Thursday, August 04, 2011

Parks Associates' Smart Energy Summit addresses impact of cloud services and connected devices on energy management solutions

Research and strategy conference will be held February 28-March 1 in Austin, Texas

Parks Associates’ third-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 28-March 1, 2012, in Austin, Texas, will focus on consumer interest and adoption of current REM (residential energy management) cloud solutions and integration of remote monitoring applications with connected and mobile CE.

The summit features executive presentations and industry analysts, managers, and strategists in panel discussions on the state of the market and the emergent consumer and business opportunities as the market develops and deploys advanced REM solutions.

Parks Associates’ research indicates utilities had installed 23 million AMI-capable meters on U.S. residences at the end of 2010. By the end of 2015, more than 55 million meters will be installed on 45% of U.S. households, with 10% enabled to communicate with systems and devices in the home as well as with a utility’s backend processing system.

“Consumers are interested in ways to reduce energy consumption and maximize efficiency at home. Connected devices, smart grids, and REM technologies offer new opportunities for industry players to meet these needs,” said Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates. “Smart Energy Summit will identify the business opportunities and best strategies in matching consumer interest with specific solutions, including cloud-based services that extend to popular platforms such as tablets and smartphones.”

Event topics:

  • Forecasts and current status: smart grid and smart meter deployments, home area network (HAN) solutions, and independent energy management products and services
  • Assessment of Smart Energy Profile (SEP) 2.0
  • Strategies and tactics to engage consumers
  • Privacy and security issues that come with managing consumer data
  • Business models driving revenue growth
  • Opportunities and business strategies for broadband service providers, security firms, HVAC maintenance contractors, utilities, manufacturers, and installers
  • Consumer interest and expectations regarding energy-focused, cloud-based services and other energy management solutions
  • Competitive assessments of current industry participants

For information or to submit to speak, visit www.smartenergysummit2012.com, or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer addresses 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. Virtual panels and networking sessions, featuring executive-level experts from multiple industries, address discuss strategies for utilities, service providers, retailers, software providers, and manufacturers to expand and monetize energy management and other energy-focused offerings through consumer engagement, new business models, unique partnerships, and innovative technologies.

Smart Energy Summit hosts virtual sessions on February 23-24, April 28, August 4, and October 27 in 2021. The summit agenda features leaders from utilities, state and national regulators, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs. Follow the event on Twitter at @SmartEnergySmt and #SmartEnergy21. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.ses2021.com.
 

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com

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