WiFi Alliance And Homeplug To Collaborate On Smart Grid Apps

The WiFi Alliance and the HomePlug Powerline Alliance have partnered to promote the use of smart grid applications in homes.

The two organisations said that the agreement will involve them both reviewing their specifications and standards on the manufacturing of their technologies for the best interoperability of the smart grid applications.

The agreement will also see both outfits jointly develop new ways to promote smart grid apps in homes.

The collaboration was a likely event as both of them are active members of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Forum and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, tech news site Information Week reports.

The WiFi Alliance and the HomePlug Powerline Alliance will also work together to form a set of industry standards for the smart grid sector.

Rob Ranck, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, said in a statement: “HomePlug and Wi-Fi devices represent a large share of installed nodes worldwide, and ensuring seamless interoperability is critical for broad-scale smart grid deployment.”