RWE npower selects smart meter platform from Trilliant


Neil Pennington,
Program Director,
RWE npower
Smart Program
Windsor, England — (METERING.COM) — June 20, 2013 – RWE npower has selected Trilliant to supply foundation smart meter services, including the Trilliant communications hub and UnitySuite head-end software (HES).

Trilliant has begun working on delivering its smart meter solutions to RWE npower for a rollout beginning this year.

With over 500,000 homes in Britain already connected to the UnitySuite HES, RWE npower will be able to leverage the current solution for deployment this year. The UnitySuite HES, part of the Trilliant communications platform, is able to manage the demands of a compliant smart meter system by managing the devices and communications across the whole smart meter fleet. UnitySuite is based on open standards, and supports Britain’s smart metering technical specifications, which can adapt to market demands.

Trilliant is also supplying its communications hub to RWE npower, which will enable customers to start taking advantage of smart meter services, with minimum inconvenience. Combined, the platform offers a secure, compliant and scalable solution for RWE npower.

“We are pleased to announce Trilliant as our smart technology partner for head-end and communications hubs, during the foundation stage of our smart rollout,” said Neil Pennington, program director of RWE npower Smart Program. “We are focused on maximizing our smart learnings in the pre-DCC environment, and we believe we have the right platform from which to develop our smart services.”

Mike Halley, Trilliant’s vice president Europe, said that in scaling the company’s business in the U.K., it had focused on three core elements: “Customer partnerships, standards and regulatory compliance.”