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Thursday, January 29, 2015

PlanetEcosystems Joins Sponsors of the Smart Energy Summit

Parks Associates sends a warm welcome and big thank you to PlanetEcosystems for sponsoring the 2015 Smart Energy Summit as an Event Sponsor. This year's executive conference will be held at the Four Seasons in Austin, TX, Feb 16-18.

V. Rory Jones, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at PlanetEcosystems will be participating on the panel "Consumer Engagement Strategies: IoT and Energy Value Proposition," taking place February 17 at 11:00am. Other speakers on the panel include ...read more

Monday, January 26, 2015

Low-Cost Electricity Dilutes the Business Case for Energy Management: Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

Paul Wattles, Sr. Analyst, Market Design & Development at Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), offers insight into the barriers and opportunities currently impacting energy management:

What are the major barriers impacting consumer adoption of energy related products and services?

Low-cost electricity, the result of low natural gas prices, dilutes the business case for energy management and DR. Also, in the areas of ERCOT open to competitive choice, aggressive retail ...read more

Monday, January 26, 2015

Insights from Honeywell: Big Partnership Opportunities Promoting Energy Efficiency and Demand Response

Brad Paine, Director of Product Marketing, Honeywell Environmental & Combustion Controls, at Honeywell, answers several questions about the challenges and opportunities currently affecting the energy management market:

What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market? 

We have terrific opportunities to partner with utilities that requires some sharing of energy data. It is difficult for homeowners to ...read more

Monday, January 26, 2015

Emerson: Smart Monitoring and Intuitive Controls Can Help Homeowners Reduce Energy Consumption

Jacob Nielson, Business Development Leader for Emerson, answers industry questions prior to speaking at Smart Energy Summit in February:

What are the biggest opportunities for the smart home industry to work with the electricity industry?

There are major opportunities–especially now that some of the more energy-hungry industries are adopting smart technologies. For years upgraded lighting and upgraded HVAC systems have been the answer. Now the great opportunity is to have ...read more

Monday, January 26, 2015

NRG Joins Smart Energy Summit in Austin

Parks Associates welcomes and thanks the newest sponsor of the Smart Energy Summit in Austin. NRG will be joining the three-day executive conference as an Event Sponsor.

Sicily Dickenson, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for NRG Energy will be a keynote speaker during the event. Her presentation, "Love Your Power," will take place the morning of Tuesday, February 17, and will examine consumer engagement and marketing strategies for utilities.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Connected Home Device Market Potential “Remarkable”: Insights from Thread Group

Sujata Neidig, VP of Marketing at Thread Group, discusses the challenges the smart energy market is facing:

What are the major challenges that your business must address in 2015? 2020?

Interest in the connected home has been rapidly increasing, yet there are a few challenges that must be overcome in order to make the smart home a reality. First, a simple and reliable network must be put in place that will allow multiple devices to easily connect and work together seamlessly. Consumer ...read more

Thursday, January 22, 2015

OpenADR Alliance: Engagement, ADR Programs Will Be Challenges in 2015

Barry Haaser, Managing Director for the OpenADR Alliance and President at Lakeview Group, answers several industry questions about issues that are currently affecting the energy management market:

What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market?

The most challenging issue for the OpenADR Alliance involves development of automated demand response (ADR) programs by utilities based on the OpenADR standard. We are ...read more

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Changing the Way Consumers View Energy Management: Insights from People Power’s Gene Wang

Gene Wang, CEO at People Power, responds to the industry question: “What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market?”

An inconvenient truth about the average consumer today is that they are not passionate about inconveniencing themselves in order to save a few dollars. And they are generally not willing to pay money for a lower priority benefit of energy conservation. This was a tremendous challenge which ...read more

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