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Nov 16, 2018

56% of U.S. broadband households highly value an energy-efficient home

Advisory Board for Smart Energy Summit features DTE Energy, ecobee, EnergyHub, Itron, Nest/Google, Powerley, Simple Energy, and sonnen

Parks Associates today announced the preliminary agenda and Advisory Board for its tenth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, held February 18-20, 2019, at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin, Texas. The research firm notes 56% of U.S. broadband households believe it is very important to have an energy-efficient household, so the executive conference focuses on strategies to turn this interest into action and the challenges and opportunities for utilities as consumer adoption of connected products and renewable power solutions increases.

The 2019 Advisory Board for Smart Energy Summit includes:

  • Joel Miller, Principle Supervisor, DTE Energy
  • Dain Nestel, Director, ecobee
  • Matt Johnson, VP, Business Development, EnergyHub
  • Steve Hambric, VP, Distributed Energy Management, Itron
  • Jeff Hamel, Director, Energy and Housing Partnerships, Nest/Google
  • Emmett Romine, SVP Business Development, Powerley
  • Judd Moritz, SVP of Solutions, Simple Energy
  • Olaf Lohr, Utility Relations, sonnen

Smart Energy Summit will feature a keynote from Leah Barton, VP & GM, Home Protection, Direct Energy.

 Energy Saving Actions and Attitudes | Parks Associates 

Research from Parks Associates finds 91% of U.S. broadband households have taken take some mindful action to reduce their energy consumption but only 16% believe that their personal habits are very energy efficient.

“Consumer adoption of connected products and participation in renewable power generation create a challenge and an opportunity for utilities,” said Tom Kerber, Sr. Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates. ”Distributed energy resources are being sold and installed behind the meter in increasing numbers. Smart products, renewable generation, battery storage, and electric vehicles are all transformative technologies individually, but the fact that that all of these products are being adopted simultaneously creates and added layer of complexity and challenge.”

At Smart Energy Summit, more than 300 industry leaders from utilities, service providers, manufacturers, and technology companies will participate in panel discussions about the impact of direct consumer participation in energy markets and strategies to increase consumer engagement in demand response, distributed generation, and energy efficiency offerings.

“Smart Energy Summit addresses the new approaches and solutions that are using connectivity and data to transform how energy is delivered,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “This event also examines the impact of the IoT on utilities, energy service providers, and consumers.”

Early sponsors for Smart Energy Summit 2019 include Bidgely, Rapid Response Monitoring, and Trusource Labs

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.