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

ACTION ITEMS: 

1.  Review 39th PLMA Conference agenda at www.peakload.org/39th-conference-agenda and see the over 200 professionals who have already registered at www.peakload.org/39th-conference-whos-coming.  Plan now to attend.

2. Know someone who needs DR/DER training?  Recommend they take the DR Fundamentals online course and attend the next DR Fundamentals and Evolution course at 39th PLMA Conference.  Details at www.peakload.org/dr-evolution-training--minneapolis.

Member Pipeline - Current member count is 154 organizations
- New Member: First Energy, PPL, OATI, PowerSouth Electric Cooperative, Shifted Energy
- Lost Members: Ecofactor, MessageBroadcast, United Illuminating

39th PLMA Conference, Minneapolis. A new Conference Policy has been shared with all conference sponsors, incorporated into the Code of Conduct Handbook posted at www.peakload.org/policies, and referenced online at www.peakload.org/39th-conference-attend to communicate "free times" for scheduling adjacent activities.

Award Program. For the first time, PLMA is announcing the winners ahead of the conference.  Learn more about the eight winning initiatives at www.peakload.org/awards.

Training. For the DR Fundamentals and Evolution course in Minneapolis, staff has recruited volunteer instructors.  Enerdynamics reports an uptick in online course sales recently as the online training is being cross-promoted as preparation for the in-person courses.  Details at www.peakload.org/demand-response-training. The Demand Response Training sereis was completed in Baltimore was completed with 34 Students and 4 mentors in attendance during the week.  See who came to Baltimore.

Future of DER Compendium.  A pre-publication version of the document has been reviewed by all authors and peer reviewers and is in production. Staff will publish the Compendium to the general public the week of April 22 with the announcement of a 30-minute webcast to introduce the document on Thursday, May 2 at 12:30pm Eastern. The webcast will be, in effect, an online preview of the opening panel at the 39th PLMA Conference in Minneapolis.   

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are recordings from these PLMA webcasts: Southern California Edison’s Distributed Energy Storage Virtual Power Plant Project; Utility Dive’s State of the Electric Utility Industry Survey: Implications for Load Management Practitioners; and International Interest Group Planning discussion.  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. Aquanta Partners with ICF; Navigant Residential DR Report and Global DER Database; and Tetra Tech Seeks EE Evaluation Expert.  Access at www.peakload.org/news

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some upcoming activities:
- May 2 - Dialogue: Future of DER Compendium 

- May 11 - Demand Response Fundamentals and Evolution, Minneapolis
- May 11-13 - 39th PLMA Conference, Minneapolis
- May 21-23 - CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference by Parks Associates
- June 11-13 - International OpenADR Symposium: The Protocol for Distributed Energy Resources and the Future Grid

- June 27 - PLMA-AESP Join Webcast:  Intro to IDSM with Dave Hyland and Greg Wikler