PLMA Recognizes Leading Energy Utility Industry Load Management Initiatives

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Vallejo, Calif.  – March 24, 2020 PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) announced six winners of its 17th PLMA Awards. Those recognized as the best demand response and other load management programs, initiatives and achievements from calendar year 2019 are: 

Program Pacesetter

Technology Pioneer

  • Connected Energy (UK) Ltd for Battery Recycling in Belgium
  • Austin Energy for Austin SHINES Project

Thought Leader

  • CPS Energy for Public Engagement
  • City of New York, Department of Citywide Administrative Services for Building Operator Engagement

Details about these initiatives are available at   

The 17th PLMA Awards recognize industry leaders who created, during calendar year 2019, innovative ideas, methods, programs and technologies that manage end use loads to meet peak load needs and support successful grid integration of distributed energy resources. Over the past 16 years, PLMA has presented over 80 awards to recipients who have included utilities, product/service providers, end-users, and individuals responsible for demand response efforts targeted to the residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customer markets.

PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) was founded in 1999 as a community of experts and practitioners 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. The non-profit association provides a forum for practitioners to share dynamic load management expertise, including demand response and distributed energy resources. Learn more at

PLMA offers a forum for practitioners to share their expertise in dynamic load management, demand response (DR), and distributed energy resources (DER). Members include utilities, tech companies, energy + solution providers, manufacturers, and more.
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Matt Chester on Mar 25, 2020

Congrats to these winners-- can't wait to hear more about these projects from them!

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