41st PLMA Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Conference Registration Fees


($1,495 after February 24)



($2,295 after February 24)


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, 2020.

Concurrent Activities, April 20

Interest Group Activities
Interest Group activities on April 20 are included with conference registration. Breakfast and lunch provided. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Demand Response Fundamentals and Evolution Training
Separate registration is required ($195 for members/$395 for nonmembers) (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.  Learn more about this course and other PLMA training at www.peakload.org/demand-response-training.

PLMA 2020 Spring Board Meeting, April 20

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 2020 Meeting, April 21-23

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 2020 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:

The Scottsdale Plaza
7200 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

An authentic Arizona experience awaits at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, where 40 lush acres and 50,000 square feet of flexible event space provide a perfect, palm-lined retreat for family getaways, business meetings and milestone celebrations.  The Plaza is an elegant Spanish Mission-inspired architecture building with fragrant gardens filled with desert flowers, and stunning views of Camelback and Mummy Mountain.

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 $210 a night at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort ends as soon as we fill the room block.

Register online at: bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=2585339&hotelID=96928 or call their toll-free number at 800-832-2025.
Ask for the 41st PLMA Conference rate.

The PLMA rate is good for the dates April 17-24, 2020 until sold out--these dates will automatically appear in the booking window at the link above, but you may choose your dates on the next page. 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, call the hotel directly at 1-800-832-2025 and ask for the 41st PLMA Conference rate.

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

  • Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport (PHX) is the nearest airport. 
  • Parking: On-site self and valet parking is available at the Scottsdale Plaza.
  • Uber, Lyft, and taxi are all available from the airport. 
  • The Scottsdale Plaza has a complimentary shuttle service for the immediate area (about 2 miles) on demand, as available that can take you to Old Town Scottsdale or the trailhead at Camelback.  Parking is very difficult in these areas, so shuttling or ride-share is recommended.


All attendees or others who interact with attendees must comply with PLMA's Code of Conduct posted at Policies as it may be updated from time-to-time. Two of these policies are highlighted below, but are not the entirety of either policy or the Code of Conduct.  You are encouraged to review the Code of Conduct in its entirety, and ensure you and your organization are in compliance during PLMA Events. A few key highlights are noted below, but do not represent the full text of either policy or the Code of Conduct.

Anti-Harassment Policy:  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.  

Conference Promotion Policy: PLMA recognizes that one of the benefits of a PLMA Event is the interaction among the attendees and the open environment provided.  It is the intent of PLMA that participants attending PLMA Events be allowed to fully participate without outside distraction.  

Free Time: You are welcome to conduct your own special events or meetings that do not compete with PLMA agenda time. To make meetings more accessible, and still allow registrants to get the most out of learning and networking opportunities, PLMA has provided the following times for Sanctioned Sponsor Activities (see Conference Promotion Policy in the Code of Conduct) or other activities.

  • Monday, April 20 - prior to 8:00 pm Member Welcome Reception (8:00-10:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22 - the agenda will include a 90-minute lunch. Food will be served during the first 30 minutes, and free time is available the last hour for their own activities until the sessions resume.
  • Tuesday, April 22 - the networking reception will be scheduled for one hour. 
  • Wednesday, April 22 - ULME's Networking Dinner Ends is scheduled to end at 8:00 pm, and free time is available after that may begin their activities after that time.
  • Thursday, April 23 - ULME's agenda ends at 4:00 pm and free time is available after that time.

Read the PLMA 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]