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PLMA Member Update, October 2017

Posted By Ed Thomas, PLMA, Thursday, November 16, 2017

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

To:       Staff of Member Organizations listed at
Subject: Member Update, October 2017


1.  Make plans to attend the 36th PLMA Conference in Cambridge.  The agenda and list of the over 225 who have registered is at

2. Consider who in your organization should attend the upcoming PLMA Demand Response Training courses in San Francisco and Cambridge, and alert them to the training course details at

Pipeline - current member count is 130 organizations
- New Members: Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company; Modesto Irrigation District; ERS as Advisory. IPKeys as Associate
- Lost Members: EnergyMasters USA, Mindsworth Center for Technology Innovation 

Education Planning.  DR Evolution "Workshop Series" continues in San Francisco on Oct. 25 and Cambridge on Nov. 13 with volunteer instructors.  Details at First of these new training/workshops was presented in Portland with 23 students. Sneak Peek Training DR Dialogue with Mark Martinez, Christine Riker and Wendy Brummer had 180 RSVPs. Week-long training set for Oct. 16-20 in Brooklyn was cancelled due to low enrollment.  

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36th/Cambridge Conference. Over 225 registrants with 3 weeks to go; see who's coming at Name Badge Ribbon Contest at to enhance engagement. Top vote-getting phrases will be available at check in (leading phrases are Critically Peaking, Control Freak, and B-Y-O Whatever). Monday interest group agendas are fleshed out so be sure to review afgenda updates at Perhaps you saw our ad in Smart Grid today (shown at right). 

Thought Leadership. This month's additions to the online PLMA Resource Directory include DR Dialogue recordings Alectra Utilities’ Advantage Power Pricing and a Sneak Peek of “Evolution of Demand Response".  Email your proposed resource directory description and materials to by the 10th of the month for inclusion in the monthly update. 

Sept. 21 - Dialogue: Alectra Utilities’ Advantage Power Pricing
Sept 26 - 
DR Evolution course, Portland
Oct. 5 - Over 180 for Dialogue: DR Evolution with Mark and Christine
Oct. 25 - DR Evolution course, San Francisco
Oct. 26 - Joint Women in DM and Thermostat Interest Group Discussion 
Nov. 13 - DR Evolution course, Cambridge
Nov. 13-15 - Over 225 registered for 36th PLMA Conference, Cambridge
Jan. 23 - Member Meet-up @ Distributech 2018, San Antonio
Jan. 23-25 - Distributech 2018, San Antonio
April 16-18, 2018 - 37th PLMA Conference, Coronado, Calif.

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