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ZigBee Alliance Approves Draft 0.7 Smart Energy Profile Version 2.0

By Nathesh August 19, 2011

The ZigBee Alliance, an ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, residential, commercial and consumer applications, announced that the latest Smart Energy Working Group letter ballot approved the Smart Energy Profile version 2.0 draft 0.7 wholeheartedly.

While work remains resolving comments received during the letter ballot process and from the public, the 0.7 draft is now implementable and enters a testing phase. The approval is seen as a major milestone in the completion of the Smart Energy 2.0 standard. Here on the working group will conduct series of quick recirculation ballots that will hope to approve technical changes made to integrate comments received during the letter ballot process. The group also hopes to arrive at a broader consensus by integrating more comments.

According to the alliance, the Smart Energy 2.0 will provide an IP-based energy management solution capable of running on a variety of 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.

Officials with the ZigBee Alliance noted that the ZigBee Alliance is pleased that through the collaborative efforts of the many members of the Smart Energy Working Group, and their open, transparent and consensus oriented standards development processes, they have been able to achieve a successful vote for Smart Energy 2. These efforts will result in Smart Energy 2 being a standard that meets the needs of a very broad set of stakeholders worldwide.

The ZigBee Alliance claimed that it is committed to shepherding Smart Energy 2 through the various development milestones as efficiently and effectively as possible. Continuing to involve the greater Smart Grid community is a promise the alliance made because it knows that gathering public input will ensure that Smart Energy 2 is a robust industry standard developed with the highest levels of participation and industry cooperation.

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Nathesh is a contributing editor for IoTevolutionworld. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

IoTevolutionworld Contributor

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