PLMA Grows to 164 Member Organizations and Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Voice of Load Management Practitioners Welcomes Over 335 Registrants to 40th Conference in Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida – November 5, 2019 – PLMA, the voice of load management practitioners in the energy utility industry, welcomed its 164th member organization at its Fall Board meeting Monday, up from 42 members seven years ago. The board meeting was held in conjunction with the 40th PLMA Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida which is being attended by over 335 practitioners from energy utility and industry allies.

At the Conference, PLMA:

- Celebrated its 20th anniversary be welcoming back all past PLMA Chairs and founding Executive Director

- Elected these officers for 2019-2021 term:
    - Chair: Michael Brown, Berkshire Hathaway NV Energy
    - Vice Chair: Richard Barone, Hawaiian Electric Company
    - Treasurer: Troy Eichenberger, Tennessee Valley Authority
    - Secretary: Joseph E. Childs, Eaton

- Elected these At-Large Directors for 2019-2021 term:
    - Matt Carlson, Aquanta
    - Tom Hines, Tierra Resource Consultants
    - James Jackson, Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions
    - John Powers, Extensible Energy

- Launched a new Executive Director search

The 41th PLMA Conference will be April 20-22, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. An industry-wide call for presenters will launch later this month. PLMA’s national conferences presented in spring and fall provide a forum for practitioners from energy utilities, solution providers and trade allies to share dynamic load management expertise, including demand response and distributed energy resources. 

PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) seeks to advance practical applications of dynamic load management and distributed energy resources by providing a forum where members educate each other and explore innovative approaches to program delivery, pricing constructs, and technology adoption.  For two decades, PLMA conferences, educational programs and networking opportunities have brought member organizations together to develop, implement and share proven practices in a peer-to-peer network – offering load management leadership for the energy industry. Learn more at