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Trilliant service aims to smooth UK smart meter roll out

Steve Rogerson
May 25, 2017
 
Trilliant has announced the SMSO smart metering system operator managed service for energy retailers.
 
The service consists of an operations centre and software managed by North Carolina-based Trilliant with credit and prepayment meters by Landis & Gyr and in-home consumer access devices by Green Energy Options. The programme should simplify and streamline deployment and management of SMETS1 smart meters for energy retailers in the UK.
 
"The SMSO combines technology, equipment and knowledge from world-class providers into an agile, easy-to-deploy solution that allows retailers to ensure a rapid rollout of customer smart meters in 2017 and beyond," said Andrew White, chairman and chief executive officer for Trilliant. "It's ideal for small and mid-size energy companies who are looking for an available, non-resource intensive solution."
 
The service lowers the setup and operating costs and provides a proven, scalable and secure platform to manage credit as well as prepayment meters. The data centre assures the smooth operation and quick issue resolution since all critical elements are developed and managed by the service providers.
 
This SMSO offering enters the market ahead of the approaching 2020 deadline by which retailers must have smart meters operational in all 26 million homes in England, Wales and Scotland.
 
With more than four million connected devices already, this service is the most proven in the UK. Using Trilliant's 30 years of expertise and various technology partnerships, security and scalability, the smart communications company has created a, managed cloud-based service offering for the rapidly growing challenger provider market.
 
"With our combined expertise we will be able to deploy a solution that will help utilities across the country prepare for 2020 and continue to deliver quality expected by their customers,” said White.
 
Trilliant offers the energy industry an enterprise-wide smart communications platform for connecting the IoT through a secure, standards-based, multi-technology, open spectrum system.