Parks Associates will host the 12th annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer in 2021 with multiple virtual sessions taking place February 23-24, April 28, August 18, and October 27. The executive conference, sponsored by Bidgely, Austin Energy, Ossiaco, and FLO, examines the evolution of the consumer utility market. New research from Parks Associates finds 43% of US broadband households report a preference for energy providers that offer renewable energy resources like solar and wind versus providers that offer only traditional sources such as oil and gas.
Smart Energy Summit features speakers, interactive panel discussions, and research from Parks Associates on consumer adoption of new utility programs and energy management solutions, including solar, electric vehicles, and other energy-efficient products. Sessions on February 24 include "Energy Management Platforms: Accelerating Growth" and "DERMS: Solar, Storage, and Microgrids," focused on the role of energy management platforms and distributed energy resources management systems in creating new value streams for end users and other partners.
"Consumers care about clean energy resources," said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. "At Smart Energy Summit, we will examine key factors driving the adoption of energy management solutions and their integration with other smart home solutions to deliver new value."
Visionary Insight and Executive Spotlight Speakers:
Abhay Gupta, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bidgely
Manish Pant, Executive VP, Home and Distribution, Schneider Electric
Taylor Jantz-Sell, Smart Home Strategy Lead, EPA ENERGY STAR
Interactive panel Speakers:
Brett Lasher, Executive Director, New Growth & Development, Cox
Rory Lewis, Director, Utility Solutions, North America, Mprest
Peter Lilienthal, Global Microgrid Lead, HOMER Energy by UL
Håkan Ludvigson, CEO & Co-Founder, Eliq
John Radgowski, VP Global Technology & Innovation, Landis+Gyr
Christopher Turner, Director of Community Solar, Arcadia
At Smart Energy Summit, industry leaders from utilities, service providers, manufacturers, and technology companies participate in virtual panel discussions about the impact of direct consumer participation in energy markets and strategies to increase consumer engagement.