Impact of COVID-19: Consumer Behavior and Energy Management

by Parks Associates | Feb. 16, 2021

Consumer energy bills have increased with the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing many consumers to work and educate at home. Twenty percent of US broadband households report COVID-19 has increased their interest in a smart home solution that manages their energy usage, cost, and comfort, and 15% report their interest has increased as a result of COVID-19.

Join Parks Associates' first Smart Energy Summit session, Impact of COVID-19: Consumer Behavior and Energy Management, on February 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. CT. This track is moderated by Jennifer Kent, VP, Research, Parks Associates and takes a closer look at the shifts in consumer behavior and adoption of energy management solutions, as well as opportunities for smart home and energy players to serve consumers in new ways. 

This session will feature visionary speakers Emilie Tullis, VP of Product & General Manager, Demand Management Solutions, Uplight and an executive Q&A with Debbie Kimberly, VP, Customer Energy Solutions & Corporate Communications, Austin Energy. It will also have an interactive pannel session with Travis Allan, Vice-President of Public Affairs and General Counsel, FLO | AddEnergie, Brian Farhi, Head of Energy Services Partnerships, Google Nest, Rudy Garza, Chief Customer Engagement Officer, CPS Energy, Jonathan Houle, Product Marketing Manager, ecobee Energy, Paul Williams, GM Product Management & Growth, GE Lighting, a Savant Company.

Thank you to our sponsors: Bidgely, Austin Energy, Ossiaco, and FLO.

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