Strategic partnership will support global smart grid implementations


Bill Vogel,
Limerick, Ireland and Redwood City, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 18, 2008 – Advanced Innovations (AI), an electronics product design and manufacturing solutions house that offers complete product life cycle management and supply chain services, and Trilliant Incorporated, provider of intelligent networks that power the smart grid, have signed an agreement in principle to combine Trilliant’s smart grid products and services with AI’s global supply chain capabilities. This agreement was signed in the presence of Ireland’s new Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Mr. Brian Cowen, in New York City.

Trilliant and AI have been working in concert on multiple smart grid initiatives in North America with the common goal of helping utility companies optimize the delivery of energy to consumers. The announcement underpins the work that Trilliant and AI are doing to deliver comprehensive smart metering solutions to current and future customers. This work is focused on collaborating with utilities to develop a solution that produces immediate results and is future-proofed in the face of rapidly-changing, far-reaching changes in energy management.

"Energy management isn’t a local problem, it’s a global issue and one that requires a global mindset," said Robert O’Donnell, CEO of Advanced Innovations Ltd. "In our work with Trilliant we’ve encountered a company that has not only assembled an amazing array of products and services designed to bring the Smart Grid online, but one with whom we are fully prepared to tackle this issue worldwide."

Trilliant has been delivering products, services and solutions designed to improve energy management since 1985. They act as the equivalent to a central nervous system for the smart grid, the critical communication layer necessary to process information and control system elements.

"Both Trilliant and AI have aggressive goals with respect to expanding beyond our home countries," said Bill Vogel, CEO of Trilliant. "Today’s agreement combines the best of Trilliant’s North American smart grid expertise with AI’s global supply chain expertise and relationships. We are extremely pleased with our relationship with AI and are honored that the prime minister will be presiding over the formalization of AI and Trilliant’s relationship."