Thursday, February 20, 2014

Embracing technology advances in energy

Energy companies must embrace advances in technology in order to become leaders -- that is one of the messages TXU Energy's director of products and innovation, Jennifer Pulliam, delivered at Parks Associates' Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Texas.

TXU Energy has set itself apart in the Texas retail electricity market by building a consumer-focused platform of products that has redefined the customer experience, but Pulliam warned that haphazardly throwing the latest technolo more

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Engaging consumers: Home Energy Management Solutions

Despite consumer interest in energy-saving solutions, selling products and services and engaging consumers in demand response programs continue to be challenges for service providers, utilities, and device manufacturers. Consumer energy-saving activities such as turning off unused lights and monitoring A/C usage peaked in 2010, and as the economy has slowly recovered, consumers' energy consciousness has diminished.

Parks Associates' Energy Management Devices: Engaging Consum more

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 and SDG&E to Discuss Benefits of "Reduce Your Use" Thermostat Pilot Program at Smart Energy Summit Keynote

Parks Associates today announced and utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will discuss opportunities emerging from their groundbreaking cooperative thermostat program in the opening keynote address "Partnering for Success in Home Energy Management" at the fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit, February 25-27 in San Antonio, Texas.

"SDG&E is leveraging a deployed connected device, in this case an thermostat, in this unique program," said Tom Kerber, Direct more

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Parks Associates finds 44% of U.S. broadband households interested in connected appliances with troubleshooting capabilities

Parks Associates announced new connected appliance research today at Smart Energy Summit, showing 44% of U.S. broadband households would allow utilities to manage and monitor their home appliances in order to save money by reducing their energy consumption. The international research firm is hosting the fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer on February 25-27 in San Antonio, featuring consumer data, analysis, and insights on the residential energy management ma more

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Breaking SES News: PlanetEcosystems reveals electricity supplier

The energy supplier that recently signed on with PlanetEcosystems to provide a plug-and-play engagement platform to its customers is breaking its silence.

The Marin Energy Authority has announced that MCE, the first Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program in California, will deploy PlanetEcosystems' P-ECOSYS consumer engagement platform to strengthen its relationships with the area's 120,000 households.

"We're excited to offer MCE customers a new energy-efficiency too more

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Smart Energy Summit Showcases Texas Companies Focused on Home Energy Market

Several Texas companies are participating in Parks Associates' fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging Consumers on February 25-27 at the Sheraton Gunter in San Antonio. Smart Energy Summit, hosted by the Dallas-based international research firm, is unique among energy-based conferences for its consumer-oriented focus and its exploration of partnership opportunities and new connected-home services in the home energy management market.

"The Texas energy market, having bee more

Monday, February 25, 2013

SES Sneak Peek: PlanetEcosystems

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 25th, PlanetEcosystems will announce the name of an electricity supplier that has chosen PlanetEcosystems' customer engagement platform to support its energy-efficiency programs. Very hush-hush. Stayed tuned, and check out FierceEnergy's complete SES coverage.

From the article, "SES Sneak Peek: PlanetEcosystems" by Barbara Vergetis Lundin.

Monday, February 25, 2013

San Diego Gas and Electric: Leveraging the connected home

Utilities and third parties with connected home platforms can cooperate in terms of the consumer energy management value chain -- just look at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and From this partnership, many successes associated with partnering for home energy management have emerged.

In tomorrow's keynote address at the Smart Energy Summit, SDG&E and will share their innovative partnership solutions and business models, which demonstrate the potential f more

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