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Dec 19, 2017

20-25% of homeowners interested in bundling home services such as HVAC, security, and broadband with energy services

Speakers for ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit include Austin Energy, Carrier, DTE, Mercedes-Benz, Nest, and many more

New smart energy research by international research firm Parks Associates finds 20-25% of homeowners in U.S. broadband households are interested in bundling home and energy services. Twenty-seven percent are interested in HVAC bundled with their electricity bill, and 25% find a home warranty and energy bundle appealing. Parks Associates will explore the new business opportunities for utilities and energy providers at the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 19-21, at the Omni Austin Downtown in Austin, Texas.

“Retail energy providers are expanding their services, bundling energy services with HVAC service contracts, home security, and home warranty services,” said Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates. “These bundled offerings appeal to younger households, those with children at home, and those living in bigger homes. We look forward to discussing new business opportunities in energy, smart home, and IoT with the executive speakers at Smart Energy Summit.”

The following speakers will participate at Smart Energy Summit and examine the impact of the Internet of Things on utilities and consumers:


Kim Greene, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Southern Company

Geoff Ferrell, Chief Technology Officer, Mandalay Homes

Dave Packard, Vice President, Utility Solutions, ChargePoint

Jamie Staples, Head of Retail Energy Partnerships, Nest Labs

Steve Hambric, Vice President, Distributed Energy Management, Itron


Amena Ali, CRO, Whisker Labs

Anne Arquit Niederberger PhD, VP Market Development, Enervee

Rich Barone, Manager, Demand Response, Hawaiian Electric / PLMA

Mike Bates, Global General Manager, Energy, Intel

Robbie Berglund, Business Unit Executive, The Weather Company, an IBM Business

Kari Binley, Expert Product Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric

Wayne Callendar, Zero Emissions Resource Manager, CPS Energy

Chris Carradine, EVP, ecobee

Prateek Chakravarty, Head, International Sales and Customer Success, Bidgely

Dane Christensen, Manager, Residential Systems Innovation & Performance, NREL

Ben Clarin, Sr. Project Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Ben Cohen, Global Strategy Manager, AutoGrid

Mark Cosby, Director of Business Development, Westar Energy

Chris DeSchamp, Director Customer Solutions Development, Vectren

Erika Diamond, VP and GM of Energy Markets, EnergyHub, Alarm.com

Shane Fay, SVP Sales and Marketing, Grid4C

David Holland, Sr. Manager, Business Development, Connected Homes, Honeywell

Denver Hinds, R&D Project Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Dr. Marissa Hummon, Director of Product, Tendril

Siva Iyer, Director, Smart Home, Carrier

Matt Johnson, VP of Business Development, EnergyHub

Dave Kaintz, Senior Manager, Southern California Edison

Debbie Kimberly, VP, Customer Energy Solutions, Austin Energy

Brian Kirchman, New Product Program Manager, Customer Programs, Commonwealth Edison

Kevin Klages, Senior Vice President, Mass Markets, Constellation

Peter Klauer, Senior Advisor, Smart Grid Technology, California ISO

Bob King, CEO, Good Company Associates

Manoj Kumar, CEO, Powerley

Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy

Alton Martin, Co-Founder/Chief Evangelist, Trusource Labs

David Meisegeier, VP and Senior Technical Director, ICF

Deb Merril, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Just Energy

Joel Miller, Principal Supervisor, DTE

Wayne Morrison, Principal, Emerging Technologies, Reliant

Sujata Neidig, Director of Marketing, NXP, Thread Group

Erik Norwood, Founder & CEO, CURB

Gerry O'Brien, COO, Blue Line Innovations

Ben Polly, Senior Research Engineer, NREL

Blake Richetta, SVP, sonnen Inc.

Justin Segall, President & Founder, Simple Energy

Bill Scheffler, VP, Sales and Business Development, Z-Wave, Sigma Designs

Kevin Schwain, Director, Product Strategy, Xcel Energy

Jayesh Shah, Director, Marketing Strategy, Direct Energy

Jessie Shoemaker, Energy Storage Business Developer, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas

Greg Sorenson, PE, CIA, Supervisor, Market Power and Mitigation, Southwest Power Pool (SPP)

Dr. Kenneth Wacks, President, Home, Building & Utility Systems

Gene Wang, CEO, People Power

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

Moderators / Parks Associates Analysts

Denise Ernst, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Stephanie Heeney, Account Executive, Parks Associates

Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

Conference sponsors include Rapid Response, Alarm.com, Austin Energy, Carrier, Innotrail, Powerley, Trusource Labs, The Weather Company, and Whisker Labs.

Conference supporters include AltEnergyMag.com, Antenna, B2 Group, Best SEOs, Best Web Design Agencies, CIOReview, Conference Guru, Crowd Reviews, Green Button Alliance, Homeenergy.org, HomeGrid Forum, Hometoys, Innovation & Tech Today, KNXtoday, LonMark International, oneM2M, OpenADR Alliance, Open Connectivity Foundation, Predicting our Future, Smart Grid Today, Telco Professionals, TREIA, Utility Dive, and Visibility Magazine.

Parks Associatesis accepting press pass requests for Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer at www.parksassociates.com/ses-presspass. More information about the Smart Energy Summit is available at www.SES2018.com. To speak with an analyst or request specific research data, contact Julia Homier at Julia.homier@parksassociates.com or 972-996-0214.

About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer addresses the evolution of the consumer utility market, the impact of COVID-19 on energy management programs, and new opportunities to drive engagement in utility-sponsored programs. Virtual panels and networking sessions, featuring executive-level experts from multiple industries, address strategies for utilities, service providers, retailers, software providers, and manufacturers to expand and monetize energy management and other energy-focused offerings through consumer engagement, new business models, unique partnerships, and innovative technologies.

Smart Energy Summit features an in-person conference February 13-15 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, with virtual sessions on June 15, August 17, and November 9. 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 #SmartEnergy23. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.smartenergysmt.com.