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ACTION ITEMS: 

1.  Registration and the Call for Presenters 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 becoming a presenter and make plans to attend PLMA's 20th Anniversary Celebration.  In particular, help us recruit presenters and attendees from Florida and the Southeastern region.

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

39th PLMA Conference, Minneapolis. Over 335 people participated in the conference last week. The presentation slides are at www.peakload.org/39th-Conf-Resources  behind your password and you can see who came at www.peakload.org/39th-conference-whos-coming

Future of DER Compendium. Published at www.peakload.org/future-of-der-compendium with mentions in Utility Dive, Smart Grid Today, and Energy Central.  Over 100 registrants for May 2 webcast which was positioned as an online "launch."

Award Program.  Winner announcement went out April 17 via email, social media and online media release service and presented during conference ceremony.  Each winner will be featured in a Load Management Dialogue series starting May 23.  Details at www.peakload.org/awards

Utility Dive. The Utility Dive: Demand Response weekly email newsletter that Utility Dive produces in partnership with PLMA relaunched as Utility Dive: Load Management with the May 15 issue.  Also, PLMA is sponsoring a new Utility Dive Trendline report on DER Growth.  Get a glimpse at behind a gated Utility Dive page that generates leads for PLMA marketing communications efforts at CLICK HERE.

Energy Central.  The Energy Central Energy Management Professionals online community will be relaunched as the Energy Central Load Management Professionals online community in partnership with PLMA by month-end.  A preview will be sent to all Board members ahead of the public launch.

Podcast Channels are Live. The May 2 Dialogue was the first to be offered in the traditional gotowebinar as well as the new podcast subscription format that allows listeners to receive push notifications from their favorite podcast platform.  Details at www.peakload.org/podcast 

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are: Future of Distributed Energy Resources Compendium, 39th PLMA Conference Resources; and recording from Future of DER Compendium webcast.  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: Con Edison Seeks DR and NWA Team Managers; PLMA Grows to 159 Member Organizations; Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions has an Exciting Leadership Opportunity; Honeywell Announces Major Expansion of the DemandSite(tm) Energy Management Platform for Energy Providers; and Tantalus Load Management Solution Portfolio Expands with Addition of 4-Relay Load Control Switch. Access at www.peakload.org/news

Calendar of Events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some upcoming activities:
- May 23 - PLMA Load Management Dialogue: PG&E Excess Supply DR Program with PG&E and Olivine
- June 11-13 - International OpenADR Symposium: The Protocol for Distributed Energy Resources and the Future Grid (member event)
- Nov. 4-6 - 40th PLMA Conference & 20th Anniversary Celebration, St. Petersburg, Florida