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48% of US internet households prefer to get energy monitoring services from an electricity provider

Smart Energy Summit features executives from Resideo, Johnson Controls, Copper Labs, Google, and more on the role of data and analytics and their impact on the consumer experience in energy services

New research from Parks Associates shows electricity providers are by far the preferred company to deliver energy monitoring services. Among all US internet households, 48% would prefer to have this type of company provide energy monitoring services, while no other option scored above 8%. Parks Associates will host Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer on February 13-15 at the Omni Austin Downtown Hotel in Austin, TX. The executive conference will feature keynote speakers from Austin Energy, CPS Energy, Electrify America, EnergyHub, GAF Energy, and Generac Grid Services.

Smart Energy Summit, sponsored by CSA - Connectivity Standards Alliance, Rapid Response Monitoring, Schneider Electric, Austin Energy, Questline Digital, Copper Labs, Resideo, and Google, focuses on the impact of direct consumer participation in energy markets and strategies to increase consumer engagement in energy management solutions.

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“Consumers are thinking about energy management and efficiency these days,” said Chris White, Director, Research, Parks Associates. “Nearly two-thirds of households report their electricity costs are too high. Solutions are available, but education is still required as familiarity remains low for potentially helpful energy devices and rate programs.”

The sessions “Home Energy Management: Driving Energy Efficiency” and “Home Services Revenue Opportunities” are on February 14th and 15th and feature the following executives:

  • Aaron Berndt, Head of Energy Industry Partnerships / Americas, Google
  • David Chang, Chief Digital Officer, eIQhome
  • Jennifer Doctor, Senior Director, Product Management, Johnson Controls
  • Dan Forman, CEO, Copper Labs
  • Christopher LaPré, Head of Technology, CSA - Connectivity Standards Alliance
  • Nadav Liebermann, VP Innovation and Data, SAM Seamless Network
  • David Oberholzer, GM, Energy Management, Resideo
  • Bob Swilik, VP of Product Strategy, Aeroseal

Parks Associates will feature its latest consumer and industry insights throughout the event, featuring data from its ongoing quarterly surveys of 10,000 US internet households.

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