Zigbee Smart Energy

Greener homes, business and utilities.

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 latest 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.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.

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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 North America:

 

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Features

  • METERING SUPPORT
    • Meter swap outs
    • Multiple commodities including electric, gas, water, and thermal
    • Multiple units of measure for international support
    • Battery or mains powered
    • Multiple measurement types such as load profile, power factor, summation, demand, and tiers
    • Real-time information
    • Historical information (previous day, today, etc.)
    • Status indicators including tampering
    • Ability to record both generation (delivered) and consumption (received)
  • DEMAND RESPONSE & LOAD CONTROL
    • Scheduling of multiple events
    • Built-in support for customer override
    • Ability to individually or simultaneously target specific groups of devices including HVACs, water heaters, lighting, electric vehicles, and generation systems
    • Multiple control methods including temperature set points and offsets, criticality levels (such as emergency signals) and duty cycling
    • Ability to randomize start and end times to avoid spikes
  • PRICING
    • Block tariff (inclining/declining rates)
    • Prepayment
    • Multiple commodities including electric, gas, water, and thermal
    • Support for price ratios/price tiers
    • Multiple units of measure for international support
    • Multiple currencies for international support (using ISO 4217)
    • Unregistered devices allowed to request and receive pricing information
    • Support for multiple providers and rates in a single location
    • Support for separate generated (delivered) and consumed (received) prices
  • TEXT MESSAGE
    • Scheduling/canceling of messages
    • Ability to request message confirmation
    • Multiple urgency levels
    • Optional message duration for short-lived messages
    • Support for multiple international character sets
  • SAMPLE DEVICES
    • Meter-integrated or standalone energy service portals
    • In-premise displays including low-cost, standalone devices such as refrigerator magnets and energy orbs
    • Programmable communicating thermostats (PCT)
    • Generic load control devices for appliances such as water heaters. lights and pool pumps
    • Smart appliances
    • Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
    • Energy management systems
    • Range extenders
  • SECURITY
    • Support for consumer-only, utility-only or shared networks
    • Automatic, secure network registration using either pre-installed keys or standard public-key cryptography methods
    • Support for ECC public key infrastructure for authentication and mobility
    • Data encryption
  • OTHER
    • Tunneling of manufacturer specific protocols
    • Over-the-air updates
    • Backwards compatible with Zigbee Smart Energy version 1.0 Zigbee Certified products
    • Time Synchronization provided by ESP
    • Designed for easy upgrade and adaptability within version 1.x


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Benefits

Stakeholder: UTILITIES OEMS END USERS
(Residential)
END USERS
(Commercial)
AFFORDABLE
  • Open standard supports competitive marketplace of multiple vendors, which lowers cost
  • Open standard supports competitive marketplace of multiple platform vendors offering lower cost
  • Open standard supports competitive marketplace of multiple products that lowers cost through competition
  • Lowers energy costs
  • Open standard supports competitive marketplace of multiple vendors that lowers cost through competition
  • Lowers energy costs
EASY TO USE
  • Standard technology, certified interoperability, global 2.4GHz spectrum eases adoption and customer service
  • Standardized technology provides fast access to new markets
  • Reduced product research and development cycle
  • Wireless technology eliminates cost and hassle of running wires
  • Certified interoperability, global 2.4GHz spectrum simplifies installation and operation
  • Automatic features simplify use
  • Internet connection for greater access, control
REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION
  • Improves energy availability, reliability
  • Improves regulatory compliance
  • Lowers customers’ cost to operate
  • Immediate usage information drives decisions to conserve
  • Improves compliance with conservation programs
REDUCES ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
  • Improves regulatory compliance
  • Increased efficiency reduces need for additional generation plants
  • Improves regulatory compliance
  • Allows entry into markets with regulatory requirements
  • Reduces impact on environment
  • Improves emissions “footprint”
  • Reduces impact on environment
  • Improves compliance with emission standards



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