Residential Energy Management 2011: Trends and Opportunities

This report addresses the rapidly changing market dynamics surrounding the many different opportunities to provide residential energy management solutions. It explains the potential impact of trends driving the market in 2011 and beyond. In addition, it covers some of the major market opportunities and provides forecasts through 2015 for sales and revenues for a variety of solutions, along with background about the forecasting methodology.

"The market for residential energy management (REM) solutions is entering a period of 'Pervasive Growth' characterized by the entrance of many more firms with a variety of solutions, growing consumer awareness of the benefits of REM solutions, and significant growth in sales volumes within the next five years," said Bill Ablondi, director, home systems research, Parks Associates.

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Bottom Line

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Residential Energy Management Dashboard

1.0   Introduction

1.1 Key Questions & Issues Addressed

1.2 Scope

1.3 Source of Consumer Data

1.4 Definitions and Acronyms

2.0   State of the Residential Energy Management

2.1 Key Developments in 2010

2.2 Consumer Mindset and Motivations

2.3 Standards …Lots of Choices

2.3.1    ZigBee – Smart Energy 2.0 Timeline

2.3.2    Z-Wave – A Growing Ecosystem

2.3.3    HomeGrid

2.3.4    HomePlug

2.3.5    Wi-Fi

2.4 Entering a Period of Pervasive Growth

3.0   Trends in Residential Energy Management

3.1 March of the Market Movers

Best Buy


GE Consumer & Industrial


3.2 Broadband Service Providers

Rogers Communications (Canada)


3.3 Security Service Providers


Vivint (formerly APX Alarm)

3.4 HVAC Manufacturers

Carrier (United Technologies)


Trane (Ingersoll Rand)

3.5 A Growing REM Ecosystem

3.6 Utility AMI Deployments

4.0   Assessment of Major Opportunities

4.1 iREMs and HANs – Different Market Dynamics

4.2 Control and Monitoring Systems

4.3 Energy Management and Monitoring Services

4.4 Smart Appliances

4.5 Plug-in Hybrid and Plug-in Electric Vehicles

4.6 Batteries and Storage

4.7 Microgeneration

5.0   Takeaways & Recommendations

Residential Energy Management Dashboard
Definitions and Acronyms
Energy Saving Installations/Activities Performed in Current Home
Reasons for Making Energy Efficient Home Improvements
Appeal of Home Energy Control Features
ZigBee Smart Energy 2.0 Timeline
Market Lifecycle Phases
Energy Management Networks: Entering Phase of Pervasive Growth
Residential Energy Management Ecosystem
Households with AMI-capable and HAN-activated Meters
Households with HANs and iREM Networks
Households with HANs and iREM Nets: 2010 to 2020
Household Penetration of Selected Energy Management Systems: 2010 to 2015
Key Residential Energy Management Market Opportunities
Key Residential Energy Management Market Opportunities
Smartphone Owners More Interested in Energy Monitoring Service than Non-owners
Self-monitoring Households and Penetration
Self-monitoring Households Paying for Monitoring Services
Selected Smart Appliance Manufacturers
Selected Electric Vehicle Manufacturers
Selected Battery Manufacturers
Selected Solar Panel Manufacturers and Dealers
Selected Wind Power Manufacturers
Selected Geothermal Firms

Publish Date: 1Q 2011

Pages: 56

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Executive Editor: Tricia Parks
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© March 2011 Parks Associates
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