A variety of Internet-connected devices are coming to market with the promise of helping consumers manage their energy consumption. These devices enable basic control and monitoring but can offer more advanced features and capabilities as well. Manufacturers, utilities, and service providers have the challenge of deciding which advanced features will drive differentiation and revenues.

This consumer research project identifies the capabilities consumers desire most for energy management devices.

  • Current adoption rates for Internet-connected energy management devices
  • Amount consumers are willing to pay for smart energy features and services
  • Usage patterns and consumer demand for smart energy devices
  • Smart energy features most desired by consumers
  • Smart energy features that create real differentiation
  • Impact of smart energy features on replacement cycles
  • Consumer expectations for interoperability
  • Consumer differences in preferences for integrated, professionally installed systems vs. independent, DIY devices
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