Sunday, November 15, 2009

HomeGrid Forum Partners with DRSG Coalition and Z-Wave Alliance

HomeGrid Forum, which promotes the ITU-T's standardization efforts, announced new liaison agreements with the Demand Response Smart Grid (DRSG) Coalition and Z-Wave Alliance. HomeGrid Forum is linking efforts with these organizations to promote and ensure upcoming products and devices are compliant with the requirements for deployment in Smart Grid, home energy management, and home automation applications.

DRSG is the trade association for companies that provide products and services in the areas of demand response, smart meters and Smart Grid technologies.

The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of more than 160 leading companies manufacturing a broad assortment of interoperable Z-Wave wireless home control and energy management products including lighting, thermostats, shade, and appliance controllers.

"HomeGrid Forum is aligning with organizations that have a clear understanding of where the Smart Grid market is headed, including groups like DRSG and Z-Wave Alliance," said Matthew Theall, president of the HomeGrid Forum. "The members of Z-Wave Alliance and DRSG are looking for effective ways to leverage both wired and wireless technologies for efficient power utilization and home automation. compliments these efforts with technology that will unify the networking of content and devices, over any wire, while supporting the Smart Grid."http://www.homegridforum.org