PLMA's 2019-2021 Strategic Vision (strategic plan) identified two significant initiatives which together represent a major focus of PLMA's mission and ongoing work: 

A) Spark DER Innovation: To stimulate DER advancement by providing a process/platform for identifying industry needs and accelerating innovation. 
B) Foster DER Adoption: To pave the DER path by promoting forward-leaning solutions, market models, organizational change management, and operational experiences. 

About the Innovation Forum 
The purpose of PLMA's Innovation Forum is to address these two strategic initiatives, individually and together, in order to advance DER innovation and adoption across the energy industry, and there by support national, regional, and local clean energy goals.

To that end, PLMA has developed a series of events, some of which have been completed and others that still lie ahead. The following diagram provides an overview of PLMA's path to advancing DER innovation and adoption: 

Events in the Innovation Forum
May 2020: Challenge Identification / Categorization Workshop
June 2021:  DER Challenge Definition Roundtable (click here to access)
Dec 14, 2021: DER Innovation Stories 

In this area of the Load Management Resource Center, PLMA members can access recordings, slides, discussion transcripts, and other content relevant to the Innovation Forum.