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Energy Central Interviews PLMA Award Winners

Energy Central

Energy Central recently interviewed some of the PLMA Award Winners. Click the links below to view the interviews. If you would like to join the PLMA Load Management Group on the Energy Central Network, click here

Using Thermal Energy Storage as a Grid Asset: Interview with Viking Cold Solutions, Winner of PLMA Technology Pioneer Award

Distributed Flexibility at Scale: A Conversation with Portland General Electric on their PLMA Program Pacesetter Award Winning Virtual Power Plant

A Holistic Approach to Demand Management for C&I Customers: Interview with Eversource Energy on their PLMA ‘Thought Leader’ Award

A Unique Flexible Load Management Partnership: Exclusive Interview with Jake Marin of Efficiency Vermont

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Excess Supply Program 


Resideo Acquires Responsive Energy Efficiency Technology, Expands Smart-Home Comfort Offering

AUSTIN, Texas, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Resideo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: REZI) announced it has acquired innovative energy efficiency technology from Whisker Labs and hired the team behind it. The technology creates a thermodynamic model of a home to accurately predict home heating and air conditioning run time and energy use to enable a homeowner to use less energy while maintaining comfort.

"Whisker Labs has been a great partner for us, and adding this capability is yet another example of our commitment to compelling growth opportunities that strengthen and complement our smart-home offerings through the use of intelligent data," said Mike Nefkens, president and CEO of Resideo. "With our presence in 150 million homes and unparalleled channel of 110,000 professional contractors, we are in a prime position to deploy this technology at the next level, making our smart-home products even smarter while saving homeowners money on their energy bills."

The announcement marks the second acquisition by Resideo since it became a standalone, publicly traded company following its spinoff from Honeywell in October 2018. The technology complements Resideo's portfolio of connected thermostats, including the Honeywell Home™ T-Series Smart Thermostats – the T9 and T10 Pro – which feature wireless smart-room sensors to effortlessly deliver a desired temperature to a specific room in the home when and where it's needed. Resideo will look to strategically integrate the energy efficiency technology into the company's smart-home comfort offerings.

About Resideo
Resideo is a leading global provider of critical comfort and security solutions primarily in residential environments, and distributor of low-voltage electronic and security products. Building on a 130-year heritage, Resideo has a presence in more than 150 million homes, with 15 million systems installed in homes each year. We continue to serve more than 110,000 contractors through leading distributors, including our ADI Global Distribution business, which exports to more than 100 countries from more than 200 stocking locations around the world. Resideo is a $4.8 billion company with approximately 13,000 global employees. For more information about Resideo, please visit

The Honeywell Home trademark is used under a long-term license from Honeywell International Inc.

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Navigant Publishes Demand Side Management Overview Report

Navigant Publishes 'Market Data: Demand Response for C&I'

This Navigant Research report provides a high level examination of the global DSM market in five major geographic regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. The study provides an analysis of market trends, including the drivers and barriers associated with global DSM development. Global market forecasts for electric DSM capacity, sites, and spending are segmented by region and extend through 2028. The report also examines technology issues and key industry players.

New distributed energy resource technologies and changing customer expectations have created opportunities for growth in the demand side management (DSM) market. Demand response (DR) and energy efficiency programs are an important component in meeting changing regulatory requirements, supporting distributed generation, and delivering new business models and revenue streams. Between 2019 and 2028, Navigant Research expects market growth of DR and energy efficiency programs worldwide; integrated DSM will also generate operational and capital savings for program providers in more mature markets.

Growth in DSM is expected to take place in all regions of the world, with deeper savings in mature markets and new market share in regions with less program penetration. The integration of more intermittent renewables in specific regions is anticipated to look to DSM programs to provide local peak management and load shifting capabilities to the grid. Developments in more efficient, intelligent hardware and program management software are expected to offer streams of data that can be used to optimize both commercial and industrial (C&I) and residential energy ecosystems. Edge computing and data analytics will speed rates of actionable insights for program providers. 

Learn more at

Mention you are with a PLMA Member Organization and qualify for a 10% discount. To order, email [email protected].


Con Edison Seeks DR and NWA Team Managers

Con Edison has open positions for a Manager for the Demand Response team and a Manager for the Targeted Demand Management (Non-Wires) team. 

Links to postings:

Contact: Griffin Reilly [email protected]




PLMA Grows to 159 Member Organizations

Voice of Load Management Practitioners Welcomes Over 340 Energy Industry Attendees to 39th Conference in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minn. – May 14, 2019 – PLMA, the voice of load management practitioners in the energy utility industry, welcomed its 159th member organization at its Spring Board meeting yesterday, up from 42 members seven years ago. The board meeting was held in conjunction with the 39th PLMA Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, co-hosted by Xcel Energy, Great River Energy, and Minnesota Power, which is being attended by over 340 representatives from energy utility and industry allies.

At the Conference, PLMA announced 3 new publications:

  • 2018 PLMA Annual Activity Report to Members that details key achievements of PLMA in calendar year 2018.
  • PLMA Thought Leadership 2018 Compendium that includes transcripts from eight selected webcasts and conference sessions produced by PLMA in 2018.
  • Future of Distributed Energy Resources Compendium that showcases eight industry initiatives where leading utilities are partnering with their customers and allies to demonstrate the path to a more integrated approach to distributed energy resources.
Download the Publications Here

Also, at the Conference, PLMA announced eight winners of its 16th PLMA Awards. Those recognized for outstanding load management programs, initiatives and achievements in calendar year 2018 are:

Program Pacesetter

  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Olivine for Excess Supply Demand Response Program
  • Portland General Electric and Enbala for Distributed Flexibility at Scale
  • Indiana Michigan Power and Tendril for Residential Integrated Demand Side Management Approach

Technology Pioneer

  • Bonneville Power Administration, Portland General Electric, and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for Water Heater Communications
  • Rocky Mountain Power for Frequency Dispatch
  • Viking Cold Solutions for Using Thermal Energy Storage as a Grid Asset

Thought Leader

  • Efficiency Vermont, Green Mountain Power, and Dynamic Organics for Flexible Load Management
  • Eversource Energy for Commercial & Industrial Active-Demand Management Demonstration

The 16th PLMA Awards recognize industry leaders who created, during calendar year 2018, innovative ideas, methods, programs and technologies that manage end use loads to meet peak load needs and support successful grid integration of distributed energy resources. Over the past 15 years, PLMA has presented over 74 awards to recipients who have included utilities, product/service providers, end-users, and individuals responsible for load managment efforts targeted to the residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customer markets.

Learn more About the Winners Here
40th PLMA Conference

The 40th PLMA Conference will be November 4-6, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. An industry-wide call for presenters is already underway. PLMA’s national conferences presented in spring and fall provide a forum for practitioners from energy utilities, solution providers and trade allies to share dynamic load management expertise, including demand response and distributed energy resources. For two decades, PLMA conferences, educational programs and networking opportunities have brought member organizations together to develop, implement and share proven practices in a peer-to-peer network – offering load management leadership for the energy industry.

Learn More and Submit a Presentation Here

PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) is a non-profit association founded in 1999 that serves over 150 member organizations as the Voice of Load Management Practitioners. PLMA seeks to advance practical applications of dynamic load management and distributed energy resources by providing a forum where members educate each other and explore innovative approaches to program delivery, pricing constructs, and technology adoption. Learn more at

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