39th PLMA Conference Attend

May 13-15, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN

39th PLMA Conference in Minneapolis, MN

Conference Registration Fees







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 as a membership credit if they join before June 30, 2019.

Concurrent Activities, May 13

Interest Group Activities. Interest Group activities on May 13 are included with conference registration. Breakfast and lunch provided. Anyone is welcome to attend. See 39th Conference Agenda for details.

Demand Response Fundamentals and Evolution Training: Separate registration is required ($195 for members/$395 for nonmembers) (Note: this course is not covered by a member pass). 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 2019 Spring Board Meeting, May 13

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 Spring 2019 Meeting, May 15-16

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 2019 Spring


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

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

Scholarship: A limited number of scholarships are available.  Applications must be received by April 15. Download the application HERE.


The meeting sessions will take place at:

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
35 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

A landmark of the Twin Cities skyline, the upper upscale Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown welcomes you with its outstanding location in the middle of the city. Stay within walking distance of Target Field, the theaters of Hennepin Avenue, Target Center and U.S. Bank Stadium. Our convenient hotel also has direct access to the Minneapolis Skyway system.

Book A Room!

Lodging is not included with registration. Make sure all your attendees have time to book a room. PLMA's preferential rate of $179 a night at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown ends as soon as we fill the room block. Register online at: www.radissonblu.com/reservation/itineraryEntrance.do?pacLink=Y&promoCode=PEAK19&hotelC%20ode=MPLS_DT and use the promotional code PEAK19.

The PLMA rate is good for the dates May 11-16, 2019 until sold out. If you receive a sold out message when trying to book, try a different set of dates, as the pre- and post-days may sell out earlier than the main conference. If that happens, access the booking window on their main webpage www.radissonbluminneapolis.com, choose the event dates (May 11-17, 2019), and use the promotional code PEAK19 or call the hotel directly at 1-612-339-4900 and ask for the Peak Load Management Alliance Spring 2019 Meeting room block.

Taxes, fees, and optional gratuities are not included in the preferential rate. 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.


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

Getting Around

  • Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) the closest airport.  Ground transportation details at www.mspairport.com/directions/ground-transportation.
  • Parking: On-site self parking is available at the Radisson Blu.  Parking fees apply.
  • Nicollet Mall and the 5th Street light rail train station are only two blocks away.

Ride Sharing  

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 Radisson Blu is approximately  with fares averaging $39-$49 for one passenger. 


PLMA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, color, ethnicity, political position, or religion. 

All attendees must comply with PLMA's Code of Conduct posted at Policies.


Photographs are taken throughout the event, and professional portraits are offered as complimentary service.  Photographs will be posted as conference resources.  By completing registration you agreed to have your photograph taken and all such photographs may be used for PLMA promotional purposes. You may use your photographs for your own purposes and agree to not use photographs of others without their express permission.  


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