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16 FEB 2012


Over 20% of U.S. households will have a home network with IP-based security, monitoring, home control, and energy management by 2015

Parks Associates' Smart Energy Summit covers partnership and bundling strategies driving energy management to the consumer market

Bundling energy management with IP services will drive adoption of multiservice home networks to over 20% of U.S. households by 2015, according to Parks Associates. The market research firm is hosting the third-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer on February 28-March 1 in Austin, Texas. The event features executives from companies including Duke, Reliant, TXU, Sprint, Verizon, Lowe’s, and Best Buy discussing strategies to expand consumer interest and adoption in energy management and bundling opportunities with IP-based security, monitoring, and control.

“The list of attendees and presenters for this year’s summit is a who’s who of the energy management industry,” said Tom Kerber, Director, Energy and Home Systems Research, Parks Associates. “The summit is an ideal opportunity to network and establish relationships with key players within this growing market.”

Utilities, telecom and cable operators, big box retailers, and security firms will provide insights from their direct consumer experiences and discuss future partnerships. Device manufacturers, OEMs, and home control platform vendors will discuss interoperability and technology and how these solutions will be applied in the market. Technology providers, system suppliers, transmission system operators, and regulators will discuss efforts to develop industry-wide standards, lessons from international case studies, and the role of government in this market.

"Understanding the perspectives of all the market players will help attendees grow their knowledge of the industry and apply that knowledge to their company’s strategy and product roadmaps," said Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates. "Consumers are interested in ways to reduce energy consumption and maximize efficiency at home. Connected devices, smart grids, and energy management technologies offer new opportunities for industry players to meet these needs."

Smart Energy Summit features presentations and panel discussions by industry analysts, executives, and strategists on the state of the market and the emerging business opportunities. The unique combination of industry expertise, extensive consumer research, and insightful market analyses and forecasts makes this event different than any other.

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.