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18 JAN 2012


Smart Energy Summit keynotes to present consumer engagement strategies to utilities, service providers, and retailers for energy management solutions

Verizon, Motorola, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Best Buy to keynote executive conference

International research firm Parks Associates today announced Best Buy, Motorola Mobility, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), and Verizon as keynotes at Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer. The presentations focus on new business strategies, partnerships, early successes, and new technologies enabling the deployment of smart energy solutions for consumers.

The three-day conference, February 28-March 1 in Austin, Texas, addresses the drivers for deploying new energy management solutions, including smart meters, broadband deployment, real-time control, and IP-based standards; examines the challenges for utilities and others selling residential energy solutions; and features Parks Associates’ primary consumer and industry research on energy management and monitoring.

"Over 80% of U.S. consumers don’t know the price they are paying for electricity, even though 62% strongly believe that saving energy and lowering their utility bills are desirable," said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls and Energy, Parks Associates. "Getting consumers engaged in energy management and monitoring is an uphill battle. Our keynote speakers include representatives with insights in retail offerings, utility services, connected home products, marketing strategies, and new software solutions that are moving energy solutions to broader adoption."

Keynote Speakers:

Sandra Baule, Home Area Network Strategy & Integration Manager, SDG&E, and Ted Reguly, Director – Customer Programs and Assistance, SDG&E, will present the opening keynote at 9:00 a.m., February 29.

Jeff Crews, Director, Business Development, 4Home Connected Solutions, Motorola Mobility, Inc., and Ann Shaub, Director – Product Management, Verizon, will present the luncheon keynote "Smart Energy Solutions for the Consumer" at 12:00 p.m., February 29.

Kristen Bowring, Senior Director, Platform Lead, Home Energy Management, Best Buy, will present the closing keynote at 4:45 p.m., February 29.

Smart Energy Summit sponsors include ADT Residential/Small Business, Alarm.com, Best Buy, ecobee, GreenWave Reality, Itron, People Power, Tendril, and the Z-Wave Alliance.

Companies on the Smart Energy Summit advisory board are Best Buy; Blue Line Innovations; CableLabs; Edison SmartConnect; GE; Gridwise Council, U.S. Department of Energy; Itron; Motorola Mobility; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; San Diego Gas & Electric; Smart Grid News; and Verizon.

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

About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the changing role of utilities and energy providers in the IoT era and offers research and insights on new opportunities to empower consumers with smart solutions to manage and save energy in the home. The conference addresses key questions for energy providers around leadership and alignment of goals between residential energy management solutions and the grid and presents strategies to expand business and revenue goals by incorporating smart products into energy programs.

Smart Energy Summit focuses on identifying opportunities across converging ecosystems to create new value in energy solutions through partnerships that leverage connected devices, energy management, utility services, and home control platforms and services. 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 tenth-annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 18-20, 2019, 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 #SmartEnergy19. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.ses2019.com.