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Peak Load Management Alliance Accepting Nominations for Best Demand Response Programs

VALLEJO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/19/14 -- The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is accepting nominations through February 28 for the best demand response programs and other initiatives offered in calendar year 2013 for its 11th Annual PLMA Award Program. Deadline for submittals is February 28, 2014. The awards will be presented at the 15th PLMA Spring Conference set for April 15-16, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

The PLMA Award Program recognizes those energy industry leaders who create innovative methods to meet peak load needs, mitigate price risks and manage variable generation. Over the past 11 years, PLMA has presented 45 awards to recipients that have included utilities, curtailment service providers, end-users, and individuals responsible for demand response efforts targeted to the residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customer markets. Demand response has grown from simply reducing peak loads to balancing supply and demand for increased efficiency and reliability of a smarter grid. Demand response and other methods to balancing intermittent power loads are becoming even more important as renewable energy becomes a larger part of electricity supply.

"There were a lot of innovative and creative demand response programs and related initiatives that occurred during calendar year 2013," said Greg Wikler, Director, Energy Practice, Navigant, and PLMA Awards Committee Chair. "This Awards program is a way to recognize and highlight the best of these programs."

  • Innovative Application of Demand Response Technology Award
  • Innovative Demand Response Program Design Award
  • Outstanding Demand Response Customer Award
  • Outstanding Independent System Operator/Regional Transmission Operator Demand Response Program Award
  • Outstanding Utility/Retailer Demand Response Program Award
  • Outstanding Individual Contribution Demand Response Award
  • JUST ADDED: Outstanding Research and Education Demand Response Award

Nominations are accepted from all industry professionals, regardless of whether they are PLMA member organizations. For more information, visit

About Peak Load Management Alliance. The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 as the national voice of demand response. It is a community of experts and practitioners dedicated to sharing knowledge, education and providing resources and expertise to advance the demand response marketplace. PLMA's over 50 member organizations represent a broad range of energy professionals and industries - private and publicly owned utilities, technology companies, energy providers, curtailment service providers, meter and equipment suppliers, system integrators, research organizations, consultants, and consumers. Learn more at

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