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44% of US internet households say they actively work to reduce energy consumption at home

Research firm hosts executives from Constellation Energy, Georgia Power, Stanley Black & Decker, and more at Smart Energy Summit

New consumer research from Parks Associates finds 44% of US internet households say they are taking active steps to reduce their energy consumption at home. The research firm, which surveyed over 10,000 internet households to determine their adoption, usage, and attitudes regarding smart energy solutions and utility programs, will host the 13th annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer on February 28-March 2 at the Omni Hotel in Frisco, TX.

Smart Energy Summit, a three-day conference sponsored by Schneider Electric, Rapid Response Monitoring, Zen Ecosystems, and, features a keynote from Mike Wajsgras, Executive Director Innovation, Growth and Digital & Managing Director Constellation Connect, Constellation Energy, and sessions focused on strategies to expand smart energy adoption and solutions to integrate these products and services into the expanding connected home ecosystem.

“Energy savings are an important benefit for consumers, and many households are taking an active role in monitoring and managing their energy consumption,” said Chris White, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “But for these solutions to be more universally adopted, they have to be easy to use and actionable. Our research consistently shows consumers want to see data on their energy consumption as well as guidance on how best to use that data, but they don’t always know how to get it. We look forward to discussing Parks Associates research and examining new solutions for the energy markets at Smart Energy Summit.”

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Kris Bowring, VP, Radical Innovation and Development, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • David Chang, Chief Digital Officer, EIQhome
  • Jonathan Coons, Director of Marketing & Direct Sales, Energy Federation Inc.
  • Dan Goodman, President, Building36, an company
  • Drew Higgins, Senior Director, CPS Energy
  • Colleen Jansen, Chief Marketing Officer, ChargePoint
  • Tray Leslie, Renewable Development Manager - Customer Engagement, Georgia Power
  • Don McPhail, VP of Product, General Manager - Engage Business Line, Uplight
  • Felicite Moorman, Founder, STRATIS; VP of CommunityConnect, RealPage
  • Matthew Robbins, VP of Global Product, Resideo
  • John Towle, CEO, EcoSmart Solution
  • Wannie Park, CEO, Zen Ecosystems



February 28, Pre-Conference Research Workshop

  • Residential Energy Management: Consumer Engagement Strategies


March 1, Distributed Energy Resources: Expanding Awareness

  • Consumer Engagement: What’s Working and What’s Not
  • Demand Response and Energy Efficiency: Understanding Consumer Behaviors
  • Energy and Security: Bundled Services and Added Value
  • Smart Apartments: Creating New Value and Scaling Up
  • Electric Vehicles: Next Stages of Growth
  • Selling Energy Efficiency: Simplifying the Experience
  • Consumers and Distributed Energy Resources (DER): Impact on the Grid


March 2, Distribution and Channels for Energy Management

  • Home Builders and Net Zero Homes
  • SMBs: Energy Management Solutions
  • Lessons Learned: Partnerships and Adoption of Smart Energy Solutions
  • Utility Programs: Awareness and Usage
  • Clean Energy: Community Renewables and Accessibility

Smart Energy Summit will also host virtual sessions throughout the year on April 7, June 30, August 4, and November 17. Sessions address the changing dynamics in the consumer energy markets and extend the learning and networking experiences throughout the learning.

To register, visit the event website. To schedule an interview or to request data, contact Rosey Sera,, 972-490-1113.

About Smart Energy Summit

Parks Associates’ 15th annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer is co-located with DISTRIBUTECH 2024 on February 27-28 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  Smart Energy Summit addresses energy and renewables technology trends in the residential and small-to-medium business markets.

Industry players join expert panels and networking sessions to address the expansion and monetization of energy management and other energy-focused offerings through consumer engagement, new business models, unique partnerships, and innovative technologies.

The conference also features 2024 virtual sessions January 23, July 23, and October 10. Follow the event on Twitter/X at @SmartEnergySmt and #SmartEnergy24. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit