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Member Update, September 2020 

Member Pipeline. Current member count is 167 organizations
- New Members: Packetized Energy
- Lost Members: Ally Energy Solutions

42nd Conference. Announced publicly that conference will be presented online only. See details at www.peakload.org/42nd-plma-conference. See the over 140 load management professionals who have already registered at www.peakload.org/42nd-conference-whos-connecting. PLMA Member Passes provide a 2-for-1 registration to the conference.

Training Courses. Registration is still open for the "DR to DER Evolution" training course to be presented on Oct. 28-29. Details at www.peakload.org/dr-evolution-training-online.  Both courses in the Demand Response Training Series offered in September, hosted by Southern California Edison, were filled to capacity and registration was closed. 

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are webcast/podcast recordings from these recent PLMA activities: A Community Choice Aggregator's Innovative Behind-the-Meter Storage Program; City of New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services for Building Operator Engagement; Burning Topics in Customer Engagement; Lessons in DER Integration from Australia; National Guidance on Benefit-Cost Analysis of Distributed Energy Resources. Access at www.peakload.org/resources

Compendium Published. Published a 2020 Thought Leadership Compendium excerpt titled, "Why is Electricity Pricing So Difficult? Between a Rock and a Smart Meter" on Sept 1, and will complement it with plans for the launch of a new Pricing Interest Group. CLICK HERE to read about it.

Member NewsPLMA posts news, RFPs, job postings, etc. on PLMA website at no cost as a member benefit. Newest posts are: GridPoint Releases Whitepaper on Aggregating Emergency Response Capacity to Stabilize the Clean Grid Transition; Presque Isle Electric & Gas (PIE&G) Chooses OATI's webSmartEnergy AMIoT™; Tetra Tech is Seeking an Energy Efficiency Project ManagerAccess at www.peakload.org/news  

Interest Groups News. 

  • Women in Demand Management has completed its Mentoring Pilot Handbook, and has paired six mentor/mentee partnerships from those who volunteered. They are now underway with the PLMA Mentoring Pilot Program!   
  • Substantial interest has also been expressed in creating a Retail Pricing Interest Group. Organizational meetings for that potential group will be set up in coming weeks.  
  • PLMA is also evaluating the demand for creating a new Interest Group that focuses on applications related to electric transportation. Contact Rich Philip at [email protected] if you're interested in either joining or leading this Electric Transportation/Mobility Interest Group.

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some other upcoming activities:
Oct. 28-29 DR to DER Evolution training course, online
Nov. 2 PLMA Board Meeting, online
Nov. 5 DER Strategic Initiative Session
Nov. 9-12 42nd PLMA Conference, online