Western Load Research Association
Spring 2006 Meeting & Conference
April 5-7, 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
Our friends at Southern California Edison are proud to host the Spring 2006 Western Load
Research Association meeting and conference at The Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada,
April 5 - 7, 2006. 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.
WLRA 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.
WRLA 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
The 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.
If you intend to make
a presentation, please fill out the "Call for Papers" form
and send to Kari Clark, WLRA Co-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (303) 294-2289).
Please send in
your abstract today!!
How to Register
payment) can be completed online at:
by sending the registration form to Kelly Marrin at Southern California Edison..
$355.00. Please register ASAP. Make checks payable to
Southern California Edison.
Download a Registration Form
Rooms are available starting at $139.00 per night for a hotel room
Please make hotel reservations before
January 6, 2006 to secure the conference rate.
made after March 6th will be provided on a space available basis.
The Luxor Hotel
3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
800-288-1000 (reference "Western Load Research Conference Association Meeting")
Load research vendors
will sponsor a tabletop seminar and reception on Wednesday 5:30pm-7:30pm, April 5th.
All vendors can contact Michelle Smith of RLW at (517) 529-6277, or email (
email@example.com), if you would like to participate
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This special evening group event will be held on Thursday, April 6th at 8:00 pm. Reservations made after March 6th will be provided on a space available basis.
If you wish to bring a spouse, friend or family member to the event, the amount will be $63.50 each. Please notify Kelly Marrin know as soon as possible if you intend to do so.
For additional information,
Cyrus Sorooshian 626-302-6644
Kelly Marrin 626-302-4877
Southern California Edison
2244 Walnut Grove Ave.
GO 1, Quad 3D, room 303
Rosemead, CA 91770
Dave Hanna 858-724-2620
Kari Clark 303-294-2305