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Con Edison Seeks DR and NWA Team Managers

Con Edison has open positions for a Manager for the Demand Response team and a Manager for the Targeted Demand Management (Non-Wires) team. 

Links to postings:

Contact: Griffin Reilly [email protected]



40th PLMA Conference, St. Peterburg, Florid

40th PLMA Conference Call for Presenters Underway Through June 17

PLMA is seeking session presentation proposals through midnight June 17, 2019 for the 40th PLMA Conference set for Nov. 4-6 in St. Peterburg, Florida

Sponsor and attendee registration are now open at

The Conference Planning Group is searching for exceptional perspectives that explore best practices and cutting-edge issues affecting professionals who develop, implement, and evaluate load management initiatives, to include demand response and distributed energy resources. Preference is given to utility staff presenting case studies from topic areas aligned with these PLMA Interest Groups:

  • Distributed Energy Resource Integration
  • Customer Engagement
  • Connected Devices
  • Women in Demand Management
  • International

It's NOT complicated! Simply provide:

  • Presentation title and brief description as it might appear in the agenda
  • Presenter(s) name, title, organization
  • Brief explanation of why the topic will be compelling for our core audience of load management practitioners
  • Topic area that best aligns with your submission

Did we mention that all accepted presenters will receive a 50% discount off their conference registration?

Click Here to Submit Your Presentation

PLMA Grows to 159 Member Organizations

Voice of Load Management Practitioners Welcomes Over 340 Energy Industry Attendees to 39th Conference in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minn. – May 14, 2019 – PLMA, the voice of load management practitioners in the energy utility industry, welcomed its 159th member organization at its Spring Board meeting yesterday, up from 42 members seven years ago. The board meeting was held in conjunction with the 39th PLMA Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, co-hosted by Xcel Energy, Great River Energy, and Minnesota Power, which is being attended by over 340 representatives from energy utility and industry allies.

At the Conference, PLMA announced 3 new publications:

  • 2018 PLMA Annual Activity Report to Members that details key achievements of PLMA in calendar year 2018.
  • PLMA Thought Leadership 2018 Compendium that includes transcripts from eight selected webcasts and conference sessions produced by PLMA in 2018.
  • Future of Distributed Energy Resources Compendium that showcases eight industry initiatives where leading utilities are partnering with their customers and allies to demonstrate the path to a more integrated approach to distributed energy resources.
Download the Publications Here

Also, at the Conference, PLMA announced eight winners of its 16th PLMA Awards. Those recognized for outstanding load management programs, initiatives and achievements in calendar year 2018 are:

Program Pacesetter

  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Olivine for Excess Supply Demand Response Program
  • Portland General Electric and Enbala for Distributed Flexibility at Scale
  • Indiana Michigan Power and Tendril for Residential Integrated Demand Side Management Approach

Technology Pioneer

  • Bonneville Power Administration, Portland General Electric, and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for Water Heater Communications
  • Rocky Mountain Power for Frequency Dispatch
  • Viking Cold Solutions for Using Thermal Energy Storage as a Grid Asset

Thought Leader

  • Efficiency Vermont, Green Mountain Power, and Dynamic Organics for Flexible Load Management
  • Eversource Energy for Commercial & Industrial Active-Demand Management Demonstration

The 16th PLMA Awards recognize industry leaders who created, during calendar year 2018, innovative ideas, methods, programs and technologies that manage end use loads to meet peak load needs and support successful grid integration of distributed energy resources. Over the past 15 years, PLMA has presented over 74 awards to recipients who have included utilities, product/service providers, end-users, and individuals responsible for load managment efforts targeted to the residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customer markets.

Learn more About the Winners Here
40th PLMA Conference

The 40th PLMA Conference will be November 4-6, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. An industry-wide call for presenters is already underway. PLMA’s national conferences presented in spring and fall provide a forum for practitioners from energy utilities, solution providers and trade allies to share dynamic load management expertise, including demand response and distributed energy resources. For two decades, PLMA conferences, educational programs and networking opportunities have brought member organizations together to develop, implement and share proven practices in a peer-to-peer network – offering load management leadership for the energy industry.

Learn More and Submit a Presentation Here

PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) is a non-profit association founded in 1999 that serves over 150 member organizations as the Voice of Load Management Practitioners. PLMA seeks to advance practical applications of dynamic load management and distributed energy resources by providing a forum where members educate each other and explore innovative approaches to program delivery, pricing constructs, and technology adoption. Learn more at


Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions has an exciting leadership opportunity

Honeywell LogoHoneywell Smart Grid Solutions has an exciting leadership opportunity to showcase your operations management skills and client interface skills in a Senior Program Manager role. We are looking for a self-lead, self-starter to drive the operations of our delivery team for our Energy Efficiency and Demand Response programs. This position will be based in Jackson, Michigan. The successful candidate will manage the operations of our residential demand response programs and lead an operational team, including supporting other Program Managers, managing multiple client activities, supervision of project staff, and monitor regulatory activity.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high-quality customer service and manage multiple client relationships with financial responsibilities exceeding $10M annually.
  • Support District Manager and Sales team in new business development and program start ups.
  • Create an annual operations budget; adjusting monthly as needed to achieve financial goals.
  • Support and mentor new and existing Program Managers and or Project Control Specialist to deliver program SLA’s.
  • Identify and supply new business opportunities to the regional, operations, and sales teams.
  • Track KPI’s on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis to ensure contract goals are being met.
  • Interview, hire, and develop staff with attention to safety, production, and morale.
  • Coordinate and develop processes for Incentive Processing, Marketing and Call Center activities.
  • Oversee subcontractors and suppliers to ensure compliance with all deliverables.
  • Manage SOW and client expectations.
  • Ensure safety, quality, and service standards are being met.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, Construction Management or related field OR in lieu of Bachelors degree, Associates degree plus 4 years of industry experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience managing or supervising employees.
  • 3-5 years of experience in Microsoft Office.

Additional/ Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of demand response or energy efficiency programs including rebate processing, marketing, customer care, field supervision.
  • Strong presentation skills and comfort and ease with clients.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with excellent work ethic
  • Experienced with report management including production, forecasting, and detailed program reporting.

As an equal opportunity employer, Honeywell is committed to a diverse workforce. Interested candidates should contact: [email protected].




Honeywell LogoHoneywell launching new hardware and software features all poised to drive a more holistic, yet surgical, approach to enterprise class demand response and distributed energy resource programs.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minnesota, May 13th, 2019 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced it has launched an innovative deployment model and several corresponding feature capabilities to support a more demanding grid.

Honeywell’s DemandSites energy asset management platform is now deployable as an outcome-based, modular solution giving utilities more granular control over their IT/OT environments. Under this approach, Honeywell evaluates the utility’s current systems and capabilities, defines the intended outcomes, and only deploys as much or as little automation required to reach a desired outcome. This allows utilities to better leverage and improve legacy applications to economically fill technology gaps without necessarily disrupting current business processes.

“Our clients often have explicit needs to address and are led to believe they need to buy a specific piece of software with a specific acronym to achieve their goals.” says Jamie Coffel, Global Product Manager with Honeywell Smart Energy. “They are often surprised to find that we can augment their existing systems to achieve their Demand Response or Distributed Energy program goals. We can save them money in both the short and long terms”.

Honeywell Internal New modular additions to the DemandSites platform include:

  • Virtual Power Plant (VPP) – Enables connected loads and resources to be more intelligently managed during an event to provide a stable, defined capacity commitment.
  • DR over AMI – DemandSites will now support traditional DR applications via Honeywell AMI networks and the new EdgeControl node (ECN) load control transceiver.
  • Fast Frequency Response (FFR) – The quick, reliable response to grid frequency deviations attributed to systems with a high penetration of renewable energy. Distributed premise-level intelligence for ultra-fast control and centralized program management.
  • Transactive Energy (TE) – Incentivizes end users to reduce, consume, or produce energy based on published pricing for defined intervals throughout the defined time period.
  • EdgeControl Node (ECN) – A customizable load control switch supporting grid-edge apps and numerous communications channels from AMI networks to LTE-M/NB-IoT with multiband support. Choose from existing form factors or work with our custom development team to create your own, utility specific device at your price point.

For more information about Honeywell Smart Energy solutions, visit:


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