Trilliant and Siemens Partner to Deliver Smart Energy Networks for Distributed Automation and Advanced Metering Infrastructure for Mexico's CFE

Three projects are latest global collaboration of Siemens and Trilliant as utilities worldwide lay communications foundation for modernizing infrastructure, engaging customers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ -- Trilliant, the global provider of secure, enterprise-wide smart energy communications, and Siemens have partnered to deliver smart energy communications for three projects for the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) in Mexico City and the State of Mexico. The enterprise-wide communications network includes both AMI (advanced metering infrastructure) and DA (distribution automation) elements designed to reduce energy losses, engage consumers with energy choices, and modernize the nation's power grid.

The three projects are the latest collaboration under a global partnership agreement that provides Siemens access to the Trilliant Smart Communications Platform which, combined with Siemens digital grid offerings, provides a comprehensive solution to help utilities worldwide to modernize grid infrastructure and performance.

Trilliant's multi-tier network, including both wide area and near area networking (WAN and NAN), will connect the utility to 634,000 Siemens advanced meters across seven districts of Mexico City as well as providing communication with nearly 12,900 distribution transformers across more than 1,185 kilometers-circuit lines (736+ miles).

The enterprise-wide approach is possible on a single network because Trilliant provides the industry's broadest portfolio of diverse technologies (including 5GHz Secure Mesh WAN, 2.4GHz Secure Mesh NAN, LTE/GPRS and 2.4GHz RPMA) on a unifying Smart Communications Platform. This approach streamlines management and monitoring of the AMI network today and provides a platform for seamless addition of future applications or devices.

"Trilliant's globally compliant solution is an integral part of Siemens' offering to CFE," said Thomas Zimmermann, CEO Digital Grid Business Unit, Siemens Energy Management Division. "It provides the secure communications foundation our energy customers require to prepare for a future in which they will manage and monitor an increasing number of connected devices and applications for distribution automation, efficiency, customer engagement or load-side management."

Siemens has been active in Mexico since 1894. This project supports Mexico's modernization of its energy infrastructure through smart grid and internet of things (IoT)-enabling technologies to ensure safe, reliable electricity for its growing economy. According to a CFE press release of September 1, 2016, it "aims to diminish technical and non-technical losses associated to the lack of measurement of electric power consumption, as well as the lack of maintenance and modernization of distribution networks."

"It's been a privilege to partner with Siemens in our common vision to equip energy providers worldwide with the communications foundation to meet the energy needs of the future," said Andy White, Trilliant chairman and CEO.

For more information about Siemens Smart Grid, see: http://w3.siemens.com/smartgrid/global/en/pages/Default.aspx.

About Trilliant
Trilliant offers the energy industry's only enterprise-wide Smart Communications Platform for connecting the internet of things (IoT) through a secure, standards-based, multi-technology, open spectrum solution. With three decades' experience and the most field-proven and globally compliant solution, Trilliant maximizes smart grid and smart city investments and makes operations future-ready. www.trilliantinc.com

About Siemens
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

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For further information: Nancy Broe, nancy@themcdonnellgroup.com, +1-404-583-0003 Ext.105, http://www.trilliantinc.com

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