Fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit to discuss consumer engagement and market strategies


Fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit to discuss consumer engagement and market strategies

Greentech Lead America: Parks Associates today
announced the topics and Advisory Board members for the
fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, in San
Antonio, Texas, February 25-27, 2013. 

Smart Energy Summit focuses on consumer engagement
with energy management services and technologies, partnership opportunities,
and consumer-oriented solutions.  The conference has early sponsorship
support from, EcoFactor, Hitachi, Lowe’s, PlanetEcosystems, Qualcomm,
and Itron.

New research from Parks Associates finds interest in
energy-saving devices overall has declined slightly but younger consumers are
starting to show more interest in these devices. Over 90 percent of U.S.
broadband consumers 18-34 would pay for a smart thermostat or smart water
controls if the solution saves 20 percent on energy consumption.

 “Young consumers are now the likely buyers of
energy-saving devices, and they bring with them high expectations on the look
and functionality of high-tech solutions,” said Tom Kerber, director,
Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates.  “Smart
Energy Summit brings together key executives from service providers, OEMs,
utilities, and government to discuss market segmentation and trends, current
deployments and partnerships, and strategies to leverage consumer interest for
long-term growth.”

The Advisory Board for Smart Energy Summit provides
guidance and recommendations into event topics, strategy, and marketing. This
year’s advisory board includes industry leaders from Duke Energy, Salt River
Project, Verizon Telecom, Lowe’s, Sprint, SDG&E, U.S Department of Energy
and more.