1. Call for Executive Committee Self-Nominations Ends Sept. 21. Self-nominations are now being accepted from PLMA Board members interested in running for Executive Committee, for the Fall 2018 - Fall 2020 term. If you plan to seek election, please complete the Executive Committee Nomination Form. The forms requests that you include a brief statement of your qualifications, your goals for the organization, and initiatives that you want to champion. Self-nominations will be accepted through Friday, September 21, 2018 from Board members listed at or a designate.  

2. Consider Who You Know That Needs DR Training in Phoenix on Oct 8-12. Seating is limited to 25 seats for PLMA's DR Markets Fundamentals 16-hour course which is immediately followed by the DR Program Design & Implementation 16-hour course. The training will be in APS' Phoenix office co-hosted by Arizona Public Service and Salt River Project, and Lauren Carr from California Independent System Operator will be a guest speaker. You may use member passes to attend the course at no additional cost. Agenda and registration details are at

Member Pipeline
- current member count is 142 organizations
- New Members: Powerley, Ecotagious, Ally Energy Solutions, Olivine

2018 Demand Response Snapshot. The report published by SEPA in partnership with Navigant and PLMA is now available for free download at CLICK HERE.  PLMA is proud to collaborate on this year’s report, which offers a concise glimpse of the evolving demand response industry. We used our peer-to-peer network of practitioners to help increase the survey responses by over 50% to 155 utilities, and to enhance the peer review editorial process

38th PLMA Conference, Nov. 12-14, Austin. Over 145 people have registered for the Conference already, and our Hyatt guest room block is already sold out for Wednesday night, but they still have rooms for Sunday-Tuesday nights.  There is no longer an extra registation fee to participate in the Interest Group meetings on Monday. The latest agenda, a glimpse of who's coming, and registration details are at

Interest Group Discussions Online Sept. 27 and October 4.  The DER Integration Interest Group will meet online on September. 27 and the International Interest Group will meet online on October 4.  Both meetings are open to members and non-members alike.  Learn more and RSVP at

PLMA Member Meet-up Breakfast @ E Source Forum, Sept. 26, Denver. All staff from PLMA member organizations are welcome to meet-up for networking and a brief update on PLMA activities just ahead of the opening general session on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Learn more and RSVP at CLICK HERE

EEI Strategic Issues Roundtable, Pittsburgh, Oct. 10-12. Paul Miles of PECO, an Exelon Company, and Eduardo Guerra of ConEdison will represent PLMA in a panel titled The Future of Distributed Energy Resources. Learn more at

PLMA Brand Refresh. Staff have updated the About PLMA page at  The page is now easier to download and print as a handout to help articulate the value of PLMA membership.  

Member News. PLMA will post your company announcements, RFPs, job posting, etc. on the PLMA website at no cost. Latest updates are: Con Edison Seeks DR Specialist by Oct. 17, NARUC Innovation Awards, PLMA Executive Committee Call for Nominations, and PLMA's Leadership in Sharing Load Management Expertise. See the latest Member News at

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are recordings of PLMA webcasts in August on ComEd's Peak Time Savings Program and the SEPA-Navigant-PLMA DR Snapshot Report. Learn more and access at

Calendar of events is at: with these special offers:
Sept. 25-28 - E Source Forum, Denver. E Source is offering a 50% discount to PLMA utility members who are not E Source members when you register with code PLMA50.  
Oct 9-10 - Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative Members Meeting & Fall Workshop, New York
Oct. 10-11 - GridFWD 2018 - Smart Grid NW is offering a 20% discount to PLMA member staff when you mention code 20off
Oct. 15 - Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium, Houston is offering a $100 discount to PLMA member staff when you mention code PLMA100
Oct. 22-24 - Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance Conference, Atlanta is offering a $599 rate to PLMA members who use the link at CLICK HERE

 E Source Forum