Wi-SUN Alliance expands global membership


Phil Beecher,
Chairman, Wi-SUN
Tokyo, Japan and San Jose, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — December 13, 2012 – The Wi-SUN Alliance, a global organization leading standards compliance and interoperability testing of smart utility networks based on open global standards such as IEEE 802.15.4g, has gained several new members recently, expanding its global membership.

From the network industry, key new additions include Cisco Systems and Huawei, with the former also joining the Wi-SUN Board of Directors.

From the utility industry, key new additions include Tokyo Gas, which serves 10 million customers, and Toshiba Toko Meters, which is a major supplier to and part owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Company, which serves over 20 million customers in the greater Tokyo area.

“Our current membership warmly welcomes these new additions,” said Phil Beecher, chairman of the Wi-SUN Alliance, “We have focused on developing an open and participatory testing and certification process, as demonstrated by recent successful interoperability and educational events in several countries. We look forward to active participation from our new members, and to announcing additional members and other collaborations in the near future.”

For more insights on interoperability and the Wi-SUN Alliance, see the article “Testing and certification for smart grid applications” by Phil Beecher in Smart Energy International Issue 4 2012, p 30.