Over 20% of U.S. households will have a home network with IP-based security, monitoring, home control, and energy management by 2015

Parks Associates' Smart Energy Summit covers partnership and bundling strategies driving energy management to the consumer market

Bundling energy management with IP services will drive adoption of multiservice home networks to over 20% of U.S. households by 2015, according to Parks Associates. The market research firm is hosting the third-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer on February 28-March 1 in Austin, Texas. The event features executives from companies including Duke, Reliant, TXU, Sprint, Verizon, Lowe's, and Best Buy discussing strategies to expand consumer interest and adoption in energy management and bundling opportunities with IP-based security, monitoring, and control.


"The list of attendees and presenters for this year's summit is a who's who of the energy management industry," said Tom Kerber, Director, Energy and Home Systems Research, Parks Associates. "The summit is an ideal opportunity to network and establish relationships with key players within this growing market."

Utilities, telecom and cable operators, big box retailers, and security firms will provide insights from their direct consumer experiences and discuss future partnerships. Device manufacturers, OEMs, and home control platform vendors will discuss interoperability and technology and how these solutions will be applied in the market. Technology providers, system suppliers, transmission system operators, and regulators will discuss efforts to develop industry-wide standards, lessons from international case studies, and the role of government in this market.

"Understanding the perspectives of all the market players will help attendees grow their knowledge of the industry and apply that knowledge to their company's strategy and product roadmaps," said Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates. "Consumers are interested in ways to reduce energy consumption and maximize efficiency at home. Connected devices, smart grids, and energy management technologies offer new opportunities for industry players to meet these needs."

Smart Energy Summit features presentations and panel discussions by industry analysts, executives, and strategists on the state of the market and the emerging business opportunities. The unique combination of industry expertise, extensive consumer research, and insightful market analyses and forecasts makes this event different than any other.

To register, visit www.smartenergysummit2012.com or contact 972-490-1113, sales@parksassociates.com.

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.

This event features a unique combination of market research, including Parks Associates' landmark Residential Energy Management service, and real-world expertise, with industry experts examining the impact of smart grids on home systems. The conference deeply examines the business models, consumer value propositions, and the deployment plans of energy utilities, cloud services, home systems and communications service providers. www.smartenergysummit2012.com

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