The Community Storage Initiative 2016 Leadership Forum

July 20-21, 2016, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Community Storage Initiative (CSI) is focused on collaborative information sharing and coordinated market development efforts in support of wide-scale implementation of energy storage technologies that are commonly located in communities across the country.  In recent months, it has become increasingly apparent that overall interest in energy storage is rapidly accelerating. From the introduction of the Tesla ‘Powerwall’ to a recent RMI Report entitled “The Economics of Demand Flexibility”, there is an emerging consensus that the country needs a wide variety of dynamic energy storage resources. At the same time, the Community Solar business model has experienced growing acceptance by the electric utility industry as a valid renewable production strategy. These realizations have led directly to the recent announcement that NRECA, NRDC, EEI, APPA and PLMA have launched a coordinated market development effort entitled ‘The Community Storage Initiative’. Following the recent release of The Brattle Group research, “The Hidden Battery” (sponsored by NRECA, NRDC and PLMA), The Community Storage Initiative is an inclusive national market development collaborative that has garnered the support of the electric utility industry, the environmental community, the renewable energy industry and the public policy community. This Leadership Forum is designed to engage you as leaders in a productive dialogue on how we can best make use of the Initiative to further our mutual goals.

10th Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange

September 28 - September 30, Aspen Meadows, Aspen, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange (formerly Colorado Utility Efficiency Exchange) facilitates a networking and professional development conference for staff representatives of energy and water utilities serving Colorado and neighboring states who are responsible for developing and implementing customer programs related to energy/water efficiency, renewable energy, demand response and key account customer management. This event attracts about 150 utility and government staff as well as trade allies that provide products and services to support utility programs. Visit the archive for the 9th Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange.

17th PLMA Fall Conference

November 8-9, Delray Beach, Florida
Gain real-world insight from market practitioners, technology firms, and energy utilities/marketers active in the demand response marketplace. About 150 industry professionals are expected to attend, including: energy utility/marketer/regulatory staff, responsible for demand response as well as Industry advisors, including consultants as well as product and service providers. To learn more and see the agenda, go to  Also learn about the PLMA Demand Response Training Series at

ULME Fall 2016 Meeting

November 9-10, Delray Beach, Florida  following 17th PLMA Fall Conference
The Utility Load Management Exchange promotes load control as a viable option for utility deployments in demand reduction, economic dispatch, and/or T&D reliability through a forum for utility staff members to share information on program design, marketing, vendor management, benefit-costs and technology deployments. This is a unique, utility-only event, and there is no registration fee to attend.  To learn more go to

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