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2018 Agenda


The Agenda for the Smart Energy Summit features keynotes, presentations, and speaker panels from experts in energy management, with discussions on current technologies and consumer research. The deadline to submit a speaking proposal has passed, but Parks Associates will continue to review submissions. Submit to speak.

Monday, February 19


12:00 p.m.

Smart Energy Summit Registration Open


1:00-5:00 P.M.

Parks Associates Smart Energy Workshop
The Role of Energy Providers in the Smart Home (additional fee to attend - Register Here)


5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception


Tuesday, February 20
Changing Role of Energy and Utilities


7:30 a.m.

Registration Open


7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast


8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Energy providers are expanding their service offerings to include energy monitoring and energy management services, and some are moving aggressively into many adjacencies, including home services, security, and smart home solutions. Parks Associates opens the conference with an overview of the changing role of energy providers.

Tom Kerber, Director, Parks Associates


8:45 a.m.

Energy Efficiency and the Smart Home Interactive Panel

Utilities are expanding energy efficiency programs to include smart thermostats and a broad range of products throughout the home. Rebates and on-bill financing can have a dramatic impact on adoption and play a critical role in expanding adoption beyond early adopters. This session examines how smart home solutions are driving energy efficiency and how energy efficiency programs are impacting smart home adoption.

Chris Carradine, EVP, ecobee
Brian Kirchman, New Product Program Manager, Customer Programs, Commonwealth Edison

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates


9:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote - TBD


10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:45 a.m.

Energy Monitoring and Management: New Revenue Opportunities Interactive Panel

Energy monitoring and management services create clear value for consumers, and data analytics is driving new value-added services and opportunities for new business models. As solutions move from monitoring and reporting to providing recommendations and automation, consumer interest increases. This session examines new opportunities for utilities and energy providers around next-generation energy monitoring and energy management solutions.

Amena Ali, CRO, Whisker Labs
Sebastian Hassell, Director of Strategic Accounts, Neurio
Joel Miller, Principal Supervisor, DTE

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


11:45 a.m.

Networking Lunch


12:45 p.m.

Net Zero Homes and the Evolution of Home Energy Management Interactive Panel

The desire to create net-zero energy homes has persisted for decades, and now it is becoming financially viable to build these homes. Yet while some of the components needed to build a net-zero home are cost competitive, other components are not. This session examines the competitive landscape for energy efficiency and the implications for home energy management as builders move on the path to net-zero homes.

Ben Clarin, Sr. Project Manager, Electric Power Research Institute
Geoff Ferrell
, Chief Technology Officer, Mandalay Homes
Dave Kaintz
, Senior Manager, Southern California Edison

Moderator: Denise Ernst, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

 

1:30 p.m.

Keynote

CR Herro - Smart Energy Summit Keynote - Meritage Homes

CR Herro

Vice President of Innovation

Meritage Homes

Meritage Homes - Smart Energy Summit keynote
 

2:00 p.m.

Energy Providers: Defining the Role in Home Energy Management Interactive Panel

Smart meter deployments are expected to reach 90 million by 2020, creating an opportunity for utilities to offer home energy management services, time-varying tariffs, and grid integration of whole-home energy management solutions, but energy providers must compete or partner with smart home players to win with consumers. This session examines the role of the utility within the home energy management ecosystem.

Prateek Chakravarty, Head, International Sales and Customer Success, Bidgely
Chris DeSchamp, Director Customer Solutions Development, Vectren
Debbie Kimberly, VP, Customer Energy Solutions, Austin Energy
Kevin Klages, Senior Vice President, Mass Markets, Constellation
Manoj Kumar, CEO, Powerley

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break


3:30 p.m.

Energy Providers: Opportunities Beyond Energy Management Interactive Panel

Retail energy providers are experiencing eroding margins on electricity, creating a need to diversify services. Home services including HVAC services, solar power, and home warranty services, all which are synergistic with smart home solutions, are among the many bundling opportunities. This session examines new service options and analyzes the strategies for energy providers to change consumer perceptions of energy utilities and forge new relationships with their customers.

Kari Binley, Expert Product Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric
Mark Cosby, Director of Business Development, Westar Energy
Deb Merril, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Just Energy
Alton Martin, Co-Founder/Chief Evangelist, Trusource Labs
Wayne Morrison, Principal, Emerging Technologies, Reliant

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates


4:30 p.m.

Keynote

Russ Vanos - Itron - Smart Energy Summit keynote

Russ Vanos

SVP, Strategy & Business Development
Itron

Itron - Smart Energy Summit
 

5:00 p.m.

End of Day Wrap Up and Q&A Session


5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception


Wednesday, February 21
Understanding Distributed Energy Resources


7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast


8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Parks Associates reviews the key topics from day one and discusses adoption and integration of distributed energy resources with the grid and their impact on the consumer relationship with their utility.

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


8:45 a.m.

Innovation in the Smart Home Market Interactive Panel

Voice control and lower-cost products are moving penetration beyond early adopters, creating new opportunities for energy providers to enroll consumers in time-of-use, demand charges, and pay-for-performance DR programs. This session examines innovation in the smart home market and strategies that leverage the installed base of smart thermostats and the broader smart home to drive consumer participation in DR programs.

Erika Diamond, VP and GM of Energy Markets, EnergyHub, Alarm.com
Siva Iyer, Diretor, Smart Home, Carrier
Jayesh Shah, Director, Marketing Strategy, Direct Energy
Jamie Staples, Head of Retail Energy Partnerships, Nest Labs

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates


9:45 a.m.

Keynote - TBD


10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:45 a.m.

Residential Battery Storage and EVs Presentation Panel

Electric vehicles and the electrification of transportation will add significant load to the system, creating new challenges for grid operators. At the same time, behind-the-meter storage is gaining momentum, especially in commercial accounts, as new business models bundle grid services, financing, and demand charge reduction. The session examines the impact of electric vehicles on the grid and the opportunity for behind-the-meter storage.

Kevin Schwain, Director, Product Strategy, Xcel Energy
Justin Segall, President & Founder, Simple Energy
Jessie Shoemaker, Energy Storage Business Developer, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas

Moderator: Denise Ernst, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates


11:30 a.m.

Fireside Chat

Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates


12:00 p.m.

Special Session: Expanding the 24/7 Consumer Relationship with IoT

Energy providers have a unique opportunity to deliver new connected services and expand their relationship with their customers. This special presentation features insights from People Power Company and Origin, Australia’s leading electricity and gas supplier, on creating successful partnerships to launch energy and smart home services. Gene Wang of People Power Company and Cameron Briggs of Origin share insights on how leading IoT solutions can help retail energy providers build new connections with their consumers.

Cameron Briggs, General Manager of Future Energy, Origin Energy

Gene Wang, CEO, People Power

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


12:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch


1:30 p.m.

Managing the Grid with Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Interactive Panel

Adoption of distributed energy resources, smart home solutions, and energy monitoring services will allow energy providers to predict the load shape for households, communities, and cities with greater precision and create energy plans that closely match local needs. This session looks at the future of energy planning and grid management as more consumers adopt solutions that can coordinate multiple individual devices and shape a household’s load profile.

Seth Frader-Thompson, President and Co-founder, EnergyHub
Denver Hinds, R&D Project Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Dr. Marissa Hummon, Director of Product, Tendril
Mark Martinez, Board Member, PLMA; Senior Portfolio Manager, Demand Response Emerging Markets & Technologies, Southern California Edison PLMA / Southern California Edison

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


2:30 p.m.

Wholesale Market Opportunities Interactive Panel

While utilities work to integrate distributed energy resources into utility programs, wholesale power markets play an important role in creating financial incentives to integrate those products to serve the needs of the grid. This session examines current wholesale market opportunities and the outlook for market evolution as adoption of distributed energy resources increases.

Robbie Berglund, Business Unit Executive, The Weather Company, an IBM Business
Peter Klauer, Senior Advisor, Smart Grid Technology, California ISO
Greg Sorenson
, PE, CIA, Supervisor, Market Power and Mitigation, Southwest Power Pool (SPP)
Paul Wattles
, Sr. Analyst, Market Design & Development, ERCOT

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


3:30 p.m.

Closing Comments


3:45 p.m.

Networking Reception


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