Tenaga Nasional Berhad Research to pilot smart grid solution from Comintel and Trilliant


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Redwood City, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — June 5, 2012 – Trilliant and Malaysian system integrator Comintel have entered into a partnership to provide Tenaga Nasional Berhad Research (TNBR) – the research arm of Malaysia’s largest utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) – with end-to-end solutions for the utility’s first integrated smart meter and smart grid project.

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 the Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten), 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. The 2.4 GHz RF mesh technology operates in license-free spectrum in Malaysia, simplifying the rollout process without requiring complex regulatory changes.

The project is being managed by Comintel, which is also responsible for the end-to-end system integration.

“TNBR’s project is an important milestone in the path towards smarter grids in Malaysia to support continued economic growth,” commented Bryan Spear, Trilliant’s managing director for Asia-Pacific.