Revised Zigbee Smart Energy v2.0 draft 0.7 available for public comment
July 20, 2011 - The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, residential, commercial and consumer applications, has announced that a revised Smart Energy version 2.0 standard is now available for public review and comment. The revised draft 0.7 document includes progress made by the Smart Energy Working Group on a variety of topics identified during the last ballot, it said.
By Alyssa Dalton
“The ZigBee Alliance is committed to shepherding Smart Energy 2 through the various development milestones as efficiently and effectively as possible, while living up to its obligation to ensure an open and transparent process of standards development,” said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance.
“Continuing to involve the greater Smart Grid community is a promise we made because we know that gathering public input will ensure that Smart Energy 2 is a robust industry standard developed with the highest levels of participation and industry co-operation,” he added.
Public comments on the Smart Energy 2.0 Public Application Profile are accepted through online submission and all documents can be found at www.ZigBee.org/SmartEnergy. All comments must be received by August 15, 2011.
According to the alliance, Smart Energy 2.0 will provide an IP-based energy management solution capable of running on both wired and wireless communication protocols, including those supported by the HomeGrid Forum, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, the Wi-Fi Alliance and the ZigBee Alliance.
“It already has attracted strong support from leading smart meter manufacturers, device and appliance manufacturers, utilities, energy service providers and various government and standards organizations around the world,” it said. “ZigBee Smart Energy also helps utilities and energy providers implement new, advanced metering and demand response programs to drive greater energy management and efficiency, while responding to changing government requirements.”