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31 JAN 2012

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Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines new strategies to boost consumer adoption of energy management solutions

At the upcoming Smart Energy Summit, international research firm Parks Associates and leading energy executives will address strategies to boost consumer awareness and engagement with current energy offerings. Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 28-March 1 in Austin, Texas, addresses opportunities for new energy services and partnership opportunities among broadband service providers, utilities, OEMs, security providers, and retailers.

"There is interest in home services such as energy management and remote monitoring and control, so much that 35% of U.S. broadband households are willing to switch broadband providers to get these services,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “However, only 19% of households have taken advantage of energy programs currently available. Our event addresses the reasons for this shortfall, including strategies to improve consumer engagement, and areas where the interests of utilities and broadband service providers intersect.”

Smart Energy Summit features two morning sessions on February 29 addressing adoption of energy management solutions and future changes in how consumers manage electricity at home. "Engaging Consumers" and "Boosting Consumer Adoption" address strategies to reduce churn and operating costs, examine new value propositions in energy management, and analyze the new challenges around privacy, data ownership, and system security.


Sarah Bresko, Sr. Product Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Patty Durand, Executive Director, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC)
Ogi Kavazovic, VP, Strategy and Marketing, Opower
Dennis Kyle, VP, Strategic and New Market Development, Tendril
Greg Memo, CEO, GreenWave Reality
Larry Oliva, Director, Tariff Programs & Services, Southern California Edison
Jonathan Thompson, Global Utility Sales Leader, GE Appliances - Home Energy Management

Event sponsors: ADT Residential/Small Business, Alarm.com, Best Buy, ecobee, EcoFactor, GreenWave Reality, IPSO Alliance, Itron, Lowe's, People Power, Speed Wire, Tendril, yoUtilBill, and the Z-Wave Alliance

Platinum Supporter: CEDIA

Supporters: AltEnergyMag, Antenna Systems & Technology, BoogarLists, Clean Energy Pipeline, Clocate, Connected Home World, CSI Magazine, Display Plus, EcoSeed, Electricity Today, Energy & Utilities, ESNA, FierceEnergy, Home Gateway Initiative, Industry Leaders Magazine, JETRO, OpenADR, Remote Site & Equipment Management, Renewable Energy Database, RFP, SIP Forum, SmartGridCareers, SGCC, Smart Grid Observer, Smart Grid News, SunSpec Alliance, TechAmerica, USNAP, Wi-Fi Alliance, WSNBuzz.com

To register, visit www.smartenergysummit2012.com or contact 972-490-1113, sales@parksassociates.com.

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.