Trilliant has recently launched an Interoperability Group, which unifies multiple home energy management devices within a single eco-system. The formation of the Group provides utilities with a clear, low risk route to help consumers cut their energy bills by up to 10% – by installing smart meters.
The Interoperability Group is built around the Trilliant Communications Hub, which is the first generally available hub designed to support the initial deployment stage of smart meters and the first to address issues of multi-supplier and multi-device interoperability from the ground up. It is already being delivered through a partnership between Trilliant and one of the ‘big six’ UK utility companies.
The Communications Hub Interoperability Group is a robust alliance, providing a simpler, cost effective way for UK utilities to adopt smart metering and to expedite the benefits of money saving energy management technology to consumers. The benefits of deploying interoperable products will be manifold for utilities, government and consumers – lower development costs; introduction of consumer choice and less complex deployments.
The UK Government has identified smart meters as a key energy efficiency technology and is aiming for 52 million smart meters to be installed in 30 million homes and businesses in the UK between 2014 and 2019. One of the key barriers to this roll out is the technical complexity of the multiple energy management devices on the market. By unifying these manufacturers, Trilliant is aiming to limit the time and expense of separate standalone equipment roll-outs, and provide a simpler, more robust offering for utilities.
Eight industry players and in-home display providers have come together within Trilliant’s Interoperability Group, such as leading energy and water resource management solution provider, Itron, as well as Onzo a global leader in data and analytics for utilities, plus Chameleon, a manufacturer of smart meter in-home displays.
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