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ZigBee seeks public comment on Smart Energy 2.0


April 30, 2010
By Anthony Capkun


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April 30, 2010

The ZigBee Alliance has made the draft 0.7 document of ZigBee Smart Energy (Version 2.0) available for public download and comment. This draft is being provided in conjunction with the alliance’s previously announced commitment to collect public comments on the standard in addition to the input from the stakeholder community already engaged in its development.

“The ZigBee Alliance’s Smart Energy Profile 2.0 is an integral part of
the HAN [home automation network] and the emerging requirements for
smart grid interoperability and energy management,” said George Arnold,
national coordinator for smart grid interoperability at NIST (National
Institute of Standards and Technology). “I am pleased to see the ZigBee
Alliance going the extra mile to ensure all points of view are
represented, augmenting its already open consensus-oriented process.”

The release of the draft 0.7 document has been accelerated to meet the
NIST standards review timeline.

“GE believes that ZigBee Smart Energy 2.0 provides the industry with the
best and quickest path to achieve HAN standardization for the smart
grid,” said John McDonald, technical strategy & policy development
director at GE and chair of the NIST SGIP governing board. “GE is
committed to our role in developing ZigBee Smart Energy and developing
ZigBee-certified products.”

ZigBee Smart Energy 2.0 will provide an IP-based energy management
solution that expands opportunities for use that builds upon the
momentum in industry today.

BUT HURRY! The alliance is accepting comments on the draft 0.7 document
of ZigBee Smart Energy 2.0 until June 4, 2010.

CLICK HERE to get involved.