Parks Associates announces NIST and Grid Net keynotes for Smart Energy Summit in January

Conference will provide consumer research and new business models for residential energy management (REM) solutions

Parks Associates today announced the agenda and confirmed keynotes for the Smart Energy Summit, the premier executive conference focused on new energy management solutions, opportunities for multiple industries, and consumer demand.

The agenda for Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, January 24 -26, 2011, in Austin, Texas, features presentations and in -depth discussion with experts in energy management and related industries. Sessions provide attendees with the knowledge and insight, research data, and perspective necessary to succeed in this space. The 2010 event hosted over 225 executives, including CEOs and vice presidents from major U.S. and international energy players.

"As we enter the early stages of REM market development, the industry will naturally target certain consumers, namely the environmentally conscious," said Bill Ablondi, director, home systems research, Parks Associates. "However, our research shows other segments are also receptive to these new products and programs, including consumers with monitored security, consumers with HVAC maintenance contracts, and smartphone owners. Without understanding consumer interest and attitudes, companies could miss big opportunities to grow early market share."

Keynote Speakers:

George W. Arnold, Eng.Sc.D., National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce

Andres Carvallo, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Grid Net

Preliminary List of Sessions:

2011 Landscape for Energy Management Solutions

Smart Grid Deployments: Balancing Benefits and Costs

Solutions that Deliver on the Promise

Perspectives on Europe and Asia

Translating Lessons Learned: Europe and Asia to U.S.

Energy as a Service

Opportunities Ahead of the HAN

Partners in Progress: The Ecosystem Continues to Grow

Perspectives from the Ecosystem

Opportunities beyond the HAN

Gateways into the Home

Early sponsors include Gigle Networks and HomeGrid Forum. Supporters of the event include, CABA, Display Plus, Electricity Today, Energy and Utilities, ESNA, Global Smart Energy, Home Toys, JETRO,, POWERGRID International, Public Utilities Fortnightly, RFP Magazine, SIP Forum,, Smart Grid Today, Universal Powerline Association (UPA), U -SNAP Alliance, and Wi -Fi Alliance.

For more information or to submit to speak, visit or contact 972 -490 -1113,

About Smart Energy Summit - - -

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, hosted by Parks Associates, is the premier conference studying the market for residential energy management and smart grid technologies.

The event, January 24 -26, 2011, features a unique combination of market research, including Parks Associates' landmark Residential Energy Management service, and real -world expertise, with industry experts examining the current status of smart grids in the U.S. and around the world, the opportunities and pitfalls of integrating home systems with smart grids, and the new benefits to consumers from cloud services and in -home control products.

Mindi Sue Sternblitz -Rubenstein
Parks Associates
972 996 0212

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