DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2014) - The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) announced seven winners of its 11th Annual PLMA Awards. The Awards were presented during the 15th PLMA Spring Conference in Denver, Colorado. The winning initiatives recognized are (in alphabetical order):
- Duke Energy for Outstanding Residential Demand Response Program Design Award
- Kilroy Realty for Outstanding Demand Response Customer Award
- Navigant Research for Outstanding Demand Response Research Award
- New Brunswick Power for Innovative Application of Technology Award
- NV Energy for Outstanding Commercial Demand Response Program Design Award
- Oklahoma Gas & Electric for Outstanding Investor-Owned Utility Demand Response Program Award
- Sacramento Municipal Utility District for Outstanding Public-Owned Utility Demand Response Program Award
"2013 proved to be yet another year of innovation, creativity, and success for numerous demand response programs nationwide," remarked Paul Tyno, Board Chair of PLMA. "These awards are a way for PLMA to recognize and encourage the best initiatives."
The PLMA Award Program recognizes those energy industry leaders who create innovative methods to meet peak load requirements, mitigate price risks and manage variable generation. Over the past 11 years, PLMA has presented over 50 awards to recipients that have included utilities, curtailment service providers, end-users, and individuals. They have been 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 an increasingly significant part of electricity supply.
The award winners will be featured presenters in PLMA DR Dialogue webcasts over the next few months. Additional details are available online at www.peakload.org.
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 www.peakload.org.