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About Retail Pricing Interest Group

Retail Pricing Interest Group

The PLMA Retail Pricing Interest Group seeks to examine variety of demand response, energy efficiency, or other system retail pricing rates/programs. The group does not focus on a specific technology or solution.

The Group intends to collect and selectively share among Group members summaries, excerpts, and/or full text from published as well as not-so-public documentation such as utility pilot/program evaluations, along with reports and white papers that cover rates/program evaluations, program design concepts, market assessments, savings potential, and more.

Rate/Program Types that may be considered:

  • Time-varying not fixed in advance (e.g, CPP, RTP, etc.)
  • Rebate-based (e.g., PTR)
  • Demand charges
  • Market-based price formation (e.g., transactive energy)
  • Behavioral demand response (with no price)?

Evaluation Topics to consider:

  • How effectively they achieve operational goals like peak load reduction
  • How well they enable cost recovery for utilities
  • How much they appeal to and enable savings for customers
  • How fairly they allocate costs across customers

Implementation Topics to consider:

  • Educating customers
  • Best practices for rolling out new rate structures
  • Providing or supporting enabling technologies

Retail Pricing Leadership

Clayton Engel, Consumers Energy
Clayton Engel
Consumers Energy

Evan Pittman, Comverge
Evan Pittman

Upcoming Activities

Meet us in Cambridge

Join us at the 36th PLMA Conference in Cambridge, Mass. Nov. 13-15.  The agenda is posted, and registered attendees for the Interest Group Activities are invited to attend the Retail Pricing Interest Group Meeting.  View the agenda HERE.

Archive Activities

Retail Pricing Interest Group Pre-Conference Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, April 3, 2017
Presentations at

Retail Pricing Interest Group Kickoff Meeting
This event was presented November 7, 2016 before the 34th PLMA Conference, Delray Beach, Fla. To access the conference resources CLICK HERE. The first Retail Pricing interest group workshop to helped determine the charter, future activities, needs/requirements of the group, and join in dynamic presentations and discussions on relevant topics.
Read the minutes HERE

Founding Interest Group Meeting, August 15, 2016
Listen to the recording at:

Founding Group Members

  • Clayton Engel, Consumers Energy, Group Co-Chair
  • Evan Pittman, Comverge, Group Co-Chair
  • John Clint, AESC
  • Rand Kirkus, Apogee Interactive
  • Mark Kerbel, Encycle Technologies
  • Katherine Wang, Energy Solutions
  • John Powers, Extensible Energy
  • Ruth Kiselewich, ICF International 
  • Laura Elwell-Ham, Murata Solutions
  • Brett Feldman. Navigant
  • Sharon Mullen, Navigant
  • Heather Manypenny, NHEC
  • Alexandra Dunn. Research into Action
  • Nathan Shannon, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative  

PLMA Interest Group membership is restricted to representatives from PLMA member organizations, but any organization is welcome to join PLMA. To add your name to this list and receive Group Communications, email

Recent Blog Activity
Recap of In-Person Pricing Group Kickoff Meeting in Delray Beach
Post by Evan Pittman, Comverge Inc., Thursday, December 22, 2016
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