PLMA Announces Call for Nominations for 2011 Demand Response Awards

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The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is announcing an awards program for the best demand response programs offered in the year 2011.

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There were a lot of innovative and creative demand response programs being operated during the year 2011. This Awards program is a way to recognize and highlight the best of these programs.

The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is announcing an awards program for the best demand response programs offered in the year 2011. Deadline for submittal date is March 30, 2011. The awards will be presented at the PLMA Spring Conference scheduled May 2012 in New York City.

The year 2011 saw many developments in demand response. Involving the mass market consumer in demand response became a major point of discussion as Smart Grid projects proliferated across the country. The public acceptance of Smart Grid proved to be a problem in several areas but the rapid pace of Smart Grid development continued. Demand Response 2.0 became the new buzzword of the industry and demand response grew from simply reducing peak loads to balancing supply and demand for increased efficiency and reliability of the Grid. Balancing intermittent loads is becoming even more important as renewable energy becomes a larger part of our electricity supply and demand response plays a major role in this.

“There were a lot of innovative and creative demand response programs being operated during the year 2011,” remarked Elliot Boardman, Executive Director of PLMA. “This Awards program is a way to recognize and highlight the best of these programs.”

The awards will be given based on the following criteria:

  •     Results (the value of demand or energy reductions during peak periods)
  •     Customer satisfaction
  •     Program clarity, flexibility and ease of participation
  •     Program management
  •     Customer education
  •     Innovative use of demand response and/or communication technology;
  •     Management of program and/or customer performance information
  •     Cost effectiveness
  •     Long-term viability

The entry form can be obtained from the PLMA web site at http://www.peaklma.com/Files/Nomination%20form.htm

Submission deadline is March 30, 2012.

PLMA, 12754 79th Court North – West Palm Beach, Florida - 33412

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