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26 FEB 2013


Smart Energy Summit Showcases Texas Companies Focused on Home Energy Market

Conference speakers provide consumer perspective and demand for smart energy solutions

Several Texas companies are participating in Parks Associates’ fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging Consumers on February 25-27 at the Sheraton Gunter in San Antonio. Smart Energy Summit, hosted by the Dallas-based international research firm, is unique among energy-based conferences for its consumer-oriented focus and its exploration of partnership opportunities and new connected-home services in the home energy management market.

“The Texas energy market, having been restructured in 2002, offers perhaps the most progressive and innovative examples of how energy providers are seeking to engage and compete for energy subscribers," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "Texas's growing economy, warm climate, and Austin's particular focus on green living make it a bellwether for the future of home energy management policies, practices, and products."

Parks Associates research shows 36% of Texas broadband households have a home security system, higher than the national average of 26%. Only 44% of Texas security homes have 24/7 professional monitoring, versus 49% nationwide, while having comparable levels of sensors and detectors, so the Texas security market is oriented more toward self-monitoring solutions.

Temperature control is also an important feature for Texas households. Nationwide 34% of broadband households with a home control system can monitor or control their thermostat via the Internet, while 43% of Texas home-control households have this capability.

Smart Energy Summit hosts executives from utilities, service providers, OEMs, standards bodies, and the public sector in sessions that feature consumer research from Parks Associates, high-level panel discussions, and presentations. Texas-based companies speaking at the event include CPS Energy, Reliant Energy, Austin Energy, CenterPoint Energy, Wi-Fi Alliance, and Silicon Labs.

February 25 - Pre-show Research Workshop "Understanding Utilities and Consumers: Energy Management Markets"

3:45 p.m. - Solution Spotlight: Wi-Fi Alliance

Greg Ennis, Technical Director, Wi-Fi Alliance

February 26

11:00 a.m. - "The Role of Energy Providers in Home Energy Management"

Wayne Callender, Manager, Market Intelligence, CPS Energy

Bill Harmon, VP, Mass Markets & Product Innovation, Reliant Energy

1:30 p.m. - "Utility Partnerships: Strategies and Implications"

Jarrett Simon, Director, Energy Efficiency, CenterPoint Energy

2:30 p.m. - "Demand Response: Creating a Value Proposition for Energy Savings"

Deborah Kimberly, VP, Distributed Energy Services, Austin Energy

February 27

2:00 p.m. - "Device Interoperability: A Progress Report"

Greg Fyke, Director, Marketing, Wireless Products, Silicon Laboratories

Sponsors for Smart Energy Summit include Alarm.com, ecobee, EcoFactor, GreenWave Reality, Hitachi, Lowe's, PlanetEcosystems, Qualcomm, Sigma Designs, AlertMe, IPSO Alliance, and Itron.  CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference hosts the VIP Dinner January 26 at the County Line BBQ.

Visit http://www.smartenergysummit2013.com or contact 972-490-1113, sales@parksassociates.com for information. Media can register online at http://www.parksassociates.com/ses-presspass.

About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the changing role of utilities and energy providers in the IoT era and offers research and insights on new opportunities to empower consumers with smart solutions to manage and save energy in the home. The conference addresses key questions for energy providers around leadership and alignment of goals between residential energy management solutions and the grid and presents strategies to expand business and revenue goals by incorporating smart products into energy programs.

Smart Energy Summit focuses on identifying opportunities across converging ecosystems to create new value in energy solutions through partnerships that leverage connected devices, energy management, utility services, and home control platforms and services. Research analysts, thought leaders, and industry executives present and discuss business strategies, case studies, partnership opportunities, and consumer research that utilities, service providers, retailers, and manufacturers can use to expand and monetize their energy offerings.

The tenth-annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 18-20, 2019, at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin, Texas. The summit agenda features leaders from utilities, state and national regulators, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs. Follow the event on Twitter at @SmartEnergySmt and #SmartEnergy19. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.ses2019.com.
 

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

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