REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trilliant, a global smart grid communications leader in delivering solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations and renewable resource integration, has been selected as the recipient of the Green Innovator Award of Excellence for 2012 by the San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA).
This honor is awarded to San Mateo county companies that most exhibit innovation as a core company value. Trilliant, taking first place in the "green" category, was chosen because of the company's commitment to making smart grid implementation more accessible for every energy user, and for the company's ongoing mission of increasing the efficiency of energy use throughout California and around the world.
"The SAMCEDA Awards of Excellence are about honoring companies who showcase innovation – a core value of both San Mateo county and Silicon Valley," said Rosanne Foust, president and CEO, SAMCEDA. "Trilliant has been at the forefront of smart grid technology, and we are excited to see the growth they will spur in this field for years to come."
"Innovation is a best practice at Trilliant," said Andy White, CEO of Trilliant, "and we believe that innovations in smart grid communications will lead to greener, more sustainable, more economical and more reliable energy systems worldwide. We're honored to receive this award from the work we've done at Trilliant, and encouraged by the continued support of San Mateo county and Silicon Valley to further this important mission."
The awards will be presented at a luncheon on Friday, March 23, 2012, at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City.
Trilliant provides communications solutions that deliver the benefits of the Smart Grid to utilities and their customers. These benefits include enhanced energy efficiency, improved 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 Capital Partners and zouk ventures. For more information, visit www.trilliantinc.com.