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Fall 2017 Conference
July 23-26
Nashville, TN

Start planning your trip to the AEIC Load Research Conference and WLRA Fall Conference today!

The 2017 AEIC Annual Load Research Conference will be held in conjunction with the Western Load Research Association (WLRA) Fall Conference, on July 23-26, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

The collaborative agenda between two premier Load Research groups will be a great forum to exchange ideas with other industry professionals on emerging topics such as:
  • Weather Normalization of VPP Hourly Usage
  • Load Forecasting with Big Models: the Surprising Accuracy Improvement from Big Computers
  • Maintaining Perspective when Developing the Load Forecast - A Waterfall Approach
  • Results of an Energy Savings and Load Impact Evaluation of a IHD Pilot
  • Other Load Research related topics
If you have any questions please contact any of the conference co-chairs:

If you would like to make a presentation, or have any questions, please contact any of the conference co-chairs:

David Williams at Gulf Power
Kathy Johnson at Dominion Power
Candice Potter at Nexant
Joel Clark at Idaho Power

If you are a vendor, and would like to participate in the Monday vendor-sponsored reception, please contact Candice Potter.

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Hotel reservations can be made by contacting the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center at this link. Be sure to mention that you are attending the 'AEIC/WLRA Load Research and Analytics Conference' to take advantage of the reduced $169 room rate. Hotel reservations need to be made by July 7, 2017, in order to get the reduced pricing.

We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!


The Western Load Research Association (WLRA) has information exchange as its most important function. Attendance is open to individuals and electric utilities having an interest or engaged in load research or related activities. The WLRA meets twice a year, in the Spring and Fall.

The WLRA is coordinated by an executive committee, which is responsible for long-range planning, conducting the meetings and business sessions, and setting agendas to focus on pertinent issues in an organized manner. The executive committee is composed of two co-chairpersons and an appointed representative of the host utility. The co-chairpersons are elected for staggered, two-year terms of office, and they may choose to alternate the chairing of the meetings at their discretion.


Contact WLRA at:
Dave Hanna
Itron - Consulting & Analysis
11236 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
phone: 858-724-2620
fax: 858-724-2690