Open Consortium for Smart Energy Profile 2

On August 16, 2011, the HomePlug Alliance, Wi-Fi Alliance, HomeGrid Forum, and ZigBee Alliance agreed to create an open consortium for Smart Energy Profile (SEP) 2 Interoperability, enabling a myriad of organizations from these alliances with technologies that support communications over Internet protocol (IP) to certify SEP 2 in accordance with a consistent test plan. This partnership among alliances leverages the cumulative work and technological advances of many industries to bring smart grid benefits to consumers.