US grid situational awareness company Innovari and communications platform provider Trilliant has announced it has achieved interoperability between its two products.
The companies said this week that the ability of the Innovari Interactive Energy Platform and the Trilliant Smart Communications Platform to work together will deliver multiple real-time smart grid benefits to utilities' operations and customers.
The shared communication platform combines Innovari's grid performance analysis with Trilliant's two-way secure communications network to deliver deep grid situational awareness data to utilities for use in demand-side management, grid system optimization, renewable and distributed energy resources integration, and customer empowerment.
Commenting on the collaboration, David Kranzler, senior vice president of Networks at Trilliant, said: "A central theme to the smart grid is choosing the communications network that offers superior performance today, as well as flexibility for future applications."
The news follows a major launch for Trilliant late last year of a new way for allowing multiple IT systems access to smart energy data and grid device activity.
The new product Smart Energy Access Layer – or SEAL – can be used across many smart meter implementations to bridge the issues of interoperability, data transfer and partner integration, said the California-based company in a statement.
The solution aims to allow energy companies to launch new services and revenue channels by overcoming the issue of combining legacy and new systems amid strict regulatory compliance controls.
SEAL can “link these IT systems together so that cohesive smart meter and smart grid processes can be designed without the need for extensive re-writes of existing systems, even where tight regulations do not encourage sharing of data”, the company statement said.