The 35th PLMA Conference was held in early April and offered an opportunity to gain real-world insight from practitioners and energy utilities active in the demand response marketplace. During the conference, Brett Feldman, principal research analyst with Navigant Research, was recognized as a demand response industry thought leader as part of the 14th Annual PLMA Awards, which honor the best demand response programs, initiatives, and achievements for the 2016 calendar year. Feldman was chosen for the numerous research reports, webinars, presentations, and articles he wrote last year, including timely analysis on the announcement of the Supreme Court Decision of FERC Order 745. Learn more about the awards in this PLMA press release.
About 200 demand response industry professionals from energy utilities and government agencies as well as industry allies, including consultants, manufacturers, and service providers, attended the event. Navigant was also highlighted on the conference agenda, with several professionals sharing their expertise. Robin Maslowski, associate director at Navigant, co-chaired the PLMA Women in Demand Management Meetup and presented: How to Achieve High DR Goals When You've Already Tapped Out Large Industrial. Stuart Schare, managing director at Navigant, co-chaired Track A, and Feldman moderated: Increasing Engagement with Small to Mid-Sized Business through an Integrated Demand-Side Management Program.