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PLMA's Member Programming and Benefits Include the Following:

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Conferences and

PLMA hosts two national conferences annually that include three days of peer-selected sessions and robust networking opportunities. Meetups and other events offer additional ad hoc in-person collaborative learning opportunities.

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Webinars and

PLMA’s 1-hour Load Management Dialogue and HOT TOPIC Conversation webinars are scheduled year-round and feature expert speakers, interactive discussions, and audience participation. Podcast recordings are available from wherever you get your podcasts.

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A New Content Library

PLMA is currently building a new content library which will launch in 2025, and serve as a searchable repository for webinars and conference session recordings, training materials, publications, glossaries, and more.

In the interim, go to PLMA's YouTube channel and/or to PLMA's "Load Management Dialogues" podcast to access recent recordings. 

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PLMA’s training classes, hosted both online and in-person, provide introductory and survey-level training for those new to load management, as well as advanced classes in wholesale markets and program design & implementation.

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An Annual Awards

Each Spring, PLMA invites nominations for awards that laud industry leaders from the U.S. and globally who develop innovative approaches, programs, and technologies to manage energy loads and support the successful grid integration of DERs.

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Volunteer & Leadership Opportunities

For those looking to get more involved in the energy industry and build their leadership skills, PLMA provides multiple opportunities to serve as a co-chair, score conference abstracts, evaluate award nominations, join a taskforce, and more.

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Interest and
Affinity Groups

PLMA’s groups share specific expertise through conference gatherings and webinar. They include Customer Engagement, Retail Pricing, Connected Devices, Global Load Management, C&I Load Flexibility, Electric Transportation, and Women in DM.

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A Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

PLMA is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community among load management practitioners and the communities they serve. We celebrate our differences and promise to foster an environment of equity and mutual respect for all.

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A Supportive, Welcoming Community

The PLMA family includes utilities, vendors, tech companies, solution providers, manufacturers, research and academic organizations, and consultants. PLMA members share experiences and lessons learned, offer honest feedback, and actively engage in peer learning and networking.


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Membership Levels and Pricing

Choose the Member Type that's best for your organization, then apply online via one of the "Join Today" buttons below. If you'd like some additional guidance in making your decision, please contact Monica Hammond for a personalized tour to explore PLMA's programming opportunities and member benefits.

Member Levels & Pricing




  Utilities & Small Entities: $5,450

All Other Organizations: $10,950
Utilities & Small Entities: $2,700

All Other Organizations: $5,450
Utilities & Small Entities: $1,050

All Other Organizations: $2,700
Conference and Training Event Prices 6 Member Passes Included
(3 can be traded for sponsorship)
2 Member Passes Included Member Pricing
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Please Note: Small entities are organizations that currently have 3 employees or less.
Academic Institutions please click here for special dues structure.


Benefits that Apply to All Membership Levels:

  • Post an unlimited number of news releases, job postings, RFPs, and announcements on PLMA's website.
  • Gain individual access to PLMA's website for an unlimited number of your company's employees.
  • Network with other PLMA members at industry events.
  • Display PLMA's logo on your website and at industry events.
  • Receive a complimentary subscription to industry-leading Utility Dive's Weekly Load Management eNewsletter.
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Create your PLMA Profile for Access to Content and Weekly News Updates

To access certain content pages or register for events, you will need a PLMA profile with a username and password. 

Select Your Membership Level Type

As an industry leader in load management for practitioners, we strive to offer timely programming, training opportunities, and a space for discussion to share expertise in all things demand response, distributed energy resources, DR programs, technologies, and more. Depending on your level of interest, we encourage you to sign up with one of three membership types to best suit your needs.

  • You are interested in becoming a new PLMA member and would like to start the process
  • You are an existing PLMA member and want to be added to your organization's account
  • You are interested in only viewing PLMA content and would like to receive login credentials

Please follow these steps to create your login:

  • Existing Members - If your organization IS listed in the PLMA Member Directory, choose "I am staff of a PLMA member organization" on the Membership Application to create your free member profile. Your individual member profile username and password allows you to register for PLMA events at discounted member rates, access member-only content, join interest groups, receive email announcements, and other member benefits. Member organizations can have an unlimited number of individual profiles.

  • New Members - If your organization is NOT listed in the PLMA Member Directory, choose "Prospect " when you click Membership Application to create a profile. Your individual visitor profile username and password allows you to register for events at member rates, comment on community blogs, and join our email distribution list. Your organization may upgrade to a full membership at any time, and the various member benefits are listed above.

  • Login Credentials - If you are only looking to obtain login credentials to view content, choose "Free Visitor Pass: My org. has not yet joined PLMA" when you click Membership Application to create a free visitor profile. Your individual visitor profile username and password will allow you to review content that is open for All Members on the PLMA Load Management Resource Center as well as receive emails from our weekly distribution list. Your organization may upgrade to a full membership at any time, and the various member benefits are listed above.