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  Member Update

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To:          Staff of PLMA Member Organizations listed at www.peakload.org/plma-member-directory
Subject:  PLMA Member Update, July 2018

Member Pipeline

- current member count is 140 organizations
- New Members: Enbala; WaterFurnace
- Lost Members: Ecova (now Engie Insights); Synergy Companies

Brand Refresh.  PLMA's website is refreshed with our new "Load Management Leadership" tagline and refreshed colors.  Utility Dive's campaign with our article titled: "PLMA's Leadership in Sharing Load Management Expertise" is now online at https://www.utilitydive.com/news/plmas-leadership-in-sharing-load-management-expertise/527553.

Demand Response Training Series in Phoenix This Fall. The 2-day DR Markets and 2-day DR Program Design and Implementation courses will next be presented back-to-back on Oct. 8-12 in APS offices co-hosted by APS and SRP.  Agenda and registration details are at www.peakload.org/demand-response-training

38th PLMA Conference in Austin.  Registration is now open and agenda is online at www.peakload.org/38th-conference-agenda. Interest Group meetings on Monday are now included in registration (not a separate ticket), but you may still choose your topics.  A few table-top display and Sponsor Showcase spots are still available at www.peakload.org/38th-conference-sponsor-opps.  Be sure to reserve a guest room at the Hyatt Austin with our $249 preferred before our room block sells out.  Details at www.peakload.org/38th-conference-attend.  

SEPA Grid Evolution Summit.
 Over 40 attended pre-event DR Evolution workshop and over 10 attended Member Meetup at Tuesday breakfast.  

E4TheFuture NWA Study.  Case studies have been drafted and shared with SEPA staff and peer review group.  Next step is for SEPA to draft and peer-review "wrap around" report for publication by November.   

Member News. PLMA will post your company announcements, RFPs, job posting, etc. on the PLMA website at no cost. Latest updates are: Olivia Patterson Named Vice President;  CPS Energy Seeks Measurement & Verification Service; Zen Ecosystems Seeks Regional Sales Director; and DER white paper from CPower with Navigant. See the latest Member News at www.peakload.org/news.

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are recordings for PLMA webcasts in June on Gulf Power, DER in Smart Homes, and Jennifer Potter recordings. Learn more and access at www.peakload.org/resources.
 

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar except for the following:
July 10 – Michael Brown and Ed Thomas participated in Distributech Agenda Planning Meeting, Denver
July 19 - Matt Carlson represented PLMA at NRECA Beneficial Electrification Leadership Forum, Arlington, VA

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 

 

 

  Member Update

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To:          Staff of PLMA Member Organizations listed at www.peakload.org/plma-member-directory
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  www.peakload.org/assets/officers/PLMA%20Interprose%20Deliverables%20060618.pdf 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 www.peakload.org/38th-plma-conference.  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 www.peakload.org/news.

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 www.peakload.org/resources.

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 www.peakload.org/calendar 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.   

 

 

 

  Member Update
(this is being provided as both a group email and a blog page at www.peakload.org/member-updates behind your profile name and password)

To:          Staff of PLMA Member Organizations listed at www.peakload.org/plma-member-directory
Subject:  PLMA Member Update, May 2018

ACTION ITEMS
1. Consider submitting a session for the 38th PLMA Conference set for Nov. 12-14 in Austin, Texas.  Call for Presenters is now underway until June 5 at www.peakload.org/38th-conference-call-for-presenters.

Member Pipeline - current member count is 140 organizations
- New Members: none
- Lost Members: Hydro One Networks; Comcast

New Leadership.  Andrea Simmonsen, Idaho Power has been appointed to the Executive Committee to replace Steve Koep who is no longer with a member organization.  Matt Carlson, Aquanta is now the 3rd co-chair of the DER Integration Group, and Laurie Duhan, BGE is now the 3rd co-chair of the Awards Planning Group.

37th Conference, Coronado.  The presentation slides links and photo gallery are now online at www.peakload.org/37th-Conf-Resources and accessible to all PLMA members behind your profile password whether or not you attended the conference.  Final headcount was 275 people which was 20% more than last spring's conference in Nashville.  A key Lessons Learned is that the Interest Group meetings have become an integral part of the Conference and are most effective when they have structured discussion different in format from the conference sessions.

38th Conference, Austin.  Attendee and sponsor registration is now open at www.peakload.org/38th-plma-conference  New this time is that conference registrants may attend the Interest Group meetings on Monday at no additional cost.   

Training Partner RFI Underway Through June 8.  Staff has launched a "Training Partner Request for Interest" to seek to enhance the current course content.  Details are at www.peakload.org/RFITraining with a response deadline of June 8.

DR Training Series Set for Oct. 8-12 in Phoenix. Registration is now open for the "Demand Response Markets" and "DR Program Design and Implementation" courses to be presented back-to-back on Oct. 8-12 in APS offices co-hosted by SRP.  Anyone may register for either or both classes.  Advisory and Sustaining-level members may use their passes to attend the courses at no additional cost.       

E4theFuture NWA Study.  Project nominations closed May 15 and Peer Review Group members have  begun to score to select 10 case studies to become the basis for a joint research report with SEPA.  Details at www.peakload.org/nwa-peer-review.

Speaker Bureau Placements.  PLMA representatives are speaking in June in Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; and Bogota, Columbia. Details on event calendar below and at www.peakload.org/calendar.  PLMA Award Winner panel presentation by Derek Kirchner, DTE Energy, and Kim Winslow, KCPL got high marks at SEPA Utility Conference in Palm Springs.  If you need a speaker for your next event, ask PLMA for help.  Details at www.peakload.org/speakers-bureau.

Member News.  PLMA will post your company announcements, RFPs, job posting, etc. on the PLMA website at no cost. Latest updates are: Hawaii Senate confirms Jennifer Potter as Public Utilities Commission, NTC Celebrates 40th Anniversary, and details of a new Navigant publication with a PLMA member discount.  See the latest Member News at www.peakload.org/news

Resource Directory Updates.  Most recent additions besides the 37th Conference presentation slides and recent PLMA webcast recordings are a Bonneville Power Administration Distributed Energy Resource Benchmarking Report.  Learn more and access at https://www.peakload.org/resources

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.  Links in calendar below.  

Calendar
April 26 - Over 1,000 RSVPs for Joint Green Tech Media and PLMA webcast: Non-Wires Alternatives: Emerging, Maturing, or Stalled?
May 3– Over 100 RSVPs for Dialogue: Richard Barone, Hawaii Electric interviewed by Dain Nestel, ecobee
May 24  Dialogue: Jennifer Potter, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, with Danielle Sass Byrnett, NARUC 
June 7 – Sarah Talkington and Beth Crouchet, Austin Energy, interviewed by Dain Nestel, ecobee 
June 14 – 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
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 – Aaron Berndt, Nest, interviewed by Nick Corsetti, National Grid
Aug 2 – Brian Kirchman, ComEd and Alan Mellovitz, Accenture interviewed by Nick Corsetti, National Grid
Aug 5-8 - DER Integration panel at ASES Solar Conference, Boulder 
Sept. 6 - SEPA-PLMA Joint Webinar on DR Snapshot Report 
Oct 8-10 - PLMA DR Markets Training Course, Phoenix
Oct 10-12 - PLMA DR Program Design and Implementation Training Course, Phoenix
Nov. 12-14 - 38th PLMA Conference, Austin
May 13-15, 2019 - 39th PLMA Conference, Minneapolis

 

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PLMA Member Update, April 2018

ACTION ITEMS

1. View announcement of PLMA and SEPA joint Non-Wires Alternatives research project funded by E4TheFuture at Non-Wires Alternatives Survey.  NWA subject matter experts are invited to be part of our joint Peer Review Group to identify 10 NWA project case studies for research report.  

2. View PLMA's 2017 Annual Activity Report to Members at  PLMA 2017 Annual Report compress 032718.pdf.  This brochure will be available in printed form in Coronado to share with others.

3. See the list of over 255 people who have registered for 37th PLMA Conference set for April 16-18 in Coronado, Calif at 37th Look Who's Coming.  If someone you know is coming is missing, please urge them to register online at 37th Conference Attend

Member Pipeline - current member count is 141 organizations
- New Members: Customized Energy Solutions, ACROSS of Waseda University (Japan)
- Lost Members: Gravity Oilfield Services, Seven States Power Corp., Vaughn Manufacturing 

37th Conference, Coronado. Newly-formed International Interest Group will have its first in-person meeting on Monday morning.  Updated Monday agendas for interest group activities are now online along with the schedule and volunteer trainers for the Demand Response Evolution course to be presented concurrently at 37th Conference Agenda, Coronado, CA.  Members and sponsors using a pass may attend at no extra charge but you must register.  

Member news.  Learn about the health challenges facing Jim Armstrong of Lockheed Martin; a senior staff opening at CLEAResult; and more member news at PLMA Member News.

Resource Directory updates. Links to the new PLMA BYOT Compendium and past DR Dialogue web recordings are available in the Resource Directory at Resources. 

Collaboration.  A joint webinar with Greentech Media is set for April 26  on Non-Wires Alternatives.  Details in the calendar below along with special PLMA member discounts at upcoming events produced by SEPA, OpenADR Alliance, GreentechMedia,and Calif. Energy Efficiency and Demand Management Council

Speakers Bureau.  DR Evolution will be a session topic at AEE West Coast Energy Management Conference in Seattle, and staff is working with American Solar Energy Society for a DER Integration panel at their National Solar Conference in Boulder. Details below. If you know of a upcoming conference in need of peak load management subject matter experts, tell them about PLMA's Speakers Bureau at Speakers Bureau.

Calendar
March 16 - Over 100 RSVPs for DR Dialogue:Beneficial Electrification with TVA, Great River Energy, NREC & Westinghouse Water Heaters
March 26 -- Over 100 RSVPs for Practitioner Perspectives: Future of “Bring Your Own Thermostat” Programs
April 16-18- 37th PLMA Conference, Coronado
April 23-25 - SEPA Utility Conference, Rancho Mirage, Calif. 
April 24-25 -  OpenADR Alliance Member Meeting and Open House, Davis, CA 
April 26 -  Spring Symposium by Calif Efficiency + DM Council, Berkeley, Calif.
April 26 - Joint Green Tech Media and PLMA webcast: Non-Wires Alternatives: Emerging, Maturing, or Stalled?
June 20-21 - Greentech Media Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2018, Burlingame, Calif.
June 21 - DR Evolution session with Christine Riker @ AEE Energy Mgmt Congress, Seattle
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
Aug 5-8 - ASES Solar Conference, Boulder (DER Integration panel) 
Nov. 12-14 - 38th PLMA Conference, Austin

May 13-15, 2019, 39th PLMA Conference, Minneapolis 

 

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PLMA Member Update, March 2018

ACTION:
1.  Make travel plans to participate in the 37th PLMA Conference set for April 16-18 in Coronado, Calif.  Full event agenda at www.peakload.org/37thconf-agenda

Pipeline - current member count is 141 organizations
- New Members: Tokyo Electric Power; Southern California Gas; Ameren; Georgia Power; Commonwealth Edison, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, MessageBroadcast
- Lost Members: Silver Springs Network merged with Itron

37th Conference, Coronado. Over 160 registered with Look Who's Coming listed at www.peakload.org/37th-look-whos-coming  Agenda online at www.peakload.org/37thconf-agenda and sponsor tables are sold out at www.peakload.org/37th-conf-sponsors

Speakers Bureau.  On Feb. 21, Jason Cigarran, Itron, represented PLMA for a Dynamic Pricing session @ AESP Conference in New Orleans while Rich Barone, Hawaiian Electric represented PLMA on a DER session at Parks Assoc Smart Energy Summit in Austin.   
BYOT Compendium.  Published with webcast set for March 26; Branded as PLMA Practitioner PerspectivesTM edited by Thermostat Interest Group. Read the press release, download the compendium, register for the webcast at BYOT Compendium Published.
Member Registration Discounts.  PLMA members qualify for event registration discounts at upcoming events produced by SEPA, GreentechMedia, and California Energy Efficiency and Demand Management Council.  Learn more at the PLMA event calendar or clicking on events below.  

Calendar
Feb. 1 -  Dialogue: Award Winning Panel (online repeat of Distributech session)
Feb. 15 - Dialogue: Conference Preview with Mark Martinez, SCE and Brad Mantz, SDG&E; recording at www.peakload.org/37thconf 
Feb. 20 - Member Meetup @ AESP Conference, New Orleans  
Feb. 21 - Dynamic Pricing session @ AESP Conference, New Orleans 
Feb 21 -  DER session at Parks Assoc Smart Energy Summit in Austin 

Feb. 22 -  Dialogue: Ben Foster and Michael Lee, FERC with Michael Brown, NV Energy
Mar. 8 - Dialogue: Gavin Bade, Utility Dive, with Michael Brown, NV Energy 
Mar. 8 -  LBNL's Barriers and Opportunities to Broader Adoption of IDSM 
March 16 - DR Dialogue:Beneficial Electrification with TVA, Great River Energy & NRECA  
March 26 --Practitioner PerspectivesTM: Future of “Bring Your Own Thermostat” Programs
April 16-18- 37th PLMA Conference, Coronado
April 23-25 - SEPA Utility Conference, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
April 24-25 OpenADR Alliance Member Meeting and Open House, Davis, CA
April 26 - Spring Symposium by Calif Efficiency + DM Council, Berkeley, Calif.
June 20-21 - Greentech Media Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2018, Burlingame, Calif.
July 9 - DR Evolution Workshop @ SEPA Grid Summit, Wash, DC 
July 9-12 - SEPA Grid Evolution Summit, Wash, DC 
Nov. 12-14 - 38th PLMA Conference, Austin
May 13-15, 2019, 39th PLMA Conference, Minneapolis (tentative) 

 
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