Wireless protocol for device monitoring and control
Zigbee Smart Energy (Zigbee SE) is a protocol designed for monitoring and actively managing energy consumption at the end-user level. For both utilities and consumers, Zigbee SE can help reduce waste, energy consumption and enables utilities to monitor and manage customers’ energy use. Furthermore, the end-user can monitor their energy consumption.
Affordable and easy to use
With Zigbee SE it easier to monitor energy consumption and lower the energy costs – for both utilities and the end-user. Zigbee SE is easy to use because it is interoperable with other Zigbee protocols and works across manufacturers. The standardized protocol provides fast access to new markets for solution providers, and it reduces research costs.
Reducing energy consumption
Intelligent energy management with Zigbee SE also benefits the environment, because it improves energy availability. With the access to monitor the energy consumption, both utilities and end-users can regulate the use of energy, thus saving money and reducing the impact on the environment. Increased energy efficiency reduces the need for additional generation plants.
Zigbee Smart Energy features
The Zigbee SE offers real-time information, tracking of energy consumption, multiple control methods e.g. emergency signals and duty cycling, and includes the ability to randomize start and end times to avoid energy spikes. The protocol naturally uses data encryption to safeguard data.
The protocol fits multiple commodities, e.g. electricity, gas, and water, and it has several measurement types such as load profile, power factor, demand, and tiers.