13th Annual Smart Energy Summit Addresses the Role of Connected Appliances, Utility Programs and Renewables for Home Energy Management


DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Parks Associates today announced the agenda for the 13th annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, to be held February 28-March 2 in person at the Omni Hotel in Frisco, TX. The company announced new research based on a Q4 2021 survey of more than 10,000 U.S. broadband households, which shows smart light bulb adoption has reached 14% of U.S. broadband households. Purchase intent for all smart energy, light and water devices has increased over 2020, including 32% of U.S. broadband households planning to purchase a smart bulb in the past 12 coming months.

Smart Energy Summit, a three-day conference sponsored by Rapid Response, Zen Ecosystems and Particle.io, focuses on strategies to better communicate the benefits of connected products and energy programs that help consumers save money and actively participate in reducing energy consumption in their homes.

“Energy management is a key part of the connected home, and utilities are a key delivery point: 23% of U.S. broadband households that purchased a smart home device in the past 12 months made purchase due to an incentive, rebate or rebate from their energy supplier,” said Elizabeth Parks, President and Chief Marketing Officer, Parks Associates. “With consumers looking for more comfort and control in the home, thermostats, lighting and even smart appliances provide an important foundation for improving the consumer experience in the smart home.”

The full program can be viewed online and includes sessions, interactive panels and keynote addresses focusing on the following topics:

Monday, February 28, pre-conference research workshop

  • Residential Energy Management: Consumer Engagement Strategies

Tuesday, March 1, Distributed Energy Resources: Increased Awareness

  • Consumer Engagement: What Works and What Doesn’t
  • Demand response and energy efficiency: understanding consumer behavior
  • Energy and security: bundled services and added value
  • Smart apartments: creating value and scaling up
  • Electric Vehicles: Next Stages of Growth
  • Selling Energy Efficiency: Simplifying the Experience
  • Consumers and Distributed Energy Resources (DER): Impact on the Grid

Wednesday, March 2, Distribution and Energy Management Channels

  • Net Zero Home Builders and Homes
  • SME: energy management solutions
  • Lessons learned: partnerships and adoption of smart energy solutions
  • Utility Programs: Awareness and Use
  • Clean Energy: Community Renewables and Accessibility

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dan Goodman, President, Building36, an Alarm.com company
  • Tray Leslie, Renewable Energy Development Manager – Customer Engagement, Georgia Power
  • Don McPhail, Vice President of Product, General Manager – Engage Business Line, Uplight
  • Felicite Moorman, Founder, STRATIS; Vice President of CommunityConnect, RealPage
  • John Towle, CEO, EcoSmart Solutions
  • Wannie Park, CEO, Zen Ecosystems

The Smart Energy Summit will also host virtual sessions throughout the year on April 7, June 30, August 4, and November 17. Sessions address the changing dynamics of consumer energy markets and extend learning and networking experiences throughout the course.

To register, go to the event website. To schedule an interview or to request data, contact Rosey Sera, [email protected], 972-490-1113.

About the Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer discusses the changing consumer utility market, the impact of COVID-19 on energy management programs, and emerging opportunities to drive engagement in utility-sponsored programs. Virtual panels and networking sessions discuss strategies for utilities, service providers, retailers, software vendors and manufacturers.

Follow the event: @SmartEnergySmt, #SmartEnergy22, www.smartenergysmt.com

Contact:Rosey SeraParks [email protected]

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