AutoGrid Systems, Trilliant to provide analytics solutions to utility customers

Smart grid analytics firm AutoGrid Systems and Trilliant, a global smart grid communications company, will partner to bring enhanced predictive analytics solutions to the utility industry.

When operating as an integrated solution, AutoGrid's Energy Data Platform (EDP) and Trilliant's SecureMesh Smart Communications Platform will provide an end-to-end solution for global utilities to deploy and operationalize grid solutions including demand response, theft analysis, electric vehicle charging and advanced forecasting applications.

Together, AutoGrid and Trilliant help utility customers improve grid reliability, increase profitability and improve customer engagement through big data analytics while future-proofing for AMI and distribution automation deployments.

The Trilliant SecureMesh Smart Communications Platform is a smart grid platform purpose-built for the utility industry. Utilities worldwide have recognized that a single communications technology will not address all of their smart grid needs: broadband may be needed for low-latency applications like distribution automation and cellular AMI may be needed for targeted deployments. Trilliant has integrated market-leading technology — broadband mesh, RF mesh AMI, cellular AMI, and others — into a common platform. Trilliant's unified, multi-technology, multi-purpose platform gives utilities the simplicity of one platform with the flexibility of multiple technologies, built with open standards and with broad industry support — providing utilities a low-risk path towards a smarter grid.

AutoGrid's EDP offers utilities a highly scalable software platform that is capable of processing petabytes of data, making real-time predictions and running complex optimization algorithms across millions of variables. Applications built on EDP enable electricity providers and consumers of all sizes to forecast generation, consumption and other grid conditions at unprecedented levels of granularity and thus optimize and personalize solutions including demand response, distributed energy resource management, theft detection and grid asset optimization. AutoGrid's solutions can be deployed in weeks rather than months or years, don't require expensive capital investments and have an immediate ROI.

The Trilliant partnership builds upon the growing momentum achieved by AutoGrid in 2014:

·      Dozens of utilities around the world, including E.ON, Bonneville Power Administration, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Austin Energy and the City of Palo Alto Utilities have deployed EDP to better analyze grid data and optimize applications and operations.

·      AutoGrid was selected as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and was recognized as the Industrial Innovation Company of the Year by the Cleantech Group.

·      AutoGrid established an industry benchmark by demonstrating that EDP can generate up to one million forecasts every ten minutes as part of the Department of Energy's Advanced Projects Research Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) under the Green Electricity Network Integration (GENI) program.

·      Continued expansion of AutoGrid's partner network, which includes NTT DATA, Schneider Electric, Silver Spring Networks, E.ON and BDES, among others.

Utilities such as E.ON, Bonneville Power Administration, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Austin Energy and the City of Palo Alto Utilities are using AutoGrid's big data analytics technology to improve the reliability and productivity of their operations. AutoGrid technology is also embedded in software products from leading vendors, such as Schneider Electric, Silver Spring Networks and NTT Data.

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