Member Update

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

Member Pipeline

- current member count is 140 organizations
- New Members: New Braunfels (Texas) Utilities; Illume, Powerley, Ecotagious 
- Lost Members: NJR Home Services

Demand Response Training Series in Phoenix This Fall. The 2-day DR Program Design and Implementation and DR Markets 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-PLMA Demand Response Snapshot.  SEPA and PLMA will co-produce a webinar on Sept. 6 with findings from the joint report that includes survey results from 155 utilities, a significant increase from the 104 utilities that responded last year.  Webinar details at www.peakload.org/calendar.

Branding Update.  PLMA's refreshed colors and value proposition are now online. See the fresh new look, read the article in UtilityDive, and learn more about PLMA's collaboration efforts on the home page at www.peakload.org.

Member News. PLMA will post your company announcements, RFPs, job posting, etc. on the PLMA website at no cost. Latest updates are: Navigant publishes "Natural Gas Demand Response and Non-Pipes Solutions as Alternatives to Pipeline Expansion."  See the latest Member News at www.peakload.org/news.

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are a "Practitioner Perspectives on Key AMI Issues" presentation in Bogota, Columbia for USEA by PLMA Chair Michael Brown, and recordings of PLMA webcasts in July on: Nest's Solar Eclipse Rush Hour Rewards Program and ComEd's Peak Time Savings Program as well as a Grid-Connected Home webcast co-produced by Green Tech Media with PLMA. Learn more and access at www.peakload.org/resources

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar except for the following:
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
Oct. 10-11 - GridFWD 2018 - Smart Grid NW is offering a 20% discount to PLMA member staff when you mention code 20off