Fall 2004 Meeting & Conference
September 8-10, 2004
San Diego, California
friends at San Diego Gas & Electric are proud to host the Fall 2004
Western Load Research Association meeting and conference at the Embassy
Suites-San Diego Bay in beautiful and sunny San Diego, California, September
8-10, 2004. Presentations at the conference will capture the theme that
load research is a great tool for dealing with the challenges of the
modern electric utility industry, from restructuring (or "re-regulation"),
demand response, to "Back-to-Basics." Papers and discussions
will focus on combining innovative new technologies with the traditional
principles of statistical analysis.
would like to continue to expand utility involvement. Special priority
consideration will be given to utilities wishing to make presentations
on these topics. Presentations need not be extravagant and the presentation
can be as short as fifteen (15) minutes.
will accept papers on any subject related to load research, including
the role of load research in electricity procurement, least-cost sampling,
new metering, end-use research, integrated resource planning, program
evaluation, load profiling, innovative rate design, and marketing support.
WLRA also encourages the participation by any and all people involved
in load research or related fields. In order for the members to stay
current on load research, presentations should involve current projects,
even if the final results are not yet compiled. Useful applications
are especially encouraged.
continued success of the Western Load Research Conference depends on
participation from utility members. It is for this reason that utility
presentations are particularly encouraged, but utility-vendor partnership
presentations are also welcomed, and vendor presentations will be considered.
We have already heard from several vendors wishing to participate in
the Vendor hour at a minimum.
you intend to make a presentation, please fill out the attached "Call
for Papers" form and send to Craig Williamson, WLRA Co-Chair.
send in your abstract today!!
How to Register
(and payment) can be completed online at: http://www.loadresearchonline.com/
or by sending the attached registration form
to Mary Lassiter or Wendy Keilani.
is $330.00. Please register by August 13, 2004
Make checks payable to San Diego Gas & Electric.
before August 13, 2004 for $159.00 per night
Mention "WLRC", reservations after August 13 will be provided
on a space available basis.
Hotel - San Diego Bay
601 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101-5914
619-239-2400 (ask for "WLRC" rate)
research vendors will sponsor a tabletop seminar and reception on Wednesday
5:30pm-7:30pm, September 8th. All vendors can contact Becca Jones (919)
582-1169, email Becca.Jones@Itron.com, if you would like to participate.
year's special evening group event, to be held on Thursday, September
9th, will be a dinner at Peohe's Tropical Island Paradise Restaurant.
Located at the water's edge in the Coronado Ferry Landing on Coronado
Island, Peohe's is well-known for exceptional food and breathtaking
views of the Downtown San Diego Skyline and San Diego Bay.
will depart from the Broadway Pier and travel across San Diego Bay on
the Coronado Ferry to the Ferry Landing Marketplace, Coronado and return
to the Broadway Pier, located just down the street from the hotel.
you wish to bring a spouse, friend or family member to the event, the
amount will be $65 each. Let Mary Lassiter or Wendy Keilani know as
soon as possible if you intend to do so.
information, please contact:
Mary Lassiter 858-654-1703
Wendy Keilani 858-654-1185 firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego Gas & Electric
8306 Century Park Court, 42F
San Diego, CA 92123
Craig Williamson (303) 385-0342 email@example.com
Bruce Ramsay (780) 420-7769 firstname.lastname@example.org