38th PLMA Conference Attend

November 12-14, 2018 in Austin, Texas

38th PLMA Conference in Austin, Texas

Conference Registration Fees



Academic Members
50% off Member Rate

Regulatory Commission Staff
50% off* applicable rate


PLMA members must sign in with an authorized user account to receive member rates or apply a member pass.
If you need information on member passes, contact [email protected]
If you are not a PLMA member, click on register and follow the directions to create a free user profile to receive the non-member rate.

Registration includes one admission to Interest Group meetings, all core conference sessions, and sponsor lounge including breakfasts, lunches, hosted reception, refreshment breaks, and post-event online access to proceedings. Attendees who pay the full rate whose organizations are not already PLMA members will receive the incremental registration fee ($800) as a membership credit if they join before December 31, 2018.

Concurrent Activities, Nov. 12.

Interest Group Activities. Interest Group activities on Nov. 12 are included with conference registration.  Breakfast and lunch provided. Anyone is welcome to attend.  See 38th Conference Agenda for details.

Evolution of Demand Response Training: Separate registration is required  ($195 for members/$395 for nonmembers). This one-day course explains how today’s demand response initiatives are evolving to interact with an emerging future with distributed energy resources for peak load management and much more. Course materials are provided electronically in advance of the course. Breakfast and lunch provided. This registration is covered by a PLMA member pass when registering for the full conference. Learn more about this course and other PLMA training at www.peakload.org/demand-response-training.

PLMA 2018 Fall Board Meeting, Nov. 12.

This business meeting with working dinner is only for Board members and At-Large Representatives listed at www.peakload.org/plma-leadership No charge to attend.

Post-Conference ULME Fall 2018 Meeting, Nov. 14-15

Private post-conference meeting for utilities only. $100.00 includes dinner, breakfast, and lunch. This registration is not covered by a PLMA member pass. Dinner companion is welcome, but a separate charge applies. Learn more at ULME 2018 Fall  


Planning to register multiple attendees? Consider a sponsorship that includes free conference passes.

* Regulators receive 50% discount off applicable member or nonmember fee at time of registration (but you must use promo code 38REG at checkout). If inappropriate use is identified (e.g., not a regulator), registrant will be charged the incremental difference.

Academic Members receive 50% off the standard member rate.  See peakload.org/join-plma for membership details.


Hyatt Regency Austin

The meeting sessions will take place at:

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704

Enjoy the quiet comfort of this downtown Austin location. Recently renovated, the Hyatt Regency Austin is perfectly nestled on the shores of Lady Bird Lake with close access to 6th Street entertainment, the Austin Convention Center and South Congress for dining and shopping. 

Book A Room!

Lodging is not included with registration. Make sure all your attendees have time to book a room. PLMA's preferential rate at the Hyatt Regency is sold out.

PLMA never uses an attendee or exhibitor lodging provider. We provide you the ability to book directly, and cannot be responsible for promises made or broken by unaffiliated third parties. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for a Warning about Hotel Reservation Predators.

Getting Around

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is the closest airport.
  • Parking: On-site self parking is available at the Hyatt Regency Austin:  Self-parking is $26/night and overnight valet parking is $32/night.

Ground Transportation

Ride sharing is encouraged. Parking will be at a premium. Download the app for either Uber or Lyft to your smart phone, set up your account, and take a ride.

  • Uber. If you are new to Uber, use promo code nq39p and get your first ride free.
  • Lyft. Get a $20 credit for your first ride with code ED720815
  • Taxi transportation to and from Hyatt Regency Austin is approximately $20 - $27 for one passenger. Taxi transport to the Amtrak station is approximately $5 (1.5 miles).  Other ground transportation from the airport is available at www.austintexas.gov/department/ground-transportation


Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day along with some light refreshments and two receptions. Dinner is on your own.


Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact [email protected]