San Ramon, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — April 30, 2013 – The ZigBee Alliance has announced completion of the development and ratification of the Smart Energy Profile 2 (SEP 2) standard, which provides IP-based information and control for energy management in wired and wireless home area networks (HANs).
SEP 2 supports new capabilities such as control of plug-in and hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) charging, deployments in multi-dwelling units such as apartment buildings, support for multiple energy service interfaces into a single premises and support for any transport based on IETF IP compliant protocols such as the recently announced ZigBee IP.
Work on SEP 2 was initiated in conjunction with the HomePlug Alliance and, over the course of its development, has included the active participation of many outside industry groups and stakeholders in addition to members of the ZigBee Alliance.
“This is the culmination of tremendous work by a dedicated group of world leading experts in the Smart Energy Working Group of the Alliance,” said Tobin J.M. Richardson, chairman and CEO of the ZigBee Alliance. “Now that the standard is done, the Alliance and our partners are working hard to complete the test plans and tools necessary to certify SEP 2 products.”
SEP 2, which is available for download, is supported by many stakeholders across the energy supply ecosystem, including manufacturers of smart meters, appliances, programmable thermostats and other devices in homes, utilities, energy service providers as well as various government and standards organizations around the world.