Western Load Research Association
Fall 2005 Meeting & Conference
September 26-28, 2005
Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
friends at LRCA and Austin Energy in Austin, TX are proud to host the
Fall 2005 Western Load Research Association meeting and conference at
The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas, September 26-28. 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 Dave Hanna, WLRA Co-Chair.
Please send in
your abstract today!!
How to Register
payment) can be completed online at:
by sending the registration form to Tom Knutsen at LRCA.
$350.00. Please register by August 26, 2005. Make checks payable to
reservations before August 26, 2005. Rooms are available for $165.00
per night (August 25-27). The discount is not available for the nights
before the conference however rooms may be kept until August 30th at
made after August 26th will be provided on a space available basis.
The Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701
800-252-9367 (reference "LCRA")
research vendors will sponsor a tabletop seminar and reception on Tuesday
5:30pm-7:30pm, September 27th. All vendors can contact Kate Stoune of
Itron at (858) 481-0081, email, if you would like to participate.
evening group event, to be held on Monday, September 26, will be a Riverboat
cruise on Town Lake. This includes a BBQ dinner on the boat, seeing
(from a distance) the Congress Avenue bat colony leaving Town Lake Bridge
and cruising on Town Lake. The cost is included in the registration
fee. If you wish to bring a spouse, friend or family member to the event,
the amount will be $39.50 each. Let Tom Knutsen know as soon as possible
if you intend to do so (minimum 30 people). Riverboat cruise web site:
you wish to bring a spouse, friend or family member to the event, the
amount will be $39.50. Let Tom Knutsen know as soon as possible if you
intend to do so.
For additional information,
Tom Knutsen 800-776-5272,
ext 7629 Tom.Knutsen@lcra.org
Leon Henderson 800-776-5272, ext 7936 Leon.Henderson@lcra.org
P.O. Box 220, L300
Austin, TX 78767
Bruce Ramsay 780-420-7769
Dave Hanna 858-481-0081