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Trilliant helps Edenorte deploy smart meters

Steve Rogerson
January 8, 2019

Dominican Republic utility Edenorte is partnering with North Carolina-based smart energy company Trilliant to deploy LPWAN for smart metering.
The utility has installed 30,000 meters using LPWAN random phase multiple access technology for better coverage, capacity, network longevity and overall performance. The result provides a reliable and strong communications platform for smart grid technology.
Edenorte will be leveraging the Trilliant products for industrial and commercial purposes.
“At Edenorte, we are committed to delivering electric power with quality and in a sustainable manner to our customers,” said José Elías Lizardo, measurement manager for Edenorte. “We are convinced that we must rely on technology that is efficient and are confident to call Trilliant our ally in this process.”
Trilliant empowers the energy industry with a purpose-built communications platform that enables utilities and cities to deploy any application securely and reliably on one network.
“We are thrilled to work with Edenorte to revolutionise their metering processes,” said Nick Matchett, managing director of the Americas for Trilliant. “It is our passion to provide partners with the best solutions that increase their overall organisational efficiency and immediately benefit their customers.”
Empresa Distribuidora de Electricidad del Norte (Edenorte Dominicana) holds the concession for the marketing and distribution of electricity in the 14 provinces of the north of the Dominican Republic – Santiago, La Vega, Duarte, Puerto Plata, Espaillat, María Trinidad Sánchez, Monseñor Nouel, Sanchez Ramirez, Valverde, Santiago Rodriguez, Montecristi, Samana, Hermanas Mirabal and Dajabón.
The utility has 126 offices throughout the northern region of the country. It distributes a monthly average of 317GW and has around 988,000 customers, of which about 785,000 are billed. The average monthly cost in distributed energy is US$56m.
The networks of medium and low voltage cover an area of 16.274km2, and include 70 substations and distribution transformers with an installed load of 2525.6MVA.