PERI Software is the only certified minority business enterprise in the U.S. with an end-to-end smart grid solution. The company, based in Newark, NJ, can provide both its own smart grid advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart meter technology and software platform or PERI can act as systems integrators on any smart grid platform, regardless of technology.
The ACEEE study concludes that "advanced metering initiatives alone are neither necessary nor sufficient for providing households with the feedback that they need to achieve energy savings. However, the initiatives do offer important opportunities. The report said, "To realize potential feedback-induced savings, advanced meters must be used in conjunction with in-home (or on-line) displays and well-designed programs that successfully inform, engage, empower, and motivate people."
"PERI is developing these Home Area Network devices enabling customers to control the use of electricity in their homes in real time," Periasamy said.
There are also privacy concerns that surround the new technology that PERI will addressed and reveal how its business solutions will meet those demands.
"Smart Grid and Smart Metering introduce access control, network and application security concerns at and beyond the meter," explained Periasamy. "We will be discussing how to prepare a security policy, understand and prevent network security issues and respond to incidents."
Attendees will also hear PERI talk about the role based access control of data, devices, networks and applications, along with audits and reinforcements.
"The emerging technology that allows the integration of Home Area Network to the Smart Grid has added security concerns that have to be addressed especially with data, multi-application integration and communication networks," said Chief Technology Officer Satish Chetty, PERI Software Solutions, Inc.