Interest Group: Global Load Management

Global Load Management Interest Group

The PLMA Global Load Management Interest Group brings together PLMA members with an interest in flexible load management initiatives outside of North America.

Innovative global energy management initiatives provide practitioners here with an opportunity to explore and learn from relevant and timely programs, technologies, and approaches that are working well in other countries. These offer North American practitioners additional perspectives and learnings that can add value and save time as we address the energy transition.

Group Leadership

Jon Hilowitz, Orange and Rockland Utilities
Jon Hilowitz
Orange and Rockland Utilities

Ross Malme, Malme Energy Consulting
Ross Malme
Malme Energy Consulting

Michael Brown, Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy 
Michael Brown
Berkshire Hathaway
NV Energy

Justin Chamberlain, CPS Energy
Scott Coe

Publication: "North American Energy Impacts Resulting from Ukraine," April 2022


This PLMA publication is an edited transcript of a discussion hosted at the 45th PLMA Conference held April 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. It includes special guest experts William Polen of the United States Energy Association and Elgie Holstein of Environmental Defense Fund.

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Archived Activities

What We Can Learn from Canada's Emissions Trading System
Presented March 3, 2022 | 12:30 to 1:30 pm
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Energy "Islands" with High Penetrations of DERs
Featuring PLMA Global Load Management Co-Chair Ross Malme; PLMA Vice Chair Rich Barone; Peter Weigand of Skipping Stone; plus Farrokh Albuyeh and Ali Ipakchi of OATI
Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 12:30 to 1:30 pm ET/ 9:30 to 10:30 PT
Join PLMA Vice Chair Rich Barone of TRC Companies and Global Load Management Interest Group Co-Chair Ross Malme of Bowen Advisors, a growth capital investment bank, as they discuss with our guest speakers the issues and opportunities of energy "islands." This intriguing discussion will focus specifically on Japan and Hawaii, two physical islands that both have high levels of DER penetration.
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Growth Capital Investment in Energy Tech: Understanding the Trends
Presented Thursday, April 13, 2021
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Energy and Data Management for EV's
Presented Thursday, February 25, 2020
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Israel: Integrating the Smart Grid and DER
Presented Thursday, December 10, 2020 

Israel's utility grid is isolated from those of its neighboring countries and is constructed as an "energy island." This situation poses significant challenges that impact future energy planning decisions, including how the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) (Israel's largest supplier of electric power and only integrated electric utility) can best implement a smart grid system in general, and integrate renewable energy in particular.
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Global Supply Chain Impacts to Grid Modernization in the Age of COVID-19 
Presented Thursday, June 11, 2020

PLMA’s Global Load Management Interest Group hosted this HOT TOPIC discussion. Jon Hilowitz of Orange and Rockland Utilities led this online conversation with PLMA member organizations that explored how utilities and their hardware suppliers are adapting grid modernization plans as the global supply chain faces disruptions due to COVID-19 as well as a new Executive Order that halts installation of some bulk-power system equipment. This resource is for members only, and you must be signed in to access. Click here to view the recording.

Global Load Management Interest Group Activity
Presented November 4, 2019 before the 40th PLMA Conference in St. Petersburg, FL
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Global Load Management Interest Group Pre-Conference Activity
Presented May 13, 2019 at the 39th PLMA Conference in Minneapolis, MN
See 39th PLMA Resources for presentation links

International Group Planning Discussion
Online meeting recorded March 11, 2019 at

International Interest Group Pre-Conference Activity
Presented Nov 15, 2018 before the 38th PLMA Conference in Austin, TX
See 38th PLMA Resources for presentation links

International Interest Group Pre-Conference Activity
Presented April 16, 2018 before the 37th PLMA Conference in Coronado, CA
See 37th PLMA Resources for presentation links

Press Release: Forms International Interest Group Voice of Demand Response Practitioners Seeks to Enhance Connections Among Current and Prospective Members Worldwide

International Interest Group Kickoff Meeting
Presented Feb. 13, 2018
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PLMA Interest Group membership is restricted to representatives from PLMA member organizations, but any organization is welcome to join PLMA. To add your name to this list and receive Group Communications, email [email protected].