Communication Technology, Distribution Automation / Substation Automation, Smart Grid

Tampa Electric Co., Trilliant join on smart grid communications project

Tampa Electric Co. chose Trilliant to lay the ground work for a smart network that will help deliver the benefits of a smarter energy grid to nearly 676,000 homes and businesses in Tampa Electric‘s territory in West Central Florida.

Tampa Electric will deploy Trilliant‘s SecureMesh Wide-Area Network (WAN), a broadband mesh networking system built for advanced distribution applications.

The SecureMesh WAN is part of the Trilliant Communications Platform, a combination of networking technologies engineered to work together, and purpose built for smart grid.

The Trilliant Platform provides unmatched flexibility in deployment: rather than forcing a utility to start with a full smart meter roll-out, the Trilliant Communications Platform allows utilities like Tampa Electric to immediately benefit from a smarter grid through economical deployment of broadband networks for advanced distribution automation, and to deploy other smart grid applications in the future.

The Trilliant SecureMesh WAN is a broadband mesh network: built for utilities to provide the reliability, bandwidth and low latency necessary for Volt/VAR control, fault detection, isolation and restoration (FDIR), and other real-time distribution automation initiatives.

The Trilliant Communications Platform, including the SecureMesh WAN, allows utilities to manage all smart grid applications — advanced distribution automation, AMI and demand-side management — on a single network. To learn more, visit Trilliant’s booth No. 815 at DistribuTECH.