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1.  Registration is now open for the 40th PLMA Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida on Nov. 4-6, 2019 at www.peakload.org/40th-plma-conference.  Please consider making plans to attend PLMA's 20th Anniversary Celebration. 

Member Pipeline - Current member count is 159 organizations
- New Member: Minnesota Power, Open Systems International, GDS Associates, Beneficial Electrification League, SolarEdge Technologies, Calico Energy, Armada Power 
- Lost Members: Omnetric, Crius Energy

Leadership Changes. 40th Conference Planning Group Co-chairs are: Melissa Knous, Duke Energy; Michael Ohlsen, City of Tallahassee Utilities; SaLisa Berrien, COI Energy Services. The Customer Engagement Group has added a 4th cochair: Tracy Schmidt of Tennessee Valley Authority. Dain Nestel resigned as Awards Group Co-Chair due to his new role at Portland General Electric. Amy Bryan resigned as At-Large Director due to her retirement from Jackson EMC.    

41st and 42nd PLMA Conferences.  Staff signed contracts with Scottsdale (Arizona) Plaza for April 20-24, 2020 and Marriott Baltimore Waterfront for November 9-12, 2020.  These were the top venue recommendations and preferred timing for APS, SRP and BGE.   

Online Training Promotion - Staff relaunched the online training course promotion that offers a drawing for a $100 coupon to PLMA's Land's End store.  All students who purchase and complete the online course between June 1 and August 1, 2019 are eligible.  Details at www.peakoad.org/new-intro-to-dr-online-training 

Speaker Bureau Update.  Ed Thomas presented to the Florida Alliance for Accelerating Solar and Storage Technology Readiness (FAASSTeR) on June 24 about the upcoming conference in St. Petersburg.  Brian Doyle and Jenny Roehm will co-present a Future of DER session at ACEEE Efficiency as a Resource Conference in October in Minneapolis. 

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are: Distributed Energy Growth report from Utility Dive, and recording from Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s Excess Supply Demand Response Program.  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: Energy Central Interviews PLMA Award Winners; Resideo Acquires Responsive Energy Efficiency Technology, Expands Smart-Home Comfort Offering; and Navigant Publishes DSM Overview Report.  Access at www.peakload.org/news 

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some upcoming activities:
June 27 - Joint AESP/PLMA Webinar on IDSM
August 13-14 - PLMA Vision 2021 Leadership Retreat in Indianapolis (invitation only)
October 1-2 - Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative 2019 Members Meeting and Fall Workshop in Minneapolis.  The annual Members Meeting & Fall Workshop is a two-day collaborative forum on the latest trends affecting energy consumers and how utilities and their partners can more effectively meet and exceed the evolving expectations of today’s consumers. Hosted by Xcel Energy at their headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn., the 9th annual Members Meeting will also cover the most pertinent areas of need in consumer research and education and where our organization’s efforts can best be focused for 2019. Details at 
November 4-6 - 40th PLMA Conference & 20th Anniversary Celebration, St. Petersburg, Florida