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This is a blog to keep members apprised of on-going association management issues.  Updates are posted monthly and at other times as necessary.

Member Update

 

This message is being sent as both an email and as a post to PLMA's Member Update webpage at www.peakload.org/member-update--june-2021. You will need to sign in to the PLMA website for access. 

Subject: Member Update, June 2021

ACTION ITEM:

  1. Take a look at PLMA's new Load Management Resource Center, a searchable repository of PLMA's content from 2020 forward. This new Resource Center includes Load Management Dialogues, HOT TOPICs, conference sessions, publications, and more. https://plma.mclms.net/en/

UPDATES:

In-Person "Viewing Sites" at the 44th PLMA Conference, November 8-10, 2021: PLMA is organizing a series of regional “viewing sites” around the country where PLMA member practitioners can gather together in small groups on Tuesday, November 9 to network, watch conference sessions together, and participate in discussions and Q&A. More information coming in August! 

Member Pipeline: Current member count is 167 organizations with 59 utility members.

Member News: All PLMA members are invited to post their press releases, announcements, news, and updates on PLMA's New page. Please email your updates to [email protected]. Visit PLMA's Member News page at  www.peakload.org/news.

Upcoming Events: Register at www.peakload.org/calendar.
July 15: 18th PLMA Awards Pacesetter: Consumers Energy, Uplight, and Google Nest
July 20: 18th PLMA Awards Tech Pioneer: Enel X North America
July 22:  HOT TOPIC: Maintaining Clean Energy Commitments During COVID-19
Aug 12: 18th PLMA Awards Thought Leader: The GridSavvy Community, Sonoma Clean Power
Aug 24: 18th PLMA Awards Pacesetter: Eversource ConnectedSolutions 
Sept 9: 18th PLMA Awards Pacesetter: Western Power's 100 MW Challenge

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Member Update

 

This message is being sent as both an email and as a post to PLMA's Member Update webpage at www.peakload.org/member-update--may-2021. You will need to sign in to the PLMA website for access. 

Subject: Member Update, May 2021

ACTION ITEMS:

  1. Take a look at PLMA's new Load Management Resource Center, a searchable repository of all PLMA content from 2020 forward. This new Resource Center includes Load Management Dialogues, HOT TOPICs, conference sessions, publications, and more. https://plma.mclms.net/en/

  2. Calling all PLMA Electric Transportation members! On June 24, 2021, the Electric Transportation group will host a HOT TOPIC Conversation in which electric transportation vendors are invited to present a short five-minute overview of their offerings and utility partners. If you'd like to present on June 24, please contact Rich Philip at [email protected] 

  3. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: 44th PLMA Conference, November 8-10, 2021: While the 44th PLMA Conference will be hosted online, we are excited to be adding a twist! PLMA is exploring the possibility of holding regional “viewing sites” around the country where our member practitioners can gather together in small groups to watch and discussion conference sessions together. To accomplish this, we need your help to identify sites, set up regional gatherings, and help with the development of associated sponsorships, luncheons, etc. If you have ideas or suggestions, or would like to host a viewing site, please contact Executive Director Rich Philip at [email protected]

Member Pipeline: Current member count is 164 organizations with 59 utility members.

Member News: All PLMA members are invited to post their press releases, announcements, news, and updates on PLMA's News page. Please email your updates to [email protected]. Visit PLMA's Member News page at www.peakload.org/news.

Upcoming Events: Register at www.peakload.org/calendar.
June 9:  DER Innovation Forum: Challenge Definition Roundtable
June 10: HOT TOPIC: Managing EV Load With and Without AMI 
June 24: HOT TOPIC: Learn about PLMA's Electric Transportation Members
July 15: 18th PLMA Awards Pacesetter: Consumers Energy, Uplight, and Google Nest
July 20: 18th PLMA Awards Tech Pioneer: Enel X North America
Aug 12: 18th PLMA Awards Thought Leader: The GridSavvy Community, Sonoma Clean Power
Aug 24: 18th PLMA Awards Pacesetter: Eversource ConnectedSolutions 
Sept 9: 18th PLMA Awards Pacesetter: Western Power's 100 MW Challenge

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Member Update

 

This message is being sent as both an email and as a post to PLMA's Member Update webpage at www.peakload.org/member-update--april-2021. You will need to sign in to the PLMA website for access. 

Subject: Member Update, April 2021

Member Pipeline: Current member count is 164 organizations with 58 utility members.

43rd PLMA Conference: Agenda and sponsorship opportunities continue to be widely distributed. PLMA also welcomes conference sponsorship inquiries. More information at www.peakload.org/43rd-conference.

Member News: All PLMA members are invited to post their press releases, announcements, news, and updates on PLMA's News page. Please email your updates to [email protected]. Visit PLMA's Member News page at www.peakload.org/news.

Upcoming Events: Register at www.peakload.org/calendar.
April 29: HOT TOPIC: Exploring the Role of Electric Transportation in DR and LM
May 5: Load Mgmt Dialogue: Research Topics in the Flexible Load Arena
May 10-12: The 43rd PLMA Conference

Registration for the Following Events will be Made Available the Week of April 26, 2021
May 20: ULME Spring Meeting
June 9:  DER Innovation Forum
July 15: 18th PLMA Awards Pacesetter: Consumers Energy, Uplight, and Google Nest
July 20: 18th PLMA Awards Tech Pioneer: Enel X North America
Aug 12: 18th PLMA Awards Thought Leader: The GridSavvy Community, Sonoma Clean Power
Aug 24: 18th PLMA Awards Pacesetter: Eversource ConnectedSolutions 
Sept 9: 18th PLMA Awards Pacesetter: Western Power's 100 MW Challenge

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Member Update

 

This message is being sent as both an email and as a post to PLMA's Member Update webpage at www.peakload.org/member-update--march-2021. You will need to sign in to the PLMA website for access. 

Subject: Member Update, March 2021

ACTION ITEMS:

  1. LAST CALL to Register for DR Program Design + Implementation Training Class
    April 7-8: www.peakload.org/dr-design---implementation-training-online.

  2. Register today for the 43rd PLMA Conference 
    (May 10-12) live online: www.peakload.org/43rd-conference.

  3. Take a look at PLMA's new 2-minute promotional video:
    https://vimeo.com/520063620 

Member Pipeline: Current member count is 170 organizations with 62 utility members.

 43rd PLMA Conference: Agenda and sponsorship opportunities continue to be widely distributed. Registration is ongoing for this live online event. PLMA also welcomes conference sponsorship inquiries. More information at www.peakload.org/43rd-conference.

 PLMA Demand Response Training: PLMA will host two DR classes in April 2021. Please share these with colleagues and consider using your member passes for the DR Program Design and Implementation class (Apr 7-8)More information at www.peakload.org/demand-response-training.

Calendar of Events. Go to www.peakload.org/calendar, and mark your calendar for these upcoming activities:  

April 7-8:  PLMA Training - DR Program Design and Implementation class
April 13:  Load Mgmt Dialogue: Growth Capital Investment in Energy Tech
April 15:  HOT TOPIC: Building a DER Portfolio thru Business Case Modeling
April 21-22  PLMA Training - The Evolution of DR to DER class
April 29:  HOT TOPIC Conversation: The Role of Electric Transportation in DR and LM 
May 4:  Load Mgmt Dialogue: Research Topics in the Flexible Load Arena
May 10-12: The 43rd PLMA Conference    

 

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Member Update

 

This message is being sent as both an email and as a post to PLMA's Member Update webpage at www.peakload.org/member-update--february-2021. You will need to sign in to the PLMA website for access. 

Subject: Member Update, February 2021

ACTION ITEMS:

  1. None


Member Pipeline: Current member count is 169 organizations with 62 utility members.

  • New Members: Otter Tail Power, GridX
  • Lost Members: none

43rd PLMA Conference: Agenda and sponsorship opportunities have been published and widely distributed. PLMA welcomes conference sponsorship inquiries from all interested members. More information at www.peakload.org/43rd-conference.

Electric Transportation Interest Group: PLMA's Executive Committee has voted unanimously in favor of launching this new group, and also in support of its five co-chairs: Joyce Bodoh, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative; Kessie Avseikova, Opinion Dynamics; Nick Bengtson, EnergyHub; Katie Parkinson, Apex Analytics; and Chad Saliba, Geotab Energy (formerly FleetCarma). Programming updates coming soon.

PLMA Demand Response Training: Three DR classes have been scheduled for March and April 2021. PLMA encourages member practitioners to share these opportunities with colleagues. Both the DR Wholesale Markets class and the DR Program Design and Implementation class can be reserved using membership passes. More information at www.peakload.org/demand-response-training.

Calendar of Events: Go to www.peakload.org/calendar to register for these upcoming activities:  
Feb 25   Load Management Dialogue: EV Charging and Energy Management
Feb 19   18th PLMA Awards Nominations Call closes
Mar 4     HOT TOPIC Conversation with the Customer Engagement Interest Group
Mar 18   Load Management Dialogue: DERs and the New Energy Economy
Mar 24-25: PLMA Training - DR Wholesale Markets class
April 7-8: PLMA Training - DR Program Design and Implementation class
April 21-22  PLMA Training - The Evolution of DR to DER class
May 10-12  43rd PLMA Conference  

 

 
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