ZigBee's Smart Energy Profile 2 standard now finalised

May 02, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
The ZigBee Alliance has announced it has completed development and ratified the Smart Energy Profile 2 (SEP 2) standard.

The ZigBee Alliance has announced it has completed development of, and ratified the Smart Energy Profile 2 (SEP 2) standard.

SEP 2 provides IP-based information and control for energy management in Home Area Networks (HANs), for both wired and wireless networks. 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 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 organisations around the world.

The SEP 2 standard is available for download at www.zigbee.org/Standards/Downloads.aspx

Webinar

The Alliance will host a free public webinar on 14 th May, 2013. Smart Energy Profile 2 – IP based Energy Management for the Home" will be held at 17:00 CET (8:00 am Pacific Time) and will feature speakers from the industry. Space is limited and advance registration is available at: www4.gotomeeting.com/register/727727559