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AutoGrid, which specializes in AI-driven optimization for distributed energy resources (DERs), has just announced that it will be acquired by Schneider Electric. The two companies have been working together since 2015 and in 2020, they introduced an integrated solution focused on digital transformation for utilities. Once the agreement passes regulatory approval and the usual closing conditions, the deal is expected to close in Q3. Parks Associates’ research reveals that smart...
Parks Associates continues its thirteenth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the  Consumer with the virtual session, State of Residential Energy Management , on Thursday, April 7, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM CT. Bruce Sher , Head of Business Development LG Electronics  will be the featured Fireside Chat speaker at 12:00 PM CT, addressing the changing markets for residential energy management. Prior to the session, Bruce provided insights on key trends that will...
Parks Associates continues its thirteenth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer with the virtual session, State of Residential Energy Management , on Thursday, April 7, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM CT. Paul Wezner , VP, Product and Customer Success, Powerley will be featured on the interactive panel, The Future of Energy: A Paradigm Shift, at 11:15 AM CT, addressing how the new requirements for active consumer participation in energy savings will drive the...
Parks Associates’ research reveals that 20% of US broadband households report the COVID-19 pandemic has increased their interest in smart energy solutions that can help them manage their energy use, cost, and comfort. Energy management programs and smart energy solutions can deliver immediate cost benefits to consumers, but the energy industry has generally been unable to find solutions that trigger widespread engagement among their customer base. Utilities have tried different...
Parks Associates is supporting Utility Cloud 2020 , a conference surrounding the topics of integrating cloud solutions to manage the influx of large volumes of data in a dynamic grid environment. This event takes place September 15-17, 2020, in Amsterdam. Drawing together utility software, system and transformation leads, this 3-day case study driven program provides an intensive review of the latest cloud technologies, strategies and solutions to manage an ever-increasing data...
According to Parks Associates research, the percentage of broadband households not intending to purchase a smart home device due to security and privacy concerns has increased from 21% in Q1 2017 to 32% in Q1 2018. Further, more than one-fourth of U.S. broadband households strongly agree that it’s impossible to keep their personal data away from unauthorized users. Security and privacy concerns are clearly becoming top of mind for many connected consumers. As the number of...
Prior to the ninth-annual  Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with  Jessie H. Shoemaker , Energy Storage Business Developer, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? The barriers to unifying a cohesive ecosystem of products are myriad. There’s the general...
Prior to the ninth-annual  Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with  Alton Martin with Trusource Labs , to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Due to a lack of industry-wide interoperability standards, there is little incentive for companies to “play nice” with each other. Each...

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