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Member Update, August 2020 

Member Pipeline. Current member count is 166 organizations
- New Members: Cobb EMC, Copper Labs
- Lost Members: Scottmadden, Ally Energy Solutions

42nd Conference. Announced publicly that conference will be presented online only. See details at www.peakload.org/42nd-plma-conference. 

New Mailing Address. The headquarters' mailing address for PLMA has changed to 5289 Oakbrook Drive, Plainfield, IN 46168.  Please note this for your membership renewal payments and other official correspondence.   

PLMA Opportunity to Establish a new "Retail Pricing Interest Group." Based on this Spring's very popular Load Management Dialogue titled "Electricity Pricing:  Between a Rock and a Smart Meter," PLMA is evaluating the demand for creating a new Interest Group that focuses on retail electricity pricing. Please preview the transcription of this dialogue here: PLMA Compendium excerpt. PLMA will officially publish this excerpt on August 26. Contact Rich Philip at [email protected] if you're interested in either joining or leading a new PLMA Retail Pricing Interest Group.

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are webcast/podcast recordings from these recent PLMA activities: Utility Programs for Families in COVID-19 Quarantine; Austin Energy for Austin SHINES Project; CPS Energy for Public Engagement; New PLMA Mentoring Program for All; and Dialing up TOU Rates on the Radio. Access at www.peakload.org/resources

Member NewsFormer PLMA Chair Paul Tyno has announced that he is leaving the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. after almost seven years. He starts a new position with an energy services company soon, and will continue his work supporting Launch NY and the Emerging Cleantech Opportunity Incubator. PLMA posts news, RFPs, job postings, etc. on PLMA website at no cost as a member benefit. Newest posts are: Resideo Technologies Seeks Operations Specialist; CPS Energy FlexPOWER Bundle RFP; Entouch and Encycle Announce Agreement; Encycle Announces New Patents; Franklin Energy Announces New CEO; and APPA Seeks Assistant. Access at www.peakload.org/news  

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some other upcoming activities:
Aug. 27  Dialogue: Lessons in DER Integration from Australia
Sept.15-16  Demand Response Wholesale Markets training course, online
Sept. 22-23  Demand Response Program Design and Implementation training course, online
Oct. 6-7 Virtual E Source Forum 2020
Oct. 28-29  Evolution of Demand Response to Distributed Energy Resources training course, online
Nov. 9-12  42nd PLMA Conference, online