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Research Workshop - Opportunities for Energy Providers in the Smart Home

Hosted by research firm Parks Associates - Monday, February 18, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

The research workshop Opportunities for Energy Providers in the Smart Home presents detailed findings from Parks Associates' consumer and industry studies on the smart home, IoT, and energy management markets.

Pre-show workshop is a separate event from Smart Energy Summit, with a separate fee to attend. Register Now

Agenda - February 18

12:00 p.m.   Registration Open

1:00 p.m.   Welcome: Understanding the Impact of Smart Home on Utilities and the Grid

Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates

1:15 p.m.   Research Presentation: Consumer Adoption and Trends for Smart Energy Solutions

This presentation provides trends, consumer data, and industry insights on smart energy products, including current adoption, purchase intentions, and preferences for smart thermostats and other energy-saving devices. It also features in-depth discussion on consumer responses to concept testing regarding different sales and business models for smart energy solutions, including areas where hardware-as-a-service will be viable.

Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

1:30 p.m.   Research Presentation: Net Zero Homes and Solar Energy

As net zero and zero-ready homes become more cost-competitive with standard dwellings, consumers have more real choices in the energy technologies to include in their homes. Also, 68% of U.S. broadband households want a move-in ready home when buying a new house, so there is added pressure on homebuilders to ensure their homes incorporate the latest innovations in IoT and energy tech. This presentation details the home energy management opportunities emerging from ZNE innovations, including strategies for key solar industry players to expand their offerings.

Denise Ernst
, Vice President, Parks Associates

1:45 p.m.   Industry Insights: Driving Energy Efficiency Behaviors through Incentives

This series of executive presentations offers insights from EE programs in the field and their impact on consumer attitudes and energy activities. Executives from key utilities and energy providers share details on their programs’ successes and strategies that actually affect change in consumer behavior and improve energy consumption in the households.

Anne Arquit Niederberger, VP Market Development, Enervee

Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street

Mark Willingham, Senior Vice President, EFI

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates

2:45 p.m.   Break

3:00 p.m.   Research Presentation: Smart Product Owner Perspectives on Demand Response

As demand for residential electricity flattens, some utilities have elected to decouple revenue from energy sales and dramatically expand residential energy programs. This presentation provides insights on how consumers view incentives and how consumers evaluate energy efficiency products and DR programs.

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

3:15 p.m.   Research Presentation: Impact of Voice on the Smart Home

Since the beginning of 2016, adoption of smart speakers with voice assistants has grown 800% to nearly one in three (31%) U.S. broadband households, and households with smart speakers have an average of more than one device, indicating the spread of voice control in multiple rooms in the home. This session addresses the role of voice in expanding consumer adoption and usage of energy management products and services. Parks Associates also examines the relationship of voice to other IoT interactive technologies and how the demand for convenience and savings will drive the evolution of energy services.

Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

3:45 p.m.   Industry Insights: Moving the Market Forward through Solar and DR Programs

Today’s consumers have developed new expectations for saving energy within the home. In this special session, executives present insights into the evolution of DR and solar in the smart home era. They share strategies for deploying solar technology and designing energy programs that keep consumers engaged and even excited about saving energy.

Brad Davids, Head of Demand Response Partnerships (Nest), Google

Louis Tremblay, President and Chief Executive Officer, AddÉnergie

Lisa Yops, DR / DERs Product & Operations Manager, CLEAResult

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

4:45 p.m.   Interactive Analyst Q&A

This interactive Q&A session with our analyst team allows the audience to ask about smart energy device adoption, purchase intentions, new business models, or any other relevant questions.

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates

5:30 p.m.   Smart Energy Summit Opening Reception


Questions about this workshop? Contact Parks Associates.