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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 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 eleventh annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 17-19, 2020, 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 #SmartEnergy20. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.ses2020.com.