PERI Software Solutions, Inc. to Display its Smart Grid Tech in DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition in San Diego next week


PERI to display smart grid tech @DistribuTECH

PERI’s Energy Practice Team meets utility and Energy Efficiency companies demands in cutting costs

San Diego, CA – PERI Software Solutions, Inc. plans to participate the DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition (booth 2219) in San Diego, CA (Feb 01-03, 2011) at the convention center. DistribuTECH is the utility industry’s leading smart grid conference and exposition, covering automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment and water utility technology.

Sarav Periasamy

“We plan to discuss the latest hardware and software usage for smart grid technology,” explained Sarav Periasamy, PERI Software. “Educating the public and showing the ROI to utility companies and the government will help officials share that information with ratepayers.”

PERI has plenty of experience, too. Recently, its Energy Practiceshowed regulators and ratepayers examples of energy efficiency and security of smart grid technology in our presentations at NARUC conferences and at the annual national meeting last November in Atlanta.

And Tim Maurer, who heads PERI’s Energy Practice, told Smart Grid Today (Jan. 03, 2011) PERI offers “custom software that will help utilities deploy new rate structures — and, just as important, integrate this data and analytics into their back office systems.”

Utilities have undertaken most deployments of smart grid technology like meters — to reduce their costs, Maurer said, noting that relatively few ratepayers have participated.  To scale up the smart grid, more will need to do so — because of what’s in it for them.

PERI is currently working with commercial building owners to install systems that generate power use data, integrate it with data on pricing and options, feeding all of the data into a building’s automated controls, all in real time. “It is all in the name of cutting power use and power bills,” said Maurer.

Additionally, PERI works with utilities to provide homeowners with hardware and software that respond to the utility’s demand signals by controlling thermostats and energy-eating appliances like water heaters, microwaves and irons.
PERI will continue to work with rate payers to “deploy solutions that offer immediate payback,” Maurer told Energy Today.  “As dynamic pricing takes hold, customers’ rates will better reflect the true — and fluctuating — cost of the power they use.  But to get people to act, “having control of usage [will] be critical,” he said.

Periasamy and Maurer both presented one of PERI’s successful case studies from itsGridMax single-source solution suite showing the ROI through PERI’s Energy Practice at a Utility Market Access Partnership (UMAP) Committee meeting at the 122nd National Assn. of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)annual meeting, Omni at CNN Center, Atlanta, GA.

UMAP establishes model program standards and “Best Practices” for state commissions.  PERI outlined details of how it delivers high value-cost effective technology based business solutions for utilities and the ratepayer. The presentation also showed how it engages the customer on usage.

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[Editors: For images and advanced conference info on DistribuTECH media interviews with PERI Founder and President Sarav Periasamy, please call: Aida Mayo or George McQuade at 818-340-5300 or 818-618-9229 or email]