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Research Workshop - Trends and Opportunities in Residential Energy Management

Hosted by research firm Parks Associates - Monday, February 17, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

The research workshop Trends and Opportunities in Residential Energy Management presents detailed findings from Parks Associates' consumer and industry studies on the smart home, IoT, and energy management markets.

Pre-show workshop is a separate event from Smart Energy Summit, with a separate fee to attend. Register Now

Agenda - February 17

12:00 p.m.   Registration Open

1:00 p.m.   Welcome: Evolution of Consumer Energy Management Market

Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates

1:15 p.m. Adoption and Trends of Energy Devices - Research Presentation

The Internet of Things is driving radical change in the energy industry as consumers adopt smart devices and smart energy solutions. This presentation provides trends, consumer data, and industry insights on smart energy products, including current adoption, purchase intentions, and preferences for smart thermostats and other energy-saving devices.

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

1:30 p.m. Partnerships and New Opportunities - Research Presentation

The smart home is a key driver of residential energy efficiency. Smart thermostats and smart lighting are among the most adopted of smart home products, while distributed generation products continue to grow in familiarity and adoption. This presentation examines key crossover partnerships enabling various energy management programs and evaluates new opportunities for utility programs and services. It also addresses consumer preferences for smart home energy devices and distributed generation products.

Chris O'Dell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

1:45 p.m. Next Stage of Growth - Industry Insights

Utilities are striking new partnerships with manufacturers, retailers, data analytics companies, and platform providers to cultivate opportunities for energy management and efficiency services created by connected products. In this special session, executives from across the energy value chain share details on their programs’ successes and their strategies for driving the next stage of growth in smart energy services.

Håkan Ludvigson, CEO & Founder, Eliq

Camille Vargas, B2B Marketing Manager, Yonomi

Ken Wacks, President, Home, Building, and Utility Systems

Moderator: Chris O'Dell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

2:45 p.m.   Break

3:00 p.m. Incentives and Driving Behavior Changes - Research Presentation

Utilities seek to engage their customers for demand response and energy efficiency programs. Consumer attitudes, behaviors, and value judgments all play a part in consumer willingness to participate in energy programs. This presentation provides insights on how consumers view incentives and how consumers evaluate energy efficiency products and demand response programs.

Keshav Jaiswal, Researcher, Parks Associates

3:15 p.m.   Research Presentation: Energy Management and MDUs

Energy expenses represent an ongoing cost for MDUs and can drastically undercut profit margins in unoccupied rental units. Systems that improve property managers’ and residents’ ability to use energy more efficiently are appealing to a broad range of MDUs – from luxury to budget-friendly properties. This session highlights the appeal of energy management smart home devices and use cases in MDUs.

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

3:45 p.m. Growth in Multifamily and MDUs - Industry Insights

While many utilities have been slow to adapt energy services such as DR programs for the multifamily asset class, several innovative utilities have developed programs with multifamily incentives. Connected technology provides strong energy-efficiency opportunities for both residential units and whole-building systems. In this session, executives discuss multifamily energy topics, including flexible rebate programs for a range of platforms and devices, incentives for energy-saving features of buildings, energy and savings through waste-water prevention, and alliances with technology and energy procurement firms that can deliver low-price electricity contracts for multifamily buildings.

Manny Garza, Customer Energy Solutions, Austin Energy

Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS IoT

James Muraca, VP of Product, Zen Ecosystems

Moderator: Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

4:45 p.m.   Converging Ecosystems: Interactive Analyst Q&A

This interactive Q&A session with our analyst team allows the audience to ask about smart energy device adoption, purchase intentions, new business models, or any other relevant questions.

5:30 p.m.   Smart Energy Summit Opening Reception


Questions about this workshop? Contact Parks Associates.