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Member Update, January, 2020

1. Going to Distributech?  RSVP for PLMA Member Breakfast Meet-up @ Distributech on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.  Details at www.peakload.org/calendar

2. Nominate an Initiative for a PLMA Award!  The Call for Nominations for the 17th PLMA Awards is now open at www.peakload.org/17th-award-nominations.  Your help is needed to recruit award-worthy nominees.  

3. Preview the 2019 PLMA Annual Report at 2019 PLMA annual report 011420.pdf prior to its distribution to the general public later today.

Member Pipeline - Current member count is 167 organizations
- New Members: Santee Cooper, Cadmus, Opus One Solutions, Trove
- Lost Members: Energy Datametrics, Centrica Business Solutions
- Name Change: Lockheed Martin is now TRC; Navigant is now Guidehouse

Leadership Appointments.  The Executive Committee has made the following appointments:
Kari Binley of ecobee as Connected Devices Group co-chair
Diana Sefcik of Orange & Rockland Utilities and Vanessa Richter of Oracle Utilities as Customer Engagement Interest Group co-chairs

41st PLMA Conference, Scottsdale.  Over 65 abstract submissions are currently being reviewed by the Conference Planning Group.  Agenda will be announced in early February.  Attendee and sponsor registration with hotel reservation details are at www.peakload.org/41st-conference-attend.

DistribuTECH.  PLMA Breakfast Meet-up is Tuesday morning at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse; Michael Brown will present about PLMA's Future of DER Compendium on Tuesday afternoon; Ed Thomas will represent PLMA as chair of two sessions on exhibit floor on Thursday morning.

Publications.  Annual Report will be published later today. Thought Leadership 2019 and 16th Award Winning Initiatives Compendiums will be published soon in coordination with call for award nominations and conference attendance promotion launch. 

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent addition is Ed Thomas' presentation at NYSERDA’s Roundtable Discussion on the Grid-Side of Building Electrification.  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: APS Issues RFP for 75 MW of DR Summer Capacity;  Navigant Seeks Sr. Business Development Manager; Sr/Principal Level Engineer Opening with Nexant; Navigant Global Energy Efficiency Spending Report; and IPKeys Seeks Marketing Manager.  Access at www.peakload.org/news  

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some other upcoming activities:
Jan. 15 - Feb. 13 - Call for Nominations for 16th PLMA Awards Program
Jan. 28 - PLMA Member Breakfast Meet-up @ DistribuTECH, San Antonio, Texas
Jan. 28, 1:30 pm - Future of DER Compendium presentation by Michael Brown, San Antonio, Texas
Feb. 6  - PLMA and Parks Associates Joint Webcast: Trends and Opportunities in Residential Energy Management
April 20-22 - 41st PLMA Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona
Nov. 9-11 - 42nd PLMA Conference, Baltimore