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HOT TOPIC Conversation: DER Integration: A Community Choice Aggregator's Innovative Program
Thursday, August 06, 2020, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Category: HOT TOPIC Conversations

PLMA Load Management Leadership HOT TOPIC Conversation
PLMA HOT TOPIC Conversation

A Community Choice Aggregator's Innovative
Behind-the-Meter Storage Program

DATE / TIME: Thursday, August 6, 12:30 to 1:30 pm EST

Hosted by the DER Integration Interest Group

Watch the Recording Here

DER Integration logo

Please join PLMA and its DER Integration Interest Group for a HOT TOPIC Conversation with Marin Clean Energy (MCE) about its innovative behind-the-meter storage program. This scalable program provides resilience for its customers, enhances decarbonization, and makes local grid management possible through load shaping and shifting. As California’s first and leading community choice aggregator, MCE will detail its vision for energy transformation, and the program’s features, which include: 

  • Priority support for low-income and other vulnerable populations
  • Technology flexibility and scalability
  • Reduced up-front customer costs through a novel incentive structure
  • Use cases that include, leveraging battery charging to shift load, and increasing customer resiliency by pre-charging batteries before outages.

PLMA's DER Integration co-chair John Powers will facilitate this discussion with MCE and two of its project partners, TRC and Enbala. Come and participate, learn or just listen. You’ll gather key insights and ideas from fellow load management practitioners from across the PLMA membership.

Meet our Conversation Facilitator and Participants:

John Powers

John Powers

Extensible Energy &
DER Integration

Vicken K, Marin Clean Energy

Vicken Kasarjian

Marin Clean Energy

Mike Maroney, TRC

Mike Maroney


Miriam Reddock

Miriam Reddoch


Troy Anatra, Enbala

Troy Anatra


About the DER Integration Interest Group

This Interest Group addresses key economic, engineering, and customer program design aspects of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Integration, including: a) Valuation of load management resources in “firming” non-dispatchable renewable resources; b) Program design and re-design issues for adapting DR programs from peak-shaving to DER integration programs; and c) Technology needs assessments for DER applications.

Who Should Attend HOT TOPICS?

Staff of PLMA member organizations are welcome to join in any HOT TOPIC conversation. If you are interested in a topic, please plan to join us! If you are curious about a particular Interest Group and would like to better understand its focus and work, please participate. And, if you have colleagues within your organization who you think may find a TOPIC interesting, please invite them to log in too.

If your organization is not yet a PLMA member, and you'd like to participate in the HOT TOPICs program and other member opportunities, please consider joining PLMA. For more information, please contact Rich Philip, Executive Director; or Judy Knight, Chief Development Officer.


HOT TOPICS are all about engaging PLMA member practitioners in conversations about important current issues affecting dynamic load management, including demand response, and distributed energy resources. Tune in for an online conversation and chat with the PLMA Interest Groups. Join us to participate, learn, or just listen. You’ll gather key insights and ideas from across the PLMA membership.

Watch the Recording Here

Contact: Judy Knight, [email protected], 404-771-1122