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FEB 15, 2016


50% of U.S. broadband households take steps to reduce energy

Firm Announces Speakers for 7th-Annual Smart Energy Summit Next Week in Austin

New research from Parks Associates shows that the average U.S. broadband household pays $123 per month for electricity and approximately 50% of U.S. broadband households have taken steps to reduce energy consumption, including adjusting thermostats, turning off unused devices, and using CFL or LED lightbulbs.

Parks Associates and speakers from key companies in the smart home, energy, and IoT spaces will address consumer engagement strategies and residential energy management market developments at the seventh-annual Smart Energy Summit, February 22-24, at the Omni Hotel Downtown in Austin, Texas. The event provides businesses with networking opportunities and examines partnerships and new business solutions that leverage the growing consumer demand for energy efficiency products and services.

Energy-Saving Actions Taken in 2015

“Smart Energy Summit gives context that is critical to understanding the Internet of Things and the convergence of energy management, the smart home, and distributed generation,” said Tom Kerber, Director of Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates. “This year’s Smart Energy Summit brings together top utilities, smart home technology firms, and service providers to examine the role of energy solutions within the Internet of Things.”

The agenda for the Smart Energy Summit features keynotes, presentations, and speaker panels from experts in energy management, with discussions on current technologies and consumer research. Parks Associates also hosts a research workshop, “Energy in IoT: Consumer Trends, Business Models, and Incentives,” on Monday, February 22, 1:00-5:00 P.M.

The following speakers will participate in the Smart Energy Summit:

2016 Keynotes

Seth Frader-Thompson, President, EnergyHub
William Clayton, Vice President of Customer Care Operations, Reliant, NRG
Paul Campbell, VP Innovation / Head of Silicon Valley Innovation Center, Schneider Electric 

2016 Speakers

Patrick Agnew, Program Manager, In-home Technology, Florida Power and Light

Bill Alderson, Director, Marketing and Digital Services, Rheem

Ramon Alvarez, Senior Director of Strategic Consumer Solutions, SmartThings

Martha Amram, Founder & CEO, WattzOn and Green Button Alliance

Andy Baynes, Director, Energy Business, Nest

Landon Borders, Director of Connected Devices, Haiku Home by Big Ass Solutions

Kris Bowring, Director of Business and Channel Development, Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Corey Chao, Innovation Manager, Connected Home, NRG/Reliant

Mark Cosby, Business Development Leader, Westar Energy

Mauro Dresti, Manager Mass Markets, Southern California Edison

Will Duckett, Director of Business Development, PlotWatt

Jeremy Eddy, Senior Energy Consultant, Itron

Harry Emerson, Smart Grid/SmartHours Program, Director, Product Development, OGE Energy Corp

John Gingrich, SVP Strategic Partnerships, EnergySage

David Grant, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tendril

Barry Haaser, President, Managing Director, OpenADR Alliance; CEO, Lakeview Group

Denver Hinds, R&D Project Manager, SMUD

Dave Hurst, Director, Market Analysis, NextEnergy

V. Rory Jones, President and CEO, PlanetEcosystems

Dave Kaintz, Senior Program Manager, Southern California Edison

Erin Keys, Director, Business Development & Strategy, Comverge

Dwain Kinghorn, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Vivint Solar

Yann Kulp, Vice President SmartSpace, Schneider Electric North America

Art Lancaster, CTO Affinegy; Board Member, AllSeen Alliance

Stuart Lombard, President and CEO, ecobee

Rick Luna, Sr. Manager, Products and Services, CPS Energy

Dennis Mathew, VP, Xfinity Home, Comcast

Letha McLaren, Chief Marketing Officer, Icontrol Networks

Kevin Meagher, SVP Business Development, ROC-Connect

Claire Miziolek, Market Strategies Program Manager, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)

Steve Nguyen, Head of Marketing, Bidgely

Steve Nisbet, VP - External Relations & Power Solutions, Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association

Todd Nolte, Marketing Technologies Manager, Carrier, United Technologies

Carlos Nouel, Director of Partnerships and Joint Ventures, National Grid

Dave Oberholzer, VP, Business and Partner Development, WeatherBug Home

Wannie Park, VP of Utility Solutions, CEIVA Energy

Ann Perreault, Marketing Director, Smart Grid Solutions, Honeywell

Karen Poff, Project Manager, Austin Energy

Daniel Roesler, CTO & Co-founder, UtilityAPI and Green Button Alliance

Emmett Romine, General Manager Insight & Demand Side Management, DTE Energy

Bill Scheffler, Director of NA Sales and Business Development, Sigma Designs/Z-Wave

Justin Segall, President, Co-Founder, Simple Energy

Lori Singleton, Director, Emerging Customer Programs, Salt River Project (SRP)

Matt Smith, Senior Director of Utility Solutions, Silver Spring Networks

Ivo Steklac, Vice President General Manager of RLC Solar Energy Solutions, SunPower Corporation

Marianne Sy, Program Manager, Demand Response, San Diego Gas & Electric

Peter Taylor, Vice President of Products, WeMo/Belkin

Matthew Tolliver, VP of Business Development, EcoFactor

Ken Wacks, Consultant, Home, Building & Utility Systems; Member, Gridwise Architecture Council, DOE

Mark Walters, V.P. Strategic Development, ZigBee Alliance

Jeremy Warren, Chief Technology Officer, Vivint

Paul Wattles, Sr. Analyst, Market Design & Development, ERCOT

Ilen Zazueta-Hall, Director, Product Management for Energy Management, Enphase

Moderators / Parks Associates Analysts

Eddie Accomando, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

Allen Weiner, Senior Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Conference sponsors include Tendril, EnergyHub, Honeywell, Powerley and DTE Energy, Affinegy, ecobee, PlanetEcosystems, WeatherBug Home, WSI, Z-Wave, Schneider Electric, State Farm, Tyco, and WattzOn.

Media and organizations supporting the event include Advanced Energy Economy, IoT Consortium, Antenna, Antenna Systems & Technology, Conference Guru, Engerati, FierceEnergy, GreenButton Alliance, HomePlug Alliance, HomeToys.com, ISE Magazine, IoT Today, Israeli Smart Energy Association (ISEA), KNXtoday, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Open Interconnect Consortium, OpenADR Alliance, Remote Site & Equipment Management magazine, SmartGridNews, SmartGridSpain, Smart Grid Today, TD The Market Publishers, TREIA, Utility Dive, Utility Post, and WSN Buzz.

Information about the Smart Energy Summit can be found at http://www.ses2016.com. Press passes are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/ses-presspass. To schedule a meeting with an analyst or speaker or to request materials from the energy conference, please contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.comor 720.987.6614.

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.