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ULME 2020 Fall Agenda

Fall 2020 Meeting

Nov. 11-12, 2020, Baltimore, MD
following the 42nd PLMA Conference

The Utility Load Management Exchange's (ULME's) 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 about the structure and governance of ULME here. 

We know travel plans may be uncertain at this time.  This event will be hosted to allow participation both in-person and online.

Steering Committee Nominations are now open. The Steering Committee is accepting nominations for 2 positions for the 2021-2023 term.


Click Here to Learn more and Nominate


Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 — Pre-Meeting Activity

7:30 - 9:00 am

Breakfast and Introductions (limited to folks registered for the PLMA Conference)
Grab your breakfast in the PLMA Sponsor lounge ahead of the crowds and follow the signs to a nearby room to gather for brief introductions.

9:00 am

Adjourn to PLMA Conference

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

2:45 - 3:00 pm

Ice Cream Social with PLMA in Sponsor Lounge

3:15 - 3:30 pm

ULME Steering Committee Chair and PLMA Chair

3:30 - 5:00 pm

DR Trends Around the Country
Facilitated by Brian Doyle, Xcel Energy


Round table where all utility reps share the latest initiatives that are either mandated or the current darlings of their leadership. Bring an example of one thing you think your utility is the only one doing.

6:00 - 8:30 pm

Hosted Dinner
Join us in continuing a long standing ULME tradition of sharing a hosted dinner together. Everyone should plan to attend. Dress is casual. Spouse or companion welcome to join (registration required).

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

8:00 - 8:30 am


8:30 - 10:00 am

Utility Panel 

10:00 - 10:15 am


10:15 - 10:45 am

Solve My Problem 1

If you have a question or problem you'd to bring up to the group, email [email protected]. Format is 15 minutes presenting on your issue, and the remainder of the time engaging in group discussion to find answers.

10:45 - 11:45 am

Hot Topics 1!
Small group breakouts of hot topics identified during Tuesday introductions.

11:45 am - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 1:15 pm

ULME Organizational Check-In and Election Results
Steering Committee: Brian Doyle, Xcel Energy, with Paul Wassink, National Grid and Dana DeRemigis, Baltimore Gas and Electric

The Steering Committee is accepting nominations for 2 positions for the 2021-2023 term.

Click Here to Learn more and Nominate

1:15 - 2:15 pm

Utility Presentation

2:15 - 2:30 pm


2:30 - 3:45 pm

Hot Topics 2!
Small group breakouts of hot topics identified during Tuesday introductions or today's earlier discussions.

3:45 - 4:00 pm Wrap-up Discussion; Feedback; Suggestions for next meeting
Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
  Travel Day



The meeting sessions will take place at:

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Reservations are expected to open in July. Check back for the registration link and details.

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront


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

Getting Around

  • Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) is the nearest airport at 12 miles. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport are alternate choices, but are more than 50 miles away.
  • Shuttle: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront does not provide airport shuttle service.
  • Parking: On-site self and valet parking are available at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Parking fees apply.
  • More transportation information is available at
  • Lyft and UBER are readily available from each of the airports.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds on registration cancellations with at least 24 hours’ notice. We understand that travel restrictions are uncertain at this time. Do not hesitate to register, if your plans change, we can adjust your registration accordingly without penalty.