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Dec 19, 2018

12% of U.S. broadband households bought a new energy-efficient appliance or HVAC system in 2017

New keynote speakers from Nest, EnergyHub, and Tendril join Direct Energy at the tenth-annual Smart Energy Summit

Research from Parks Associates shows 12% of U.S. broadband households bought a new energy-efficient appliance or HVAC system in 2017. By comparison, 56% of U.S. broadband households believe that it is very important to have an energy-efficient home, indicating the energy section has many untapped opportunities to promote and sell smart energy solutions to consumers. The firm will examine strategies to monetize these opportunities at Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 18-20, 2019, in Austin, Texas. Parks Associates today announced three new keynote speakers from EnergyHub, Nest, and Tendril to complement the previously announced keynote speaker from Direct Energy.

“The smart home, distributed energy, and electric vehicle markets represent both a challenge and an opportunity for energy providers,” said Tom Kerber, Senior Director, IoT Strategy and Custom Research, Parks Associates. “Coordinating residential load and converting it into a grid asset create value for consumers, manufacturers, and energy providers. Our keynote lineup at Smart Energy Summit will provide invaluable insight on leading edge strategies to connect new energy services with consumers.”

Smart Energy Summit will feature the following keynotes:

At Smart Energy Summit, more than 300 industry leaders from utilities, service providers, manufacturers, and technology companies will participate in panel discussions about the energy markets and strategies to increase consumer engagement in demand response, distributed generation, and energy efficiency offerings.The tenth-annual conference will address the new approaches and solutions that are using connectivity and data to transform how energy is delivered. The Summit will also examine the impact of smart home, AI and data analytics, and new energy storage solutions on utilities, energy service providers, and consumers.

Early sponsors for Smart Energy Summit 2019 include Bidgely, Rapid Response Monitoring, Tendril, Trusource Labs, Austin Energy, and Alarm.com.

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.