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"The Smart Home: Applications for Home Energy Management" Conference on Sept. 29th in Palo Alto

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In this seminar we address the developing market of home energy management systems and solutions. Home energy management takes varied forms, from adding energy efficiency upgrades and energy monitoring software to home appliances and electronics, to integrating software applications on top of the home energy system. On the utility-side, these "smart" applications exist to manage/monitor smart meters deployed in homes. We address herein the spectrum of new applications, from end-to-end solutions to point solution software and hardware.

After assessing these applications and varying strategies/models for market entry, we ask: is the goal of these products a cut-and-dry reduction in home energy consumption or the more unquantifiable goal of consumer education of home energy habits, and, does the latter hold value in itself? What is the long-term impact of the former vs. the latter? Can they be mutually-exclusive? And lastly, should control of such applications be consumer-oriented or utility-oriented?

Speakers:
Enphase Energy, Raghu Belur, Co-founder/VP of Marketing
OPOWER, Sean Harrington, Director of Client Solutions
Control4, Eric Smith, CTO
iControl Networks, Letha McLaren, VP Energy Products

For the full agenda and to sign-up, see www.agrion.org

This conference takes place on Sept. 29th from 8:30 - 11:30am in Palo Alto, CA

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