40th PLMA Conference in St. Pete, Florida

Attend the 40TH PLMA Conference

Conference Registration Fees







PLMA members must sign in with an authorized user account to receive member rates or apply a member pass.

If you need information on member passes, contact [email protected]
If you are not a PLMA member, click on register and follow the directions to create a free user profile to receive the non-member rate.

Registration includes one admission to Interest Group meetings, all core conference sessions, and sponsor lounge including breakfasts, lunches, hosted reception, refreshment breaks, and post-event online access to proceedings. Attendees who pay the full rate whose organizations are not already PLMA members will receive the incremental registration fee as a membership credit if they join before June 30, 2019.

Concurrent Activities, November 4

Interest Group Activities. Interest Group activities on November 4 are included with conference registration. Breakfast and lunch provided. Anyone is welcome to attend. See 40th Conference Agenda for details.

Demand Response Fundamentals and Evolution Training: Separate registration is required ($195 for members/$395 for nonmembers) (Note: this course is not covered by a member pass). 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. Course materials are provided electronically in advance of the course. Breakfast and lunch provided. Learn more about this course and other PLMA training at www.peakload.org/demand-response-training.

PLMA Fall 2019 Board Meeting, November 4

This business meeting with working dinner is only for Board members and At-Large Representatives listed at www.peakload.org/plma-leadership No charge to attend.

Post-Conference ULME Fall 2019 Meeting, November 5-7

Private post-conference meeting for utilities only. $100.00 includes dinner, breakfast, and lunch. This registration is not covered by a PLMA member pass. Dinner companion is welcome, but a separate charge applies. Learn more at ULME 2019 Fall


Planning to register multiple attendees? Consider a sponsorship that includes free conference passes.

Academic Members receive 50% off the standard member rate. See peakload.org/join-plma for membership details.


Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort

The meeting sessions will take place at:

Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg 
501 5th Avenue NE
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701

Historic grandeur and contemporary convenience coexist in harmony at The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg. You'll find our award-winning hotel in the vibrant downtown district of St. Pete, moments from the beach and Tropicana Field, as well as Vinoy Park and USF St. Petersburg. Settle in to intuitively designed rooms and suites boasting pillowtop bedding and plush robes; some also feature balconies with views of the water.

Book A Room!

Lodging is not included with registration. Make sure all your attendees have time to book a room. PLMA's preferential rate of $226 a night at the Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort ends as soon as we fill the room block. Register online at: book.passkey.com/go/plmanov19.

The PLMA rate is good for the dates November 2-8, 2019 until sold out. If you receive a sold out message when trying to book, try a different set of dates, as the pre- and post-days may sell out earlier than the main conference. If that happens, access the booking window on their main webpage, choose the event dates (November 4-6, 2019) or call the hotel directly at 1-888-789-3090 and ask for the PLMA room block.

Taxes, fees, and optional gratuities are not included in the preferential rate. PLMA never uses an attendee or exhibitor lodging provider. We provide you the ability to book directly, and cannot be responsible for promises made or broken by unaffiliated third parties. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for a Warning about Hotel Reservation Predators.


Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day along with some light refreshments and two receptions. Dinner is on your own.

Getting Around

  • Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport are the closest airports. SuperShuttle Tampa Bay, Inc. is a 24-hour airport shuttle service. For reservations call 1-800-282-6817.
  • Vinoy Renaissance's in-house transportation service is called Paradise/Embassy Transportation. They would need 24 hour notice for pick-up to and from the airport. You may contact them at 1-800-729-4713 or by email [email protected]
  • Parking: On-site self and valet parking are available at the Vinoy Renaissance. Parking fees apply.


All attendees or others who interact with attendees must comply with PLMA's Code of Conduct posted at Policies as it may be updated from time-to-time. Two of these policies are highlighted below, but are not the entirety of either policy or the Code of Conduct.  You are encouraged to review the Code of Conduct in its entirety, and ensure you and your organization are in compliance during PLMA Events. A few key highlights are noted below, but do not represent the full text of either policy or the Code of Conduct.

Anti-Harassment Policy:  PLMA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, color, ethnicity, political position, or religion.  

Conference Promotion Policy: PLMA recognizes that one of the benefits of a PLMA Event is the interaction among the attendees and the open environment provided.  It is the intent of PLMA that participants attending PLMA Events be allowed to fully participate without outside distraction.  

Free Time: You are welcome to conduct your own special events or meetings that do not compete with PLMA agenda time. To make meetings more accessible, and still allow registrants to get the most out of learning and networking opportunities, PLMA has provided the following times for Sanctioned Sponsor Activities (see Conference Promotion Policy in the Code of Conduct) or other activities.

  • Monday, Nov. 4 - prior to 8:00 pm Member Welcome Reception (8:00-10:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 6 - the agenda will include a 90-minute lunch. Food will be served during the first 30 minutes, and free time is available the last hour for their own activities until the sessions resume.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5 - the networking reception will be scheduled for two hours. Food will be served during the first hour, and free time is available after the first hour.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6 - ULME's Networking Dinner Ends is scheduled to end at 8:00 pm, and free time is available after that may begin their activities after that time.
  • Thursday, Nov. 7 - ULME's agenda ends at 4:00 pm and free time is available after that time.

Read the PLMA Code of Conduct posted at Policies


Photographs are taken throughout the event, and professional portraits are offered as complimentary service. Photographs will be posted as conference resources. By completing registration you agreed to have your photograph taken and all such photographs may be used for PLMA promotional purposes. You may use your photographs for your own purposes and agree to not use photographs of others without their express permission.


Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact [email protected]