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Parks Associates hosted its first in-person event of the year. The internationally recognized market research firm’s 13th annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer focuses on the evolution of the consumer utility market, the impact of COVID-19 on energy management programs, and new opportunities to drive engagement in utility-sponsored programs. “Parks Associates consumer data reveals that consumers want better home energy insights than they currently get from...
How Texas Saves $1 Billion in Energy Costs a Year: Optimal Load Shaping At the Smart Energy Summit 2022 in Frisco Texas hosted by Parks Associates, Robert Cruickshank from GRIDIoT gave an insightful presentation of how optimal load shaping (OLS) is the fastest way Texas can decarbonize the ERCOT grid and produce energy at the lowest cost. During the presentation, he noted Texas can quickly and efficiently decarbonize the grid (reducing carbon emissions by nearly 20...
Utilities are in a unique position as their customers span multi-generations, income and education segments, renters, homeowners, and individuals, in addition to families. In traditional, non-retail markets, which represent the majority of households, their relationship is long-term. They are a trusted advisor in their communities even though many consumers only interact with their utility when moving to a new residence, paying a monthly bill or when an outage occurs.  ...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Feb. 14, 2022
Tags: energy, smart grid, smart home
New announcements recently within the energy management industries continue to underscore the opportunities for new products and services to help reduce energy consumption.  Currently, only a modest percentage of broadband households report using renewable power, but Parks Associates research shows there is a widespread desire to use clean energy and a reasonably broad willingness to pay more for it. Over 40% of broadband households would prefer to live in a community-powered...
 
As part of Parks Associates’ connected home and smart energy research, the firm asks consumers about electric vehicles, and recent results showing an unchanged market year over year with 7% of broadband households having at least one electric vehicle, have aligned with general downturn in the automotive industry as adoption stalled in 2020. Parks Associates reports that only 15% of US broadband households indicate intentions to purchase an EV in 2021. Among consumers who do not...
 
Parks Associates continues its 2021 virtual Smart Energy Summit with a session on April 28, MDUs: Leveraging Proptech for Smart Energy Management . Sce Pike, CEO and Founder, IOTAS , will join other industry leaders during the session as an interactive panel member of Scaling Up: The Role of Smart Home Tech in MDUs and will address energy management solutions adopted in the MDU and multifamily environment, including new builds and retrofit, and successful strategies and...
 
Purchase intentions for distributed energy resources have steadily increased. Distributed energy resources management system (DERMS) can play a vital role for utilities as they manage traditional capabilities and distributed energy resources, like solar and energy storage. On February 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Parks Associates is hosting its  DERMS: Solar, Storage and Microgrids  session, featuring visionary speaker  Manish Pant , Executive VP, Home and...
 
On August 25, Samsung and NET2GRID announced a partnership that brings advanced energy management features to the smart home. The solution provides insights on energy use in the home along with tips to save energy. The energy monitoring solution will also leverage Samsung smart appliances, HVAC systems integrated with SmartThings, and the Ynni platform to facilitate behavioral and automated demand responseutility programs. Since Q4 of 2018, smart home tech giants have put more focus...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Aug. 31, 2020
Tags: energy, smart grid, smart home

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