Trilliant Partners with HD Supply Utilities to Grow Municipal and Cooperative Smart Grid Opportunities

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Agreement Between Companies Launches Trilliant Channel Strategy

We are excited to work with Trilliant as they establish a Smart Grid channel strategy within the municipal and co-op utility industry

Trilliant Incorporated, a Smart Grid communications provider and leader in delivering solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations, and renewable resource integration, today announced a distribution agreement with HD Supply Utilities, North America's largest electric utilities distributor. Under the agreement, HD Supply Utilities will offer Trilliant's full line of Smart Grid solutions to its municipal and electric cooperative utility customers.

Trilliant has led the Smart Grid industry in the development and deployment of a Smart Grid multi-tier architecture, which provides an integrated communications solution coupled with head-end software to provide public power utilities with a solution to meet their Smart Grid networking demands. Trilliant's multi-tier Smart Grid architecture also provides distinct components that are fine-tuned for each tier.

HD Supply Utilities will resell and integrate the components of the multi-tier architecture, including Trilliant’s award-winning SecureMesh™ communications network. The SecureMesh architecture provides a high-bandwidth private Wide Area Network (WAN), Neighborhood Area Network (NAN), and Home Area Network (HAN) to interconnect meters, consumer devices, and other Smart Grid-enabled devices. HD Supply Utilities will also distribute Trilliant’s UnitySuite™ head-end software, which is used to manage Smart Grid networks.

HD Supply Utilities today offers a full suite of end-to-end integrated Smart Grid technology solutions to investor-owned, municipal and electric cooperative utility companies. The solutions span from the home area network to the back-end utility infrastructure.

"We are excited to work with Trilliant as they establish a Smart Grid channel strategy within the municipal and co-op utility industry," said Geff Smith, vice president, Automation, HD Supply Utilities. "Trilliant's solutions will be an integral part of HD Supply Utilities' Smart Grid technology solution suite, and the combination of our supply chain solutions and expertise with Trilliant's multi-tier architecture approach to Smart Grid network will create a formidable combination."

"HD Supply Utilities maintains strong relationships with their muni and co-op utility customers, and offers the industry's most comprehensive products, solutions and technology for the transmission and distribution of electric power," according to Andy White, president and CEO of Trilliant. "These characteristics, combined with their extensive distribution network and exceptional sales support, make HD Supply Utilities the perfect channel partner for Trilliant."

About Trilliant Incorporated
Trilliant Incorporated provides hardware, software and service solutions that deliver on the promise of Advanced Metering and Smart Grid to utilities and their customers including improved energy efficiency, grid reliability, lower operating cost, and integration of renewable energy resources. Since its original founding in 1985, Trilliant has been a leading innovator in the delivery and implementation of energy management systems, including advanced utility wireless data collection for residential and commercial customers, demand response, time-of-use billing, and critical peak pricing initiatives. Trilliant currently has more than 200 utility customers including Hydro One, the single-largest Smart Grid implementation in North America.

About HD Supply Utilities
As North America’s largest electric utilities distributor, HD Supply Utilities (http://www.hdsupply.com/utilities) is a business of HD Supply (http://www.hdsupply.com), a leading wholesale distribution company, providing a broad range of products and services to professional customers in the infrastructure & energy, maintenance, repair & improvement and specialty construction markets. With a diverse portfolio of industry-leading businesses, HD Supply is one of the largest diversified wholesale distributors in North America, with approximately 770 locations.

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