Archive for August, 2011
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PowerStream Reaffirms Partnership with Trilliant for Smart Grid Implementation
Redwood City, Calif., August 15, 2011 – Trilliant, a global Smart Grid communications leader in delivering solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations and renewable resource integration, today announced the renewal of its strategic relationship with PowerStream, the second largest municipally-owned electricity distribution company in Ontario.
Trilliant has been selected by PowerStream to provide Unit Smart Meter System and Services for residential, and commercial and industrial (C&I) use. For PowerStream, smart meters are an important area of focus given that they form the backbone of the utility’s Smart Grid infrastructure.
Trilliant Congratulates Hydro One on Converting 1 Million Customers to Time-of-Use Billing
Redwood City, Calif., August 15, 2011 –Trilliant, a global Smart Grid communications leader offering enhanced energy efficiency, utility operations and renewable resource integration, today congratulated customer and partner Hydro One Networks on achieving time-of-use (TOU) billing for 1.05 million customers.
In 2007, as part of the culture of conservation, the government of Ontario mandated that all utilities in the province convert customers to time-of-use billing, which allows for different electricity rates at different times of day. Time-of-use billing encourages customers to use power outside peak hours when possible, which can reduce the need to construct additional power generation and distribution infrastructure. In 2010, the regulator set aggressive targets for all utilities in Ontario to complete their TOU rollout.