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PLMA Member Update, January 2017

Posted By Ed Thomas, PLMA, Monday, February 27, 2017


PLMA Member Update
being sent as both blog post and group email]

To: All PLMA Member Organization Staff 
Subject: Member Update, January 2017

This is a monthly update on PLMA activities for all individuals from member organizations listed at This is being sent as a bulk email and is also a Community blog post at  

Pipeline - current member count is 124 organizations
- New Members: Indianapolis Power & Light as Advisory; Oglethorpe Power and Bidgely asAssociate; Good Cents changed to Franklin Energy Group
- Upgraded Members:Energy Solutions to Advisory
- New Board Members: Cole Willis, Indianapolis P&L
- New Conf. Sponsors: TVA as Platinum; EnergyHub as Gold; Landis+Gyr and Honeywell as Silver.

Member Orientation Video Rollout.  Staff recorded 2 brief videos to orient member organization staff at

Spring Conference Planning. 55 presentation submissions were scored last week (compared to 40 for Delray; 45 for San Francisco; and 34 for Charlotte) by 15 Conference Planning Group members ahead of on-site Conference Planning Meeting yesterday.  Agenda will be announced in early February.

Fall Conference Venue Selected. Contract signed to meet at Hyatt in Cambridge, Mass. (i.e. across river from Boston) on Nov. 13-15, 2017.  

14th Awards Program. Call for nominations underway through Feb. 13. Details at

DistribuTECH PresencePLMA member organization staff are invited to a free Meet-Up Breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 31.  Details at  Executive Director is moderating a session featuring DTE, Gulf Power and KCPL co-chaired by Bob Donaldson, Duke Energy; and co-chairing another session on Storage. PLMA will be listed on Convention Center signage as an Association Partner.

Resource Directory. Added updates from FERC and NARUC Reports.

YourMembership Website Provider. After much back-and-forth, our association management system providers agreed to "rollback" their new Daily Digest feature introduced over Christmas holidays and let us know before they re-introduce.

Dec. 15 - Over 150 registrants for DR Dialogue on NARUC Manual with Chris Villareal, Minn PUC and John Powers.
Jan. 5 - Over 200 registrants for DR Dialogue on DRMS panel with Brett Feldman, Diana Breziner, and Sarah Chatterjee with Utility Dive article at
Jan. 26 - Over 200 registrants for DR Dialogue on Calif DR Potentials Study with Mark Martinez, Neda Oreizy, PG&E; and Jennifer Potter, LBNL
Jan. 31, 8:00-9:00am Pacific - PLMA Member Meet-up at Distributech, San Diego
Feb. 13 -Call for Award Nominees ends
April 3-5 -35th PLMA Conference, Nashville, Tenn.
Nov. 13-15, 36th PLMA Conference, Cambridge, Mass

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