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The annual SPEER Summit , a premier energy efficiency conclave for Texas and Oklahoma, will return to Austin on February 7-8 for two full days of industry strategy sessions, plus keynotes, plenary panels, and networking. The 2017 Summit, which will be held at the Westin in Downtown Austin, will cover topics including lighting innovation, industrial efficiency trends, commercial buildings automation, connected homes, and utility regulation and incentives. Hear from industry...
We recently released a  complimentary whitepaper  examining the top trends in the connected home, health, and mobile industries.  Top 10 Consumer IoT Trends in 2017 , which features insight from Parks Associates’ analyst team, examines key topics driving growth and monetization of the IoT. To cross the chasm, the smart home industry will continue to develop new use cases for security, peace of mind, and energy management. Despite years of collective...
Parks Associates announced today that executives from Honeywell and Toyota will give keynote addresses at the eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer , which takes place February 20-22, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. The event features key cross-industry perspectives in the smart energy market and will include keynotes from Jeremy Eaton , VP and GM, Connected Home, Honeywell; and Kevin Butt , GM, Environmental, Toyota Motor North America....
Parks Associates, the leading IoT research firm, today announced the 2017 Advisory Board for the eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit , taking place February 20-22, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. Advisory Board members help shape the agenda and topics by providing specific feedback to agenda topics, event participants, and the overall focus of the event. Participants include: Alarm.com – Roy Perry, Vice President, Ecosystem Alliances Centrica Connected...
Parks Associates held its 7th annual Smart Energy Summit February 22-24 at in Austin, TX. At the annual conference, Parks Associates analysts, media, and industry leaders examined the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers. New research presented included: Four percent of U.S. broadband households own solar panels, up from 2% in 2013....
In many ways, I was born to moderate a panel at next week’s Smart Energy Summit, held at the Omni Hotel in Austin. I grew up in a household where my father would “politely” remind us to turn off the lights when we left a room. I can say with some degree of certainty his motivation went far beyond being an early conservationist; he didn’t want to pay the Philadelphia Electronic Company (now PECO) one penny more than he had to. And for the past 32-plus years, I have been...
 
by | Feb. 16, 2016
Tags: energy, Smart Energy Summit, smart grid
Parks Associates home energy management research finds that only 30% of the 160 million meters in the United States have been upgraded to smart meters. This means that a majority of meters have no communications within U.S. broadband households. To complicate the matter further, there are over 10 million load control devices deployed using hundreds of different demand response communication approaches.  No single technology is used by more than 10% of utilities. As...
Concerned that the new, digital electrical meters are unhealthy, expose customer data to computer hackers and terrorists, or give the government a tool of control? There's hope, you might not have to get a smart meter after all. Key lawmakers have threatened to propose legislation requiring utilities to allow customers to decline a smart meter, unless the commission creates a way for people to opt out pronto. Some electricity customers worry the digital meters, which use wireless...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 7, 2012
Tags: smart grid, smart meter

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