39th PLMA Conference Agenda

May 13-15, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN

39th PLMA Conference in Minneapolis, MN
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Monday, May 13, 2019
Optional Concurrent Pre-Conference Events (included in conference registration)
PLMA Interest Group Meetings
8:00 am

Shared Interest Group Breakfast

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Demand Response Fundamentals and Evolution
This one-day course explains how today's demand response initiatives are evolving to interact with an emerging future with distributed energy resources for peak load management and much more. The course content expands on the Evolution of Demand Response whitepaper and discussion.

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Articulate a common, descriptive language for describing the evolution of demand response as seen through the eyes of industry leaders;
  2. Explain the current state of the fundamental market principles and technology enabling demand response initiatives today;
  3. Compare and contrast how demand response programs perform relative to energy efficiency, thermal/battery storage, and renewable energy initiatives;
  4. Introduce examples of portfolio design strategies and implementation tactics to address the challenges of a fading boundary between bulk power exchange and retail electricity usage;
  5. Detail free and low-cost resources to learn more about topics and initiatives discussed;
  6. Download the free Demand Response Glossary of Terms and Definitions to get started today

Interest Group Activities
Join the PLMA Interest Groups for candid, interactive roundtables among practitioners from utilities, consultancies, and technology providers who are actively engaged in the load management industry. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from and share with your peers' successes and challenges in these areas of interest.

9:00 am    
10:00 am    
11:00 am

Shared Interest Group Lunch

12 noon    
1:00 pm    
2:00 pm

Refreshment Break

2:30 pm    
3:30 pm    
4:30 - 5:30 pm

PLMA Interest Group Meetup
All are welcome to attend to network and learn how to make the most of the Conference activities.

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting
Business meeting with working dinner for Board members and At-Large Representatives listed at www.peakload.org/plma-leadership only.

8:00 - 10:00 pm

Welcome Reception
Open to all conference registrants at no additional fee, compliments of PLMA.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
7:30 am

Breakfast Buffet in Sponsor Lounge

 

Morning General Session 1

8:30 am

Opening Remarks

8:40 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am  
10:00 am  
10:30 am

Refreshment Break in Sponsor Lounge

 

Morning General Session 2

11:00 am  
11:30 am  
12 noon

Lunch Buffet in Sponsor Lounge

 

Afternoon General Session 1

1:30 pm  
2:00 pm  
3:00 pm

Refreshment Break in Sponsor Lounge

 

Afternoon General Session 2

3:30 pm  
4:00 pm  
4:30 pm

Sponsor Showcase Lightning Round
In this 30 minute session you will hear from several of our sponsors about the essence of their solutions. Our Co-chairs have vetted the presentations and helped the sponsors get their key messages compressed down to 3 minutes. This is not a marketing pitch, but a statement from the sponsors on specific examples of how they provide value.

Showcase Presenters:

5:00 pm

Networking Reception in Sponsor Lounge
A key value to PLMA events is the opportunity to network with conference participants. Join us for a cocktails and appetizers. Come and share what you learned and get additional details about your topics of interest.

7:00 pm  
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
7:30 am

Breakfast Buffet in Sponsor Lounge

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Track 1

8:30 am  
9:00 am  
9:30 am  
 

Track 2

8:30 am  
9:00 am  
9:30 am  
10:00 am

Refreshment Break in Sponsor Lounge

Track 3

10:30 am  
11:00 am  
11:30 am  
 

Track 4

10:30 am  
11:00 am  
11:30 am  
12 noon

Lunch Buffet in Sponsor Lounge

 

Closing General Session

1:00 pm  
1:30 pm  
2:00 pm  
2:20 pm

Closing Remarks and Welcome to Minneapolis
Adjourn

2:30 pm

Ice Cream Social in Sponsor Lounge with Utility Load Management Exchange


Utility Load Management Exchange Activities

The Utility Load Management Exchange (formerly the Advanced Load Control Alliance) mission is to promote load control as a viable option for utility deployments in demand reduction, economic dispatch, and/or T&D reliability through a forum for utility staff members to share information on program design, marketing, vendor management, benefit-costs and technology deployments. Learn more at www.ulme.org

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
7:30 - 8:30 am ULME Pre-Meeting Breakfast at PLMA
Join us for a quick meet and greet before the conference gets underway.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 3:00 - 5:00 pm and
Thursday, May 15, 2019, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Open to Utility Representatives Only, Registration Required)

Wednesday, May 15

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Utility Load Management Exchange Spring 2019 Meeting

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Utility Load Management Exchange Spring 2019 Meeting Networking Dinner

Thursday, May 16

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Utility Load Management Exchange Spring 2019 Meeting (includes breakfast and lunch)