12:00 p.m. Registration Open
1:00-1:20 p.m. Welcome - Research Presentation: The Value of Data
Data from smart products enables new services and business models that will have a transformational impact on nearly every industry. This research presentation provides an overview of consumers’ concerns over privacy and security and evaluates strategies to balance these concerns with incentives in consumer-facing services in order to increase participation and monetize energy services. Speakers also discuss utility API strategies in the wake of recent NARUC recommendations on data monetization.
1:20-1:40 p.m. Industry Insights: Making Data Meaningful
Nearly 50 utilities have adopted Green Button Connect to date, inspiring a host of consumer applications. Disaggregation, energy modeling, appliance fault detection, and energy anomaly alerts are a few of the many new services being built off of energy data. This session provides an industry perspective on new services enabled by the increasing wealth of energy data.
Amena Ali, Chief Revenue Officer, Whisker Labs
1:40-2:00 p.m. Research Presentation: Energy Management in the Smart Home
The smart home is forcing convergence of traditionally separate industries. Standalone energy monitoring and energy management solutions are now competing with smart home solutions that have integrated energy management within a broad array of smart home services. This presentation provides an overview of consumer research on leading energy monitoring and energy management use cases in the context of the smart home.
2:00-2:20 p.m. Industry Insights: Smart Home Service Providers and Energy Management
Various industries offer advanced smart home energy management propositions with different layers of value for the mass-market customer, solving problems that focus on customer needs in different ways. This presentation addresses new and effective ways service providers are providing energy management solutions to consumers.
2:20-2:40 p.m. Industry Insights: Interoperability Failures
The energy industry has produced many interoperability initiatives that have failed to gain traction. This presentation provides an overview of interoperability initiatives and lessons learned from those efforts.
Dr. Kenneth Wacks, President, Home, Building & Utility Systems
2:40-3:00 p.m. Research Presentation: The Role of Energy Providers in the Smart Home
Given the increasing competition from multiple channels, energy providers must move aggressively to defend their position as a trusted energy advisor by providing leading-edge energy management services to customers. Energy providers also have the opportunity to expand beyond energy services to include smart home offerings. This research presentation examines the competitive positioning of the energy industry in offering combinations of energy and smart home services.
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-3:50 p.m. Research Presentation: Solar Power and the Smart Home
Residential solar installations are gaining momentum as the installed base has now surpassed one million households. This research presentation profiles the households that have adopted solar solutions and those intending to purchase and also evaluates their interest in comprehensive home energy management solutions.
3:50-4:10 p.m. Industry Insights: Solar Industry Perspective
As solar adoption expands and “spillover” into the grid is discouraged, the need for a more comprehensive energy management solution is evident. This industry perspective discusses the current state of energy management solutions that incorporate solar, storage, and home controls and presents the outlook for broader solutions.
4:10-4:30 p.m. Research Presentation: Incentivizing the Smart Home
Energy-efficiency programs are accelerating product adoption. This research presentation examines the influence of incentives on smart thermostat adoption and measures the impact of payments and on-bill financing, including the appropriate size for incentives to score the best balance between costs and revenues.
4:30-4:50 p.m. Industry Insight: Utility Perspectives on Incentives
Energy-efficiency programs incentivize baseline load savings, but smart products have the potential to monitor operation and provide alerts for equipment performance issues, notifications for operational issues, and recommendations for more efficient operation. Understanding the impact of smart product capabilities on energy efficiency represents a challenge for utilities. This industry presentation reviews the challenges and opportunities for measurement and verification and quantifying incentives for smart home products and services.
Derek Okada, Senior Manager, Policy & Planning, Southern California Edison (SCE)
4:50 p.m. Research Discussion
5:00 p.m. Wrap up
5:30 p.m. Smart Energy Summit Networking Reception