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, Hawiian Electric Company and John Powers, Extensible 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, Hawaiian Electric Company
Co-Chair
Richard Barone
Hawaiian Electric Company

John Powers, Extensible Energy
Co-Chair
John Powers
Extensible Energy


Upcoming Activities

Join us at the 37th PLMA Conference in Coronado, Calif. on April 1, 2018.
The agenda will be posted in February. All registered attendees for the Interest Group Activities are invited to attend the DER Integration Interest Group Meeting.


Archived Activities

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, Hawaiian Electric; 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 www.peakload.org/?page=Resources35thPLMA

Community Storage Pre-Conference Workshop, Nov. 7, 2016
Presentations at www.peakload.org/?page=Resources34thPLMA

Founding Interest Group Meeting, December 14, 2015
Recording at https://vimeo.com/148897774


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].