The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has formed a Smart Energy Study Group to explore application in smart electric grids. CSR, Broadcom and Emerson Electric are the initial members of the group.
The study group will explore possible applications of Bluetooth in all aspects of the smart energy market. It will form a strategy for Bluetooth Smart Energy and make recommendations based on its findings.
“Wireless technology is a key component of the battle to improve the smart grid,” said Michael Foley, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. “With proper short-distance wireless connectivity technology, the meter-to-device relationship will be one that allows users to remotely track, monitor, and adjust their energy use based on utility scales,” he said, speaking in a press statement.
Via: EE Times.