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2022 Agenda


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In-person Conference | FEB 28-MAR 2, Omni Hotel, Frisco, Texas

Feb 28 Research Workshop - Residential Energy Management: Consumer Engagement Strategies

Mar 1 Distributed Energy Resources: Expanding Awareness

Mar 2 Distribution and Channels for Energy Management

Virtual Sessions

Apr 7 State of Residential Energy Management

Jun 30 Home Energy Management Solutions: Driving Energy Savings

Aug 4 Electric Vehicles: A New Era for Consumers

Nov 17 Distributed Energy and New Value: Shifting from a Centralized Grid

 

Feb 28-Mar 2 | Omni Frisco Hotel

In-person

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Monday, February 28 | Research Workshop Residential Energy Management: Consumer Engagement Strategies

12:00 PM

Welcome & Analyst Insight

1:00 PM

Consumer Adoption Trends  & Analyst Q&A

This research presentation includes a state of the market view of energy management including the adoption of energy devices, interest in utility programs and services, and the role of distributed energy resources on the grid.

1:30 PM

Driving Awareness and Adoption of Energy Management

Smart home product energy-saving features are beneficial for energy providers and consumers. This session addresses new ways to drive adoption and awareness through device and service features, incentives and rewards, and new use cases.

2:15 PM

New Energy Services: Revenue Opportunities & Analyst Q&A

This research presentation highlights new ways to provide value through energy management services, including the role of connected devices, data analytics, and new technologies like AI and machine learning.

2:45 PM

Consumer Energy Services: Expanding Partnerships and Integrating Platforms

Partnerships with digital platform solutions allow energy providers to offer new products, such as dashboards that help consumers understand consumption and recommend ways to save energy. This session addresses how providers can facilitate integration with smart home products, enabling products to be used in demand response programs or to create and drive awareness through co-marketing activities.

3:45 PM

Break


4:00 PM

Exponential Growth: PropTech and Multifamily Living & Analyst Q&A

This research presentation highlights data about the preferences for technology from the property manager’s view, including Wi-Fi, support, and the factors most impacting decision-making, including energy management savings.

4:15 PM

Consumers: Data, AI, and Personalization

Utilities that are quick to establish their role in distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS) will have valuable insights behind the meter, into new revenue and business opportunities with connected consumers and their households. This session highlights the role of data to help manage churn and create stickiness for customers through analytics, savings, and personal preferences.

5:15 PM

Closing Comments

5:30 PM

Smart Energy Summit Opening Reception


Tuesday, March 1 | Distributed Energy Resources: Expanding Awareness

7:30 AM

Registration Breakfast

8:15 AM

Welcome and State of the Industry

Parks Associates sets the stage with an overview of the residential energy management market, including the latest market adoption trends for energy devices and services.

8:30 AM

Consumer Engagement: What’s Working and What’s Not

This session brings industry leaders together to share successful strategies driving adoption of energy management solutions, including new partnerships, data-driven insights and analytics, and use cases.

Don McPhail, VP of Product, General Manager - Engage Business Line, Uplight

9:30 AM

Keynote

10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:30 AM

Demand Response and Energy Efficiency: Understanding Consumer Behaviors

Energy-savings features are most important to consumers, and there is a wiliness to pay for services that quantify savings. This session addresses how consumers view demand response programs and energy-efficient devices and services.

11:15 AM

Energy and Security: Bundled Services and Added Value

Early Adopters and innovators own more connected products, including home security systems and connected HVAC systems. This session addresses the opportunity for bundled services between HVAC and home security providers, including challenges and opportunities for integrated solutions.

Dan Goodman, President, Building36, an Alarm.com company

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch


1:00 PM

Smart Apartments: Creating New Value and Scaling Up

Parks Associates research finds that nearly three-fourths of property managers and owners are very concerned about residents wasting energy. This session addresses the smart home solutions that reduce OPEX, including access management and control, energy management, and automated risk mitigation.

Felicite Moorman, Founder, STRATIS; VP of CommunityConnect, RealPage

Wannie Park, CEO, Zen Ecosystems

2:00 PM

Keynote

2:30 PM

Networking Break


3:00 PM

Electric Vehicles: Next Stages of Growth

Just one-quarter of broadband households report they are “very” familiar with electric vehicles despite a growing number of products on the market. This session addresses the rising adoption of EV’s and implications for the smart grid, including leading inhibitors and drivers of adoption.

 

4:00 PM

Keynote

4:30 PM

Selling Energy Efficiency: Simplifying the Experience

Connected products can deliver advanced control, optimization, and monitoring to reduce operating costs and simplify or enhance specific tasks. New solutions are beginning to emerge, providing consumers with a simple way to buy new energy-efficient products like thermostats. This session examines efforts for utilities to expand their footprint beyond traditional energy services, dissects past efforts, and details new services made possible with the addition of smart home products.

5:00 PM

Consumers and Distributed Energy Resources (DER): Impact on the Grid

Consumers, builders, and MDU property owners show rising interest in solar, storage, and smart energy platforms that can participate in the increasingly decentralized electricity grid. Utilities that are quick to establish their role in distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS) have valuable insights behind the meter, into new revenue and business opportunities with connected consumers and their households. This session discusses the changing dynamics of energy generation, storage, and distribution, the impact for home builders and community planners, and how utilities can lay the foundation for their future profit and participation.

5:30 PM

Networking Reception


Wednesday, March 2 | Distribution and Channels for Energy Management

7:45 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 AM

Opening Comments and Welcome

Clean energy initiatives are a spotlight in today’s society. This opening presentation addresses the growing role of energy for consumers and small to medium business, including concerns about cost, energy savings, and the role of energy consumption.

8:45 AM

Consumers and Net Zero Homes

New building standards require new construction homes to combine renewable energy solutions with high building performance to achieve zero energy consumption. This session addresses how the industry is working to bring the vision of Net Zero homes to life, including insight into new technology, marketing to consumers, and analytics.

Kris Bowring, Vice President Radical Innovation and Development, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

9:45 AM

Keynote - Decarbonizing Energy Management: It Takes a Village!

Constellation - Smart Energy Summit 2022 keynote

Mike Wajsgras

Executive Director Innovation, Growth and Digital & Managing Director Constellation Connect

Constellation Energy

 

This keynote session addresses an ecosystem approach to a customer-focused journey towards a carbon-free lifestyle, with highlights on the importance of education, awareness, and product choice to achieve a more sustainable future.

10:15 AM

Networking Break


10:45 AM

SMBs: Energy Management Solutions

As more IT products, components, and systems become more capable of interacting with the ecosystem around them, SMBs can leverage benefits through an integrated approach and the data rich insights obtained. This session addresses the role of energy management solutions in reducing energy consumption and cost savings.

11:45 AM

Keynote

12:15 PM

Networking Lunch


1:15 PM

Lessons Learned: Partnerships and Adoption of Smart Energy Solutions

Many factors influence whether or not consumers adopt and utilize specific solutions including ease of use and timeliness of information. This session addresses new strategies by device manufacturers and leveraging the expanding presence of connected assets in the home, such as smart thermostats, smart lighting, and smart plugs.

1:45 PM

Utility Programs: Awareness and Usage

Low awareness and participation in utility programs continue to be a barrier for growth. This session addresses new ways consumers are incentivized to participate in programs like rebates, tiered pricing, and time of use rate plans.


2:30 PM

Clean Energy: Community Renewables and Accessibility

A large segment of consumers prefer to live in a solar energy-powered community with energy-efficient solutions. This session brings together industry leaders to share the latest in community offerings, including the role of solar, EVs and other energy management solutions.

Tray Leslie, Renewable Development Manager - Customer Engagement, Georgia Power

John Towle, CEO, EcoSmart Solution

3:15 PM

Closing Comments


 

Thursday, Apr. 7

Virtual

State of Residential Energy Management

This session addresses the changing markets for residential energy management, including consumer adoption and engagement, and new partnerships driving the growth of demand response programs.

11:00 AM CT

Welcome & Analyst Insight

11:15 AM CT

Security and Energy Services: Expanding Value

This session addresses how connected device adoption can expand opportunities for security and energy providers to present new value to consumers through various monitoring services.

12:00 PM CT

Fireside Chat / Executive Q&A

12:30 PM CT

Expanding Adoption: Smart Thermostats and Utility Partnerships

This session addresses the successful partnerships driving the adoption and use of smart thermostats, including consumer engagement strategies and successful utility programs.

1:30 PM CT

Closing Comments


 

Thursday, Jun. 30

Virtual

Home Energy Management Solutions: Driving Energy Savings

Manufacturers of some specific smart home devices struggle to find effective and valuable messaging for individual products. These sessions address savings, the primary factor that consumers purchase energy management solutions.

11:00 AM CT

Welcome & Analyst Insight

11:15 AM CT

Data and Analytics: Driving Usage and Savings

Only 19% of US broadband households are aware of their electricity provider’s energy monitoring and management products. This session addresses the business and consumer value of access to real-time energy consumption data, including the most appealing and useful value-added services.

12:00 PM CT

Fireside Chat / Executive Q&A

12:30 PM CT

Smart Apartments and Energy Platforms

Forty-three percent of US broadband households stated they would prefer to live in a community-powered by solar energy, but low familiarity with energy devices is still a barrier for adoption for most households. This session addresses most commonly provided devices and systems that facilitate property access and energy management, including smart door locks, thermostats, lights, and the devices most likely to be integrated into MDUs to drive energy savings.

1:30 PM CT

Closing Comments


 

Thursday, Aug. 4

Virtual

Electric Vehicles: A New Era for Consumers

Only 26% of US broadband households report high familiarity with electric vehicles but that’s about to change. These sessions address the coming surge of EVs on the market, the potentially explosive EV growth in adoption, and the implications for consumers, the grid, and needed infrastructure.

11:00 AM CT

Welcome & Analyst Insight

11:15 AM CT

EV Growth and Outlook

This session addresses the changes in consumer adoption of EV’s, obstacles to growth, and the impact of new federal and state policies.

12:00 PM CT

Fireside Chat / Executive Q&A

12:30 PM CT

Breaking Barriers: Infrastructure and Charging Stations

Cost and access to charging stations are the two key barriers to wider adoption for electric vehicles. This session addresses how the industry is working to develop and ensure the charging infrastructure, standards, and policy are in place to meet the demand of EVs in the future.

1:30 PM CT

Closing Comments


 

Thursday, Nov. 17

Virtual

Distributed Energy and New Value: Shifting from a Centralized Grid

Half of broadband households show willingness to allow utility providers to control their devices to save energy in exchange for $100. These session address how the industry is working to educate consumers on the potential for energy savings, the value of connected devices, how to be active participants in energy efficiency, and the transformation of the energy grid to be decentralized and managed.

11:00 AM CT

Welcome & Analyst Insight

11:15 AM CT

Distributed Energy Resources (DER): Wind, Solar, and Storage

This session addresses the growth in distributed energy resources, including purchase intentions, market drivers, and industry partnerships.

12:00 PM CT

Fireside Chat / Executive Q&A

12:30 PM CT

Investing in the Future: New Areas of Growth

As Distributed Energy Resources (DER) mature, more electric vehicles, solar and batteries, and water heaters will be integrated. This session addresses the future growth areas for energy management solutions.

1:30 PM CT

Closing Comments


All times are in Central Time Zone (US)