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Member Pipeline.  Current member count is 152 organizations
- New Members: The Brattle Group, Chelan PUD, High West Energy, West Monroe Partners, Blackhawk Network, Leap, Tierra Energy Consultants, and Accenture.  

Executive Committee Election Results. The Executive Committee elected by the Board for the 2018-2020 term are (in alphabetical order by last name):

  • Wendy Brummer, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Justin Chamberlain, CPS Energy
  • Troy Eichenberger, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Ruth Kiselewich, ICF
  • Robin Maslowski, Navigant
  • Olivia Patterson, Opinion Dynamics
  • Christine Riker, Energy Solutions
  • Andrea Simmonsen, Idaho Power Company 

Appointments.  The Board voted to confirm the appointment of Paul Miles of PECO, an Exelon Company, to serve as Vice Chair to replace Derek Kirchner of DTE Energy.  Jeff Havranek of Sensus and Amy Bryan, of Jackson EMC have been appointed by the officers to replace Katie Panek of Westar Energy and Jane Peters of Research into Action. 

New Publications.  PLMA announced 3 new publications at the Board meeting: 

  • Joint Non-Wires Alternative Research Report – The report co-produced by PLMA and SEPA with funding from E4TheFuture details common attributes and lessons learned from 10 non-wires alternatives projects. Details at: www.peakload.org/nwa-joint-research.
  • 15th PLMA Awards Compendium – The publication includes transcripts from 2018 webcast interviews with the people behind six award-winning load management initiatives. Details at www.peakload.org/2018-winners.
  • Future of Distributed Energy Resources Compendium – A call for abstracts is now underway to identify leading industry initiatives where utilities are partnering with allies to demonstrate the path to a more integrated approach to distributed energy resources.  Details at www.peakload.org/future-of-der-call-for-abstracts 

38th Conference, Austin. Over 310 people attended the conference this week.  The presentation slides will be available at www.peakload.org/38th-Conf-Resources to all PLMA member organization staff, regardless of whether or not you registered to attend the event. 

Member News. PLMA will post your company announcements, RFPs, job posting, etc. on the PLMA website at no cost. Latest updates are: PLMA Grows to 152 Members; Connected Energy Announces Major Upgrade to CNRG at 38th PLMA Conference; PLMA is Seeking Abstracts for The Future of Distributed Energy Resources Compendium; Navigant Publishes "Bring Your Own Device DSM Programs for Utilities and Retail Energy Suppliers;" New Report Tracks Projects that meet Electricity Needs without Adding Transmission Lines; Origination/Sales Manager Opening; Encycle and PhoenixET Launch Strategic Software Partnership; and IPKeys and ElectSolve Accelerate Growth Strategies. See the latest member news at www.peakload.org/news.

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are: 38th PLMA Conference Presentations; E4TheFuture-SEPA-PLMA Joint NWA Research Report; PLMA Award-Winning Initiative Compendium; SEPA-PLMA-Navigant 2018 Utility Demand Response Snapshot; and recordings of these PLMA webcasts in October: Working Together! A Joint Connected Devices/DER Integration Interest Group Discussion, Women in Demand Management Group Discussion on DSM Finance; and Integrated Demand-Side Management – The Next Frontier. Learn more and access at www.peakload.org/resources.

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and includes:
Dec. 6, 2 p.m. Eastern- Non-Wires Alternatives: Insights from the Nation’s Leading NWA Projects, A Joint E4TheFuture, SEPA & PLMA webinar
May 13-15, 2019 - 39th PLMA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov. 4-6, 2019 - 40th PLMA Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida