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Reception Sponsor


Smart Utility Systems

Smart Utility Systems (SUS) is a business solutions company that leverages cutting-edge technology to help the utility industry maximize value from their current and planned investments. SUS solutions include Smart Customer Mobile (SCM®), Smart Mobile Workforce (SMW®), Smart Analytics + Big Data (SAB™) as well as Cyber and Physical Security Advisory.

http://www.smartusys.com


Dinner Sponsor


Lowe's

Lowe’s has entered the Smart Home market with a broad range of innovative new connected products and services using their Iris platform. Iris allows consumers to monitor and control their home from their computer, tablet, or smart phone. The broad range of Iris products and services are designed to appeal to the average consumer with simple and affordable bundles that make homes safer, more energy efficient and convenient to manage.

http://www.lowes.com/iris


Break Sponsors


EcoFactor

EcoFactor is the leading residential energy management company that enables home service providers to offer an energy management service to their customers that does not require them to compromise comfort or change behavior. The EcoFactor platform uses data from communicating thermostats to determine the unique thermal characteristics of each home and automatically optimize energy use to eliminate waste and save money.

Based in Redwood City, Calif., EcoFactor was founded in 2006 to provide an automated alternative to behavior-based residential energy management solutions. EcoFactor is privately held and funded by Claremont Creek Ventures and RockPort Capital Partners.

http://www.ecofactor.com


WattzOn

WattzOn provides a personal energy management software platform that helps people save money and energy. Combining behavioral science, big data and powerful analytics, WattzOn helps its users identify the best opportunities for energy saving --  habits, smart purchases or investments that can make a big impact.  Our unique content turns intent to actions through shopping guides, product recommendations, and product links. With proven results nationwide and secure data connections to 160+ utilities, WattzOn’s hardware-free platform is ready for turnkey private-label use and partnership integration opportunities.

http://www.wattzon.com


Event Sponsors


Alarm.com

Alarm.com is a leading technology provider of connected home services, powering millions of residential and commercial installations. Through its connected home platform, millions of people use Alarm.com to help protect and manage the things that matter most – their homes, families, and small businesses. Alarm.com connects a wide range of supported devices across the internet of things to provide an integrated connected home experience through an intelligent cloud-based services platform and easy to use mobile app. Alarm.com solutions are sold exclusively through a network of licensed and authorized Dealer Partners. For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.

http://www.alarm.com


ecobee

We’re ecobee – an award-winning provider of energy solutions that helps people understand, manage and reduce their energy consumption.  Our Wi-Fi thermostats, online web portals and smart phone apps are not only built to last, they’re built to make sense. And they’re made for real people who want to save on energy costs without sacrificing comfort. We’re proud to be the brand that’s at the forefront of energy automation. But more than anything, we’re proud that our customers can always count on us for smart, innovative solutions that have a meaningful impact on their lives and on their communities.

http://www.ecobee.com


Emerson

Emerson is a FORTUNE 120 global technology company where consumer insights and engineering come together to innovatively solve the world’s most challenging problems.  Emerson Climate Technologies is an industry leader in home energy management and comfort control.  Our products monitor and control appliances that account for over 60% of the energy consumed in the average US household.  By networking our products to the cloud, we are discovering new ways to help our partners and customers reduce energy consumption while maximizing comfort.  For more information on our home energy management products, please visit: www.emersonclimate.com/utility

http://www.emersonclimate.com/utility


NRG

NRG is leading customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 250 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at www.nrg.com.

http://www.nrg.com


People Power Company

People Power is an award-winning software company enabling remote control and management of connected devices from your smart phone. People Power's groundbreaking smartphone app, Presence, transforms spare smartphones and tablets into wireless video cameras for monitoring, control, and more. Cameras can be monitored in real-time from another device with the Presence app, and they can send meaningful alerts with video clips to the user's email any time motion is detected. You can also control your devices from Presence manually, or with our easy "set and forget" rules engine. People Power's open developer platform enables manufacturers and software developers to deliver solutions that engage people while increasing safety and security, improving control and convenience, and saving money. Presence: keep an eye on your home from the palm of your hand.

http://www.peoplepowerco.com


PlanetEcosystems

PlanetEcosystems helps utilities develop deep and loyal customer relationships by enabling new sources of service value with its P-ECOSYS customer engagement platform. With P-ECOSYS, utilities can use big data to provide personalized solutions that help customers take action and achieve their goals; from saving money and minimizing the carbon footprint to increasing home comfort and health, as well as get deals on appliances, contractor services and financing through P-ECOSYS marketplaces. Deployable in just 60 to 90 days, P-ECOSYS is the only platform that fully integrates the interactions of utility customers, utility administrators, and EE contractors; delivering compelling customer messaging and reduced service costs. Visit www.planetecosystems.com.

http://www.planetecosystems.com


Southern California Edison

An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

http://www.sce.com


Tendril

Tendril is defining data-driven Energy Services Management (ESM) for the evolving energy market. Our open, cloud-based software platform provides the infrastructure, analytics and understanding required to deliver personalized energy services. This targeted approach drives new business opportunities, delights consumers and has led to some of the industry’s highest engagement and satisfaction rates. For more information, please visit http://www.tendrilinc.com or follow us on Twitter at @Tendril.

http://www.tendrilinc.com


Tyco

Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco International is a unified group of world-leading access control, video, location based security and intrusion brands.

With the most trusted brands in security in one portfolio, we offer the most comprehensive range of premium security solutions in the industry; an unbeatable combination from a single source which allow our customers to see more, do more, and save more.

With over 2,000 employees in offices around the world, we support our global, local and regional customers to the highest level with sales, technical support and customer service.

Visit http://www.tycosecurityproducts.com for more information.

http://www.tycosecurityproducts.com


WeatherBug Home

WeatherBug Home combines data from more than 10,000 Earth Networks weather stations with customer energy use information and a comprehensive set of analytics to bring a new approach to residential energy efficiency. The WeatherBug Home ScoreCard is an easy-to-understand monthly report analyzing consumer’s energy use compared to the weather, providing energy-use forecasts for the next month - and suggested improvements.  WeatherBug Home is a complete Integrated Demand Side Management (IDSM) service that optimizes residential thermostat set-points for EE every day, and DR when necessary offering flexibility to layer on analytics-informed behavioral EE techniques, variable rates or Peak Time Rebates (PTRs).

http://www.earthnetworks.com


WSI

WSI, the professional division of The Weather Company, has brought the most robust and advanced Weather Data API to market in support of smart grid, demand response and energy management. Whether your business revolves around anticipating the energy requirements of a specific neighborhood, assessing consumption for an individual retail location or adding value to improve connected home intelligence, WSI has a solution and data that can be tailored to suit your needs. We strive to provide data that is highly accurate and tools that are easy-to-use, helping your company engage consumers and improve energy management.

http://www.WSI.com


Z-Wave

Z-Wave technology and is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the Leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1200 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 300 companies around the world,  Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security and aging in place.  The Z-Wave standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for deployment in all channels from service providers to etail and retail, security companies, builders and installers, as well small business and commercial and hospitality. With over 35 million end devices in homes, Z-Wave is a key enabler of the Internet of Things.For more information visit: z-wave.sigmadesigns.com

http://z-wave.sigmadesigns.com


Platinum Supporter


Supporters


Antenna Systems & Technology

Antenna Systems & Technology is a trade magazine for antenna professionals, including commercial operators, OEMs that integrate antennas and components into their wireless systems and infrastructures, antenna manufacturers, dealers/distributors and companies involved with wireless systems, cellular, and RF & microwave communications markets. Distribution is by controlled circulation of 10,000 copies to qualified recipients, primarily in North America.

http://www.antennasonline.com


CleanTX

CleanTX is the cluster development organization for clean technology in Central Texas. Headquartered in the capital city of Austin, CleanTX is uniquely positioned at the nexus of government, industry, academia, utility and community interests. Through our advancement of public-private partnerships, leadership on community education, and networking platform for key industry stakeholders, CleanTX supports our rapidly growing clean energy economy.

http://cleantx.org/


Engerati

Engerati is a central destination for delegates from leading global energy events to network, collaborate, share and engage. We provide our members with completely free access to our ever-growing archive of industry news, white papers, case studies, webinars, video presentations, interviews and blogs. Engerati is an invaluable resource to all energy professionals – nowhere else can you get such in-depth information on the global energy industry for free.

http://www.engerati.com/


FierceEnergy

FierceEnergy tracks the latest developments and advancements in the energy industry. Every business day, energy service provider executives rely on FierceEnergy's free email newsletter and website to stay up-to-date on renewable energy integration, smart grid news, consumer consumption, customer service innovations and more.

http://www.fierceenergy.com


Home Gateway Initiative

HGI, founded by major broadband service providers and joined by leading vendors of digital home equipment, is shaping the way that IP services are delivered to the home. It publishes requirements for digital home building blocks. This includes the hardware and software in the digital home that connect consumers and services.

http://www.homegatewayinitiative.org


HomePlug Alliance

HomePlug® Alliance is a group of ~55 companies working to develop technology specifications and certification & logo programs for powerline networking. With over 125 million devices in the market, HomePlug products are used worldwide by consumers and service providers to improve home networking performance while expanding coverage and Wi-Fi mobility.

http://www.homeplug.org


IoT Today

IoT Today is the world’s leading media brand devoted to the Internet of Things. Through its website, publications, live events, and market data services IoT Today provides the world’s premier forum for information and business exchange related to the Internet of Things. Developers, integrators and end-users of products and services for enabling the Internet of Things look to IoT Today to stay informed, get connected and advance their knowledge. IoT Today is a media brand of Webcom Communications Corp. 

http://www.iot-today.com


KNXtoday

KNXtoday is a trade magazine for KNX home and building control comprising an online magazine and email newsletter. KNX is the worldwide standard for home and building control, and is approved as an International Standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3) as well as an European Standard (CENELEC EN 50090 and CEN EN 13321-1) and Chinese Standard (GB/Z 20965). KNXtoday offers news, articles, case studies, videos and resources, an events calendar and much more. Visitors can also sign up to the free email newsletter, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

http://KNXtoday.com


Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

NEEP’s mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate energy efficiency in the building sector through public policy, program strategies and education. Our vision is that the region will fully embrace energy efficiency as a cornerstone of sustainable energy policy to help achieve a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system.

http://neep.org/


OpenADR Alliance

The OpenADR Alliance was formed to foster the development, adoption and compliance of the OpenADR standards through collaboration, education, training, testing and certification. The Alliance is supported by a broad cross section of utilities, independent system operators, regional transmission operators, regulators and vendors who share a common interest in the success and widespread adoption of the OpenADR standard.

http://www.openadr.org


OSGP Alliance

The OSGP Alliance, founded in 2006 as the Energy Services Network Association (ESNA), is an independent global, not-for-profit association that promotes the adoption of the Open Smart Grid

Protocol (OSGP) and related services and infrastructure for smart grid applications. Members include utilities, software, hardware and service providers, and solution integrators that share a common goal and vision for promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems. More information about the OSGP Alliance can be found at www.osgp.org.

http://www.osgp.org


Remote Site & Equipment Management

Remote Site & Equipment Management magazine is a product, service and news magazine edited for owners, operators and managers of remotely located and/or remotely operated sites, facilities and equipment. Readers are executives, managers and technical professionals responsible for the development and operation of communication systems, transmission systems, oil & gas sites, pipelines, utility facilities, agricultural operations, weather stations, transportation facilities and equipment, natural resource and wildlife management activities, weather and environmental monitoring systems, military/defense facilities and equipment, and other remotely-controlled or unattended facilities and equipment.

http://www.remotemagazine.com/main/


SmartGridNews

Smart Grid News is the go-to source for news and analysis targeted directly at the electric grid of the future, providing an “early warning system” of new trends, technologies and business opportunities. Join utility professionals who get Smart Grid News for free. Sign up today! 

http://www.SmartGridNews.com


U-SNAP Alliance

The mission of the Utility Smart Network Access Port (U-SNAP) Alliance is to create a protocol independent serial interface standard that enables any HAN (Home Area Network) standard, present and future, to use any vendor's Smart Meter as a gateway into the home, without adding additional hardware in the Smart Meter. The U-SNAP Alliance fosters collaboration and education among utilities, AMI suppliers, HAN venders, industry consultants, academics and regulators who seek interoperable, secure and cost effective solutions for extending the Smart Grid to energy aware consumer products.

http://www.usnap.org


UPnP Forum

UPnP Forum is a industry initiative of more than 1000 leading companies in computing, printing and networking; consumer electronics; home appliances, automation, control and security; and mobile products. The Forum's goals are to allow devices to connect seamlessly and to simplify network implementation in the home and corporate environments. Toward this end, UPnP Forum members work together to define and publish UPnP device control protocols built upon open, Internet-based communication standards.

http://www.upnp.org


Utility Dive

Utility Dive is the mobile friendly industry dashboard for energy and utility professionals. We cover smart grid tech, clean energy, regulation, generation, and much more. Utility Dive delivers the most important news, events, and industry intel in a mobile friendly format so you can focus on your job.

http://www.utilitydive.com/


Wi-Fi Alliance

Wi-Fi Alliance® is a global non-profit industry association – our members are the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. The members of our collaboration forum come from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem and share a vision of seamless connectivity. Since 2000, the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, industry-standard security protections, and the latest technology. Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 20,000 products, delivering the best user experience and encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets. Today, billions of Wi-Fi products carry a significant portion of the world’s data traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. 

http://www.wi-fi.org


WSNBuzz.com

WSNBuzz.com is a blog providing fresh updates on smart grid technologies, covering new standards, products, deployments, industry moves and events of interest.

http://www.wsnbuzz.com


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