PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance)

PLMA provides a forum for practitioners from energy utilities, solution providers and trade allies to share dynamic load management expertise, including demand response (DR) and distributed energy resources (DER).

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PLMA announces the publication of The Future of Distributed Energy Resources

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A PLMA Practitioner PerspectivesTM Compendium

Where do today's load management activities - including demand response , energy efficiency, and renewable energy programs - fit in a distributed energy resource (DER) future of non-wires alternatives, storage and more? This compendium details eight industry initiatives where leading utilities are partnering with their customers and allies to demonstrate the path to a more integrated approach to DERs.

The initiatives detailed in this Compendium are:

Planning/Foundational Category
Defined as those utilities taking bold steps to leapfrog pilots/technology straight to integrative planning and procuring, and change management.

  • Hawaiian Electric's Integrated Grid Planning, Hawaiian Electric Company
  • Distributed Resource & Flexible Load Study, Portland General Electric and Navigant
  • Integrating DER planning, Research and Program Development, Tacoma Power

 

“DR Plus” Category
Defined as customer-sited assets (with or without involvement of an aggregator) to monetize DER operations for utility/grid benefits to a growing spectrum of network problems.

  • Deriving New Wholesale Market Revenue Opportunities and Maximizing Customer Utility Savings with Behind-the-Meter Distributed Energy Resources, Center for Sustainable Energy, Tesla, Conectric Networks, and Olivine
  • Expanding National Grid’s ConnectedSolutions program to Include Energy Storage, Sunrun, EnergyHub, and National Grid

 

Microgrids Category
Defined as customer-sited assets that have great degrees of flexibility and opportunity for monetization.

  • Microgrid Enables Military Facility to Participate in Utility Services, Eaton
  • Energy Storage and Microgrid Performance in Non-Wires Solutions and Other Demand Management Programs, Enel X

 

International Category

  • First Movers in DER in Colombia, U.S. Energy Association

This Compendium's primary audience is senior utility executives with DER responsibilities, but the publication is made available for free to all who are interested. These articles were peer-reviewed by PLMA Thought Leadership Planning Group and PLMA DER Integration Group members.


3 Ways to Explore the
Future of DER Compendium

Download the Compendium

Register for Dialogue on May 2

Attend 39th PLMA Conference Presentation on May 14

 

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PLMA provides a forum for practitioners from energy utilities, solution providers and trade allies to share dynamic load management expertise, including demand response (DR) and distributed energy resources (DER).

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