The move will provide Meralco’s customers with the information that will help them efficiently and effectively track and manage their energy usage and bills in Philippines.

As part of an overall energy infrastructure modernization strategy, GE Digital Energy will supply electric meters and system integration services, while Trilliant will provide its Smart Grid Communications Platform.

Capable of enabling advanced intelligence in the prepaid metering system, the Trilliant Smart Grid Communications Platform is also expected to serve as a foundational platform for future advanced smart grid capabilities that enhance reliability and efficiency.

Meralco customer retail services and corporate communications head Alfredo Panlilio said, ”This is the first phase of our long-term smart grid roadmap, which will eventually not only focus on prepaid metering, but also the modernization of our electric infrastructure, which will eventually deliver better customer experience, improved energy efficiency and enhanced reliability.”

GE Digital Energy Asia Pacific general manager Matt McKenzie said the advanced smart grid platform will provide Meralco the capabilities to transform consumers’ relationship with electricity.

”The enhanced network control and efficiency tools enabled by smart meters open doors to the very latest energy innovations that can increase productivity and efficiency, while reducing and minimizing outages,” McKenzie added.