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This is a blog to keep members apprised of on-going association management issues.  Updates are posted monthly and at other times as necessary.

[This message is being sent as both an email and as a post to Member Update Page at www.peakload.org/member-update-january-2019 

Member Update, January, 2020

ACTION ITEMS:   
1. Going to Distributech?  RSVP for PLMA Member Breakfast Meet-up @ Distributech on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.  Details at www.peakload.org/calendar

2. Nominate an Initiative for a PLMA Award!  The Call for Nominations for the 17th PLMA Awards is now open at www.peakload.org/17th-award-nominations.  Your help is needed to recruit award-worthy nominees.  

3. Preview the 2019 PLMA Annual Report at 2019 PLMA annual report 011420.pdf prior to its distribution to the general public later today.

Member Pipeline - Current member count is 167 organizations
- New Members: Santee Cooper, Cadmus, Opus One Solutions, Trove
- Lost Members: Energy Datametrics, Centrica Business Solutions
- Name Change: Lockheed Martin is now TRC; Navigant is now Guidehouse
 

Leadership Appointments.  The Executive Committee has made the following appointments:
Kari Binley of ecobee as Connected Devices Group co-chair
Diana Sefcik of Orange & Rockland Utilities and Vanessa Richter of Oracle Utilities as Customer Engagement Interest Group co-chairs

41st PLMA Conference, Scottsdale.  Over 65 abstract submissions are currently being reviewed by the Conference Planning Group.  Agenda will be announced in early February.  Attendee and sponsor registration with hotel reservation details are at www.peakload.org/41st-conference-attend.

DistribuTECH.  PLMA Breakfast Meet-up is Tuesday morning at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse; Michael Brown will present about PLMA's Future of DER Compendium on Tuesday afternoon; Ed Thomas will represent PLMA as chair of two sessions on exhibit floor on Thursday morning.

Publications.  Annual Report will be published later today. Thought Leadership 2019 and 16th Award Winning Initiatives Compendiums will be published soon in coordination with call for award nominations and conference attendance promotion launch. 

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent addition is Ed Thomas' presentation at NYSERDA’s Roundtable Discussion on the Grid-Side of Building Electrification.  Access at www.peakload.org/resources

Member News. PLMA posts news, RFPs, job postings, etc. on PLMA website at no cost as a member benefit.  Newest posts are: APS Issues RFP for 75 MW of DR Summer Capacity;  Navigant Seeks Sr. Business Development Manager; Sr/Principal Level Engineer Opening with Nexant; Navigant Global Energy Efficiency Spending Report; and IPKeys Seeks Marketing Manager.  Access at www.peakload.org/news  

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some other upcoming activities:
Jan. 15 - Feb. 13 - Call for Nominations for 16th PLMA Awards Program
Jan. 28 - PLMA Member Breakfast Meet-up @ DistribuTECH, San Antonio, Texas
Jan. 28, 1:30 pm - Future of DER Compendium presentation by Michael Brown, San Antonio, Texas
Feb. 6  - PLMA and Parks Associates Joint Webcast: Trends and Opportunities in Residential Energy Management
April 20-22 - 41st PLMA Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona
Nov. 9-11 - 42nd PLMA Conference, Baltimore

 

[This message is being sent as both an email and as a post to Member Update Page at www.peakload.org/member-update-december-2019 

ACTION ITEMS:   
1. Submit presentation abstracts yourself (or encourage others) for 41st PLMA Conference.  Deadline is January 9. Details at www.peakload.org/41st-plma-conference-call-for-presenters.  

Member Pipeline - Current member count is 165 organizations
- New Members: Seattle City Light; Snohomish County PUD, Sunverge Energy 
- Lost Members: Blackhawk Networks, Zome Energy Networks 

Leadership Appointments.  The Executive Committee has made the following appointments:
- Derek Kirchner, Consumers Energy to Executive Committee to backfill seat left vacant by Troy Eichenberger's (TVA) election to Treasurer
- Brett Feldman, Navigant to Awards Group Co-chair 
- Laurie, Duhan, BGE to Fiscal Committee
 

41st PLMA Conference, Scottsdale.  The call for presenters has launched with deadline of January 9 at www.peakload.org/41st-plma-conference-call-for-presenters.  Sponsor and attendee registration is open at www.peakload.org/41st-plma-conference. 

Executive Director Search. A Search Committee led by Vice Chair Richard Barone, Hawaiian Electric is conducting interviews with a short list of candidates with a goal to extend an offer to a prospective new Executive Director early next year.    

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent addition is a simulcastrecording of "Global Load Management Interest Group Discussion" at 40th PLMA Conference.  Access at www.peakload.org/resources

Member News. PLMA posts news, RFPs, job postings, etc. on PLMA website at no cost as a member benefit.  Newest posts are: CPS Energy is Seeking EV Program Implementor; Smartenit Launches Next Generation of Connected DER Load Controllers.  Access at www.peakload.org/news  

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some other upcoming activities:
Nov. 14 - Jan. 9 - Call for Presentations for 41st PLMA Conference
Jan. 28 - PLMA Member Breakfast Meet-up @ DistribuTECH, San Antonio, Texas
April 20-22 - 41st PLMA Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona
Nov. 9-11 - 42nd PLMA Conference, Baltimore

 

[This message is being sent as both an email and as a post to Member Update Page at www.peakload.org/member-update-november-2019 

ACTION ITEMS:   
1. Plan Now for 41st PLMA Conference, April 20-22, 2020 in Scottsdale.  Registration is now open at www.peakload.org/41st-plma-conference, and the Call for Presenters is open at www.peakload.org/41st-plma-conference-call-for-presenters. Promotions to the general public will start later this week. Bruce Brazis, Arizona Public Service; Mark Gagen, Salt River Project; and Tom Hines, Tierra Resource Consultants will serve as conference co-chairs. 

Member Pipeline - Current member count is 163 organizations
- New Members: FPL, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, Apex Analytics
- Lost Members: Mosaic Power, ZOME Energy Networks
 

Election Results.  Officers and At-Large Directors elected at the board meeting for the 2019-2021 term are posted at www.peakload.org/plma-leadership 

40th PLMA Conference in St. Petersburg. Over 320 people attended. The presentations and photos are now onlne at www.peakload.org/40th-conf-resources 

Interest Group Activity. Justin Chamberlain and Olivia Patterson have stepped down as Connected Devices Interest Group Co-chairs; and Andrea Simmonsen and Sharyn Barata have stepped down as Customer Engagement Interest Group Co-chairs. 

Executive Director Search. At a very exciting time in the evolution of the energy industry, and on the heels of impressive PLMA membership growth, PLMA is launching a search for a new Executive Director who will help drive the completion of new strategic initiatives, bolster a support framework for PLMA’s volunteer leaders and expert practitioners, and build alliances with like-minded organizations that will help drive the global mission of the organization. Learn more, share with those who may be interested, or apply by November 25 at www.peakload.org/plma-exec-director-search.  

Thought Leadership.  Energy Central interviewed several conference presenters.  See details at www.energycentral.com/c/em

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are podcast recordings of "A Path Forward for Integrated DSM... and PLMA's Next 20 Years," "Eversource Energy for C&I Active-Demand Management Demonstration," "Women in Demand Management Survey and Group Discussion," and "Using Marketplaces to Drive Demand Response Adoption and Participation."  Access at www.peakload.org/resources

Member News. PLMA posts news, RFPs, job postings, etc. on PLMA website at no cost as a member benefit.  Newest posts are:  PLMA Launches Executive Director Search; PLMA Grows to 164 Member Organizations and Celebrates 20th Anniversary; Smartenit Seeks VP Marketing & Business Development; RCH Companies announces formation of The Threshold Group, Inc.; PowerClerk Seeks Lead Product Manager; Tetra Tech Seeks Quantitative Analyst; and IPKeys Acquires Cyber Monitoring Leader N-Dimension.  Access at www.peakload.org/news 

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some upcoming activities:
Nov. 14- Jan. 6 - Call for Presentations for 41st PLMA Conference
Jan. 28 - PLMA Member Breakfast Meet-up @ Distributech, San Antonio, Texas
April 20-22 - 41st PLMA Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona
Nov. 9-11 - 42nd PLMA Conference, Baltimore

 

[This message is being sent as both an email and as a post to Member Update Page at www.peakload.org/member-update-october-2019 

ACTION ITEMS:   
1. Register for 40th PLMA Conference.  Make plans now to attend the fall conference from November 4-6 at Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg, Florida. Registration details and a look at the 250 practitioners who have already registered is at www.peakload.org/40th-conference-attend.  Our guest room block of preferred rates has sold out, but registrations are still being accepted online and the Vinoy still has guest rooms to reserve at their regular rates.   

Member Pipeline - Current member count is 162 organizations.
- New Members: Oracle, New York Power Authority
- Lost Members: JouleSmart Solutions, Doosan Gridtech 

Interest Group Activity.  The Women in Demand Management Group is conducting an online survey of all PLMA members and will share the results at an online group discussion on October 23.  The Customer Engagement Group will conduct an online group discussion on "Using Marketplaces to Drive Demand Response Adoption and Participation" on October 31.  The Global Load Management Group will present an online simulcast of its Nov. 4 group activity to encourage more international participation.  Details for all these activities are at www.peakload.org/calendar.

Thought Leadership Group Activity.  Energy Central interviewed Thought Leadership co-chairs, Rich Philip and Jenny Roehm, and Customer Engagement Group Co-Chair Andrea Simmonsen. Details at www.energycentral.com/c/em. Brian Doyle and Jenny Roehm represented PLMA in a Future of DER panel at ACEEE Energy Efficiency as a Resource Conference in Minneapolis on Oct. 16.  A South African group has requested an online presentation for Oct. 23 which will be conducted by one or more of the Global Load Management Group Cochairs.     

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are: presentation slides from ACEEE Conference noted above; webcast recordings of Using Thermal Energy Storage as a Grid Asset and Efficiency Vermont et. al. for Flexible Load Management.  Access at www.peakload.org/resources

Member News. PLMA posts news, RFPs, job postings, etc. on PLMA website at no cost as a member benefit.  Newest posts are: Notice of Technology Submission Opportunity for PG&E's Residential ADR Program, SDGE Launches 2020 DRAM RFO; Energy Central Interviews Thought Leadership Group Cochairs; Kelly Murphy's Comments to California Joint Commission, Shifted Energy Signs Agreement for Grid-Interactive Water Heaters; Navigant Publishes Integrated DER Report and Non-Wires Alternatives TrackerAccess at www.peakload.org/news 

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some upcoming activities:
Oct 9-30  Electronic Voting for Officers and At-Large Directors (open only to those listed at www.peakload.org/plma-leadership)
Oct 23 - Women in Demand Management Group Discussion of Survey Results
Oct 25 - PLMA Bylaw Changes webcast (open only to those listed at www.peakload.org/plma-leadership)
Oct 29-30 - GTM Power & Renewables Summit, Austin, Texas (PLMA members get 15% off; details in calendar listing) 
Oct 31 - Customer Engagement Group Discussion on Using Marketplaces
Nov. 4 - Global Load Management Group web simulcast
Nov. 4-6 - 40th PLMA Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida

 

[This message is being sent as both an email and as a post to Member Update Page at www.peakload.org/member-update-september-2019 

ACTION ITEMS:   

1. Register for 40th PLMA Conference.  Make plans now to attend the fall conference from November 4-6 at Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg, Florida. Registration details and a look at the 150 who have already registered is at www.peakload.org/40th-conference-attend

Member Pipeline - Current member count is 163 organizations.
- New Members: New York Power Authority, Oracle, Smartenit
- Lost Members: Tacoma Power; Carina Technology

Interest Groups.  Connected Devices group updated their mission at www.peakload.org/connecteddevices.  Global Load Management Group is promoting its session in a news release at www.peakload.org/international-der-projects-to-be-explored. An email regarding a California working group meeting on thermal energy storage was sent to all DER Integration and Connected Device group members; see it at click here.     

Speaker Bureau.  Brian Doyle of Xcel Energy and ULME Steering Committee Co-Chair, and Jenny Roehm of Schneider Electric and PLMA Thought Leadership Co-chair will co-present at an ACEEE Conference on Efficiency as a Resource with a presentation titled “The Future of Distributed Energy Resource.”  Full agenda at click here   

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are: webcast recordings of Rocky Mountain Power for Frequency Dispatch; and Load Flexibility Potential in U.S. by 2030.  Access at www.peakload.org/resources

Member News. PLMA posts news, RFPs, job postings, etc. on PLMA website at no cost as a member benefit.  Newest posts are: Pacific Gas and Electric Company Seeks Senior Customer Care Program Manager; International Distributed Energy Resource Projects to be Explored; and Call for Self-Nominations for PLMA At-Large Director Positions Ends September 16Access at www.peakload.org/news 

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some upcoming activities:
Oct.10 - IDSM Path Forward Dialogue with Joel Gilbert, Apogee Interactive & PLMA Cofounder 
Oct. 21-23 - 2019 SEEA Conference in Atlanta. Mention you are PLMA member staff to receive the SEEA member rate 
Oct. 29-30 - GreentechMedia Power and Renewables Summit. Mention you are PLMA member staff to receive 15% discount
Nov. 4-6 - 40th PLMA Conference & 20th Anniversary Celebration, St. Petersburg, Florida

 
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