VIENNA, Austria, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trilliant, a leading US-based Smart Communications Platform company, today announced that it has been selected by NEW Netz GmbH, one of Germany's leading utilities serving about 500,000 customers in the Lower Rhine region, to provide smart grid and smart metering communications solutions for the utility's smart grid pilot project. This announcement is made at the 2015 European Utility Week (Nov 3-5), Europe's largest annual smart grid gathering, in Vienna, Austria.
Germany, in common with other EU countries, faces many challenges in both meeting EU goals whilst maintaining overall reliability of the grid and future energy security through the use of renewables. NEW is one of the German utilities taking initiatives in this direction. To test how it will do this, NEW is undertaking a smart grid pilot project which will show how the application of smart grid technologies can help deliver energy efficiency, reliability and smart energy benefits to customers. Over time, NEW's grid will evolve to take advantage of smart grid technologies and benefits, allowing NEW to integrate more renewable energy sources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In this pilot project, Trilliant will be providing its proven Smart Communications Platform. The Trilliant Smart Communications Platform has been deployed by leading utilities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific to deliver smart energy benefits to customers. The platform offers utilities the highest-performing solutions in the industry with the widest range of options and flexibility to solve any smart grid business needs, and has the flexibility to be tailored to the utility's particular goals, regulatory model, and service territory.
"Trilliant's proven Smart Grid expertise and technology provide us with a well-rounded solution that possibly can help us making our grid smarter," said Albrecht Mensenkamp, Grid Operations Executive of NEW. "Trilliant would help us to eventually be able to deliver the benefits of Smart Grid to our operations and customers."
"We are delighted to be able to work with NEW on this pilot project," said Samuel Stähle, Vice-President of EMEA Sales, Trilliant. "We look forward to working together in helping NEW build a smarter energy infrastructure to deliver all its benefits to its customers and operations and support the German energy transition process – Energiewende."
The Trilliant Smart Communications Platform provides the necessary reliability, high bandwidth and low latency to enable effective non-technical losses prevention, as well as other future Smart Grid and Smart City initiatives. The Trilliant Platform is a multipurpose network that allows utilities and cities to manage all smart grid and smart city applications on one powerful network.
To learn more, visit Trilliant booth #A.g16 at the 2015 European Utility Week or www.trilliantinc.com.
NEW AG is one of Germany's leading utilities. It provides electricity, gas, water, buses and environmental services to about 500,000 business and residential customers in the Lower Rhine region. NEW partners with customers to deliver excellent service and customer satisfaction. NEW also promotes cultural and social activities in the communities. It serves and adds to the local economy by being one of the major employers. For more information, visit www.new.de.
Trilliant helps leading utilities and cities around the world achieve their smart visions through the Trilliant Smart Communications Platform, the only communications platform purpose-built for the industry that helps utilities and cities securely and reliably deploy any Smart Grid – AMI, DA and DSM, and Smart City applications, on one powerful network. Trilliant has worked with leading utilities and cities worldwide who collectively serve more than 100 million customers. The Trilliant Platform helps utilities and cities enhance energy efficiency, improve grid reliability, lower operating costs, integrate renewable energy resources and electric vehicles, and empower consumers to better manage their energy consumption. For more information, visit www.trilliantinc.com.