The Smart Home

2018 HPC National Conference Session

The Future of Home Energy Management Systems, Part II: Industry Perspectives

Wednesday, April 25
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Franklin 3 (4th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

This is the second part of the two-part series on the Future of HEMS. In the first session, experts weighed in on developments in the smart home space in the past year and opportunities for the future. What value does smart, connected products provide to the energy industry, and how can consumer adoption - or lack thereof - help or hinder the quest for energy savings? In this panel private industry representatives in the HEMS space (product manufacturers and analytics providers) will weigh in with their perspectives on the topics explored in Part I.

Learning Objectives:

Lieko Earle

Senior Research Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Lieko Earle is a Senior Research Engineer in the Buildings and Thermal Systems Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She conducts field-based and laboratory evaluations of innovative residential efficiency technologies, including home energy management systems (HEMS) that interact intelligently with buildings and their occupants to optimize comfort, convenience, and energy use. Her research interests center around advanced monitoring techniques and experiment design for field evaluations of residential building systems. She holds a B.S. in Physics from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


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William Ellis

Performance Assessment Manager
Exelon Utilities

As Exelon Utilities, Performance Assessment Manager, William is responsible for developing and driving strategic priorities for core functions across all of Exelon. Work includes identifying and ensuring adoption of best practices by benchmarking and drawing expertise from across the OpCo’s

Civic Involvement
William Ellis is a 5th Generation Washingtonian and a past Elected Official in Washington D.C. serving in the capacity as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner. William served two terms as a Commissioner in Ward 8 D.C. where he oversaw community issues such as crime, schools, development, employment and transportation.

Education and Professional Licenses
William Ellis is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a master’s degree in Engineering Management and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. William is also a University of Idaho Utility Executive Curriculum alumnus, and has a Global Executive MBA from Georgetown University, which he completed in 2014.


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