Partnerships lead to winning AMI solution for Hydro One

Bill Vogel,
CEO & Founder,
Trilliant Networks
Toronto, ON, Canada and Redwood City, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) —September 21, 2007 – The AMI solution provider team that enabled Canadian utility Hydro One to win the award for the best AMR initiative in a North American municipal utility included Capgemini Canada Inc. and Trilliant Networks, Inc.

Capgemini Canada is a subsidiary of Capgemini, a provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Trilliant Networks is a provider of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) based on open standards. Hydro One’s Smart Metering Project was the winner of Utility Planning Network’s (UPN) 2007 Metering Award.

To date, Hydro One has installed more than 160,000 smart meters and is on track to have 240,000 installed by the end of 2007. The Hydro One Smart Meter solution includes an end-to-end standards-based AMI system from Trilliant Networks. This solution supports all major meter manufacturers as well as a broad range of end-point devices for energy conservation, such as in-home real-time energy monitors and automated smart thermostats.

Over-the-air upgrade capability ensures that as new services, devices and networks evolve they will be supported by the systems that Hydro One has chosen. The system will enhance power restoration efforts by alerting the company to power outages in real time and provide the infrastructure for a truly smart grid.

Capgemini is delivering smart metering services across 14 workstreams, including systems integration, process design, planning, management and automation of meter and wide-area network deployment, together with program management services, to provide tight integration across this large Hydro One initiative.