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Member Update, November 2020 

Member Pipeline. Current member count is 169 organizations
- New Members: BC Hydro, Tampa Electric Company, GridBeyond
- Lost Members: none

42nd Conference.  Over 300 people registered for the conference and associated events. On-Demand Session co-chairs and presenters conducted a live Q&A opportunity on Nov. 19. It is not too late to "sign-up" and get access to the conference recordings if you didn't attend the conference. Members may use member passes if available and all others may still register to get access to the 18 recorded presentations--including the Live Q&A sessions--at www.peakload.org/42nd-plma-conference. If you previously registered for the conference you may access the presentation recordings using the original link you used to attend the conference.

New Group Co-Chair.  Peter Bergeron of CPower Energy Management has been approved to be Co-Chair of the Awards Program Planning Group, joining Michael Smith of National Grid and Brett Feldman of Guidehouse. Peter is the Senior Director and GM of Utility Program for CPower. He recently served PLMA as Co-Chair of the Conference Planning Group for the 42nd Conference. 

Training.  Over 25 registered for the "DR to DER Evolution" course that was presented via GotoWebinar on Oct. 28/29.  

Publication. 17th Awards Compendium went live to the public last week! It also includes a companion piece, an executive summary by the Thought Leadership co-chairs. This summary will serve as a teaser for media and potential new members. www.peakload.org/news. 

Interest Groups.  PLMA is creating a new Electric Transportation/Mobility Interest Group.  Contact Rich Philip at [email protected] if you're interested in either joining or co-leading the group.  

News.  PLMA's FERC 2222 Load Management Dialogue was mentioned in GreenTechMedia at www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/4-big-challenges-to-fercs-plan-to-open-energy-markets-to-distributed-energy   

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are webcast/podcast recording from two PLMA activities: "Perspectives on FERC Order 2222" and "A Sneak Peak at the 42nd PLMA Conference: The Inside Story!" as well as the 17th PLMA Award-Winning Load Management Initiatives Compendium.  Access at www.peakload.org/resources

Member NewsPLMA posts news, RFPs, job postings, etc. on PLMA website at no cost as a member benefit. Newest posts are: PGE Flexible Load Program Operations Manager; Pacificorp RFQ from Suppliers Providing DR Programs; City of Flora Successfully Goes Live with the OATI AMIoT™ Solution; City of Metropolis, IL Chooses OATI's webSmartEnergy AMIoT™, Xcel Energy Nominated for People’s Choice Award with Apogee’s Personalized Video Messaging; and SmartElek, A “Covers All Bases” L1/L2 Connected EVSE Receives Safety Listing. Access at www.peakload.org/news  

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some other upcoming activities:
Dec. 10 Dialogue: Israel's Challenge: Integrating the Smart Grid and DER 
May 10-12 43rd PLMA Conference