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Grid4C embeds AI into Trilliant smart grid platform

Steve Rogerson
July 29, 2020

Texas firm Grid4C’s AI-powered technology is being embedded into Trilliant Networks’ smart grid and smart city platform.
Using North Carolina-based Trilliant’s expanded industrial IoT platform, the partnership aims to enhance Trilliant’s ability to deliver real-time intelligence and analytics across all layers of technology to new and existing users.
Grid4C’s AI grid edge technology provides energy managers with real-time predictions and actionable insights for both their operations and customer-facing applications. When combined with Trilliant’s communications and edge device integrations for metering, distribution automation, street lighting, environmental monitoring and more, the platform delivers aggregated data for applications.
The data analytics can enhance the visibility of operational efficiency goals, improve proactive management of devices and assets, deliver insights into new revenue streams, and enhance security, enabling business outcomes and user success.
“Partnering with Grid4C enhances Trilliant’s ability to provide accurate, real-time data and analytics to our customers,” said Steven Lupo, managing director for Trilliant in Canada. “Grid4C’s AI technology takes our solutions to the next level, enabling Trilliant to provide an even deeper level of customer service to our many trusted partners.”
At its core, Trilliant’s partnership with Grid4C will enable a continuous stream of intelligent data from all layers of a utility’s or city’s deployed technologies. The platform will provide managers with unlimited bandwidth to monitor the performance of applications in real time.
“For more than 20 years Trilliant has been supporting some of the world’s largest utilities with their AMI and smart meter networking technologies, and we are excited to partner with them,” said Noa Ruschin-Rimini, Grid4C founder and CEO. “Our machine-learning insights will be embedded into Trilliant’s technology, providing enhanced reliability for providers and customers while simultaneously conserving energy and saving pivotal resources.”
Trilliant’s purpose-built communications platform lets utilities and cities securely and reliably deploy any application on one network.
Grid4C helps energy providers and consumers by using machine-learning capabilities to deliver accurate, granular predictions for tackling problems in the energy industry. The plug-and-play technology analyses the massive amounts of sub-hourly data collected from millions of smart meters and IoT data. Its portfolio consists of: a predictive home advisor that includes non-intrusive household appliance fault prediction and load disaggregation capabilities; predictive operational analytics to enable better decisions for coordination of distributed energy resources with meter, sub-meter and asset-level forecasting; and predictive customer analytics, which targets and predicts adoption of new rate plans and utility programmes.