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Friday, October 21, 2016

2017 Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer Accepting Speaker Submissions

Parks Associates is now accepting speaker submissions for the eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, which will take place February 20-22, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas.

Smart Energy Summit features speakers from utilities, service providers, smart home manufacturers, and retailers providing insight into new energy solutions, offerings, and partnerships. Topics for the 2017 event include:

  • Electric Utilities and the Smart Home

Incentivizing the Smart Home: Demand Response and Engagement

Bring-Your-Own Device Models: Drivers and Barriers 

Consumer Behaviors and TOU: Challenges and Opportunities 

Value-Added Services: New Strategies and Use Cases

  • Converging Ecosystems: Industries Impacting Utilities

Smart Appliances: New Solutions Saving Consumers Time and Money

Smart Home Systems: Opportunities for Whole Home Management

Solar Industry: Integration and Competition

  • Partnerships, Growth, and Interoperability

Impact of Aggregators: Catalyst for Partnerships

Energy Providers: Creating New Business Models

Standards and Interoperability: Integrating Energy with the Smart Home

Reinventing the Utility Business Model

Parks Associates analysts will lead discussions throughout the event featuring recent research findings. The firm’s latest research shows 13% of U.S. broadband households are willing to pay $10,000 or more for solar panels and a storage battery for their home. Previous research finds:

  • 70% of U.S. broadband households with smart energy devices report saving money due to reduced energy consumption.
  • 42% of U.S. broadband households would select electric utilities as their first choice for energy management services.

If you are interested in speaking at Smart Energy Summit, click here. The deadline for submissions is November 14, 2016. For more information about the event, including sponsorship opportunities, visit www.SES2017.com.

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