Comintel, Trilliant deliver smart grid solution to Malaysia utility

Redwood City, Calif., June 4, 2012 — Trilliant, a global smart grid communications leader in delivering solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations and renewable resource integration, partnered with Comintel to provide Tenaga Nasional Berhad Research with end-to-end solutions for the utility's first integrated smart meter and smart grid project.

TNBR is the research arm of Malaysia's largest utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad, which serves over 7.4 million customers.

The demand for energy consumption in Malaysia is projected to increase by five percent per year over the next five years, and is likely to double in the next 20 years, according to Mercom Capital Group.

To meet this need, TNBR has undertaken an ambitious smart grid demonstration project to pave the way towards the large-scale implementation of smart grid technologies. These technologies will ultimately reduce the nation's dependence on natural gas and coal, and help to withdraw from national electricity subsidies in the next four years.

The project is developed by TNBR with collaboration from Uniten (Universiti Tenaga Nasional), and is to be located at TNBR and Uniten campuses. As part of TNBR's project, Trilliant will be deploying its multi-tiered RF mesh technology for both the Neighborhood Area Network and Wide Area Network.

Trilliant's 2.4 GHz RF mesh technology operates in license-free spectrum in Malaysia, simplifying the process for TNB to economically roll out RF mesh without requiring complex regulatory changes. The project is being managed by Comintel, a system integrator in Malaysia who is responsible for the end-to-end system integration.

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