[This message is being sent as both an email and as a post to Member Update Page at www.peakload.org/member-update-october-2019 

1. Register for 40th PLMA Conference.  Make plans now to attend the fall conference from November 4-6 at Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg, Florida. Registration details and a look at the 250 practitioners who have already registered is at www.peakload.org/40th-conference-attend.  Our guest room block of preferred rates has sold out, but registrations are still being accepted online and the Vinoy still has guest rooms to reserve at their regular rates.   

Member Pipeline - Current member count is 162 organizations.
- New Members: Oracle, New York Power Authority
- Lost Members: JouleSmart Solutions, Doosan Gridtech 

Interest Group Activity.  The Women in Demand Management Group is conducting an online survey of all PLMA members and will share the results at an online group discussion on October 23.  The Customer Engagement Group will conduct an online group discussion on "Using Marketplaces to Drive Demand Response Adoption and Participation" on October 31.  The Global Load Management Group will present an online simulcast of its Nov. 4 group activity to encourage more international participation.  Details for all these activities are at www.peakload.org/calendar.

Thought Leadership Group Activity.  Energy Central interviewed Thought Leadership co-chairs, Rich Philip and Jenny Roehm, and Customer Engagement Group Co-Chair Andrea Simmonsen. Details at www.energycentral.com/c/em. Brian Doyle and Jenny Roehm represented PLMA in a Future of DER panel at ACEEE Energy Efficiency as a Resource Conference in Minneapolis on Oct. 16.  A South African group has requested an online presentation for Oct. 23 which will be conducted by one or more of the Global Load Management Group Cochairs.     

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are: presentation slides from ACEEE Conference noted above; webcast recordings of Using Thermal Energy Storage as a Grid Asset and Efficiency Vermont et. al. for Flexible Load Management.  Access at www.peakload.org/resources

Member News. PLMA posts news, RFPs, job postings, etc. on PLMA website at no cost as a member benefit.  Newest posts are: Notice of Technology Submission Opportunity for PG&E's Residential ADR Program, SDGE Launches 2020 DRAM RFO; Energy Central Interviews Thought Leadership Group Cochairs; Kelly Murphy's Comments to California Joint Commission, Shifted Energy Signs Agreement for Grid-Interactive Water Heaters; Navigant Publishes Integrated DER Report and Non-Wires Alternatives TrackerAccess at www.peakload.org/news 

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some upcoming activities:
Oct 9-30  Electronic Voting for Officers and At-Large Directors (open only to those listed at www.peakload.org/plma-leadership)
Oct 23 - Women in Demand Management Group Discussion of Survey Results
Oct 25 - PLMA Bylaw Changes webcast (open only to those listed at www.peakload.org/plma-leadership)
Oct 29-30 - GTM Power & Renewables Summit, Austin, Texas (PLMA members get 15% off; details in calendar listing) 
Oct 31 - Customer Engagement Group Discussion on Using Marketplaces
Nov. 4 - Global Load Management Group web simulcast
Nov. 4-6 - 40th PLMA Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida