Why Utilities like Zigbee

The amount of money made by privately owned Australian electricity distributors is directly proportional to their capital. They like Zigbee because Zigbee is a capital expense; other forms of communication involve either involve recurring costs or – horror – letting in consumers and ESCOs on the deal. Zigbee places administration and control of the “home area network”, as well as control of the devices attached to it, in their hands. Improved efficiency in any form (physical, financial) threatens their bottom line.

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