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PLMA Member Update, September 2017

Posted By Ed Thomas, PLMA, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017

 

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

To:          Member Organization Staff
Subject: Member Update, September 2017

ACTION ITEMS:

1.  Make plans to attend the 36th PLMA Conference in Cambridge.  The agenda and list of who have registered is at www.peakload.org/event/36thconf

2. Consider who in your organization should attend the upcoming PLMA Demand Response Training courses in San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Cambridge, and alert them to the training course details at www.peakload.org/?page=Training. 


Pipeline - current member count is 128 organizations
- New Members: Tacoma Power and Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association as Advisory
- Lost Members: Sequentric
- New Fall Conference Sponsors: CPower as Gold; Honeywell as Silver 

Strategic Vision 2019.  PLMA's officers and executive committee met in Indianapolis on Sept. 23-24 to review achievements and set goals for 2018-2019 planning horizon.

Education Planning. Co-chairs Mark Martinez and Christine Riker will present an Oct. 5 Dialogue to introduce the concept for the DR Evolution workshop series set for Sept. 26 in Portland, Oct. 25 in San Francisco, and Nov. 13 in Cambridge.  Registration is also open for a week-long DR Training Series on Oct. 16-20 training in Brooklyn, NY co-hosted by Orange & Rockland Utilities and EnergyHub. Details at www.peakload.org/?page=Training.

36th/Cambridge Conference.  Over 150 have registered already (see list at www.peakload.org/?page=CambridgeAtt) and the lodging block at Hyatt is over 50% filled. Staff will introduce an event app as an alternative/complement to the printed program, as well as posting a printable .pdf that can be downloaded. Name badge style is being updated, and will include the overview agenda on the back.

Meet-ups. Customer Engagement Co-chairs Andrea Simmonsen and Sharyn Barata co-facilitated breakfast discussion at E Source Forum on Sept. 15.

Thought Leadership.  This month's additions to the online PLMA Resource Directory include: Demand Response Advanced Controls Framework and Assessment of Enabling Technology Costs from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a DR Dialogue recording of Hot Topics and Emerging Issues featuring a conversation between Brett Feldman and Paul Miles that included a preview of the not-yet-published SEPA DR Snapshots.  Email your proposed resource directory description and materials to resources@peakload.org by the 10th of the month for inclusion in the monthly update. 

Calendar
Aug. 23-24 - Strategic Vision 2019 Planning Retreat, Indianapolis
Aug. 31 - Dialogue: PJM's DR Strategy
Sept. 7 – 
Dialogue: Hot Topics and Emerging Issues with Brett Feldman
Sept. 15 - Member Meet-up @ E Source Forum, Denver
Sept. 21 - Dialogue: Alectra Utilities’ Advantage Power Pricing
Sept 26 - DR Evolution course, Portland
Oct. 5 - Dialogue: DR Evolution with Mark, Wendy, and Christine
Oct. 16-20 - PLMA Training courses, Brooklyn
Oct. 25, DR Evolution course, San Francisco
Nov. 13- DR Evolution course, Cambridge
Nov. 13-15 - 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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PLMA Member Update, August 2017

Posted By Ed Thomas, PLMA, Thursday, August 24, 2017

 

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

To:           PLMA Member Organization Staff
Subject:  Member Update, August 2017

                   
 

Pipeline - current member count is 127 organizations
- New Members: E4TheFuture as Associate
- New Fall Conference Sponsors: MassSave as Platinum and utility co-host

36th/Cambridge Conference.  Over 70 people have registered so far, and 200 hotel room block is almost half-full.  Latest agenda is at www.peakload.org/?page=36thConfAgenda 

37th/Coronado Conference.  Hotel del Coronado is now a Hilton property. 

SEPA Grid Evolution Summit - A Town Hall Meeting. Two tables full for our Meet-up Breakfast, and majority of exhibitors were PLMA members.

IEPEC Conference. One table-full for meet-up breakfast; Demand Response session moderated by Ed Thomas was full-house and well-received.

Education Planning. Established online announcements for new one-day DR Evolution course on Sept. 25 in Portland, Oct. 26 in San Francisco, and Nov. 13 in Cambridge.  Updated training page describes courses at www.peakload.org/?page=Training.  A week-long training with the 2-day DR Markets course scheduled back-to-back with 2-day DR Program Design and Implementation course will be presented from Oct. 16-20 in Brooklyn, New York co-hosted by Orange and Rockland Utilities and EnergyHub. 

Mentoring by Women in DM Group. New initiative is described at www.peakload.org/group/WomeninDM.  Women in DM Group will meet from 8-10am slot on Monday in Cambridge, and we are rebranding the Monday reception before the board meeting as the Interest and Planning Group Meet-up.  

Calendar
July 20 – Over 80 RSVPs for Dialogue: Target Corporation's Demand Side Energy Program 
July 25-27 - SEPA Grid Evolution Summit, Wash DC 
July 26 - Over 20 RSVPs for Member Meet-up @ Grid Evolution Summit, Wash, DC 
Aug. 3 –Over 140 RSVPs for Dialogue: KCP&L and Nest for the KCP&L Thermostat Program
Aug 8-10 – IEPEC Evaluators Conference, Baltimore; Ed moderated session
Aug. 8 -  Over 5 RSPs for Member Meet-up at IEPEC Conference
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ug. 8-10 - Energy Storage North America 2017, San Diego
Aug. 23-24 - PLMA Strategic Vision 2019 Leadership Retreat, Indianapolis (PLMA officers and executive committee)
Aug. 31 - Dialogue: PJM's DR Strategy 
Sept. 7 – Dialogue: Brett Feldman
Sept. 15 - Member Meet-up @ E Source Forum, Denver
Sept. 21 - Dialogue: Alectra Utilities’ Advantage Power Pricing
Sept 26 - DR Evolution course, Portland 
Oct. 16-20 - PLMA training courses, Brooklyn, New York
Oct. 25, DR Evolution course, San Francisco
Nov. 13- DR Evolution course, Cambridge
Nov. 13-15, 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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PLMA Member Update, July 2017

Posted By Ed Thomas, PLMA, Wednesday, July 26, 2017

 

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

To:           PLMA Member Organization Staff
Subject:  Member Update, July 2017
 

Pipeline - current member count is 126 organizations
- New Members: NJR Home Services and Simple Energy as Associate
- Lost Members: Good Company Associates, GE Grid Solutions, United Energy (Australia) 
- New 36th Conference Sponsors: EnerNOC as Gold; all 12 Sponsor Lounge spaces are sold out 

36th/Cambridge Conference. Agenda online at www.peakload.org/?page=36thConfAgenda. Planning meeting conducted on-site on June 22. Session co-chair orientation webinar conducted on July 12. Acceptance/reject emails went to all submitters. Asgard Irish Bar will be location for Tuesday's Platinum Sponsor Party and Monday's member reception will be on the hotel's rooftop balcony. 

Education Planning. Developing a new training course called "Evolution of Demand Response: Fundamentals and Path Forward" to be presented on Sept. 26 course in Portland at www.peakload.org/event/DREvolvePortland. The course will leverage repurposed slides from other training courses in response to a request from SmartGridNW and will be presented by volunteer instructors.  A similar course will be presented on Oct. 25 in San Francisco in cooperation with the Calif. EE and DM Council at www.peakload.org/event/DREvolveSanFran.  

Thought Leadership. This month's additions to the online PLMA Resource Directory include: PJM Interconnection's Demand Response Strategy; EPRI 2016 End-Use Energy Efficiency and Demand Response; Natural Gas Demand Response at SoCalGas®; and Insights from Leading-Edge Demand Response Research.  Email your proposed resource directory description and materials to resources@peakload.org by the 10th of the month for inclusion in the monthly update. Abstracts have been accepted for a BYOT White Paper to be published later this year by PLMA in cooperation with the Thermostat Interest Group.

Distributech 2018, San Antonio.  Our PLMA Award Winners panel has been accepted as a "mega session" presentation for Jan. 24 in San Antonio. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in San Antonio will be the location for our meet-up breakfast on Jan. 23. 

Member Meet-ups. PLMA staff facilitated Member Meet-up at breakfast during the Grid Evolution Summit on July 26 in Washington, DC and will do so again atIEPEC Conference in Baltimore on Aug. 8.  Ed Thomas will moderate a session at the IEPEC Conference.

Women in DM Group. New initiative to facilitate mentoring launched this week. Details at www.peakload.org/group/WomeninDM.

Personal message from Heather Manypenny: Friday, July 14th was my last day at New Hampshire Electric Cooperative. After nearly 26 years with NHEC in a variety of roles, I am retiring. Therefore, I must step down as a member of PLMA’s Executive Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and PLMA for the last 3 years.  Although I have not finalized my plans, I intend to do some consulting work in the electric utility field. Therefore, I am hopeful I will be able to work with some of you in the future.  I will miss the “PLMA/ULME family” and plan to visit the conference location in Cambridge in November to be able to say “good-bye” (or “see you later”).  Please stay in touch. I can be reached at heathermanypenny@comcast.net and 603-848-7552. I am also on LinkedIn.  All the best,  Heather Manypenny.

Calendar
June 15 - Over 110 RSVPs for Member Meetup Online: Insight from Leading-Edge DR Research "rebroadcast" of Nashville panel 
June 21 - Distributech Planning Meeting (Ed Thomas participated)
June 22 - Conference Planning Meeting to review scores and develop agenda
June 28 - 53 attended Member Meet-up @ Grid Edge Forum, San Jose
June 28 - 80 RSVPs for Dialogue: Natural Gas Peak Load Management with Southern California Gas, EnergyHub and ecobee 
June 29 - July 20 - Conducting PLMA Member Survey
July 12 - 36th Conference Session Co-Chair Orientation Webinar 
July 13 – Over 140 RSVPs for Dialogue: Portland General Electric & AutoGrid for Pricing and Peak Time Rebate Program 
July 20 – Over 90 RSVPs for Dialogue: Dialogue: Target Corporation's Demand Side Energy Program
July 25-27 - SEPA Grid Evolution Summit, Wash DC 
July 26 - Member Meet-up @ Grid Evolution Summit, Wash, DC 

Aug. 3 – Dialogue: KCP&L and Nest for the KCP&L Thermostat Program
Aug 8-10 – IEPEC Evaluators Conference, Baltimore; Ed Thomas to moderate session
Aug. 8 - Member Meet-up at IEPEC Conference, Baltimore
Aug. 8-10 - Energy Storage North America 2017, San Diego
Aug. 31 - Dialogue: PJM's DR Strategy 
Sept. 7 – Dialogue: Brett Feldman
Sept. 14 - Dialogue: Alectra Utilities’ Advantage Power Pricing
Sept 26 - DR Evolution course, Portland 
Oct. 16-20 - Training courses, Pacific Northwest (tentative) 
Oct. 25, DR Evolution course, San Francisco
Nov. 13-15, 36th PLMA Conference, Cambridge, Mass.
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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PLMA Member Update, June 2017

Posted By Administration, Monday, June 26, 2017

 

Member Update
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being sent as both blog post and email]

To: PLMA Member Organization Staff
Subject: Member Update, June 2017

 

Pipeline - current member count is 126 organizations
- New Members: none (see all at Member Directory)
- Lost Members: Itron and Comverge membership merged under Itron listing; GE Grid Solutions 
- New Fall Conference Sponsors: ecobee as Gold; Energy Solutions & Opinion Dynamics as Silver; (see all at click here)

Women in Demand Management Group.  Melissa Knous, Duke Energy and Erika Diamond, EnergyHub as the new Group Co-Chairs. 

Member Meet-ups. GreentechMedia is providing a meeting room at San Jose Convention Center where PLMA can have a catered breakfast for a Member Meet-up on June 28 to be facilitated by the Women in DM group.  SEPA will welcome us again for a Member Meet-up on July 28 at their Grid Evolution Summit event in Washington, DC. The breakfast meet-ups are free to all staff of PLMA member organizations, but please RSVP for each event at Event Calendar.     

Thought Leadership Group.  A process for monthly updates to the online PLMA Resource Directory has begun.  Email your proposed resource directory description and materials to resources@peakload.org by the 10th of the month for inclusion in the monthly update.  

36th/Cambridge Conference. 61 submissions were received and are being reviewed by the Conference Planning Group. The Group Co-chairs are Sandy Humenik, Whisker Labs; Mark Sclafani, Central Hudson G&E, and Brett Feldman, Navigant. They plan to announce the agenda in early July at www.peakload.org/event/36thconf.

Calendar
June 1 - Dialogue: Central Hudson Gas & Electric's Peak Perks Program 
June 15 - Member Meetup Online: Insight from Leading-Edge DR Research
 
June 27-29 - Grid Edge Forum, San Jose
June 28 - Member Meet-up @ Grid Edge Forum, San Jose
June 28 - Dialogue: Natural Gas DR at SoCalGas
July 13 – Dialogue: Portland General Electric & AutoGrid for Pricing and Peak Time Rebate Program 
July 20 – Dialogue: Target Corporation's Demand Side Energy Program 
July 25-27 - SEPA Grid Evolution Summit, Wash DC 
July 26 - Member Meet-up @ Grid Evolution Summit, Wash, DC 
Aug. 3 – Dialogue: KCP&L and Nest for KCP&L Thermostat Program
Aug 8-10 – IEPEC Evaluators Conference, Baltimore; Ed Thomas to moderate session
Aug. 8-10 - Energy Storage North America 2017, San Diego
Sept. 7 – Dialogue: Brett Feldman
Sept. 14 - Dialogue: Alectra Utilities’ Advantage Power Pricing
Nov. 13-15, 36th PLMA Conference, Cambridge, Mass 
Jan. 23-25 - DistribuTECH 2018, San Antonio 
April 16-18, 2018 - 37th PLMA Conference, Coronado, Calif.


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Member Update, May 2017

Posted By Tiger Adolf, PLMA, Thursday, May 25, 2017

Member Update
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being sent as both blog post and email]

To: PLMA Member Organization Staff
Subject: Member Update, May 2017


ACTION ITEMS:
1. Consider submitting session proposal before June 5 for 36th PLMA Conference (details at www.peakload.org/?page=36thCall).

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Pipeline - current member count is 128 organizations
- New Members: FleetCarma, Hydro One Networks, and Ecova as Associate
- Upgraded Members: Orange and Rockland Utilities, and Tendril to Sustaining 
- Lost members: Murata Energy Solutions, Nature and People First; Power Over Time; UC Berkeley; UC Davis; UNC Charlotte 
- New Conference Sponsors: Many; listed at www.peakload.org/?page=36thConfSponsorList

Training Series at NV Energy.  The value of presenting the DR Markets course adjacent to the DR Program Design and Implementation course at a utility location was further validated last week.  Planning is underway to present the courses again this fall with several utilities expressing interest in being the host.  If your utility is interested in hosting the courses in return for complimentary passes, email Tiger at tadolf@peakload.org

Thought Leadership Planning Group. Group page launched at www.peakload.org/group/Thought.  All PLMA member organizations are encouraged to designate a group member to help guide activities that include: speakers bureau; white papers; webcasts; and resource directory submissions.  This group will be reviewing resource directory submissions prior to publication and speaker requests as received.  Newest additions to the Resource Directory at www.peakload.org/page/ResourceDirectory are:
- AEP Indiana Michigan Power's DR Service Emergency Program recording
DR Practitioner Implications in Utility Dive's State of the Electric Utility Report recording
35th PLMA Conference, Nashville, Tennessee presentations 
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Explicit Demand Response In Europe - Mapping the Markets 2017 

35th/Nashville ConferenceOverview video is posted at 36th event site; conference photos and presentation slides are posted at www.peakload.org/?page=Resources35thPLMA which is accessible to all PLMA members regardless of whether they attended the conference.  The home page slideshow has been updated at www.peakload.org.       

36th/Cambridge Conference.  The Conference Planning Group met prior to the call for presenters launch and notes are at www.peakload.org/group/ConPlanAll PLMA member organizations and Interest Groups are encouraged to designate a representative to help guide agenda content development and score session proposals.

37th/San Diego. Hotel del Coronado will be the site of the conference on April 16-20, 2018.  Details to follow the Cambridge event.

Calendar 
April 20 - Dialogue: UtilityDive Industry Survey
May 4 – Dialogue: AEP Indiana Michigan Power's DR Service Emergency Program 
May 4 - June 5 - Conducting 36th Conference Call for Presenters 
May 8-12 - PLMA DR Training Series, Las Vegas
May 18 - DER Integration Group Discussion with Rich Barone and John Powers and Alectra/Sunverge
May 25 - Dialogue: City of New York's Municipal Demand Response Program 

June 1 - Dialogue: Central Hudson Gas & Electric's Peak Perks Program 
June 15 - Member Meetup Online: Insight from Leading-Edge DR Research "rebroadcast" of Nashville panel 
June 28 - Dialogue: Natural Gas Peak Load Management with Southern California Gas, EnergyHub and ecobee 
July 13 – Dialogue: Portland General Electric & AutoGrid for Pricing and Peak Time Rebate Program 
July 20 – Dialogue: Target Corporation's Demand Side Energy Program 
July 25-27 - SEPA Grid Evolution Summit, Wash DC (confirmed for breakfast meet-up)
Aug. 3 – Dialogue: KCP&L and Nest for the KCP&L Thermostat Program
Aug 8-10 – IEPEC Evaluators Conference, Baltimore; Ed Thomas to moderate session
Sept. 7 – Dialogue: Brett Feldman
Sept. 14 - Dialogue: Alectra Utilities’ Advantage Power Pricing 
Nov. 13-15, 36th PLMA Conference, Cambridge, Mass 
April 16-18, 2018, 37th PLMA Conference, San Diego 


 

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PLMA Member Update, April 2017

Posted By Ed Thomas, PLMA, Thursday, April 27, 2017

 

PLMA Member Update

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

This is a monthly update on PLMA activities for all individuals from member organizations listed at www.peakload.org/?page=MemberDirectory. This is being sent as a bulk email and is also a Community blog post at www.peakload.org/blogpost/1512926/PLMA-Member-Update.  
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Pipeline - current member count is 134 organizations
- New Members: Omnetric and Scope Services as Advisory; Jackson EMC as Associate
- New Fall Conference Sponsors: See list at 36th Sponsor List

35th/Nashville Conference. Presentation slides and photos are now available behind your username/password at www.peakload.org/?page=Resources35thPLMA. Nice news coverage by Greentechmedia and SEPA at www.peakload.org/news/

36th/Cambridge Conference. Preliminary details now at www.peakload.org/event/36thConf. Call for presenters will launch on May 4.

37th/San Diego. Seeking proposals from San Diego metro area hotels for April 2018 event based on host utility interest from San Diego Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison. 

Website Mobile Application. Colors on member-facing side of our website now align with public-facing colors. A mobile phone application called SocialLink is now available for download at Apple App Store and Google Play. When you login to the generic SocialLink application with your PLMA username/password you will see a customized splashpage called PLMAlink. 

BYOT White Paper.  Call for abstracts and details on this new PLMA Thought Leadership Group initiative in cooperation with Thermostat Interest Group is at www.peakload.org/?page=BYOTPaperCall

Calendar
April 3-5 – 236 attended 35th PLMA Conference, Nashville; slides and photos at www.peakload.org/?page=Resources35thPLMA
April 20 - Over 140 RSVP'd for Dialogue: Michael Brown with Gavin Bade, UtilityDive on what exec. survey results means for DR practitioners
May 4 – Dialogue: Scott Shudick and Michael Weinstein with Dain Nestel on AEP Indiana Michigan Power Company's Demand Response Service Emergency Program 
May 8-12 - PLMA DR Training Series, Las Vegas: DR Markets May 8-10; DR Program Design and Implementation May 10-12
May 18 - DER Integration Group Discussion with Rich Barone and John Powers 
May 25 - Dialogue: Sergey Shabalin and Leonid Zolotarev with Nick Corsetti on City of New York's Municipal Demand Response Program 
June 1 - Dialogue: Mark Sclafani with Nick Corsetti on Central Hudson Gas & Electric's Peak Perks Program 
June 28 - Dialogue: Natural Gas Peak Load Management with Southern California Gas, EnergyHub and ecobee 
July 13 – Dialogue: Josh Keeling and Amit Narayan with Paul Miles on Portland General Electric & AutoGrid for Pricing and Peak Time Rebate Program 
July 20 – Dialogue: David Johnson with Dain Nestel on Target Corporation's Demand Side Energy Program 
Aug. 3 – Dialogue: Tyson Brown and Jeffrey Hamel with Nick Corsetti on KCP&L and Nest for the KCP&L Thermostat Program
Aug 8-10 – IEPEC Evaluators Conference, Baltimore; Ed to moderate session
Sept. 7 – Dialogue: Brett Feldman with Paul Miles on Brett Feldman
Sept. 14 - Dialogue: Daniel Carr with Paul Miles on Alectra Utilities’ Advantage Power Pricing 
Nov. 13-15, 36th PLMA Conference, Cambridge, Mass 
April 2018, 37th PLMA Conference, San Diego (tentative)

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PLMA Member Update, March 2017

Posted By Ed Thomas, PLMA, Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

PLMA Member Update

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

 

This is a monthly update on PLMA activities for all individuals from member organizations listed at www.peakload.org/?page=MemberDirectory. This is being sent as a bulk email and is also a Community blog post at www.peakload.org/blogpost/1512926/PLMA-Member-Update.  
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ACTION STEP:  Review 2016 PLMA Annual Activity Report to Members at www.peakload.org/?page=2016Report

Pipeline - member count is 131 organizations
- New Members:EnerNOC and RF Demand Solutions as Advisory
- Member Upgrade: AutoGrid to Advisory
- New Conference Sponsors:Franklin Energy Group as Platinum; Whisker Labs and CLEAResult upgrade from Gold to Platinum; EnerNOC as Silver

Award Program. Winners notified and will be announced in Nashville. 

Nashville Conference. Registrations are over 200 people; see list at www.peakload.org/?page=NashvilleAttend. Sold out our Hilton room block (largest ever) and no other hotel offered an overflow rate. Swingin Door Saloon confirmed as Monday reception location (just 1/2 block from hotel with a private upstairs/patio). George Jones Museum is venue for Tuesday night's OffPeak Nashville Sponsor Party with private museum access and 2 bands in public spaces.

Education Retreat. Initiative renamed Education Planning Group... patterned after Conference Planning Group. Nashville pre-conference session on April 3 will be a "focus group" to help guide future education efforts.

Calendar
Feb. 15 - Over 15 RSVPs for Member Meet-up at AESP National Conference, Orlando, Fla.
Feb. 27 - 7 RSVP'ed for ACEE Hot Water Forum Member Meet-up, Portland, Ore.
Mar. 9 - Over 70 for Women in DM with Customer Engagement webcast
Mar. 16 - Over 40 for Member Meet-up online with Rich Philip and Christine Riker
April 3-5 –35th PLMA Conference, Nashville
May 8-12 - PLMA DR Training Series, Las Vegas
Aug 8-10 – IEPEC Evaluators Conference, Baltimore; Ed Thomas to moderate session
Nov. 13-15 - 36th PLMA Conference, Cambridge, Mass

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PLMA Member Update, February 2017

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

 

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

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

This is a monthly update on PLMA activities for all individuals from member organizations listed at www.peakload.org/?page=MemberDirectory. This is being sent as a bulk email and is also a Community blog post at www.peakload.org/blogpost/1512926/PLMA-Member-Update.  
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Pipeline - current member count is 129 organizations
- New Members: Sunverge, LTR as Advisory; Enernex, CaSA, Seven States Power Corporation as Associate
- Member Changes: Safeplug changed to MindsWorth Center for Technology Innovation; Weatherbug changed to Whisker Labs
- New Conf. Sponsors: ecobee, Whisker Labs as Gold; SEPA as Silver

Education Strategic Vision Team.  Mark Martinez, SCE and Christine Riker, Energy Solutions have accepted as co-chairs to replace Michael Brown. NV Energy will host next training at NV Energy the week of May 8; DR Markets will be presented from 1 pm on Monday, May 8 to 12 noon, May 10, and DR Program Design and Implementation will be presented from 1pm Wednesday, May 10 to 12 noon on Friday, May 12.  Details at www.peakload.org/?page=Training

Thermostat Interest Group.  Justin Chamberlin, CPS Energy and Olivia Patterson, Opinion Dynamics have agreed to become the new co-chairs to replace Lee Hamilton, Xcel Energy and Jenny Roehm, Schneider Electric.

36th Conference in Cambridge on Nov. 13-15, 2017.  Signed Hyatt Cambridge contract and event website is live at www.peakload.org/event/36thconf

Women in DM Interest Group Mentoring.  The Group is helping to plan a webinar with Customer Engagement group and a pre-conference workshop in Nashville with Retail Pricing group.  

Energy Evaluation Conference, August, Baltimore.  IEPEC has invited Ed Thomas to moderate a DR Session with presenters they selected from National Grid, Navigant and Ontario ISO.  

Nice Press from greentechmedia on recent Calif Study Dialogue at www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/how-california-can-shape-shift-and-shimmy-to-demand-response and Utility Dive at www.utilitydive.com/news/shape-shimmy-shed-renewables-are-revamping-drs-future-value-in-californ/435215/

ULME. Based on survey results, ULME will charge a $100 registration fee to help cover costs and reduce vendor participation for their Nashville post-conference meeting.

35th Conference in Nashville on April 3-5.  Agenda now online and over 70 already registered. 15 session reviewers (most ever) participated in agenda planning.  In response to a Conference Planning Group recommendation and support from past conference sponsors, PLMA Leadership has directed staff to produce a Sponsor Party as a Tuesday evening networking event from 7-9pm which will be open to all conference registrants at no additional cost compliments of all Conference sponsors. The party will be within walking distance of the hotel with open bar and a menu of “heavy” hors‘ oeuvres and entertainment to be determined in consultation with the Platinum-level sponsors.

Calendar
Jan. 26 - Over 200 registered for DR Dialogue on Calif DR Potentials Study with Mark Martinez, Neda Oreizy, PG&E; and Jennifer Potter, LBNL 
Jan. 27 - Financial Management Strategic Team call

Jan. 31 - Over 70 RSVP'd for 
Member Meet-up at Distributech, San Diego 
Feb. 2 – Ed Thomas co-chaired 2 sessions in his role as Planning Committee member at Distributech, San Diego
Feb 9 - Over 150 registered for DR Dialogue on FERC DR Assessment Report with Michael Lee & David Kathan, FERC, and Rich Philip, Duke Energy 
Feb. 15 - Over 15 RSVP'd for Member Meet-up at AESP National Conference, Orlando
Feb. 27 - PLMA Member Meet-up at ACEEE Hot Water Forum, Portland
Mar. 9 - Women in DM Update with Customer Engagement Interest Group

April 3-5 – 35th PLMA Conference, Nashville
May 8-12 - PLMA Training Series, Las Vegas, Nevada
Aug 8-10 – IEPEC Evaluators Conference, Baltimore; Ed to moderate session
Nov. 13-15, 36th PLMA Conference, Cambridge, Mass 

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PLMA Member Update, January 2017

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

 

PLMA Member Update
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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 www.peakload.org/?page=MemberDirectory. This is being sent as a bulk email and is also a Community blog post at www.peakload.org/blogpost/1512926/PLMA-Member-Update.  
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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  www.peakload.org/default.asp?page=Orientation

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 www.peakload.org/?page=Awardnom2016.

DistribuTECH PresencePLMA member organization staff are invited to a free Meet-Up Breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 31.  Details at www.peakload.org/event/Distributech2017.  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.

Calendar
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 www.utilitydive.com/news/as-utilities-turn-to-cloud-based-dr-platforms-cybersecurity-is-key-concern/433750/)
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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Member Update, December 2016

Posted By Tiger Adolf, PLMA, Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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

To: All PLMA Member Organization Staff 
Subject: Member Update, December 2016

This is a monthly update on PLMA activities for all individuals from member organizations listed at www.peakload.org/?page=MemberDirectory. This is being sent as a bulk email and is also a Community blog post at www.peakload.org/blogpost/1512926/PLMA-Member-Update.  
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Pipeline - current member count is 122 organizations
- New Members: Advisory: Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (AEP), Snohomish PUD, Crius Energy,  Dairyland Power Cooperative, Direct Energy, Capacity Market Partners; and Associate: Northwestern Rural Electric Cooperative (Penn.), EPRI
- Upgraded Members: Duke Energy and ICF to Sustaining
- Lost Members: MelRok, Rochelle Municipal Utilities 
- New Board Members: George Pohndorf, Snohomish PUD; John Smith, Crius Energy; Nonette Surbaugh, Public Service Co. of Oklahoma; Greg Flege, Dairyland; Ade Dosunmu, Capacity Market Partners; Les Crittenden, Direct Energy
- New At-Large Reps: Laura King, Northwestern REC; Ram Narayanamurthy, EPRI
- 35th Conference Sponsors: Comverge as Platinum; Nest as Gold; Honeywell Smart Energy as Silver
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34th (Delray) Conference Wrap-up.  Photos are updated on PLMA Home Page gallery from those on Resource Page at www.peakload.org/?page=Resources34thPLMA

35th (Nashville) Conference Planning.  Great kick-off meeting with recording and notes on group page at www.peakload.org/group/conplan.  Set on-site planning meeting for Jan. 18 from 9am-12n Central at Nashville Hilton. Launched call for presenters and opened attendee/sponsor registration at www.peakload.org/event/35thconf with a skeleton agenda and pricing same as in Delray. 

Award Program Leadership Transition.  Nick Corsetti, National Grid and Dain Nestel, CLEAResult with Paul Miles, PECO have agreed to take the reins from Brian Solsbee and Ray Pustinger.  Staff has made significant upgrades to the past Award Winners page at www.peakload.org/?page=AwardWinners.

Customer Engagement Group Page launched at www.peakload.org/group/CustomerEngagement

KCPL Dialogue in Utility Dive.  Nice article that piggybacks on our recent Dialogue at http://www.utilitydive.com/news/the-house-becomes-a-battery-inside-kcpls-thermostat-program/431289/
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Calendar
Nov. 17 - DR Dialogue with KCPL and CLEAResult. 
Dec. 8 – Women in DM Update was a 2017 planning discussion.  
Dec. 15 - DR Dialogue on NARUC Manual with Chris Villareal, Minn PUC and John Powers
Jan. 5 - DR Dialogue on DRMS panel with Brett Feldman, Diana Breziner, and Sarah Chatterjee 
Jan. 31 - PLMA Member Meet-up at Distributech, San Diego (reserved upstairs room at Good Yolk Cafe)
April 3-5 - 35th PLMA Conference, Nashville, Tenn. 
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