FERC Chair Wellinghoff to Keynote at Peak Load Management Alliance Conference

FERC Chair Wellinghoff to Keynote at Peak Load Management Alliance Conference 
VALLEJO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 --  The Peak Load Management
Alliance (PLMA) today announced that Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will be a keynote presenter at
PLMA's Spring Conference set for April 24 and 25, 2013 in Austin,
Texas.  
"Demand Response Practitioners' Perspective" is the event theme to
focus on regulatory and policy updates from FERC, NERC and ERCOT, and
explore innovative approaches to demand response programs, price and
rate response, regional regulatory issues, legal challenges, and
technologies. Session topics will include: ERCOT Policy Panel; Texas
Utility Case Studies; Public Power, Electric Cooperative and
Generation & Transmission Association Perspective; Demand Response
and Distributed Generation; Roles of Retail Marketers and the A,B,C
Network in Demand Response; Implementing the Open Automated Demand
Response Standard; Emerging Market for Grid-Interactive Electric
Water Heating, and International Market Outlook.  
During the Thursday luncheon, PLMA will present its 10th Annual PLMA
Awards to the best demand response programs offered in calendar year
2012. The PLMA Award Program recognizes those energy industry leaders
that create innovative methods to meet peak load needs and manage
variable generation. Nominations are being accepted at
www.peaklma.org through March 15.  
"This conference is taking place while the Texas legislative
considers several demand response related issues," said PLMA
Treasurer and Conference Chairman Dave Hyland of Schneider Electric.
"Being able to watch regional events unfold while gaining national
insight from the FERC Chairman is sure to offer an unparalleled
learning and networking opportunity for new industry entrants as well
as experienced veterans." General session chairs will include: Paul
Tyno, REGEN Energy; Rich Philip, Duke Energy; Peter Weigand and Ross
Malme, Skipping Stone; Bob King, Good Company Associate; Jason
Cigarran, Comverge; Stuart Schare, Navigant Consulting; Greg Wikler,
EnerNOC; Joe Childs, Cooper Power Systems; Mike Gordon, Joule Assets;
Joe O'Malley, Mad Dash; and Rachel Reiss-Buckley and Ti Mougne, E
Source. 
The Conference is co-sponsored by Open ADR Alliance and REGEN Energy
with promotional support from Gulf Coast Power Association, Smart
Grid Today, South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a
Resource, and Utility Analytics Institute. PLMA Conferences are
produced twice annually and attract a broad range of energy
professionals and industries -- private and publicly owned utilities,
technology companies, retail energy providers, curtailment service
providers, meter manufacturers, equipment vendors, integrators,
research organizations, not-for-profit groups, consultants, and more.
Government officials, including federal and state utility regulatory
commissioners and staff, are offered discounted registration fees. To
view a preliminary agenda and register to attend or sponsor, visit
www.peaklma.org. 
About Peak Load Management Alliance
 The Peak Load Management
Alliance (PLMA) was founded in 1999 as the national voice of demand
response practitioners. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to
the principles of demand side management, load shaping, and the
integration of energy efficiency and demand response. Its membership
represents a diverse collection of utilities, curtailment service
providers, service and technology companies, industry consultants,
and consumers. PLMA strives to be an advocate of critical energy
management initiatives -- providing a community of expertise within a
rapidly changing energy landscape. Learn more at www.peaklma.org. 
Media Contact:
Ed Thomas
Executive Director
PLMA 
Phone: (707) 652-5333
Email: ethomas@peaklma.org 
 
 
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