Source : People Power Company

People Power Joins the ZigBee Alliance

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  In a move to further support industry standard protocols, People Power Company today announced that it has joined forces with the ZigBee® Alliance. As an Alliance member, People Power Co. will participate in the broader energy technology ecosystem and play a significant role in shaping the important energy standard, ZigBee Smart Energy.

The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. By collaborating with the ZigBee Alliance, People Power Co., a green-tech startup focusing on energy efficiency, can provide customers access to the broadest range of standards-based networking options in the industry.

"People Power is dedicated to spreading the message about the impact people can have on carbon pollution reduction, and we are pleased to support ZigBee Smart Energy devices, such as smart meters and thermostats, to reduce carbon pollution and promote energy efficiency," said Gene Wang, CEO of People Power Co. "Our open source philosophy will promote interoperability and speed development of open Smart Grid solutions."

"People Power can provide valuable contributions to the ZigBee Alliance as it continues adding new capabilities to ZigBee Smart Energy," said Benno Ritter, vice president of marketing and business development. "The most innovative companies in the world are working with us on ZigBee Smart Energy, have made it the world's leading standard enabling greater energy management and efficiency for utilities and consumers alike. 

For more information about People Power Co., or if you would like to meet Mr. Wang at the Networked Grid Conference taking place in Palm Springs, California on May 18-19, 2010, please contact

About ZigBee Alliance
ZigBee is the global wireless language connecting dramatically different devices to work together and enhance everyday life. The ZigBee Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 350 members driving development of ZigBee wireless technology. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer electronic, energy, home, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit

About People Power Company
People Power gives people the power to save money on their electric bills while going green. We empower consumers to control energy consumption at the appliance level and compare their usage with others while reducing their carbon footprint. We empower developers to create innovative Smart Grid products based on our open source philosophy and long range, low cost technologies. Based in Palo Alto California, People Power Company was founded by successful, serial entrepreneur Gene Wang and has received funding from New Cycle Capital, Greener Capital and other investors. For more information visit

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