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5 FEB 2013


MEDIA ALERT: Parks Associates to Present New Energy Research and Preview the 2013 Smart Energy Summit in Webcast on Thursday, February 7

International research firm Parks Associates, host of the annual Smart Energy Summit, will present new research on the markets for residential energy services and management in the webcast “Business Models for Energy Services" on Thursday, February 7, 1-2:15 P.M. Media are invited to register. All registrants receive the presentation materials.

The webcast features Tom Kerber, director of Parks Associates' Home Controls & Energy Research. Mr. Kerber will analyze programs focused on providing energy consumption information and new connected tools and services that will drive consumer interest and adoption of energy services. The webcast will include an overview of automated solutions that help consumers use less electricity and partnership opportunities for utilities, service providers, and OEMs.

Parks Associates energy research:

  • 60-80% of U.S. broadband home owners are willing to pay for energy-saving products such as smart thermostats, smart water-tank controllers, and attic insulation
  • Consumers will not pay more than their average total energy bill for products offering a 20% savings, roughly $175
  • Total U.S. smart meter deployments will exceed 50 million in 2013,reaching 62 million by 2015

WHAT: “Business Models for Energy Services” Webcast by Parks Associates

WHEN: 1-2:15 P.M. CT, Thursday, February 7

PRESS REGISTRATION: http://www.parksassociates.com/webcasts/webcast-feb2013-energy

INTERVIEWS: To request an interview with an analyst or additional information, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com or +1.720.987.6614.

The fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit will be held in San Antonio, Texas, February 25-27. The summit brings together executives representing utilities, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs. Media passes for the summit are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/ses-presspass.

2013 Keynotes:

Jeremy Eaton,VP & GM, Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions, Honeywell

Kevin Meagher, VP & GM, Smart Home, Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Roy Perry, VP, Ecosystem Alliances, Alarm.com

Ted M. Reguly, Director, Customer Programs and Assistance, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

Parks Associates’ energy blog Smart Energy Insights is at http://www.parksassociates.com/blog/category/smart-energy-insights.

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 new cross-industry opportunities in the expanding market for energy solutions, including connected devices, energy management, utility services, and home control platforms and services, as they evolve within the smart home and consumer-based Internet of Things.

Smart Energy Summit focuses particularly on the challenge of engaging consumers with energy-related solutions. 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 eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 20-22, 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel 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 #SmartEnergy17 and on the Smart Energy Insights Blog. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.ses2017.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, and Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

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