DER Integration Interest Group

DER Integration Interest Group

Distributed Energy Resources Integration

This PLMA Interest Group addresses key economic, engineering, and customer program design aspects of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Integration, including:

  • Valuation of load management resources in “firming” non-dispatchable renewable resources
  • Program design and re-design issues for adapting DR programs from peak-shaving to DER integration programs
  • Technology needs assessments for DER applications

This new DER Interest Group will produce DR Dialogues and pre-conference workshops, attracting papers and presentations from utilities, trade allies, and consultants actively involved in the DER issues described above. The co-chairs are Rich Barone, TRC, John Powers, Extensible Energy, and Jamie Coffel, Honeywell Smart Energy. We will actively solicit papers from current and prospective new PLMA members, as we believe this topic will open up new interest from multiple utilities with high or increasing renewables penetration as well as from organizations moving into DR from solar and wind markets.

Group Leadership

Richard Barone, TRC
Richard Barone

John Powers
John Powers
Extensible Energy

Jamie Coffel, Honeywell Smart Energy
Jamie Coffel
Honeywell Smart Energy

Upcoming Activities


Archived Activities

DER Integration Interest Group Pre-Conference Meeting
Presented November 4, 2019 at the 40th PLMA Conference in St. Petersburg, FL
See 40th PLMA Resources for presentation links

DER Integration Interest Group Pre-Conference Meeting
Presented May 13, 2019 at the 39th PLMA Conference in Minneapolis, MN
See 39th PLMA Resources for presentation links

DER Integration Interest Group Pre-Conference Meeting
Presented Nov 15, 2018 before the 38th PLMA Conference in Austin, TX
See 38th PLMA Resources for presentation links

Working Together! A Joint Connected Devices/DER Integration Interest Group Discussion
Recording on October 25, 2018

DER Integration Challenges: Group Discussion
Recording on Thursday, September 27, 2018

Distributed Energy Resource Management System Software Selection: Group Discussion
Recorded on Thursday, September 13, 2018

DER Integration Interest Group Pre-Conference Meeting
Presented April 16, 2018 before the 37th PLMA Conference in Coronado, CA
See 37th PLMA Resources for presentation links

Pre-Conference meeting at the 36th PLMA Conference in Cambridge, Mass. Nov. 13, 2017.
See agenda with presentation links.

DER Integation Interest Group Update: Current Syntax and Future Topics
with Vikram Singh, Alectra Energy Solutions; Stina Brock, Sunverge; Rich Barone, TRC; and John Powers, Extensible Energy presented Thursday, May 18, 2017. Signed in members may go directly to the recording: CLICK HERE. Nonmembers Click here to register and listen to the recording.

DER Integration Interest Group Pre-Conference Meeting, April 3, 2017
Presentations at

Community Storage Pre-Conference Workshop, Nov. 7, 2016
Presentations at

Founding Interest Group Meeting, December 14, 2015
Recording at

PLMA Interest Group membership is restricted to representatives from PLMA member organizations, but any organization is welcome to join PLMA. To add your name to this list and receive Group Communications, email [email protected] .