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Member Update, April 2020

1. Still Time to Register for the 41st PLMA Conference. 
Join the over 650 people have already registered for the 41st PLMA Conference, originally scheduled to be presented in Scottsdale, Arizona, which will instead be presented online with a mix of live and pre-recorded content presented at no charge to members and non-members alike.  The updated conference agenda includes live 2-hour-long webcasts on Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22 as well as pre-recordings of much of the rest of the previously scheduled conference content as practical.  The pre-recordings will be made available to all conference registrants for your binge-watching pleasure starting on April 20.  Learn more and register for free at www.peakload.org/41st-plma-conference.

Member Pipeline - Current member count is 165 organizations

- New Members: none
- Lost Members: Waterfurnace 

41st Conference, online. Over 600 people have registered at the revamped event website at www.peakload.org/41st-plma-conference.  Presenters and staff are pre-recording sessions for posting beginning on April 20, and rehearsing live sessions for presentation on April 21 & 22.  Register for free for the 41st PLMA Conference at www.peakload.org/41st-conference-attend for access to the live and pre-recorded sessions.  Please encourage others to register for free as well; especially those in your organization who would benefit from the content and might not have been able to participate in the conference had it been presented in Scottsdale.  Special thanks to our online conference sponsors: Eaton, EFI, EnergyHub, and OpenADR Alliance.     

Management Transition. Public announcement made of Rich Philip and Judy Knight's hiring at www.peakload.org/plma-exec-director-named.  They will both participate in the board meeting on April 20. 

Connected Devices Interest Group.  J.T. Thompson of Enbala has been approved as a co-chair for the Connected Devices Interest Group.  Learn more about this group at www.peakload.org/connecteddevices

Debbie Lindeman Recovering. Debbie Lindeman of Tucson Electric Power ([email protected]) was in a very bad auto accident on December 8.  The car she was in was hit by a drunk driver from behind while driving on a 2-lane highway.  The drunk driver was traveling in excess of 100 MPH and the crash launched her car 50 feet and it rolled 4 times. She and the others in the car survived but she sustained multiple injuries.  Debbie reports she is progressing very slowly and is slowly able to increase her work hours.  She asked us to remind everyone that seat belts save lives. 

43rd PLMA Conference, Scottsdale.  Officers approved staff execution of Scottsdale Plaza contract date change to May 10-12, 2021 for 43rd PLMA Conference. 

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are webcast/podcast recordings from these PLMA activities:  The Promise and Progress of Integrated EE and DR Programs, Behavioral DR Programs, and DOE’s Future Connected Communities: Validating Buildings as a Grid Resource.  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:  West Monroe Partners Thought Pieces on COVID-19; and PLMA Names New Executive Director and Chief Development Officer.  Access at www.peakload.org/news  

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some other upcoming activities:
April 20-22 - 41st PLMA Conference, online
April 23 - ULME Spring Meeting, online
May 7 - Dialogue: Cost-Effectiveness Testing w/E4TheFuture
July 13-18 - PLMA Training Series, Irwindale, Calif.
Nov. 9-11 - 42nd PLMA Conference, Baltimore
May 10-12, 2021 - 43rd PLMA Conference, Scottsdale