Parks Associates to Present New Energy Research and Preview the 2013 Smart Energy Summit in Webcast

International research firm Parks Associates, host of the annual Smart Energy Summit, will present new research on the markets for residential energy services and management in the webcast "Business Models for Energy Services" on Thursday, February 7, 1-2:15 P.M.

Dallas, Texas, Feb. 5, 2013 - International research firm Parks Associates, host of the annual Smart Energy Summit, will present new research on the markets for residential energy services and management in the webcast "Business Models for Energy Services" on Thursday, February 7, 1-2:15 P.M. Media are invited to register. All registrants receive the presentation materials.


The webcast features Tom Kerber, director of Parks Associates' Home Controls & Energy Research. Mr. Kerber will analyze programs focused on providing energy consumption information and new connected tools and services that will drive consumer interest and adoption of energy services. The webcast will include an overview of automated solutions that help consumers use less electricity and partnership opportunities for utilities, service providers, and OEMs.

Parks Associates energy research:

• 60-80% of U.S. broadband home owners are willing to pay for energy-saving products such as smart thermostats, smart water-tank controllers, and attic insulation
• Consumers will not pay more than their average total energy bill for products offering a 20% savings, roughly $175
• Total U.S. smart meter deployments will exceed 50 million in 2013, reaching 62 million by 2015

WHAT: "Business Models for Energy Services" Webcast by Parks Associates

WHEN: 1-2:15 P.M. CT, Thursday, February 7

PRESS REGISTRATION: http://www.parksassociates.com/webcasts/webcast-feb2013-energy

INTERVIEWS: To request an interview with an analyst or additional information, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com or +1.720.987.6614.

The fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit will be held in San Antonio, Texas, February 25-27. The summit brings together executives representing utilities, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs. Media passes for the summit are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/ses-presspass.

2013 Keynotes:
Jeremy Eaton, VP & GM, Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions, Honeywell
Kevin Meagher, VP & GM, Smart Home, Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Roy Perry, VP, Ecosystem Alliances, Alarm.com
Ted M. Reguly, Director, Customer Programs and Assistance, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
Parks Associates' energy blog Smart Energy Insights is at http://www.parksassociates.com/blog/category/smart-energy-insights.

About Parks Associates
Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions. www.parksassociates.com
www.twitter.com/ParksAssociates

About Smart Energy Summit
Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers. The fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 25-27, 2013, at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. www.smartenergysummit2013.com

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