PLMA Grows to 132 Members

Voice of Demand Response Practitioners Welcomes Over 300
Energy Industry Attendees to 36th Conference in Cambridge, Mass.

Cambridge, Mass. – November 14, 2016 PLMA, the voice of demand response practitioners in the energy utility industry, welcomed its 132nd member organization at its Fall Board meeting yesterday, up from 42 members five years ago.  The board meeting was held in conjunction with the 36th PLMA Conference in Cambridge, Mass, hosted by MassSave, which is being attended by over 300 representatives from electric utility and industry allies.  Welcoming remarks at the conference were provided my Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson.

PLMA officers elected by the Board of Directors for the 2017-2019 term are:

·       Chair:  Michael Brown, Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy
·       Vice Chair:  Derek Kirchner, DTE Energy
·       Secretary:  Joseph E. Childs, Eaton
·       Treasurer:  David Hyland, Schneider Electric

PLMA At-Large Directors elected by the At-Large Representatives the 2017-2019 term are:

·       Katie Panek, Westar Energy
·       Jane Peters, Research Into Action
·       John Powers, Extensible Energy

PLMA was founded in 1999 as the Peak Load Management Alliance to be the voice of demand response practitioners.  PLMA brings together a community of experts dedicated to sharing knowledge and providing resources to promote inclusiveness in the design, delivery, technology, and management of solutions addressing energy and natural resource integration.  PLMA members share expertise to educate each other and explore innovative approaches to demand response programs, price and rate response, regional regulatory issues, and technologies, as energy markets evolve.  Learn more at

The 37th PLMA Conference will be April 16-18, 2018 in Coronado, Calif.  An industry-wide call for presenters will be announced in December.  PLMA’s national conferences presented in April and November create a forum where practical experience, ideas, and knowledge are exchanged among those seeking access to a vast network of industry professionals.  In general sessions and interest group meetings, members gather to stay abreast of the latest industry trends in load management and to inform the next generation.  The agenda and registrant list for the most recent conference may be viewed at