48th PLMA Conference

Join us for the 48th PLMA Conference

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Conference Location and Hotel

Westin Charlotte

The conference sessions will take place at:

Westin Charlotte
601 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 375-2600

Relax and refresh your mind, body and spirit at the Westin Charlotte, located in the city's Uptown district. 

This hotel offers 4-star rooms and suites plus amenities including high-speed Wi-Fi, desks with ergonomic chairs, 24-hour room service, and a fitness center. Many popular attractions can be found moments away, while Charlotte's light rail is located immediately behind the hotel.

Making Reservations Online

To reserve your room at The Westin Charlotte, please utilize the link below to make your reservation.

Book Your Group Rate for Peak Load Management Alliance Fall Conference

Deadline to receive PLMA's preferred hotel rate of $249/night is Friday, October 13 by 5 pm ET

If you receive a notification that the group rates are unavailable through the link, try modifying your dates since one or more days may be sold out within the group. You can also call (1-866-837-4148) to check availability.

Making Reservations By Phone

  • Dial 1-866-837-4148 toll-free.  Specify the Peak Load Management Alliance Fall Conference.
  • Provide your arrival date and number of nights.
  • Have a credit card available to hold the room.


PLMA provides breakfast and lunch each day, together with light refreshments and two receptions. You are free to make your own dinner plans anywhere you choose.

Getting Around

  • For those flying in you may Lyft or Uber directly from the airport to the hotel.
  • Parking (On-site fees)
    • $35, Self-Parking Rate
    • $40, Valet Parking
    • Electric Car Charging Station Available


Video recordings, screenshots, and still shots are taken throughout the event and may be posted afterward as conference resources. By completing registration you agreed to have your image captured and all such images may be used for PLMA promotional purposes.

Concurrent Activities

Interest Group Meetings, November 6

PLMA Interest Group sessions planned for November 6 are open to everyone and are included with your conference registration. Monday's breakfast and lunch are provided to all session attendees. Please see the 48th Conference Agenda page for details.

Training Class: The Evolution of DR to DERs, November 6

This 1-day in-person class, taught by a team of expert practitioners, explains how today’s demand response initiatives continue to evolve to include distributed energy resources and managed charging for flexible load management, and much more.

PLMA Fall 2023 Board Meeting, November 6

PLMA invites all current Board Members and At-Large Representatives to join us as we introduce a brand-new Board Meeting format! The new 75-minute PLMA board meeting will include a high-level overview of progress across the organization and across its strategic initiatives. Board Members, At-Large Representatives, and their designates ( listed here) are kindly requested to RSVP for this event.

Utility Load Management Exchange (ULME) Fall 2023 Meeting, November 8 and 9

This private post-conference meeting is a utilities-only event, and is NOT OPEN to other guests. Registration is $150 and includes dinner, breakfast, and lunch. Please Note: Registration for the ULME Fall Meeting is not covered by a PLMA member pass. For more information about ULME and this event, please visit ULME Fall 2023.

PLMA Event Conduct

All attendees or others who interact with attendees must comply with PLMA's Code of Conduct posted at Policies. Some policies are highlighted below but these are not the entirety of the policy or the Code of Conduct. You are encouraged to review the Code of Conduct in its entirety to ensure you and your organization are in compliance during PLMA events. Here are a few key highlights:

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.

Anti-Trust Statement:
PLMA's Antitrust guidelines direct all conference participants to avoid discussion of topics or behavior that would result in anticompetitive behavior including: restraint of trade and conspiracies to monopolize, unfair or deceptive business acts or practices, price discriminations, division of markets, allocation of production, imposition of boycotts, and exclusive dealing arrangements.

Free Time:
You are welcome to conduct your own special events or meetings that do not compete with PLMA's conference agenda. To make meetings more accessible and still allow registrants to get the most out of the conference's learning and networking opportunities, PLMA offers the following guidance for hosting sanctioned sponsor or other activities:
(please also see the Conference Promotion Policy in the Code of Conduct)

Please schedule your personal and professional meetings and activities either prior to or following PLMA's scheduled conference programming.

  • Monday, November 6: Conference activities are scheduled for 8 to 10 pm

  • Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8
    The conference agenda includes a 90-minute lunch during which food will be served for the first 30 minutes. Free time is available during the last hour until conference sessions resume.

  • Tuesday, November 7
    The networking reception is scheduled for 90 minutes. Food will be served during the first hour and free time will be available after the first hour.

  • Wednesday, November 8
    ULME's Networking Dinner will end at 8 pm. Please plan personal and/or professional activities following the dinner.

  • Thursday, November 9
    The ULME meeting concludes at 4 pm. Please plan personal and/or professional activities for after 4 pm.


Please get in touch with Rich Philip, [email protected].