[This message is being sent as both an email and as a post to Member Update Page at www.peakload.org/member-update--october-2018

1. Register for 38th PLMA Conference on Nov. 12-14 in Austin. Plan now to join the over 200 load management practitioners who have already registered to attend the 38th PLMA Conference.  There is no longer an extra charge to participate in the Interest Group meetings on Monday. Agenda, who's coming, and registration details are at www.peakload.org/38th-conference-attend.

2. Preview Introduction to Demand Response Fundamentals online course at www.enerdynamics.com/PLMA.  This new online training course developed by Enerdynamics with PLMA will be formally launched next week with a $79 retail price and a 20% discount for PLMA members on the entire Enerdynamics course catalog. This PLMA Education Planning Group activity is part of the PLMA Vision 2018 initiative.      

Member Pipeline.  Current member count is 145 organizations
- New Members: Oncor Electric Delivery, Olivine, IGS Energy; COI Energy Services, Chelan PUD, and Brattle Group.  EnerNOC is now Enel X 
- Lost Members: Puget Sound Energy and Natural Hawaiian Energy Institute.

Interest Group Online Discussions.  Anyone, member or not, is welcome to join the upcoming online discussions with the Women in Demand Management, Connected Devices, and DER Integration Interest Groups. Details at www.peakload.org/calendar.

AESP Collaboration.  A free joint AESP-PLMA webinar on Integrated Demand-Side Management is set for Nov. 8.  Details at www.peakload.org/calendar

Member News. PLMA will post your company announcements, RFPs, job posting, etc. on the PLMA website at no cost. Latest updates are: New Intro to DR Online Training, IPKeys and Electsolve Merger, Encycle and Lightstat Form Software/Hardware Partnership, and Encycle Introduces Swarm Service™ for Cloud-Based Control of HVAC Rooftop Units. See the latest Member News at www.peakload.org/news.

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are "The Future of Distributed Energy Resources" panel presentation at EEI Strategic Issues Roundtable, and recordings of PLMA webcasts in September on Distributed Energy Resource Integration Challenges, International Interest Group Update, and DERMS Software Selection. Learn more and access at www.peakload.org/resources.

Demand Response Training Series in Phoenix.  APS hosted 28 students for Program Design and Implementation followed by Market Fundamentals training at the headquarters office in Phoenix, October 8-12.  Training included lecture, mentored interactive exercises, and concluded with exams.  Volunteer mentors included Christine Riker, Energy Solutions; Michael Brown, NV Energy; Joe Childs, Eaton; Rich Philip, Duke Energy; and Dave Hyland, Zen Ecosystems.  Guest speakers were Lauren Carr, California ISO and Barry Ledford, CLEAResult. Trainers were Stuart Schare and Brett Feldman, Navigant; and Scott Coe, GridOptimize.

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and includes:
Oct. 25 - Working Together! A Joint Connected Devices/DER Integration Interest Group Discussion
Nov. 1 - Women in Demand Management Group Discussion: DSM Finance
Nov. 8 - AESP-PLMA joint webinar on Integrated Demand-Side Management
Nov. 12 - Demand Response Fundamentals and Evolution, Austin, Texas
Nov. 12-14 - 38th PLMA Conference, Austin, Texas
Nov. 14-15 - Utility Load Management Exchange Fall Meeting, Austin, Texas