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ZigBee and Demand Response & Smart Grid Coalition establish agreement


September 11, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

September 10, 2009

The Demand Response & Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG) and ZigBee Alliance have established a formal liaison agreement between themselves, making ZigBee a member of DRSG, and linking its efforts to support the Smart Grid. The agreement provides for collaboration on promotion and advocacy related to development of smart grid technology policies.

DRSG is the trade association for companies providing technologies,
products and services in the demand response and smart grid areas. The
ZigBee Alliance is a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless
solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer
applications.

“This is a great opportunity for both organizations and for their
members,” said Dan Delurey, executive director of DRSG. “ZigBee is an
active organization working to introduce new technology into the
marketplace and we look forward to helping it keep its members aware of
how evolving policy developments in Washington may affect market
requirements for the smart grid. Also, we are confident that the
expertise of the ZigBee Alliance will provide DRSG with a better
understanding of technology developments that are occurring in the
industry.”

“Our liaison agreement with DRSG will provide the ZigBee Alliance with
keen insight on smart grid activities and will help us ensure that
ZigBee Smart Energy, our wireless home area network solution continues
to be the leading choice for use with demand response and smart grid
programs around North America,” said Bob Heile, chair of the ZigBee
Alliance. “We also look forward to being a resource to DRSG so that it
can better represent the smart grid community as policy develops.”

CLICK HERE for Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG).

CLICK HERE for ZigBee Alliance.