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PLMA Practitioner Perspectives™ Considers Future of “Bring Your Own Thermostat” Programs

PLMA Practitioner Perspectives™ Considers Future of “Bring Your Own Thermostat” Programs

This thought leadership publication is a compendium of eight energy utility, manufacturer, and solution provider viewpoints. The report is now available for free and a free webcast featuring the report’s editors and co-authors is set for Monday, March 26 at 12:30pm Eastern

SCE Seeks New Clean Energy Resources in Ventura, Santa Barbara Areas

SCE Seeks New Clean Energy Resources in Ventura, Santa Barbara Areas

Southern California Edison issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking to add clean power resources to meet long-term local capacity requirements in the Moorpark sub-area of its electrical system known as the Big Creek/Ventura local reliability area.

Navigant Publishes "Market Data: Demand Response for C&I"

Navigant Publishes 'Market Data: Demand Response for C&I'

Global CIDR Capacity, Site, Spending, and Revenue Forecasts: 2018-2027

Since the launch of the first demand response (DR) programs decades ago, the industrial sector has represented an important target customer base. Energy usage in industrial facilities is generally electricity intensive, and it tends to be more complex than in commercial buildings due to the range and type of industrial energy processes and equipment used.

SDG&E’S 2018 Integrated Distributed Energy Resources (IDER) RFO — Issuance Notice

SDG&E'S 2018 Integrated Distributed Energy Resources (IDER) RFO — Issuance Notice

SDG&E issued its 2018 IDER Request for Offers (“RFO”) on January 10, 2018 in accordance with Decision (“D.”)16-12-036. In this RFO, SDG&E is soliciting offers from resources to defer distribution projects that otherwise would have been completed to maintain system safety and reliability (that is, traditional distribution upgrades or build out).

FERC Staff Report on Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering

FERC Staff Report on Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering

The report at www.ferc.gov/legal/staff-reports/2017/DR-AM-Report2017.pdf is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff’s (FERC or Commission staff’s) twelfth annual report on demand response and advanced metering required by section 1252(e)(3) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005).





2017 News

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Orange & Rockland Seeks Energy Storage Solutions
Orange & Rockland announced today the release of a Request for Proposals for Non-Wires Alternatives in Pomona, NY...

Monday, December 4, 2017
Mark Kerbel, Encycle
Mark Kerbel was a past PLMA Vice Chair and At-Large Director; a past Conference presenter, most recently at 35th PLMA Conference...

Monday, November 20, 2017
NHEC Seeks Director of Access and Distributed Resources
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative is hiring a newly created Director of Access and Distributed Resources. This is a...

Monday, November 20, 2017
SEPA Beyond the Meter: Recommended Reading for a Modern Grid
Identifies key resources for a modern grid; What grid services DERs can provide; Valuation frameworks to evaluate DERs...

Monday, November 20, 2017
SEPA Utilities and Electric Vehicles: The Case for Managed Charging
Analyze load management risks; Overview of the managed charging ecosystem; Real world examples...

Monday, November 20, 2017
2017 SEPA Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot
Primer on demand response; Demand response data from SEPA’s annual survey and Navigant’s market research; Demand response policy...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
New Guide Helps Utility Program Planners Make “Solar Plus Storage” Decisions
The Community Solar Value Project (CSVP), an effort co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
PLMA Grows to 132 Members
PLMA Grows to 132 Members Voice of Demand Response Practitioners Welcomes Over 300 Energy Industry Attendees...

Thursday, November 9, 2017
DR for Renewables Integration Report from Navigant
Small amounts of intermittent renewable generation like solar and wind power have almost no measurable effect on overall system...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
KCP&L Seeks Manager for Utility Demand Response Programs
KCP&L is looking for a motivated, collaborative, highly energetic manager to lead our demand response (DR) programs to the next level...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Vaughn Introduces Thermoplastic Electric Water Heater With Lifetime Tank Warranty
Vaughn Thermal Corporation is proud to introduce its new Featherweight electric water heater line comprised of lightweight...

Monday, September 18, 2017
Itron Receives Prestigious Chairman’s Award from the Alliance to Save Energy
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Navigant Research Leaderboard: Residential Demand Response
As the global residential demand response (RDR) market has heated up in recent years, leading companies have invested heavily to...

Monday, August 28, 2017
E Source Hiring DR Research Manager
Title of position: Manager, Demand Response Research; Department: Research; Reports to: Practice Director; Overall description:...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
AESC President Announces Strategic Investment, Continued Growth and Diversification
AESC has joined the family of Energie Valsabbia Spa (EVA) companies, headquartered in Brescia Italy, as a subsidiary of their...

Friday, August 11, 2017
ComEd, Nicor Gas Tap Whisker Labs for Residential Energy Efficiency Pilot Program
Illinois’ largest electric and natural gas utilities leveraging Whisker Labs’ Connected Savings to offer incremental energy savings...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Landis+Gyr Recognized as 2017 Grid Edge Award Winner for Demand Manager Project
Landis+Gyr honored for distributed intelligence application that increases energy efficiency, supports renewables integration...

Friday, June 30, 2017
CLEAResult is Hiring
CLEAResult is hiring for these positions: Program Manager, Senior Account Manager, and Program Specialist. Learn more at:...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Navigant Publishes Report on Non-Wires Alternatives
Non-Traditional Transmission and Distribution Solutions: Market Drivers and Barriers, Business Models, and Global Market...

Monday, June 5, 2017
National Grid Job Openings in Demand Response
National Grid has this new job opening: Program Manager, Demand Response - Manage the delivery demand response programs...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Green Mountain Power Launches Smart Water Heater Program to Help Customers Save Money
Green Mountain Power is excited to offer its customers a new opportunity to be part of the energy revolution by reducing...

Sunday, April 16, 2017
3 Examples of How Demand Response Is Morphing as a Grid Resource
Demand response is shifting from one-off events to targeted solutions for daily grid operations...

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Demand response gets more diverse, customer-focused and flexible at PLMA conference
When I started working at the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) in January, one of my first jobs was to figure out...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
PLMA Recognizes Leading Electric Utility Industry Demand Response Initiatives
The 14th PLMA Awards recognize industry leaders who created, during calendar year 2016, innovative ideas, methods,...

Monday, March 27, 2017
Maximizing the Locational Value of Distributed Energy Resources
A growing number of utilities are bringing DERs onto the grid - Utility Dive’s “2016 State of the Electrical Utility Survey”...

Thursday, March 23, 2017
NYSERDA selects the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. for a Stage 2 NY Prize Community Microgrid
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced today that the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
AGL Brings Online World’s Largest Residential Virtual Power Plant​
Australia energy retailer AGL Energy (AGL) has been working for the past six months on the initial phase of what...

Friday, March 10, 2017
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Stakeholder Meeting: Demand Response
Utility-Sponsored Stakeholder Meeting to discuss the 2019 Title 24, Part 6 demand response topics will be held on March 28, 2017...

Monday, March 6, 2017
PLMA Publishes 2016 Activity Report for Members
PLMA grew to 123 electric utility and allied organization members in 2016, an increase of almost 300%...

Thursday, February 16, 2017
CPS Energy Seeks Demand Response Analyst
CPS Energy Position Available for: Demand Response Analyst Product Development 2: CPS Energy is wholeheartedly committed...

Friday, February 3, 2017
Vaughn Thermal Corp. Announces ‘Electric Thermal Storage’ Lease/Rental Program
Today, Vaughn Thermal Corporation announced the formal introduction of its  Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) Water Heater...

Monday, January 16, 2017
Comcast’s Xfinity Home & Zen Ecosystems Announce New Partnership to Make Smart Homes Greener Homes
Best-in-Class Zen Thermostat to Join Xfinity Home’s Family of Core Devices. Today, at the Smart Home Marketplace at CES 2017...

Monday, January 16, 2017
Whisker Labs’ Connected Savings Platform Wins Mark Of Excellence
Whisker Labs, which is bringing next generation home energy intelligence technologies to market, today announced that its...

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2016 News

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
PLMA Grows to 119 Members
PLMA, the voice of demand response practitioners in the energy utility industry, welcomed its 119th member organization...

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Demand Response Management Systems
Assessment of Strategy and Execution for Nine Demand Response Management System Providers. As the scale of demand response...

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Power Utility Superintendent Position Opening
JOB TITLE: Superintendent; DEPARTMENT: Power; The purpose of the position is to provide general supervision and direction of the Power...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Community Storage Initiative Conducts Leadership Forum
Community Storage Initiative Conducts Leadership Forum Local, State, and National ‘Community Storage’...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
PLMA Demand Response Training Series Travels to Georgia, Missouri
PLMA will present training courses for electric utility industry professionals in Georgia in June, and Missouri...

Monday, May 23, 2016
Women in DR Update: Understanding the Storage and DR Relationship, May 26
Gwen Resendes of Bonneville Power Authority will facilitate this discussion to delve into the technology and operations...

Thursday, April 28, 2016
PLMA Joins with Electricity Industry Groups to Create Community Storage Initiative
PLMA has joined with the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, National Resources Defense...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
PLMA Grows to 100 Members
PLMA welcomed its 100th member organization at its April Board meeting, up from 50 members only three years ..

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
PLMA Recognizes Leading Electric Utility Industry Demand Response Initiatives
PLMA announced eight winners of its 13th Annual PLMA Awards. The Awards were presented during the 17th...

Thursday, February 11, 2016
PLMA Publishes 2015 Annual Report to Members
PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) announced eight winners of its 13th Annual PLMA Awards. The Awards were presented...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
NRECA, NRDC & PLMA Launch “Community Storage” Initiative; Unveil Brattle Group Research
Electric Co-ops and Natural Resources Defense Council Launch “Community Storage” Initiative; Unveil New Research from The...

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2015 News

Monday, November 9, 2015
PLMA Elects New Leadership; Achieves Over 87 Member Organizations
The PLMA elected new Officers and At-Large Directors, and announced it has achieved its greatest number of...

Monday, August 24, 2015
A New Era of Demand Response
Demand Response (DR) capability in North America has grown considerably in the past five years, both at utilities and within competitive markets...

Monday, July 13, 2015
Demand Response Moves to the Mainstream
The idea of energy efficiency and demand reduction as a “fifth fuel” after coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewables...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Fall Conference "Call for Presenters" Ends July 10
PLMA is seeking session presentation proposals through Friday, July 10 for the 16th PLMA Fall Conference ...

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Bangladesh Load Control RFQ
I am working with the electric utilities here in Bangladesh on developing a set of DSM measures to help manage peak demand...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
PLMA Recognizes Leading Electric Utility Industry Demand Response Initiatives
PLMA announced five winners of its 12th Annual PLMA Awards. The Awards were presented during the 16th PLMA...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
PLMA Membership Grows to Over 75 Electric Utilities and Allies
PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) grew to over 75 electric utility and allied organization members...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
2015 Survey Reveals: Utilities want to seize emerging opportunities, but must solve old challenges
What will electric utilities look like in twenty years? The results of Utility Dive’s second annual 2015 State of the Electric Utility Survey...

Thursday, January 15, 2015
PLMA Accepting Nominations for 12th Awards Program
PLMA is now accepting nominations of the best demand response programs, initiatives and achievements from calendar...

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2014 News

Friday, December 5, 2014
PLMA Report: DR Is More Essential and More in Flux Than Ever
The resounding message of the Peak Load Management Alliance fall conference in Philadelphia earlier this month...

Friday, November 21, 2014
16th PLMA Spring Conference "Call for Presenters" Now Underway
PLMA is seeking session presentation proposals through Friday, December 12 for the 16th PLMA Spring Conference...

Saturday, November 15, 2014
PLMA Restructures Member Dues to Attract More Utilities
The PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) Board of Directors is restructuring its member dues to encourage more utility and...

Thursday, November 13, 2014
PLMA Elects New Leadership
The PLMA elected a new slate of Executive Committee members at its recent board meeting ahead of its 15th Fall Conference...

Thursday, October 9, 2014
California PUC President Issues Statement on Future Plans
The California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) President, Michael R. Peevey, today issued the following statement...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
PLMA Launches Demand Response Training Series
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is launching a Demand Response Training Series in response to priorities...

Monday, September 15, 2014
Thermostats Are Emphasis for Newest PLMA Interest Group
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) announces that Brian Doyle and Lee Hamilton of Xcel Energy are co-leading...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Two National Alliances to Conduct Joint Meeting on Electricity Demand Response Issues
he Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) will co-locate its 15th Fall Conference with the fall meeting of the Advanced...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Women in Demand Response Becomes Focus for New PLMA Interest Group
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) announces that Elody Samuelson of Consumers Energy in Michigan, Heather...

Thursday, June 5, 2014
PLMA Seeks Training Partners for Demand Response Training Series
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is seeking interest from member companies and other industry allies in providing...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Appeals court vacates FERC order on demand response compensation in RTO markets
A federal appeals court vacated a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rule (Order No. 745) requiring that demand-response resources...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
15th PLMA Fall Conference "Call for Presenters" Due May 30th
PLMA is seeking session presentation proposals for the 15th PLMA Fall Conference set for November 4-5, 2014...

Friday, May 16, 2014
Hawaii Energy Excelerator Seeking Applicants for 2015 Cohort
On June 1, 2014, Energy Excelerator applications open for its 2015 seed and growth cohorts. The startup program...

Friday, April 25, 2014
SEDC Publishes "Mapping Demand Response in Europe Today"
The Smart Energy Demand Coalition is happy to announce the publication of our report “Mapping Demand Response in Europe Today”...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLMA Recognizes Leading Energy Utility Demand Response Initiatives
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) announced seven winners of its 11th Annual PLMA Awards. The Awards...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
PLMA Releases Spring Demand Response Market Research Report
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) today released its Spring Demand Response Market Research Report...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
PLMA Awards Nomination Deadline is Feb. 27
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is accepting nominations through February 28 for the best demand response programs...

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2013 News

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
California ISO unveils roadmap to advance a smarter, stronger power grid
The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) released its "Demand Response and Energy Efficiency Roadmap: Maximizing...

Friday, December 13, 2013
PLMA Members can now Prepay 2014 Conference Fees with Membership Renewal
In response to member requests, the PLMA Executive Committee has agreed to allow PLMA members the option...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
PLMA Accepting Nominations for Best 2013 DR Programs and Practices
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is now accepting nominations of the best demand response programs and practices...

Monday, November 11, 2013
PLMA Re-elects Officers, Achieves Over 50 Members
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) re-elected its Officers and announced that it has achieved its greatest number...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
PLMA Introduces eNewsletter
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) today introduced a new weekly enewsletter collaboration titled Utility Dive...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
PLMA Releases Fall Demand Response Market Trends Survey
Today the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) released its Demand Response Market Trends Survey for Fall 2013 which...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
PLMA Recognizes Joel Gilbert with Founder Award
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) today announced Joel Gilbert is the recipient of the PLMA Founder Award for 2013...

Monday, August 12, 2013
Grid-Interactive Electric Water Heaters Become Focus for Peak Load Management Alliance
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) has announced that Gary Connett of Great River Energy will lead the formation...

Monday, August 5, 2013
Former FERC Commissioner, NERC Director to present at 14th PLMA Fall Confer
Former Federal Energy Regulator Commissioner Nora Brownell and North American Energy Regulatory Corporation Director...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
PLMA Demand Response Dialogue Webinar Series Takes Provocative Look at Energy Utility of the Future
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) today introduced a new kind of webinar that allows for more dialogue with focused...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Spring Conference Market Research Report Indicates Strong Growth Prospects for Demand Response
Today the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) released its spring Demand Response (DR) Market Research Report which measured...

Thursday, April 25, 2013
10th Annual PLMA Awards Program Recognizes Leading Demand Response Programs and Practices
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) today announced four demand response programs that are winners of the 10thAnnual...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
FERC Chair and Texas PUC Commissioner to Keynote at PLMA Spring Conference
The agenda for PLMA's Spring Conference in Austin on April 24-25 now includes keynotes by both FERC Chair and Texas...

Thursday, February 14, 2013
PLMA Accepting Nominations for Best Demand Response Programs and Practices
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is now accepting nominations of the best demand response programs and best...

Friday, January 25, 2013
FERC Chair Wellinghoff to Keynote at PLMA Conference
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) today announced that The Honorable Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of the Federal...

Saturday, January 12, 2013
PLMA Names Ed Thomas as Executive Director
Ed Thomas has joined PLMA as Executive Director. "The addition of Ed Thomas to PLMA continues to increase our value to members...