Internacional (Marketwired, 05 de Agosto de 2013) Former Federal Energy Regulator Commissioner Nora Brownell and North American Energy Regulatory Corporation Director John Moura will be among the over 50 presenters at the 14th Peak Load Management Alliance Fall Conference on October 29-30 in Atlanta, Georgia. Details are available at"The Practice of Demand Response: Views from the Real World" is the event theme. The opening keynote presenter will be former FERC Commissioner Nora Brownell who is Co-founder and Principal of ESPY Energy Solutions, and serves on the boards of National Grid, PLC, ONCOR, Comverge, Spectra Energy Partners, Times Publishing Company, and Tangent. Another featured presenter will be John N. Moura, Director of Reliability Assessment with North American Electric Reliability Corporation. The agenda also includes panel discussions on: Mass Market Analytics, Building Solutions, Renewables, Case Studies in Demand Response Innovations, Demand Response and the Customer Experience, Installation Challenges, Dynamic Pricing, and OpenADR Progress. A Technology Showcase panel will feature a lightning-fast round of introductions to leading-edge technology innovations. "Intro to OpenADR" will be the topic for an optional pre-event workshop hosted by the OpenADR Alliance, and "Come on In, the Water's Fine: The Emerging Market for Grid-Interactive Electric Water Heating" will be the subject of a post-event workshop hosted by the PLMA Grid-Interactive Water Heater Interest Group.

The 14th PLMA Fall Conference is sponsored by Comverge and OpenADR Alliance with Enerliance, Johnson Controls, Skipping Stone, and Vaughn Thermal Corporation. About 150 industry professionals are expected to attend, including utility, regulatory, and business professionals responsible for demand response initiatives as well as industry advisors such as consultants, manufacturers, and service providers. Full details are available at

About the Peak Load Management Alliance. The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) was founded in 1999 as the national voice of demand response practitioners. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to the principles of demand side management, load shaping, and the integration of energy efficiency and demand response. Its membership represents a diverse collection of utilities, curtailment service providers, service and technology companies, industry consultants, and consumers. PLMA strives to be an advocate of critical energy management initiatives — providing a community of expertise within a rapidly changing energy landscape. Details at


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