Load Research Association
Spring 2005 Meeting & Conference
March 30 - April 1, 2005
Announcement and Call for Papers
friends at Xcel Energy in Denver, Colorado are proud to host the Spring
2005 Western Load Research Association meeting and conference at The
Village at Breckenridge in Breckenridge, Colorado, March 30 - April
1, 2005. 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 Bruce Ramsay, WLRA Co-Chair.
Please send in
your abstract today!!
How to Register
(and payment) can be completed online at:
by sending the registration form to Jim Ellinger
by February 27, 2005
Make checks payable to Xcel Energy.
reservations before February 27, 2005. Rooms are available for $99.00
per night for a hotel room, $119 per night for a studio condo, $145
for a one-bedroom condos and $215 for a two-bedroom condo.
made after February 27th will be provided on a space available basis.
The Village at Breckenridge
535 South Park Avenue
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(reference "Western Load Research Conference",
Group Code BC3CXCL)
transportation from Denver International Airport is available through
Colorado Mountain Express (www.cmex.com)
for $56 one-way. Rental cars are also available at the airport.
research vendors will sponsor a tabletop seminar and reception on Wednesday
5:30pm-7:30pm, March 30th. All vendors can contact Craig Williamson
(303) 385-0342, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
if you would like to participate.
evening group event, to be held on Thursday, March 31st, will be a horse-drawn
sleigh ride to a re-creation of an 1860's miner's camp, dinner in a
rustic heated tent and show featuring the history of Breckenridge. Service
will be provided by Nordic Sleigh Rides (www.nordicsleighrides.com).
Transportation is provided from the hotel.
events are planned if there is not sufficient snow for the sleigh ride.
you wish to bring a spouse, friend or family member to the event, the
amount will be $73 each. Let Jim Ellinger know as soon as possible if
you intend to do so.
For additional information,
Jim Ellinger 303-294-2144
1225 17th Street, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80202
Bruce Ramsay 780-420-7769 email@example.com
Dave Hanna 858-481-0081 Dave.Hanna@itron.com