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Parks Associates to Host Research Workshop Highlighting Consumer Demand for Energy Management Solutions

Workshop held at “Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer,” which takes place from February 28–March 1 in Frisco, TX.

Parks Associates – Smart Energy Summit

Research firm Parks Associates will host the workshop “Residential Energy Management: Consumer Engagement Strategies” on Monday, February 28, at the Omni Frisco Hotel in Texas, the first day of the 13th annual “Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer.” The preshow workshop will feature presentations and analysis of the firm’s research, including key energy-focused findings from a 4Q 2021 survey of 10,000 U.S. internet households, which finds 19 percent of U.S. internet households now use a time-of-use (TOU) rate plan from their utility or energy provider.

Smart Energy Summit, sponsored by Schneider Electric, SmartThings, Rapid Response Monitoring, Zen Ecosystems, and, features keynotes from AutoGrid, Constellation Energy, Emerson, Google, and TXU Energy.

“More consumers are seeing the benefits in smart technologies, including the cost and energy savings from smart energy solutions,” says Jennifer Kent, vice president, research, Parks Associates. “Among smart thermostat owners, nearly 50 percent report saving more money than expected from their device. At our workshop, we will dig deeper into our consumer research to explore successful strategies and new means to engage consumers in energy management, utility programs, and distributed energy resources, both in single-family homes and MDUs.”

Workshop Sessions:

  • Consumer Adoption Trends
  • Driving Awareness and Adoption of Energy Management
  • The Modern Grid: New Approaches to Load Shaping
  • Consumer Energy Services: Expanding Partnerships and Integrating Platforms
  • Focusing on the Edge of the Smart Grid
  • Consumers: Data, AI, and Personalization

Workshop speakers:

  • David Chang, Chief Digital Officer, EIQhome
  • Robert F. Cruickshank, Chief Technology Officer, GRIDIoT® by RCA
  • Jennifer Kent, Vice President of Research, Parks Associates
  • Elizabeth Parks, President and CMO, Parks Associates
  • Josh Teekell, Founder & CEO,, Inc.
  • Kenneth Wacks, President, Home, Building, and Utility Systems
  • Chris White, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Smart Energy Summit will also host virtual sessions throughout the year on April 7, June 30, August 4, and November 17. Sessions address the changing dynamics in the consumer energy markets and extend the learning and networking experiences throughout the learning.

To register, visit the event website.