Blog articles from 02/2018

According to Parks Associates research, 76% of North American broadband households use Wi-Fi as their primary connected technology , but in the past year, 37% of U.S. broadband households report that their Wi-Fi network seems slow. If operators want to compete effectively in the connected home, they will need to add value through premium CPE and a quality consumer experience. Parks Associates and Calix will discuss emerging trends for service providers in an upcoming webcast, The...
The electric grid is changing from a one-way, centralized control architecture to a two-way, distributed control solution. Parks Associates research finds 12% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy solar panels in 2018 . As solar PV panels and electric vehicles enter the market in increasing numbers, grid operators must adapt to the changing load profile and intermittency of both load and supply. This dynamic system creates challenges in generation and transmission as well as the...
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 20, 2018
Tags: energy, Smart Energy Summit

Before speaking at Parks Associates' annual Smart Energy Summit , Denver Hinds, R&D Project Manager at Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), provided his perspective on several key questions related to the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Interoperability needs to be addressed at the product and service level. Mainstream adoption of home...
Prior to the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Parks Associates sat down with Dave Kaintz, Senior Manager, Southern California Edison, to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? The age old problem of interoperability or lack of. What are the biggest opportunities for the smart home industry to work with the...

Prior to the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Parks Associates sat down with Kevin Klages, Senior Vice President, Mass Markets, Constellation to discuss the future path of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? The lack of centralized control across devices, for example: individual apps for each device don’t allow for optimization across...
Prior to his participation at the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit , Justin Segall, President & Founder of Simple Energy, recently provided insight on what he sees as the top barriers to smart energy and smart home adoption: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Given the fairly nascent state of smart home technologies, interoperability is a major barrier. We see challenges...

Before speaking at Parks Associates' Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer in Austin, Joel Miller, Principal Supervisor at DTE Energy, answered several key questions on current and future trends within the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? There are a wide variety of technology standards being offered in the consumer and commercial markets. The...
Prior to the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with David Meisegeier, VP and Senior Technical Director at ICF, to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Given the rapid pace of smart home technology development, barriers are both being removed and identified on a regular basis. This...


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