Trilliant, Malaysia’s TNB agree to smart grid tech exchange

Malaysian utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) signed a smart grid technology memorandum of understanding with smart grid platform company Trilliant.

The MOU was signed following the U.S.-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership’s (USACEP) high-level meetings and ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama.

The MOU will provide a framework for collaboration between the two companies to exchange technical information and training, and to explore models to deliver smart grid benefits such as enhanced energy efficiency, improved reliability and energy security to the people throughout TNB’s customer base in Malaysia.

The MOU was signed by Datuk Seri Ir. Azman Bin Mohd, president and CEO of TNB, and Bryan Spear, Asia Pacific managing director for Trilliant. The signing ceremony was witnessed by James Steele, senior advisor, economic policy, East Asia Pacific, U.S. Department of State and Tan Sri Leo Moggie, the chairman of TNB, as well as representatives from the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is the largest electricity utility in Malaysia. The company’s more than 34,900 employees serve an estimated 8.4 million customers in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan.

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