ZigBee Smart Energy Overview  


“In 2014, global revenues for home energy management equipment and services will reach $3.3 billion from an aggressive viewpoint. ZigBee will make up about half of the global home energy management market at this time (this includes wired and wireless systems).”

ZigBee Smart Energy is the world's leading standard for interoperable products that monitor, control, inform and automate the delivery and use of energy and water. It helps create greener homes by giving consumers the information and automation needed to easily reduce their consumption and save money, too.

ZigBee Smart Energy version 1.1, the newest version for product development, adds several important features including dynamic pricing enhancements, tunneling of other protocols, prepayment features, over-the-air updates and guaranteed backwards compatibility with certified ZigBee Smart Energy products version 1.0. You can also watch our webinar from April, 2012 to learn even more about how companies are using it to deliver energy management to consumers today.

This standard supports the diverse needs of a global ecosystem of utilities, product manufacturers and government groups as they plan to meet future energy and water needs.

All ZigBee Smart Energy products are ZigBee Certified to perform regardless of manufacturer, allowing utilities and consumers to purchase with confidence. Every product needed to implement a robust ZigBee Smart Energy home area network (HAN) is available. These products make it easy for utilities and governments to deploy smart grid solutions that are secure, easy to install and consumer-friendly.

Some of the world's leading utilities, energy service providers, product manufacturers and technology companies are supporting the development of ZigBee Smart Energy. Several other standards groups are also involved with extending the reach of ZigBee Smart Energy to more homes around the world. 

ZigBee Smart Energy is in active deployment in many areas. Here are links to a few of the utilities in California and a statewide program in Texas: