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ACTION ITEM:  Consider encouraging your associates who are PLMA members... as well as prospective members... to respond to the Call for Presenters for the 39th PLMA Conference at www.peakload.org/39th-plma-conference-call-for-presenters and/or for the Future of DER Compendium Call for Abstracts at www.peakload.org/future-of-der-call-for-abstracts

Member Pipeline.  Current member count is 157 organizations 
- New Members: TrickleStar, GridPoint, Applied Energy Group, Tetra Tech, City of Tallahassee Utilities 

39th Conference, Minneapolis. Registration for attendee and sponsors now open. 

Training. BGE will host the DR Market Fundamentals and DR Program Design/Implementation courses on April 8-12, 2019 in their Baltimore offices.  Last week PLMA launch a promotion of the online Intro to DR Fundamentals with an offer for anyone who registers & completes the course by Dec. 31 to be entered in a drawing for a $100 Land's End gift card for PLMA-embroidered items.  

New Award Group Co-Chair.  Mike Smith of National Grid has replaced Nick Corsetti of National Grid as a PLMA Awards Group Co-Chair.  The call for award nominations will launch in early January. 

Member News. PLMA will post your company announcements, RFPs, job posting, etc. on the PLMA website at no cost. Latest updates are: Tierra Resource Consultants Promotes Matthew Joyce to Director; and Itron Selected to be a Leading Technology Provider in California Distributed Energy Management Project.  See the latest member news at www.peakload.org/news.

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are: 38th PLMA Conference presentations and photo archive; and E4TheFuture-SEPA-PLMA Joint NWA Research Joint Webcast on Dec. 6, and Multi-User Microgrid Deployment white paper by Northeast Clean Energy Council and Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy.  Learn more and access at www.peakload.org/resources.

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and includes these upcoming activities:
Dec. 17 - Future of DER Compendium Call for Abstracts ends
Dec. 21 - 39th Conference Call for Presenters ends
Jan. 24 - PLMA presenters at AESP National Conference, San Antonio
April 8-12 - PLMA Training Course Series, Baltimore 
May 13-15 - 39th PLMA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov. 4-6 - 
40th PLMA Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida