DNA Group is planning a luncheon seminar on Smart Grid communications, featuring Jon Rappaport, Chairman of the USNAP Alliance as the guest speaker. Jon will be speaking specifically about the developments enabling Smart Grid Interoperability, including the Modular Communication Interface standard that USNAP has co-authored with EPRI.
About USNAP: The term USNAP is an acronym for Universal Smart Network Access Port, a simple, yet cost effective solution that enables any HAN (Home Area Network) standard, present and future, to smart meters, energy gateways or other devices within the home. By providing industry with a protocol independent serial interface, it is possible to extend the Smart Grid directly to energy aware consumer products. The USNAP Alliance is rapidly gaining support by Smart Grid stakeholders worldwide, including utilities, metering & AMI suppliers, device manufacturers, industry consultants and regulators. In order to accelerate standardization efforts, specifications available and consumers are now able to purchase compatible products through retail and on-line stores for managing their homes and energy consumption.