The ZigBee® Alliance announced its members are joining forces and leveraging their global wireless and utility expertise to fight the predicted global energy crisis.

With this commitment, the Alliance has increased membership and expanded its ability to deliver solutions that are helping consumers, businesses and utilities improve efficiency, reduce the need for new power plants and save money. 

 The Alliance enjoys strong endorsement of its energy management and efficiency solutions by utility industry and smart energy grid proponents.  Some of the world’s leading and innovative energy companies, ranging from utilities to suppliers have recently joined the Alliance and are relying on ZigBee solutions.  Utilities such as CenterPoint Energy, Southern California Edison and Sempra Utilities are working alongside other member companies such as Cellnet, Eaton, Itron, Phillips, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Comverge, Control4, DCSI, Golden Power, Johnson Controls, Legrand, Nivis, Nuri Telecom, Sensus Metering, Silver Spring Networks, Site Controls, Talon Communications, Trilliant Networks, Tritech Technology and Viconics to use existing low-cost and easily installable ZigBee products and services.  As a result of these Alliance member’s efforts, more ZigBee products are being shipped now to utility companies around the world than ever before.