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Mark Kerbel, Encycle 

Mark Kerbel as mentor

Mark Kerbel was a past PLMA Vice Chair and At-Large Director; a past Conference presenter, most recently at 35th PLMA Conference in Delray Beach; and a training mentor, most recently at the PLMA Training Series hosted by SCE in October 2015. Mark is at the far left in the photo above taken at SCE.  PLMA is making a donation in Mark's memory to the Moores Cancer Center, UCSD, San Diego.

Learn more at reprinted from www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=134066&fg=0

 

PLMA Grows to 132 Members

PLMA, the voice of demand response practitioners in the energy utility industry, welcomed its 132nd member organization at its Fall Board meeting yesterday, up from 42 members five years ago.  The board meeting was held in conjunction with the 36th PLMA Conference in Cambridge, Mass, hosted by MassSave, which is being attended by over 300 representatives from electric utility and industry allies.  Welcoming remarks at the conference were provided my Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson.  PLMA officers elected by the Board of Directors for the 2017-2019 term are: Chair:  ichael Brown, Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy; Vice Chair: Derek Kirchner, DTE Energy; Secretary: Joseph E. Childs, Eaton; and Treasurer: David Hyland, Schneider Electric.  PLMA At-Large Directors elected by the At-Large Representatives the 2017-2019 term are:      Katie Panek, Westar Energy; Jane Peters, Research Into Action; and John Powers, Extensible Energy.

Learn more at www.peakload.org.

 

News Archive

These are news items archives from 2017 and before:

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Orange & Rockland Seeks Energy Storage Solutions
Orange & Rockland announced today the release of a Request for Proposals for Non-Wires Alternatives in Pomona, NY...

Monday, December 4, 2017
Mark Kerbel, Encycle
Mark Kerbel was a past PLMA Vice Chair and At-Large Director; a past Conference presenter, most recently at 35th PLMA Conference...

Monday, November 20, 2017
NHEC Seeks Director of Access and Distributed Resources
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative is hiring a newly created Director of Access and Distributed Resources. This is a...

Monday, November 20, 2017
SEPA Beyond the Meter: Recommended Reading for a Modern Grid
Identifies key resources for a modern grid; What grid services DERs can provide; Valuation frameworks to evaluate DERs...

Monday, November 20, 2017
SEPA Utilities and Electric Vehicles: The Case for Managed Charging
Analyze load management risks; Overview of the managed charging ecosystem; Real world examples...

Monday, November 20, 2017
2017 SEPA Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot
Primer on demand response; Demand response data from SEPA’s annual survey and Navigant’s market research; Demand response policy...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
New Guide Helps Utility Program Planners Make “Solar Plus Storage” Decisions
The Community Solar Value Project (CSVP), an effort co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
PLMA Grows to 132 Members
PLMA Grows to 132 Members Voice of Demand Response Practitioners Welcomes Over 300 Energy Industry Attendees...

Thursday, November 9, 2017
DR for Renewables Integration Report from Navigant
Small amounts of intermittent renewable generation like solar and wind power have almost no measurable effect on overall system...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
KCP&L Seeks Manager for Utility Demand Response Programs
KCP&L is looking for a motivated, collaborative, highly energetic manager to lead our demand response (DR) programs to the next level...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Vaughn Introduces Thermoplastic Electric Water Heater With Lifetime Tank Warranty
Vaughn Thermal Corporation is proud to introduce its new Featherweight electric water heater line comprised of lightweight...

Monday, September 18, 2017
Itron Receives Prestigious Chairman’s Award from the Alliance to Save Energy
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Navigant Research Leaderboard: Residential Demand Response
As the global residential demand response (RDR) market has heated up in recent years, leading companies have invested heavily to...

Monday, August 28, 2017
E Source Hiring DR Research Manager
Title of position: Manager, Demand Response Research; Department: Research; Reports to: Practice Director; Overall description:...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
AESC President Announces Strategic Investment, Continued Growth and Diversification
AESC has joined the family of Energie Valsabbia Spa (EVA) companies, headquartered in Brescia Italy, as a subsidiary of their...

Friday, August 11, 2017
ComEd, Nicor Gas Tap Whisker Labs for Residential Energy Efficiency Pilot Program
Illinois’ largest electric and natural gas utilities leveraging Whisker Labs’ Connected Savings to offer incremental energy savings...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Landis+Gyr Recognized as 2017 Grid Edge Award Winner for Demand Manager Project
Landis+Gyr honored for distributed intelligence application that increases energy efficiency, supports renewables integration...

Friday, June 30, 2017
CLEAResult is Hiring
CLEAResult is hiring for these positions: Program Manager, Senior Account Manager, and Program Specialist. Learn more at:...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Navigant Publishes Report on Non-Wires Alternatives
Non-Traditional Transmission and Distribution Solutions: Market Drivers and Barriers, Business Models, and Global Market...

Monday, June 5, 2017
National Grid Job Openings in Demand Response
National Grid has this new job opening: Program Manager, Demand Response - Manage the delivery demand response programs...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Green Mountain Power Launches Smart Water Heater Program to Help Customers Save Money
Green Mountain Power is excited to offer its customers a new opportunity to be part of the energy revolution by reducing...

Sunday, April 16, 2017
3 Examples of How Demand Response Is Morphing as a Grid Resource
Demand response is shifting from one-off events to targeted solutions for daily grid operations...

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Demand response gets more diverse, customer-focused and flexible at PLMA conference
When I started working at the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) in January, one of my first jobs was to figure out...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
PLMA Recognizes Leading Electric Utility Industry Demand Response Initiatives
The 14th PLMA Awards recognize industry leaders who created, during calendar year 2016, innovative ideas, methods,...

Monday, March 27, 2017
Maximizing the Locational Value of Distributed Energy Resources
A growing number of utilities are bringing DERs onto the grid - Utility Dive’s “2016 State of the Electrical Utility Survey”...

Thursday, March 23, 2017
NYSERDA selects the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. for a Stage 2 NY Prize Community Microgrid
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced today that the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
AGL Brings Online World’s Largest Residential Virtual Power Plant​
Australia energy retailer AGL Energy (AGL) has been working for the past six months on the initial phase of what...

Friday, March 10, 2017
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Stakeholder Meeting: Demand Response
Utility-Sponsored Stakeholder Meeting to discuss the 2019 Title 24, Part 6 demand response topics will be held on March 28, 2017...

Monday, March 6, 2017
PLMA Publishes 2016 Activity Report for Members
PLMA grew to 123 electric utility and allied organization members in 2016, an increase of almost 300%...

Thursday, February 16, 2017
CPS Energy Seeks Demand Response Analyst
CPS Energy Position Available for: Demand Response Analyst Product Development 2: CPS Energy is wholeheartedly committed...

Friday, February 3, 2017
Vaughn Thermal Corp. Announces ‘Electric Thermal Storage’ Lease/Rental Program
Today, Vaughn Thermal Corporation announced the formal introduction of its  Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) Water Heater...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Dubai Electric Seeks DRMS System & Devices
The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced a tender for the procurement of Demand Response Management System (DRMS) and Demand Response...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Deadline to Comment Extended: FERC Proposes to Integrate Electricity Storage into Organized Markets
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proposed November 17, 2016 to more effectively integrate electric storage resources into organized wholesale markets to enhance competition...

Monday, January 16, 2017
Comcast’s Xfinity Home & Zen Ecosystems Announce New Partnership to Make Smart Homes Greener Homes
Best-in-Class Zen Thermostat to Join Xfinity Home’s Family of Core Devices. Today, at the Smart Home Marketplace at CES 2017...

Monday, January 16, 2017
Whisker Labs’ Connected Savings Platform Wins Mark Of Excellence
Whisker Labs, which is bringing next generation home energy intelligence technologies to market, today announced that its...


Monday, November 14, 2016
NARUC Releases Final Distributed Energy Resources Manual
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has released the final publication of its manual, Distributed Energy Resources Rate Design and Compensation...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
PLMA Grows to 119 Members
PLMA, the voice of demand response practitioners in the energy utility industry, welcomed its 119th member organization...

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Demand Response Management Systems
Assessment of Strategy and Execution for Nine Demand Response Management System Providers. As the scale of demand response...

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Power Utility Superintendent Position Opening
JOB TITLE: Superintendent; DEPARTMENT: Power; The purpose of the position is to provide general supervision and direction of the Power...

Friday, October 28, 2016
Zen Ecosystems Launches Energy Management System
Zen Ecosystems today announced the launch of Zen HQ, the simplest, most cost-effective energy management solution on the market. Zen HQ is designed to fit the unique needs...

Monday, October 24, 2016
Mosaic Power Wins 2016 MD Affordable Housing Coalition's Innovation Award
Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition—which is the leading voice for affordable housing here in Maryland—recognized PLMA member Mosaic Power with their 2016 Innovation Award...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
RFP for Designlights Consortium Support Services
From AESP: RFP for Services to Support Designlights Consortium Product List...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Sweeping Changes Proposed for Demand Response in California
A new CPUC plan calls for a ban on fossil-fuel-fired backup generators—and a far larger role for third parties. by Jeff St. John, September 07, 2016 California regulators...

Monday, September 12, 2016
Navigant Offers BYOT Report
The Total Addressable Market for U.S. Bring Your Own Thermostat Demand Response Programs is $3 Billion, According to Navigant Research. Utilities must ensure interoperability with multiple...

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Navigant Issues New DRMS Report
Demand response (DR) is an older concept that was first employed in the United States during the 1970s. As the scale and complexity of DR programs...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
ICF Hiring DR Business Leader
TICF International currently seeks a Demand Response (DR) Business Leader to join ICF’s Commercial Energy business...

Thursday, August 4, 2016
SDG&E Issues 2017 Resource Adequacy Requirement RFPs
On August 3, 2016, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) issued its 2017 Request for Proposals ("RFP") seeking eligible resources to meet Resource Adequacy Requirements...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Community Storage Initiative Conducts Leadership Forum
Community Storage Initiative Conducts Leadership Forum Local, State, and National ‘Community Storage’...

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Puget Sound Energy Demand Response RFPs - DRAFTS FILED
PSE filed draft RFPs for Commercial and Industrial Demand Response and Direct Load Control Programs with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) on June 15, 2016...

Thursday, July 21, 2016
NARUC Releases Draft Rate Design Manual
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) will convene a town hall meeting for the public and other interested parties to provide...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Mass. State Offers Peak Demand Management Grant Program
Peak Demand Management Grant Program Dear Stakeholder, The Peak Demand Management Grant Program application is now available on Commbuys at...

Thursday, July 7, 2016
City & State Reports Recognizes Paul Tyno, Past PLMA Chair, for Corporate Social Responsibility
City & State Reports, the only media company devoted solely to covering government and politics in New York, has recently honored Paul Tyno, Strategic Advisor for Energy on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus...

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Community Storage Initiative Announces Leadership Forum
The Community Storage Initiative (CSI) announced today that it will hold a Leadership Forum, July 20-21, 2016, at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since the launch of the CSI...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Navigant Research Issues New Report
Demand response (DR) is an older concept that harkens back to when it was first employed in the United States in the 1970s. At that time, DR was implemented as a component of the energy conservation focus of demand-side management (DSM) programs...

Monday, June 13, 2016
Obama Administration Announces Federal and Private Sector Actions on Scaling Renewable Energy and St
President Obama believes in the need to transition to a cleaner, more reliable, and affordable 21st century power grid. Under his leadership, transformations in how we produce and consume electricity...

Monday, June 6, 2016
City of Austin RFP Seeks 3rd Party Aggregator for Austin Energy SHINES
The purpose of this solicitation is to identify a 3rd party Contractor to provide integrated Energy Storage Systems (ESS) and control software with aggregation capability at select commercial sites...

Friday, June 3, 2016
Community Solar + Demand Response: Three Steps For Utilities To Consider
Community solar is hot, and customers have more opportunity than ever to participate in the solar revolution – whether or not their own roof can accommodate panels. Well-designed community shared solar...

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Introducing Aquanta: A “Learning” Water Heater Controller
Controlling and maintaining the home’s water heater just got infinitely easier, more convenient - and smarter - with the launch of the Aquanta Water Heater Controller, a first-of-its-kind system...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Consumer Energy Platform in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
National Grid, a leading utility provider in the Northeast, today announced the introduction of its ConnectedSolutions platform in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The innovative consumer energy platform...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
PLMA Demand Response Training Series Travels to Georgia, Missouri
PLMA will present training courses for electric utility industry professionals in Georgia in June, and Missouri...

Monday, May 23, 2016
Women in DR Update: Understanding the Storage and DR Relationship, May 26
Gwen Resendes of Bonneville Power Authority will facilitate this discussion to delve into the technology and operations...

Friday, May 20, 2016
BPA, Energy Northwest demand response project wins national award
On April 19, the Peak Load Management Alliance recognized the Pacific Northwest Aggregated Demand Response Commercial Demonstration Project at its annual awards in San Francisco...

Thursday, April 28, 2016
PLMA Joins with Electricity Industry Groups to Create Community Storage Initiative
PLMA has joined with the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, National Resources Defense...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
PLMA Grows to 100 Members
PLMA welcomed its 100th member organization at its April Board meeting, up from 50 members only three years...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
PLMA Recognizes Leading Electric Utility Industry Demand Response Initiatives
PLMA announced eight winners of its 13th Annual PLMA Awards. The Awards were presented during the 17th...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Dynamic Pricing Report Published
Dynamic pricing for products exists in many aspects of society, including airline tickets, theater and sporting event tickets, subway fares,...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
ecobee Wins Sole Supplier for Energy Efficiency Programs
ecobee Inc., maker of the first wifi smart thermostat, was selected as the sole smart thermostat for two energy efficiency (EE) and demand response (DR) programs. Customers of Gulf Power and...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
NARUC Staff Subcommittee on Rate Design Seeks Input
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Staff Subcommittee on Rate Design is seeking input via a survey as it prepares a manual on distributed energy resources (DER)...

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Job Opening at National Theatre for Children
Effective immediately, The National Theatre for Children, a Minneapolis based company, long standing for 38 years, is looking for a highly qualified person to fill a Manager level full time position...

Monday, March 14, 2016
Integrated EE & DR Drivers, Barriers, Trends, and Forecasts
Integrated demand-side management (IDSM) has been a topic among DSM professionals and utilities for a decade. However, efforts to integrate energy efficiency and demand response (DR)...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
SDG&E issues 2016 Preferred Resources Local Capacity Requirement Request for Offer
On February 26, 2016, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“SDG&E”) issued its 2016 RFO seeking preferred resources to meet its Local Capacity Requirements established in Decision 14-03-004...

Friday, February 26, 2016
You’ve Heard Elections Matter? Timing Matters Too
You have undoubtedly heard the catch phrase “Elections Matter” to describe the results of political battles between the Left and Right. The winners of presidential and congressional elections...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Notice of Intent to Issue BPA FY 17 Technology Innovation Funding Opportunity Announcement
The Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) office of Technology Innovation (TI) sponsors an annual Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for research and development projects...

Thursday, February 11, 2016
PLMA Publishes 2015 Annual Report to Members
PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) announced eight winners of its 13th Annual PLMA Awards. The Awards were presented...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
NRECA, NRDC & PLMA Launch “Community Storage” Initiative; Unveil Brattle Group Research
Electric Co-ops and Natural Resources Defense Council Launch “Community Storage” Initiative; Unveil New Research from The...

Monday, January 25, 2016
Supreme Court upholds FERC Order 745
UtilityDive is reporting..... The Supreme Court issued a ruling on Monday upholding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) authority to regulate demand response (DR) programs...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Bring Your Own Thermostat Demand Response Report from Navigant
Utilities across the United States have been piloting bring your own thermostat (BYOT) demand response (DR) programs since 2012. These programs have been replacing the legacy direct install strategies that use pre-selected one-way thermostat models...


Monday, December 28, 2015
FERC Staff Issue Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering Report
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff has released its 10th annual report on demand response and advanced metering as required by Section 1252(e)(3) of Energy Policy...

Monday, December 28, 2015
Smart Meters, Demand Response On The Rise
Customers are continuing to engage more in their electricity use through smart meters and demand response programs, according to a 2015 report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s staff...

Monday, December 21, 2015
NARUC Forms Rate Design Subcommittee for DER
State regulators wrestle with distributed generation and the new grid. Getting Distributed Generation Right. Read the Energy Times article...

Friday, December 11, 2015
The Price is Right? Demand response on appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court recently heard legal arguments on the fate of FERC Order 745, one of the most highly contested cases on electric utility regulation to come before the High Court...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Vaughn Thermal Corporation Settles Dispute over DOE Ruling
Vaughn Thermal Corporation (Vaughn) recently settled a dispute with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) over the production of large-capacity ETS (electric thermal storage) water heaters...

Thursday, November 12, 2015
RFP for AUTEC Electrical Load Shedding / DRU Implementation
BRPH Architects – Engineers is a 50-year firm headquartered in Melbourne, FL http://brph.com. We are currently working on a US Navy project that was originally designed by another firm...

Monday, November 9, 2015
PLMA Elects New Leadership; Achieves Over 87 Member Organizations
The PLMA elected new Officers and At-Large Directors, and announced it has achieved its greatest number of...

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Portland General Electric Seeks Senior Analyst
Portland General Electric values the energy of teamwork, diversity, and innovation to provide our customers with safe and reliable power. As Oregon’s largest provider...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Director of Business Development For Apogee Interactive
We're not looking for the traditional salesperson. To succeed in this position, you'll need be able to constructively challenge the status quo, thrive in ambiguous situations that give you the flexibility...

Friday, October 30, 2015
Navigant Offers Behavioral and Analytical Demand-Side Management Report
Behavioral and analytical demand-side management (DSM) are relatively new methods for discovering and promoting energy savings that have the potential to reduce costs for energy consumers beyond what traditional DSM programs have achieved...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Southern California Edison Launches its Demand Response Auction Mechanism Pilot RFO
Southern California Edison (SCE) is pleased to announce that it has launched a Demand Response Auction Mechanism Pilot Requests for Offers (DRAM RFO). Information and documents regarding the DRAM...

Monday, August 24, 2015
President Obama Announces New Actions to Bring Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency to Households
President Obama is committed to taking responsible steps to address climate change, promote clean energy and energy efficiency, drive innovation, and ensure a cleaner, more stable environment...

Monday, August 24, 2015
A New Era of Demand Response
Demand Response (DR) capability in North America has grown considerably in the past five years, both at utilities and within competitive markets...

Friday, August 14, 2015
[CPS Energy] RFP for DR Management System
Please review the RFP for Demand Response Management System. at www.peakload.org/resource/resmgr/Files/RFP_Demand_Response_Manageme.pdf. This Proposal is due on 08-28-2015...

Monday, August 10, 2015
[Austin Energy] Power Partner Thermostat Program "Call for Vendor Participation"
Austin Energy is proud to announce a call for vendors to participate in our Power PartnerSM Thermostat Program...

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Austin Energy Hiring Environmental Conservation Program Manager (Energy Efficiency Services)
Below and at https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/49355 you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying...

Thursday, August 4, 2015
AEMA Commends Regulators’ Resolution on Demand Response
The Advanced Energy Management Alliance (AEMA) was pleased today with the adoption by the Organization of PJM States, Inc. (OPSI), a group of regulatory commissions—all located within the PJM independent system...

Monday, July 20, 2015
Landmark Northwest study reveals smart grid pros and cons
A recently completed $178-million Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project led by Battelle demonstrated that smart grids...

Monday, July 13, 2015
Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Demand Response
Demand response (DR) is becoming a growing part of the resource base that electric system operators depend on to maintain reliability on the grid...

Monday, July 13, 2015
Demand Response Moves to the Mainstream
The idea of energy efficiency and demand reduction as a “fifth fuel” after coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewables...

Monday, June 29, 2015
Order Adopting Dynamic Load Management Filings With Modifications
In the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding,1 a process has been adopted for transitioning the electric system to new paradigm focused on harnessing new technology and markets...

Sunday, June 28, 2015
RFP from CPS Energy for Mid Market Demand Response Solution
CPS Energy is interesting in acquiring a Contractor(s) to provide Mid Market Demand Response Solution for a 2-year period. There will be NO pre-Proposal meeting for this RFP...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Fall Conference "Call for Presenters" Ends July 10
PLMA is seeking session presentation proposals through Friday, July 10 for the 16th PLMA Fall Conference ...

Monday, June 8, 2015
SPEER study shows Demand Response could have saved Texans more than $200 million in reduced power co
A modest number of consumers strategically reducing their demand for electricity in Texas on only five total days in 2012 and 2013 could have reduced power costs for all consumers in the state...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Hawaiian Electric Demand Response Management System RFP
On May 22, 2015 Hawaiian Electric issued an RFP for a Demand Response Management System. Interested parties can download the RFP at...

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Vaughn Thermal Brings Grid-Enabled Water Heater To Market
On April 30, 2015, President Obama signed the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 (S.535). The legislation contains a bi-partisan provision that allows manufacturers to produce...

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Bangladesh Load Control RFQ
I am working with the electric utilities here in Bangladesh on developing a set of DSM measures to help manage peak demand...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Demand Response Spending is Expected to Exceed $1.3 Billion a Year by 2024
Automated demand response is becoming a viable alternative in both the commercial and industrial and the residential sectors, report concludes. A new report from Navigant Research...

Monday, May 4, 2015
Supreme Court to hear FERC Order 745 case over demand response rules
The U.S. Supreme Court decided on Monday that it will hear the case over Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 745. The court will review the DC Circuit Court's May 2014...

Friday, May 1, 2015
Governor Cuomo Announces First NY Prize Awards For Five Energy Microgrids Across New York
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced funding for five energy microgrids across New York State as part of the first phase of the NY Prize Community Microgrid Competition...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
PLMA Recognizes Leading Electric Utility Industry Demand Response Initiatives
PLMA announced five winners of its 12th Annual PLMA Awards. The Awards were presented during the 16th PLMA...

Friday, April 24, 2015
The Rise of the Energy Cloud Signals a Fundamental Shift in the Power Sector, According to Navigant
The spread of distributed generation offers both challenges and opportunities for incumbent utilities, white paper finds. A new white paper from Navigant Research analyzes...

Monday, April 6, 2015
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Issues RFI with May 1 Deadline
(April 3, 2015) New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Inc. has issued a Request for Information for Demand Response Services, Software and Equipment...

Thursday, February 26, 2015
New York State Announces Reforms to Energy Utility Industry
New requirements will ensure reliable, clean and low-cost power to consumers Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new reforms to the energy and utility industry, requiring the integration...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
PLMA Membership Grows to Over 75 Electric Utilities and Allies
PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) grew to over 75 electric utility and allied organization members...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Extensible Energy Launches DOE Funded Project
Extensible Energy, a San Francisco-area energy consulting and analytics firm, will engage Sacramento (California) Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Albuquerque, New Mexico-based PNM, and other utilities...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
2015 Survey Reveals: Utilities want to seize emerging opportunities, but must solve old challenges
What will electric utilities look like in twenty years? The results of Utility Dive’s second annual 2015 State of the Electric Utility Survey...

Thursday, January 15, 2015
PLMA Accepting Nominations for 12th Awards Program
PLMA is now accepting nominations of the best demand response programs, initiatives and achievements from calendar...


Wednesday, December 24, 2014
FERC Staff Issue Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering Report
This report is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff’s (Commission staff’s) ninth annual report on demand response and advanced metering required by section 1252(e)(3)...

Friday, December 5, 2014
PLMA Report: DR Is More Essential and More in Flux Than Ever
The resounding message of the Peak Load Management Alliance fall conference in Philadelphia earlier this month...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Hawaiian Electric seeks information on private partners to boost electricity demand management
Demand Response will save customers money while increasing clean energy use HONOLULU, December 2, 2014 – The Hawaiian Electric Companies are looking for information on private companies...

Friday, November 21, 2014
16th PLMA Spring Conference "Call for Presenters" Now Underway
PLMA is seeking session presentation proposals through Friday, December 12 for the 16th PLMA Spring Conference...

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Heinrich Introduces Bill To Modernize Nation’s Electric Transmission Grid
Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced a bill (S. 2947) to remove barriers to creating a cleaner...

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Hawaiian Electric Company Demand Response Services and Technology Providers Request for Information
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to identify potential sources of services that can enable and support the Demand Response (DR) initiatives of the Companies...

Saturday, November 15, 2014
PLMA Restructures Member Dues to Attract More Utilities
The PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) Board of Directors is restructuring its member dues to encourage more utility and...

Thursday, November 13, 2014
PLMA Elects New Leadership
The PLMA elected a new slate of Executive Committee members at its recent board meeting ahead of its 15th Fall Conference...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Skipping Stone Partner Appointed to Department of Commerce Committee
Skipping Stone announced today the appointment of Partner Ross Malme to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee to the US Secretary of Commerce...

Thursday, November 6, 2014
New Report Published on Demand Response for Commercial & Industrial Markets
Demand response (DR) is a concept that harkens back to the 1970s, when it was first employed in the United States. At that time, DR was implemented as a component of the energy conservation focus...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
US appeals court grants FERC stay on Order 745
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit yesterday granted FERC's request for a stay on the decision that vacated Order 745. The commission sought the appeal so it could take...

Thursday, October 9, 2014
California PUC President Issues Statement on Future Plans
The California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) President, Michael R. Peevey, today issued the following statement...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
EnerNOC CEO Tim Healy to Keynote Two Leading Energy Conferences
EnerNOC, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENOC), a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), announced today that EnerNOC CEO Tim Healy has been selected to deliver keynote addresses at...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
PJM Releases White Paper: The Evolution of Demand Response in PJM Wholesale Markets
Today, PJM posted a proposed approach to demand response’s participation in PJM’s wholesale market in the future. The Evolution of Demand Response in the PJM Wholesale Market...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
PLMA Launches Demand Response Training Series
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is launching a Demand Response Training Series in response to priorities...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Landis+Gyr to Partner with Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and National Grid on Energy Modernization
he Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC Inc.) announced today that it will partner with National Grid and Landis+Gyr for an energy study that will develop strategies to improve...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
IPKeys to Provide Energy Demand Response Aggregation Services
IPKeys, announced today its formal entry into the Energy Demand Aggregation Market with the establishment of the wholly owned subsidiary, IPKeys Power Partners...

Monday, September 15, 2014
EcoFactor Appoints Matthew Plante as CEO
EcoFactor®, the leader in cloud-based home energy management services, today announced the appointment of Matthew Plante as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately...

Monday, September 15, 2014
Thermostats Are Emphasis for Newest PLMA Interest Group
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) announces that Brian Doyle and Lee Hamilton of Xcel Energy are co-leading...

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Residential Demand Response Sites Expected to Reach Nearly 65 Million by 2023
Residential demand response (DR), in the form of programs designed to encourage consumers to use less electricity during peak hours and to shift their energy use to off-peak times...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
New York Agencies Release Residential Customer Survey Results
In an effort to inform the NYS Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding, the New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC), in partnership...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
EcoFactor Delivers Verified Energy and Demand Results that Surpass the Competition
Third Party report shows EcoFactor outperforms all other Home Energy Management solutions including Nest and Opower by achieving 4kW per home demand savings and 11 percent AC energy savings...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Cost-Effective Energy Storage Patent Awarded to Steffes Corporation
This past week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent to the Steffes Corporation for its design of a system to use domestic water heaters and other appliances to store renewable wind...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Two National Alliances to Conduct Joint Meeting on Electricity Demand Response Issues
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) will co-locate its 15th Fall Conference with the fall meeting of the Advanced...

Thursday, July 17, 2014
SPEER Releases Report on Smart Energy in Texas
The South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER), today released “An Update on Smart Energy in Texas.” The report examines the promise and potential of smart energy in Texas...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Women in Demand Response Becomes Focus for New PLMA Interest Group
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) announces that Elody Samuelson of Consumers Energy in Michigan, Heather...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
FERC to Seek en banc Review of Demand Response Ruling
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Acting Chairman Cheryl LaFleur today announced that FERC will ask the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to rehear...

Thursday, June 5, 2014
PLMA Seeks Training Partners for Demand Response Training Series
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is seeking interest from member companies and other industry allies in providing...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Demand response helps bring more wind to the grid
by Jill K. Cliburn in Intelligent Energy, May 27, 2014 - While high-profile innovators, like Tesla Motors, Solar City, and even GE’s big-wind division are touting battery storage as the holy grail of renewable energy...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
PJM Capacity Market Secures New And Diverse Resources To Meet Future Electricity Demand
The results of PJM Interconnection's recent auction to procure power supplies three years into the future continues an overall trend toward more gas-fired generation and increasing diversity of resources...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Appeals court vacates FERC order on demand response compensation in RTO markets
A federal appeals court vacated a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rule (Order No. 745) requiring that demand-response resources...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
15th PLMA Fall Conference "Call for Presenters" Due May 30th
PLMA is seeking session presentation proposals for the 15th PLMA Fall Conference set for November 4-5, 2014...

Friday, May 16, 2014
Hawaii Energy Excelerator Seeking Applicants for 2015 Cohort
On June 1, 2014, Energy Excelerator applications open for its 2015 seed and growth cohorts. The startup program...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Skipping Stone Opens Tokyo Office
Skipping Stone announced today the opening of their Tokyo, Japan office and the addition of Sumitaka Matsumoto, who will head Japanese market development activities for Skipping Stone...

Friday, April 25, 2014
SEDC Publishes "Mapping Demand Response in Europe Today"
The Smart Energy Demand Coalition is happy to announce the publication of our report “Mapping Demand Response in Europe Today”...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLMA Recognizes Leading Energy Utility Demand Response Initiatives
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) announced seven winners of its 11th Annual PLMA Awards. The Awards...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
PLMA Releases Spring Demand Response Market Research Report
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) today released its Spring Demand Response Market Research Report...

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Skipping Stone Partner Elected to NAESB Committee
Skipping Stone announced today that the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) has confirmed the election of Ross Malme, Partner, Skipping Stone, LLC...

Thursday, April 3, 2014
EcoFactor Joins Board of Peak Load Management Alliance
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) today announced that EcoFactor has joined the organization’s Board of Directors. EcoFactor CMO Ted Fagenson will provide insight for and participate...

Friday, March 14, 2014
NV Energy Market and Technology Trials Request for Information
The purpose of this request for information (RFI) is to obtain a bidders list for interested parties that would like to receive NV Energy’s Market and Technology Trials program Request for Proposal...

Friday, March 7, 2014
London is looking for innovative ways of changing electricity use at times of peak demand
London City is currently providing a unique business opportunity for any company that can provide a good solution for the presented challenge: Londoners beating the Electricity Challenge....

Thursday, February 27, 2014
EcoFactor Debuts Residential HVAC Performance Monitoring Service
Consumers can save thousands on repairs and energy costs by identifying HVAC system malfunctions early. EcoFactor, the leader in cloud-based home energy services...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
PLMA Awards Nomination Deadline is Feb. 27
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is accepting nominations through February 28 for the best demand response programs...

Monday, February 17, 2014
EnerNOC Acquires Leading Irish Demand Response Company Activation Energy
EnerNOC, Inc. Nasdaq:ENOC), a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), announced today that it has acquired Dublin-based Activation Energy, the leading provider of demand response...

Monday, February 17, 2014
EnerNOC Acquires Leading European Demand Response Company Entelios AGe
EnerNOC, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENOC), a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), today announced that it has acquired Entelios AG, a leading provider of demand response in Europe...

Thursday, February 13, 2014
LIPA Seeks Energy Storage and Demand Response Resources
LIPA seeks to purchase capacity, energy, and ancillary services as applicable, pursuant to a long-term power purchase agreement from new resources available no later...


Wednesday, December 18, 2013
California ISO unveils roadmap to advance a smarter, stronger power grid
The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) released its "Demand Response and Energy Efficiency Roadmap: Maximizing...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Lack of Utility Funding Hinders Demand Response and Energy Efficiency Consumer Engagement Programs
A free digital e-book, exclusively designed for demand response and energy efficiency consumer engagement program managers at energy utilities, has been introduced by NTC...

Friday, December 13, 2013
PLMA Members can now Prepay 2014 Conference Fees with Membership Renewal
In response to member requests, the PLMA Executive Committee has agreed to allow PLMA members the option...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
PLMA Accepting Nominations for Best 2013 DR Programs and Practices
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is now accepting nominations of the best demand response programs and practices...

Monday, November 11, 2013
PLMA Re-elects Officers, Achieves Over 50 Members
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) re-elected its Officers and announced that it has achieved its greatest number...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
PLMA Introduces eNewsletter
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) today introduced a new weekly enewsletter collaboration titled Utility Dive...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
FERC Staff Report on Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering
This report is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff’s (Commission staff’s) eighth annual report on demand response and advanced metering. It fulfills a requirement of the Energy...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
PLMA Releases Fall Demand Response Market Trends Survey
Today the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) released its Demand Response Market Trends Survey for Fall 2013 which...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
PLMA Recognizes Joel Gilbert with Founder Award
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) today announced Joel Gilbert is the recipient of the PLMA Founder Award for 2013...

Monday, October 14, 2013
Carrier Introduces Energy Demand System
Utilities are facing significant challenges with regard to reliable supply and delivery of energy. These challenges provide opportunities for energy and cost savings through demand management...

Monday, October 7, 2013
California CPUC to Hold Workshops on Demand Response OIR
On Sept. 19, the California Public Service Commission (CPUC) authorized a new rulemaking on Demand Response (R.13-09-011). The CPUC Energy Division is setting up two workshops in October as a venue...

Monday, September 23, 2013
New World of Demand Response Coming to California in the Next Two Years
The attached Order Instituting Rulemaking (OIR) from the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) will identify new rules, who gets to participate...

Monday, August 12, 2013
Grid-Interactive Electric Water Heaters Become Focus for Peak Load Management Alliance
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) has announced that Gary Connett of Great River Energy will lead the formation...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
SEDC Publishes Demand Response Action Plan for Europe
The Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC) has published a paper titled "A Demand Response Action Plan For Europe – Regulatory requirements and market models.” The purpose of the paper...

Monday, August 5, 2013
Former FERC Commissioner, NERC Director to present at 14th PLMA Fall Confer
Former Federal Energy Regulator Commissioner Nora Brownell and North American Energy Regulatory Corporation Director...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
OpenADR 2.0 Workshop on Sept 23-24 in Southern Calif
QualityLogic, the official test tool vendor to the OpenADR Alliance, offers a one-day on site workshops or two day open enrollment classes for companies and organizations interested in developing...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
PLMA Demand Response Dialogue Webinar Series Takes Provocative Look at Energy Utility of the Future
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) today introduced a new kind of webinar that allows for more dialogue with focused...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
OpenADR Alliance Releases 2.0b Profile Specification for Full Featured Demand Response Programs
The OpenADR Alliance today announced the release of the OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification, a full-feature specification for complex energy management solutions supporting demand response...

Thursday, June 13, 2013
A Provocative Look at the Utility of the Future
Demand response continues to teach lessons about customer interaction. Successful implementation requires robust communications with customers, both human and machine, which must be founded...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
How to Get Members on Load Control
What percentage of members does your electric cooperative have on some form of load control? Five percent? Ten percent?....

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Hawaiian Electric Opportunity
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit product information from manufactures and technology providers for equipment...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Spring Conference Market Research Report Indicates Strong Growth Prospects for Demand Response
Today the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) released its spring Demand Response (DR) Market Research Report which measured...

Thursday, April 25, 2013
10th Annual PLMA Awards Program Recognizes Leading Demand Response Programs and Practices
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) today announced four demand response programs that are winners of the 10thAnnual...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
REGEN Energy Inc. Announces Strategic Agreement with Carrier
REGEN Energy Inc™, developer of the patented wireless Swarm Energy Management™ electrical demand management and dynamic load control technology, announces a new agreement with Carrier...

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Final Results of the Measurement & Verification Working Group
In July 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) staff and the Department of Energy (DOE) jointly submitted to Congress a required "Implementation Proposal for the National...

Monday, February 25, 2013
Live Web Stream Tomorrow from GreenGov Dialogue on Demand Response
On Tuesday, February 26th from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will host...

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Skipping Stone Partner to Present to Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Skipping Stone partner, Ross Malme, will give a presentation to the Metro Atlanta Chamber Clean Tech Leadership Council on Thursday, February 21st. The presentation will serve...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
FERC Chair and Texas PUC Commissioner to Keynote at PLMA Spring Conference
The agenda for PLMA's Spring Conference in Austin on April 24-25 now includes keynotes by both FERC Chair and Texas...

Thursday, February 14, 2013
PLMA Accepting Nominations for Best Demand Response Programs and Practices
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is now accepting nominations of the best demand response programs and best...

Friday, February 1, 2013
SPEER Summit Early Bird Pricing Ends February 1
The SPEER Energy Efficiency Summit is designed to explore, further develop, and prioritize policies and strategies needed to push energy efficiency forward in new buildings, existing buildings...

Friday, January 25, 2013
FERC Chair Wellinghoff to Keynote at PLMA Conference
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) today announced that The Honorable Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of the Federal...

Monday, January 21, 2013
Reliability Risks to US Power Grid Identified in New Skipping Stone White Paper on Synchronization
Skipping Stone released today a whitepaper on the natural gas and power markets that, in addition to identifying the problems posed by lack of synchronization, provides a series...

Saturday, January 12, 2013
PLMA Names Ed Thomas as Executive Director
Ed Thomas has joined PLMA as Executive Director. "The addition of Ed Thomas to PLMA continues to increase our value to members...


Saturday, December 15, 2012
FERC Publishes Assessment of Demand Response & Advanced Metering Staff Report
According to information provided by survey respondents to the FERC 2012 Demand Response and Advanced Metering Survey, the potential demand response resource contribution...

Sunday, November 25, 2012
NERC Publishes 2012 Long Term Reliability Assessment
This assessment was prepared by NERC in its capacity as the Electric Reliability Organization and provides an independent view of the 10‐year reliability outlook for the North American BPS, while identifying trends...

 
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