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

ACTION ITEMS:

1. Need demand response and distributed energy resource training or know some who does?  Register for courses online or coming up in April at BGE offices in Baltimore.  Details at www.peakload.org/demand-response-training.

2.  Plan now to participate in the 39th PLMA Conference set for May 13-15 in Minneapolis.  Details at www.peakload.org/39th-plma-conference .

Member Pipeline.  Current member count is 154 organizations 
- New Members: Eversource, Virtual Peaker
- Lost Members: Westar Energy (merged with KCPL), Next Energy, mClimate, E.ON, Enernex

Training. BGE will host the DR Market Fundamentals and DR Program Design/Implementation courses on April 8-12, 2019 in their Baltimore offices.  George Beatty of Xcel Energy and Erin Elmiger of Threshold each won a $100 Land's End gift card for PLMA-embroidered items in a random drawing of those who completed the new DR Fundamentals online course by Dec. 31, 2018.  Learn more about the online and Baltimore courses at www.peakload.org/demand-response-training

39th PLMA Conference, Minneapolis.  Patrik Ronnings of Xcel Energy and Jeff Haase of Great River Energy are the Conference Planning Group Co-chairs.  Over 60 session abstracts were received and scoring is now underway by over 60 volunteers.  The agenda will be announced online by February 11.  Registration is open at www.peakload.org/39th-plma-conference 

DistribuTECH Collaboration.  PLMA will host another Member Breakfast Meetup at the legendary Mother's Restaurant on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 8-9am just before the opening general  session. Details and RSVP link at www.peakload.org/calendar.  Also, Distributech has again recognized PLMA as an Association Partner with a 15% attendee registration discount to all PLMA member staff.  They also are offering an exhibitor discount to PLMA members who are first-time exhibitors.  Details at www.peakload.org/calendar

Publications.  Staff is planning to complete by end of January the 2018 Annual Member Activity Report in a style similar to last year and a Thought Leadership 2018 Compendium with transcripts of 8 webcasts and conference sessions from 2018.  Over 20 submissions were received for the Future of DER Compendium and peer review is now underway with volunteers from the DER Integration and Thought Leadership groups.

Member News. PLMA will post your company announcements, RFPs, job postings, etc. on the PLMA website at no cost. Latest updates are: CPS Energy Seeks Assessment Service, HVAC Energy Savings with Swarm Logic, and Eversource Seeks Demand Management Consultant. Access at www.peakload.org/news.

Resource Directory UpdatesThe most recent additions are: Distribution System Costs Associated with the Deployment of Photovoltaic Systems, and Distributed Energy Resources Management Systems,  Access at www.peakload.org/resources

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and includes these upcoming activities:
Jan. 24 - PLMA presenters at AESP National Conference, San Antonio
Jan. 31 - Dialogue: Smart Home & DR with Denise Ernst, Parks Associates & Rich Philip, Duke Energy
Feb 5 - Member Meet-up Breakfast at Distributech, New Orleans
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