Member Update

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Subject:  PLMA Member Update, June 2018

Member Pipeline - current member count is 139 organizations
- New Members: EEI upgraded to Advisory
- Lost Members:  MidAmerican Energy Services

Brand Refresh.  PLMA Officers and Executive Committee are excited to preview for members the results of a Vision 2019 project to update PLMA's positioning and value for members in the energy industry. The marketing communications materials at have been created to help articulate PLMA's role in the context of the evolving energy delivery environment. In July, staff will be updating our tagline to highlight PLMA's "Load Management Leadership," and introduce a refreshed palette on our website and other materials.  Additional outcomes include an article and messaging framework that elaborate on how PLMA provides a forum for practitioners from energy utilities, solution providers and trade allies to share dynamic load management expertise, including demand response (DR) and distributed energy resources (DER). Thank you to the Strategic Vision Team members for participating in this initiative.

E4Future NWA Study.  Ten Non-Wires Alternative Projects have been selected by Peer Group members and staff are drafting case studies to support this joint research effort with SEPA.  The final report is slated for publication this fall.

38th Conference, Austin. Over 50 abstracts were received during the call for presenters and scoring by the Conference Planning Group is now underway.  The agenda will be announced in early July at  The registration rate now includes participation in the Interest group meetings on Monday. 

Upcoming DR Dialogue.  The DR Dialogue with Jennifer Potter, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, and Danielle Sass Byrnett, NARUC has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 27.  Jennifer will join the Hawaii Public Utility Commission on July 1.  Register to participate at click here.      

Member News.  PLMA will post your company announcements, RFPs, job posting, etc. on the PLMA website at no cost. Latest updates are: Apogee Shares Xcel Energy's Video Messaging Success, Paul Tyno Named Director of Incubator; and Skipping Stone Hosts Smart Cities Workshop.  See the latest Member News at

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions other than recent PLMA webcast recordings are a Distribution Evolution Report from NARUC; and a DER Locational Value report from Nexant and SEPA.  Learn more and access at

Conference Registration Discounts for PLMA Members.  Score a 15% PLMA member discount with code PLMA15 when you register to attend Greentech Media's GridEdge Innovation Summit on June 20-21 in San Francisco.  Also, SEPA is offering a $200 registration discount with code PRTN2018 for its Grid Evolution Summit on July 9-12 in Washington,  DC.  PLMA is offering a Demand Response Evolution half-day training course at the SEPA event. E Source is offering a 50% discount to PLMA utility members who are not E Source members when you register with discount code PLMA50. RSVP for member meetups at SEPA and E Source, and find additional events on the calendar page.  Links in calendar below.    

Calendar of events is at including these upcoming events:
June 14 – Dialogue: William Eggart and Tommy Gardner, Gulf Power, interviewed by Jason Cigarran, Itron
June 19  Award-Winning DR Programs with Josh Keeling, Portland General Electric; Stuart Schare, Navigant; Teague Douglas, CLEAResult, at Pacific NW Council meeting 

June 20-21 - Greentech Media Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2018, Burlingame, Calif.
June 21 - DR Evolution session with Christine Riker, Energy Solutions and Coreen Henry, Portland General Electric @ AEE Energy Mgmt Congress, Seattle
June 26 – Future of DER: Energizing the Smart Home, joint PLMA and Parks Assoc webcast
June 27: Dialogue: Jennifer Potter, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, and Danielle Sass Byrnett, NARUC
July 9 -  DR Evolution Workshop @ SEPA Grid Summit, Wash, DC
July 9-12 -  SEPA Grid Evolution Summit, Wash, DC 
July 10 - PLMA Member Meet-up @ SEPA Summit, Wash, DC
July 19 – Dialogue: Aaron Berndt, Nest, interviewed by Nick Corsetti, National Grid
Sep 25-28 - E Source 2018 Forum, Denver, Colo.