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Utility companies are under pressure. Growing populations are using increasing amounts of power, which is putting a strain on existing supplies. In many countries (including the US) the increase in demand is growing at a faster rate than transmission capacity And the cost of providing power is also increasing due to higher fuel prices and increases in the cost of construction and capital expenses. This paper provides an overview of Wireless Sensor Network for Power Management, including the cost savings it can provide. It then looks at how ZigBee fits into this picture, and the ways in which ZigBee (together with its Smart Energy application profile) is ideally suited for the development.