Tuesday, December 19, 2017

20-25% of homeowners interested in bundling home services such as HVAC, security, and broadband with energy services

Speakers for ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit include Austin Energy, Carrier, DTE, Mercedes-Benz, Nest, and many more

New smart energy research by international research firm Parks Associates finds 20-25% of homeowners in U.S. broadband households are interested in bundling home and energy services. Twenty-seven percent are interested in HVAC bundled with their electricity bill, and 25% find a home warranty and energy bundle appealing. Parks Associates will explore the new business opportunities for utilities and energy providers at the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 19-21, at the Omni Austin Downtown in Austin, Texas.

“Retail energy providers are expanding their services, bundling energy services with HVAC service contracts, home security, and home warranty services,” said Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates. “These bundled offerings appeal to younger households, those with children at home, and those living in bigger homes. We look forward to discussing new business opportunities in energy, smart home, and IoT with the executive speakers at Smart Energy Summit.”

The following speakers will participate at Smart Energy Summit and examine the impact of the Internet of Things on utilities and consumers:


CR Herro, Vice President of Innovation, Meritage Homes

Russ Vanos, SVP, Strategy & Business Development, Itron


Amena Ali, CRO, Whisker Labs

Robbie Berglund, Business Unit Executive, The Weather Company, an IBM Business

Kari Binley, Expert Product Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric

Chris Carradine, EVP, ecobee

Prateek Chakravarty, Head, International Sales and Customer Success, Bidgely

Bryan Christensen, COO, Vivint Solar

Ben Clarin, Sr. Project Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Mark Cosby, Director of Business Development, Westar Energy

Chris DeSchamp, Director Customer Solutions Development, Vectren

Erika Diamond, VP and GM of Energy Markets, EnergyHub, Alarm.com

Geoff Ferrell, Chief Technology Officer, Mandalay Homes

Seth Frader-Thompson, President and Co-founder, EnergyHub

Sebastien Hassell, Director of Strategic Accounts, Neurio

Denver Hinds, R&D Project Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Dr. Marissa Hummon, Director of Product, Tendril

Siva Iyer, Diretor, Smart Home, Carrier

Dave Kaintz, Senior Manager, Southern California Edison

Debbie Kimberly, VP, Customer Energy Solutions, Austin Energy

Brian Kirchman, New Product Program Manager, Customer Programs, Commonwealth Edison

Kevin Klages, Senior Vice President, Mass Markets, Constellation

Peter Klauer, Senior Advisor, Smart Grid Technology, California ISO

Manoj Kumar, CEO, Powerley

Alton Martin, Co-Founder/Chief Evangelist, Trusource Labs

Mark Martinez, Board Member, PLMA; Senior Portfolio Manager, Demand Response Emerging Markets & Technologies, Southern California Edison PLMA / Southern California Edison

Deb Merril, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Just Energy

Joel Miller, Principal Supervisor, DTE

Wayne Morrison, Principal, Emerging Technologies, Reliant

Justin Segall, President & Founder, Simple Energy

Kevin Schwain, Director, Product Strategy, Xcel Energy

Jayesh Shah, Director, Marketing Strategy, Direct Energy

Jessie Shoemaker, Energy Storage Business Developer, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas

Greg Sorenson, PE, CIA, Supervisor, Market Power and Mitigation, Southwest Power Pool (SPP)

Jamie Staples, Head of Retail Energy Partnerships, Nest Labs

Dr. Kenneth Wacks, President, Home, Building & Utility Systems

Paul Wattles, Sr. Analyst, Market Design & Development, ERCOT

Moderators / Parks Associates Analysts

Denise Ernst, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

Conference sponsors include Rapid Response, Alarm.com, Austin Energy, Carrier, Innotrail, Powerley, Trusource Labs, The Weather Company, and Whisker Labs.

Conference supporters include AltEnergyMag.com, Antenna, B2 Group, Best SEOs, Best Web Design Agencies, CIOReview, Conference Guru, Crowd Reviews, Green Button Alliance, Homeenergy.org, HomeGrid Forum, Hometoys, Innovation & Tech Today, KNXtoday, LonMark International, oneM2M, OpenADR Alliance, Open Connectivity Foundation, Predicting our Future, Smart Grid Today, Telco Professionals, TREIA, Utility Dive, and Visibility Magazine.

Parks Associatesis accepting press pass requests for Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer at www.parksassociates.com/ses-presspass. More information about the Smart Energy Summit is available at www.SES2018.com. To speak with an analyst or request specific research data, contact Julia Homier at Julia.homier@parksassociates.com or 972-996-0214.

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.

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