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43% of consumers prefer energy providers that offer renewable energy sources like solar and wind in addition to traditional sources like oil and gas

Bidgely, Cox, Eliq, Landis+Gyr, EPA, Schneider Electric, and more address residential energy management and clean energy at Smart Energy Summit

Parks Associates will host the 12th annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer in 2021 with multiple virtual sessions taking place February 23-24, April 28, August 18, and October 27. The executive conference, sponsored by Bidgely, Austin Energy, Ossiaco, and FLO, examines the evolution of the consumer utility market.  New research from Parks Associates finds 43% of US broadband households report a preference for energy providers that offer renewable energy resources like solar and wind versus providers that offer only traditional sources such as oil and gas.


Smart Energy Summit features visionary speakers, interactive panel discussions, and research from Parks Associates on consumer adoption of new utility programs and energy management solutions, including solar, electric vehicles, and other energy-efficient products. Sessions on February 24 include “Energy Management Platforms: Accelerating Growth” and “DERMS: Solar, Storage, and Microgrids,” focused on the role of energy management platforms and distributed energy resources management systems in creating new value streams for end users and other partners.

“Consumers care about clean energy resources,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “At Smart Energy Summit, we will examine key factors driving the adoption of energy management solutions and their integration with other smart home solutions to deliver new value.”

Visionary Insight and Executive Spotlight Speakers:

Interactive panel Speakers:

Distributed energy resources management system (DERMS) can play a vital role to utilities as they manage traditional capabilities and distributed energy resources. At Smart Energy Summit, industry leaders from utilities, service providers, manufacturers, and technology companies participate in virtual panel discussions about the impact of direct consumer participation in energy markets and strategies to increase consumer engagement.

The conference will feature data from Parks Associates’ forthcoming research “Smart, Clean, Connected: Future of Home Energy Management.”

To schedule an interview or to request data, contact Rosey Ulpino,, 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