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15 JAN 2013


Parks Associates: Smart meter deployments to exceed 50 million in 2013

Smart Energy Summit features Duke Energy, Reliant, PlanetEcosystems, SDG&E, and more to present new strategies for energy management solutions

Parks Associates today announced executives from Duke Energy, Reliant, PlanetEcosystems, and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will participate in the interactive session “The Role of Energy Providers in Home Energy Management” during the fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 25-27 in San Antonio, Texas.

"Our research shows the U.S. market will have over 50 million utility-based smart meters deployed by 2013, reaching 62 million by 2015," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "The outlook for smart meters to interact with connected CE and appliances in the home has changed drastically as electricity providers are now exploring partnerships with communications and security service providers."

Solutions with energy-efficiency components were prominent throughout CES 2013, and Parks Associates research finds 60%-80% of U.S. consumers will pay for energy-saving products like smart thermostats, smart water-tank controllers, and attic insulation.

"Interest in these solutions is strongest among younger consumers, ages 18-34," Sikes said. "At the Smart Energy Summit, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities for energy providers in this new consumer-oriented market."

Smart Energy Summit focuses on consumer engagement with energy management services and technologies, partnership opportunities, and consumer-oriented solutions. The session "The Role of Energy Providers in Home Energy Management," February 26, features:

Denis Garman, Category Leader, Duke Energy, Home Efficiency Solutions

Bill Harmon, VP Residential Strategy & Segment Marketing, Reliant

V. Rory Jones, President, PlanetEcosystems

Ted M. Reguly, Director, Customer Programs and Assistance, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

Session speakers will also address new solutions that expand consumer participation in demand response (DR) programs and the impact of IP-based home monitoring and controls on the home energy market.

Sponsors for Smart Energy Summit include Alarm.com, ecobee, EcoFactor, Hitachi, Lowe's, PlanetEcosystems, Qualcomm, Sigma Designs, and Itron.

Visit http://www.smartenergysummit2013.com or contact 972-490-1113, sales@parksassociates.com for information. Media can register online at http://www.parksassociates.com/ses-presspass.

About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the changing role of utilities to help empower consumers with solutions to save energy in the home. The event addresses the potential benefits of incorporating smart products into energy efficiency and DR programs and the opportunities across converging ecosystems for the market for energy solutions, including connected devices, energy management, utility services, and home control platforms and services.

The Smart Energy Summit focuses on identifying new strategies that utilities and other providers can leverage as a result of the adoption of new consumer technologies. Research analysts, thought leaders, and industry executives present and discuss business strategies, case studies, partnership opportunities, and consumer research that utilities, service providers, retailers, and manufacturers can use to expand and monetize their energy offerings.

The ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 19-21, 2018, at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin, Texas. 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 #SmartEnergy18. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.ses2018.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

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