PLMA Load Management Leadership Load Management Dialogue
PLMA Load Management Dialogue

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COVID-19 Impacts on Utility Loads and Implications for Load Management Programs 

with Brett Feldman and Debyani Ghosh, Guidehouse, with Rich Philip, PLMA

Wednesday, June 17, 2020; 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Thank you for your interest in this PLMA Demand Response Dialogue. This will be a 30-minute conversation with just a few Powerpoint slides.

You may watch the recording here:

Slides from the webinar at CLICK HERE.

PLMA/Guidehouse COVID-19 Survey Summary Results and Analysis at CLICK HERE 

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Gain key insights from the results of a PLMA survey conducted in partnership with Guidehouse to assess COVID-19 impacts on load management programs, especially for the upcoming summer months. The purpose of this survey was to collect information and disseminate insights on how utilities are adapting to changes/challenges from the COVID-19 crisis in terms of managing their Demand Response resources and how load management programs are being modified to adapt to the changes. 

Read the PLMA/Guidehouse COVID-19 Survey Summary Results and Analysis at CLICK HERE and plan to join PLMA for a dialogue about the implications for load management practitioners.

Brett Feldman

Brett Feldman


Brett Feldman is a research director with Guidehouse Insights, leading the custom research business. With over 20 years of experience in the energy sector, Feldman focuses on creating custom research solutions for clients, going beyond traditional syndicated research data and information. Previously, he led research on distributed energy resources. Prior to joining Guidehouse, Feldman was a principal for demand response at Constellation Energy, an energy efficiency program manager for Eversource, and an energy consultant for ICF and Nexant. He currently serves as a member of the US Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. He has also served as the chair of the Business Issues Committee of the Association of Demand Response and Smart Grid, the chair of the New York Independent System Operator Price Responsive Load Working Group, the vice chair of the Independent System Operator-New England Demand Resources Working Group, and the co-chair of the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Committee. A Certified Energy Manager, he is a recipient of the Peak Load Management Alliance’s 2014 Outstanding Market Research Award and 2017 Thought Leader Award. Feldman holds a BA in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Boston University.

Debyani Shosh

Debyani Ghosh


Dedyani is a senior energy consultant with extensive and diverse work experience over the part fourteen years. She is expert in assessing customer side energy and demand savings opportunities for utility clients, system operators, energy agencies and regulatory authorities, both nationally and internationally. She has strong interest and experience working on climate change mitigation opportunities, renewable energy and integrated energy system modeling. 

Rich Philip

Rich Philip


Prior to joining PLMA as Executive Director, Rich Philip managed all regulated Demand Response programs with non-residential customers across the Duke Energy system. This portfolio of demand response totals over 1,800 megawatts of resources throughout in Duke’s six-state service area. Rich has experience in load research, electric rates, marketing research, and market management as well as a product manager.  Rich is the immediate past Chairman of PLMA.

Who Should Attend. Utility and regulatory staff as well as other energy industry trade allies and organizations seeking thought leadership and insight on dynamic load management, including demand response and distributed energy resources.

How Dialogue Works. When you register, you may submit a comment or question in advance. After brief introductions, the featured speakers will have an informal 30-minute conversation. You're welcome to use a speaker phone so an unlimited number of people may participate. After the Dialogue, you will receive a recording web link. Unable to participate on this day and time? Register anyway and you will automatically receive the recording link.