SNZ PAS 6012
Smart home guidelines
|Publication Date:||26 September 2022|
This PAS sets out good practice guidance for smart homes and home energy management systems (HEMS), and refers to:
(a) Safety requirements for which WorkSafe is the regulator;
(b) Advice concerning the energy efficiency transmission of electricity from the grid to a consumer's appliance;
(c) Government procurement rules.
(a) Section 1 introduces the concept of the smart home and explains the terminology used in this PAS.
(b) Section 2 describes what a smart home is and the core elements thereof. It introduces concepts such as 'demand response' and 'flexibility' and explains some of the defining technological features.
(c) Section 3 provides a smart home technology overview. It covers the subject of interoperability and why this is important, as well as distributed generation, data capture, and cyber security.
(d) Section 4 explains the relationship between a smart electricity network and a smart home containing smart appliances that are controlled by a home energy management system.
(e) Appendix A is designed to prepare the homeowner for becoming 'smart grid-ready'. It includes a preliminary assessment and provides guidance on the steps to reach each successive level.
(f) Appendix B is a technical specification guide and prerequisite for suppliers and installers of HEMS-related equipment, appliances, and supporting devices who wish to participate in government-related incentive schemes that encourage homeowners to use energy efficient technologies that can interface with smart grid networks.