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Women in Demand Management Interest Group

About Women in Demand Management

Women in Demand Management

Women play an important role in demand management leadership and delivery. Demand management is a growing area that encompasses traditional demand response, distributed energy resources, and storage. This interest group helps to promote leadership roles by encouraging greater visibility, support, and recognition of women in the industry. The group is in the process of defining its mission, objectives, and future opportunities. As part of this process, the Group founders fielded a member survey which has been fundamental for aligning the interest group’s actions with service to the PLMA membership.

Women in DM Interest Group Leadership

Melissa Knous, Duke Energy
Co-Chair
Melissa Knous
Duke Energy
Erika Diamond, EnergyHub
Co-Chair
Erika Diamond
EnergyHub

Mentoring Program Now Accepting Applications For Mentors and Mentees

The Women in Demand Management Interest Group is launching a pilot Mentor/Mentee program this summer!  We are accepting applications for the pilot program through August 17, 2017.

In line with our mission to promote leadership in our industry, the Mentor/Mentee program will formalize opportunities for collaboration and learning between female PLMA participants with varying levels of experience and background in Demand Management.  We are inviting folks with diverse backgrounds from all types of member organizations (e.g. utilities, implementation companies and technology firms) to participate.  Mentors will advise on anything from job promotions to work/life balance.  We're looking for Mentors with at least 10 years of experience and Mentees that are passionate about the industry and interested in diverse perspectives.

To express interest in participating as either a Mentor or Mentee please follow the links below to apply.  We will seek to match 5-10 pairs in our initial program.  The deadline to submit is August 17.

Mentors:  Apply here www.surveymonkey.com/r/J6ZXZT9

Mentees: Apply here www.surveymonkey.com/r/JZTMK3H

Applicants will be notified of their match status by September 30th in time to plan to make arrangements to meet in person at the 36th PLMA Conference in Cambridge.


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 Women in DM Luncheon on Nov. 13.


Archived Activities

Women in DM Business Lunch and Member Meetup, April 3, 2017
Presentations at www.peakload.org/?page=Resources35thPLMA

Women in DM 2017 Strategy Meeting
Thursday December 8, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 EST
Join the Women in Demand Management in mapping out our activities and mission for 2017! We want your help in brainstorming the type of content and direction that most benefits you from the group. We'll discuss the suggestions we received through our 2016 survey and Fall Conference feedback, revisit our mission statement, and map out 2017 activities. This is also a great opportunity to get more involved in the group!  Click Here to Register and View the Recording.

Interest Group Meet-Up
Adjacent to the 34th PLMA Conference

November 7, 2016, Delray Beach, Florida
Registration for this event has closed

Women in DM Update: The Business Case for Distributed Energy Resources
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm EST
Learn more and Register for the recording: CLICK HERE

Women in DR Update: Understanding the Storage and Demand Response Relationship
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Learn more and Register for the recording: CLICK HERE

Interest Group Meet-Up
Adjacent to the 17th PLMA Spring Conference

April 17, 2016, San Francisco, California
Registration for this event has closed.

Women in DR Quarterly Update: The Energy/Water Nexus with Agricultural Demand Response
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Learn more and Register to view the recording CLICK HERE

Interest Group Meet-Up
Adjacent to the 16th PLMA Fall Conference

November 3, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm Charlotte, North Carolina
Registration for this event has closed.

Women in DR Quarterly Update: International Demand Response
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Learn more and Register to view the recording CLICK HERE

Interest Group Meet-Up
April 27, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm Tucson, Arizona
Registration for this event has closed

Quarterly Update: Winter Demand Response
April 13, 2015
Register to view the recording at www.peakload.org/event/DRWomenApr2015

Quarterly Update: Innovations
December 9, 2014
Register to view the recording at www.peakload.org/event/WomenDec2014

Founding Group Discussion
September 9, 2014
Register to view the recording at www.peakload.org/event/DRwomenqtr1.


Founding Group Members are (alphabetical by last name):

  • Co-Chair: Elody Samuelson, Consumers Energy
  • Co-Chair: Heather Manypenny, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative
  • Co-Chair: Robin Maslowski, Navigant Consulting
  • Prasanna Anbazhagan, Eaton's Cooper Power Systems
  • Rachel Buckley, E Source
  • Cara Ford, Bonneville Power Administration
  • Laura Hernandez, Comverge
  • Anjana Manandhar, Eaton's Cooper Power Systems
  • Melanie Smith, Bonneville Power Administration

PLMA Interest Group membership is restricted to any staff from PLMA member organizations, but any organization is welcome to join PLMA. To add your name to this list and receive Group Communications, email Ed Thomas at ethomas@peakload.org.

Group Feed
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Robin Maslowski posted a new entry in the Women in Demand Response blog in the group B. Interest Groups: Women in Demand Management.
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Recent Forum Activity
Proposed Follow-up to Group Formation Call
Posted by: Ed Thomas, PLMA, Friday, May 30, 2014
Forum: General Discussion
Formation of Women in DR Interest Group
Posted by: Ed Thomas, PLMA, Friday, May 30, 2014
Forum: General Discussion
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Upcoming Events
DR Dialogue: Target's Demand Side Energy Programs
Thursday, July 20, 2017
[member] Grid Evolution Summit
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
PLMA Member Meet-up @ Grid Evolution Summit
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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DR Dialogue: KCPL and Nest
Thursday, August 3, 2017
PLMA Member Meet-up @ IEPEC Conference
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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7/20/2017
DR Dialogue: Target's Demand Side Energy Programs

7/25/2017 » 7/27/2017
[member] Grid Evolution Summit

7/26/2017
PLMA Member Meet-up @ Grid Evolution Summit

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