will provide a “comprehensive high-bandwidth private Wide Area Network (WAN) and Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) that interconnects meters and other Smart Grid-enabled devices to enable consumer energy management. Trilliant’s UnitySuite head-end software will be used to manage the Smart Grid network.”
To provide CMP’s solution, Trilliant partnered with General Electric (GE) and Landis+Gyr to providing electric meters and the company says IBM is providing “Tivoli Netcool software integrated with UnitySuite applications for robust and scalable service management of Iberdrola’s Smart Grid communications infrastructure.”
Trilliant President and CEO Andy White notes, “Central Maine Power has an aggressive schedule, challenging terrain, and strong value commitments to their customers and shareholders. Trilliant was uniquely capable of providing not only a proven and cost-effective solution, but a future-proof Smart Grid communications network with the bandwidth and speed to improve customer service, distribution automation, and consumer energy efficiency over the long term.”
CMP is part of Iberdrola USA and the Maine project is the Bilbao, Spain-based utility company’s first Smart Grid project in the United States.
Trilliant Incorporated provides hardware, software and service solutions to utilities and their customers. Founded in 1985, Trilliant currently has more than 200 utility customers including Hydro One, one of the largest Smart Grid implementations in North America. The company recently announced securing $106 million of capital investor growth capital.