Smart Energy Profile 2 (SEP 2.0)
The Smart Energy Profile 2 (SEP 2.0) is an upcoming standard for applications that enable home energy management via wired and wireless devices that support Internet Protocol.
SEP 2.0 is being developed to create a standard and interoperable protocol that connects the Smart Grid to to smart energy devices in the home.
Some of the core function sets defined in the specification include metering, pricing, and demand-response load control (DRLC). These functions enable informed consumer participation in managing energy consumption in home and participating in the Utilities' efforts to manage peak-demand loads in the Grid.
The metering function allows devices to get information on usage from the smart-meter or any other device that has metering functionality. This allows a SEP 2.0 compatible application running on a smartphone, tablet, or a dedicated display device to display users real-time energy consumption information for the whole home.